Appreciating something masculine with a hint of femininity is just an expression of my inner child.
Actually I collect antique weapons and seen many that were factory nickel and gold. As a matter of fact they were considered macho in the 1800's and what was carried even matched their spurs. I think anyone carrying something flashy was a sign of being confident in themselves. It's a shame how the word gay's definition changed from just being happy.
I really like the S&W top break a lot. This is the first one I got back in the 70's, but being first year of production and in mint condition it was worth too much to shoot, that was when I got the other. I generally prefer sa's, but have learned to appreciate the old da's as well and this includes all manufacturers.