I'm more into casual wear so the antique edges work well for me. In fact, more than 50% of the year, I wear jeans (I'm in the engineering consulting business). However, I imagine if one wears dress pants more often than not, the 975 might be better. You can't go wrong either either. The 975 is obviously a stock model vs the Leffot version, which comes by once or twice a year in limited quantities.