I'm quite pissed at this decision. If you own a 38mm or 40mm watch, what are your choices of a leather band from Apple? Pay $400 for Hermes? The modern buckle, I'm sorry, but is quite feminine looking and I never liked its design to begin with, plus it always came in dull and boring colors. The leather loop for some inexplicable reason has always been 42mm or 44mm. I already own the sapphire classic buckle, and outside of the milanese loop, it's my favourite band. It looks, well, extremely classy as the name suggests.