Thanks Charlie - I'm pretty sold on nickel at this point. For business casual, should I go with the shiny or the satin finish you think?
Also, that picture you posted above with the two buckles - is that the nickel version?
If these are nickel, I'm having a hard time deciding. I generally prefer less flashy, but the satin finish on the left here looks a little too bland to me. Since you can see them in person, which do you think looks best for biz casual?
Those are the nickel buckles. The satin is quite hard to photograph and I think looks a bit more special than the photo above represents. I like the satin personally, its quite a different look and is more contemporary/casual than a high polish is. Nickel is very lustrous so when its highly polished it is highly polished, much more so than something like stainless steel so perfect if you want a really high polish, but the satin is good for lower key or more casual looks maybe.