There’s no metallic like a dark metallic. Light silver and gold can look cheap and plasticky even on the best leather, but when shades of dark bronze and gunmetal are involved, the end result is almost always incredibly chic. Embossed snakeskin tends to look tacky when combined with metallics in particular, but the Whiting & Davis Snake-Embossed Leather and Metal Mesh Clutch pulls off the look with considerable style.

The key to this clutch’s success is that the metallic faux python isn’t use overzealously. Instead, it accents Whitiny & Davis’s traditional metal mesh, which makes up the body of the bag in a beautiful, extremely versatile shade of pewter. Not only does the combination of materials mark the bag as an evolution of the brand’s aesthetic, but it makes it a great night-out choice for any number of stylish bar-goers. I shy away from expensive clutches when I’m going to a place where lots of liquid will be consumed and/or spilled, but with a mostly metal evening bag, that fear would entirely disappear. Buy through Nordstrom for $275.

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