Black leather has a way of looking sexier in black and white.. it's just the truth.. it looks shinier, tighter, sexier... but that said, in this image specifically, it is easier to see that you are smoking in the color, the purse of your lips, the color of your cheeks, and while the black and white makes the leather look better (imho) the color makes the leather POP more.. like.. WOWZA There she is!!!
I ALWAYS n Forever prefer Color! As a kid, when I started drawing....people were always drawing with only pencil..and it looked amazing, but me, personally, was always drawing in colors. .....nothing beats color. Its just a personal opinion. B&W is fun to 'play' with. God didn't makes us color blind
Once upon a time I did a lot of photography. I always liked the effect of black and white. This was before PhotoShop so I would add colour while developing or after using ink or watercolor. I think black and white is more flexible. When the pic is in colour there's very little else you can do. Just my opinion.