*Long post alert!* This is mainly for the people who like me, were or are on the fence about owning the Milanese Loop. Please feel free to add your own opinions/reviews on the band. After much back and forth between the ML and BCB, I originally purchased the SS 42 BCB combo. To me it is very sleek and clean. Dress it up with shirt and tie or calm it down with sweats and a T. Unfortunately for me, my wrist is "in between". One hole was too tight for my taste, and the very next one was too loose. Couple that with the feeling that the sleekness I thought existed, was turning into plainness, the BCB had to go. So my first swap lead me back to the Milanese or the leather loop for their awesome adjustment abilities. I ended up going with the stone leather loop. I thought the ML was just too shiny and would clash when I'm in "relaxed" attire. The leather loop seemed to give the best of both worlds...similar to my thoughts on the BCB but with better adjustment ability. However, I didn't like the way the stone looked against some of my watch faces...such as the blue XL face or purple utility face. Next swap, to the black LL. It's true when they say a new band makes you feel like you have a new watch. For the first few days, I was content. The band went with all my watch faces and it was comfortable for the most part. The one thing I knew I didn't like about the black LL was how there is no SS accents on it. The black extends straight from the band into the watch. It takes away some of the luster IMO. The BCB had a SS buckle and lugs to sort of accent it and compliment the body. So with this, I was essentially left to deal with a watch I didn't care to look at, or kicking my reserves to the side and trying out the Milanese Loop. I've had the Milanese Loop for the last few days and I do not regret it one bit. The band does shine...but not like a feminine glitter I saw in passing. It's more like a subtle shimmer in the right lighting. Adjusting the band is better than the LL to me, because there are no ridges that you settle into. It's just smooth mesh after smooth mesh. Two drawbacks that I was aware about thanks to this forum that does hold true, you WILL scratch the magnet lol. I'm not even 3 complete days in and I have a scratch. Oh well. Also, if you do not put on and take the band off in a certain manner, you will put scratches onto the body of the watch. I had a couple apple reps show me theirs and there were scratches right where the magnet sits against the body if you draw it all the way out to take off or put on. Solution to that is to fold the magnet over onto the band rather than the body. Other than those two things, I couldn't be happier. I like the way it looks as a whole. It doesn't look out of place when I'm in shorts and a T. And it certainly does my suit and tie days justice. This combo and the BCB combo look more like regular watches to me than the leather loop or sport bands do. I find it to be more comfortable for extended periods of time too. Hopefully, this will help those that are on the fence, make the leap. To me, it looks like a $699 watch over some of the other 699 offerings. But, that's just MY opinion. My final suggestion is to get to an Apple Store and try one on if you can. Words can only do so much to approve or disprove it's value!