Need opinions on HW for old medium boy

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  1. Hi all, I'm hoping to get some opinions. I currently only have a black caviar square mini with GHW. I want to eventually purchase a black caviar jumbo with GHW since I've tried it on and love it :heart: ; but, before that, I need a boy!

    I want black lambskin or calfskin, but am a bit torn on hardware choice. I have darker skin, so I like the way the shiny SHW looks against my coloring vs RWH. Sometimes I have a tendency to like something shiny for a minute, but if its too trendy or on the showier side, then I usually end up not liking it soon after. I don't want to make that mistake with a Chanel purchase.

    So my question is, do you think the shiny SHW looks classic on the black boy or is it too gaudy/bright? I like the way it looks in these pics, but not sure if it'll look like that IRL and/or on me. Would love your opinions. Thanks so much in advance as I know there are tons of posts asking for opinions :thinking:

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  2. i'm not a fan of the shiny hardware on the boy. it's just too shiny. so one vote for ruthenium!
  3. +1
  4. hmm interesting. thanks so much for your input! i'm going to see if i can get my hands on both to try on. this is what i was afraid of. most of the pics i see of black boys have RHW leading me to think it's the classic choice.
  5. One vote to ruthenium too! I think shiny hardware is too flashy and RHW gives it a more authentic, rustic look? I hope I make sense haha
  6. Thank you! So do you think it's because the boy is already a bit trendy and then with shiny SHW it's just too much? Whereas a flap is classic so SHW just freshens up a classic to make it a bit more modern?
  7. Rhw
  8. I will be different here, I love the shiny silver hardware - it makes the bag look so beautiful. I would love to own one in Chevron with SHW..........
  9. #9 Apr 4, 2016
    Last edited: Apr 4, 2016

    Yes, RHW all the way. Leave the shiny hardware to bags with smaller chains.
  10. I love love love the ruthenium hardware - i have it on my seasonal black flap bag.

    But I wanted a Boy bag in black and old medium very badly - but the only hardware option for calfskin (chevron) available to me was shiny silver. I was a bit worried about the "shininess" but I can honestly say that after I received my bag (a few weeks ago) it was love at first sight!

    I think ruthenium gives the Boy an edgy look, but after carrying one, I think the shiny silver gives the Boy bag a classic, but fresh and modern appeal and balances well with the black leather. Funnily enough, the last photo you posted (striped top, jeans and blush blazer) was the one that sold me on shiny hardware! I also think it may be easier to team the Boy with a more dressy outfit due to the shiny silver hardware. That's what I've found anyway.

    Ultimately, you need to love your Boy bag given the $$$ you are spending - don't buy it if you don't love the leather/hardware combo, regardless of what we end up sayng on the forum. Just bear in mind you may need to be patient and wait a while for the "dream combo" - I'm so impatient and couldn't wait! I missed out last year and then there was a price increase in Australia:sad:

    Good luck and please let us know what you decide!
  11. Yes! Shiny hardware on a classic flap is like a breath of fresh air and it also makes the bag look sleek, whereas ruthenium on a boy makes edgy and quite androgynous I think. It really just depends on what your style and preference is! Hope you'll get a combination that you love:lol:
  12. 100% Ruthenium. It is the best HW for a Boy.
  13. Rhw
  14. Due to the chunky chain imho rhw is the best choice. I got hold of the ghw but it was still too flashy for me. Got rhw instead. It tones down the masculine look of the boy
  15. Another vote for RHW. I'm not a fan of shiny hardware on boys.