I have, in my possession, an 04 black city with silver hardware. Very, very minimal wear on the corners, and otherwise perfect. Just broken in, still with the Balenciaga scent. Leather is thick, smooshy, like spongy silk. I don't even know how to describe it. Matt, with just enough glow to give it depth, like velvet. All the way home from the post office, i stoked and carressed her in my lap. My husband thinks I am certifiable. I can't even begin to describe how perfect the silver hardware is against the black leather. I knew this would be the perfect combination. I have arrived <sigh>. My life is complete.