Yesterday, i bought a chocolate brown CDC with gold hardware, but now wondering whether CDC would look better in gold or palladium. I noticed certain items *generally* look better with a specific type of hardware...IMHO - H belt looks better in PHW, while clic clac looks better in gold. Gold H belt just feels too showy for me on top of the prominent H, whereas clic clac gold looks classier than palladium. On bags, i think either hardware can be equally gorgeous, depending on color and texture. Of course these are generalities, and an individual favoring a specific hardware does well to stick to it, but for most of us who can go either way - does CDC look better in gold or palladium? Or can go either way? I dont think ill buy more CDCs so would love to get this right and be able to match with my clothes. I generally wear smart casual, lots of blacks, whites, blue,slack pants and occasional orange and purple. On weekends would be casual jeans and shorts. I still have a small window of opportunity to exchange so your feedback will be appreciated. Thanks!