I'm going to break the trend and say that I have a patent bridle (nose and brow band), with rolled leather cheek pieces. It looks fab on my boy though, as he is that flashy blood bay with the four white socks and white blaze, with a nice fine head that is steady in the contact. I think it looks fab on him, and it suits his attention seeking personality too.
Then again, I don't compete at high level dressage - just low level, my main thing is eventing, where I won't be judged quite the same. The other thing to bear in mind with patent is maintenance - you can't run the risk of letting your horse itch on anything in a patent noseband, and cleaning it needs to be done with water and then patent polish, not saddle soap or leaner cleaner/oil as it will ruin the patent.
Not going to lie, I do have an alternative brow band and noseband for this bridle, for those showing shows where I really can't get away with patent. But I like the option.