I never knew I was so fond of the black leather and gold hardware combination, until I recently gave my bags some TLC with a quartely leather protectant application. And I realised that my three most frequently “reached for” bags are all made of black leather with gold hardware.
This combination matches with almost all of my outfit and most importantly, the black leather means that I don’t have to stress about the bag getting dirty or stained. My preference to gold hardware is for pure aesthetics reasons. The gold stains out on plain black leather and gives me a luxury impression. I just love how it looks!
I also like this combination on my shoes!