Why has the hardware been changed from gold to silver?

mh21

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Nov 13, 2006
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Another dimension
The poll that asks whether PFers prefer gold or silver hardware made me wonder why it has been changed?

Cost or durability? Any other reason?
 

suedoc

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Aug 7, 2006
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New England
I think fashion in general has gone to silver over the past few years. LV is catching up.

This past season's fashion featured many gold accents, though - the trend may be swinging back.