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Yeah, Hermes these days is mostly only good to look at for inspiration/ideas for styling. For the sake of info, though, the bag is called the 24/24 GM in "sikkim" leather (a soft lambskin). They made it in a number of colors and three sizes, all of which are really lovely (my personal favorite was a mushroom/puddy color)Another good internet resource for inspiration/styling is Tooklookbook, a site that compiles seasonal lookbooks and catalogues from...
Of course all opinions and ideas are fine! I was just mentioning my (admitted!) prejudices for bag types and brands. I think it is good to give MORE ideas than fewer; then the affiliates like Linjer can weed through them and pick what works best based on all the evidence. So, of course feel free to post pics and ideas for the bags you like/have owned.
I'm not familiar with that maker, but I'm glad some other members are chiming in with suggestions. Keep it up, guys! And post pics of your bags! I haven't gotten much new stuff now in several years; I'm far out of the loop. Just to add some pictures of lovely things, I post the below pictures for inspiration. Left is a standard duffle; the right is a camera/reporter style bag. I tend to like this style of bag MUCH more than the flap messenger; I find the zippers and...
The latter two are also wonderful. L'interdit is a gorgeous aldehyde (truly puts Chanel no5 to shame) and Monsieur is a great hesperides. My spouse has four bottles of the vintage Monsieur; he's not a fragrance fan but loves that one.Hubert sold his cosmetics/fragrance company in the 1990's and we are all the worse for it. The old stuff (including Vetyver, Givenchy III, etc.) are wonderful and sadly lost gems. The original Givenchy had a true classic in each of the...
Thrilled (and surprised) to see all the NAVY love. I've always claimed (along with gray) it's the most versatile color... but most guys in my own experience have been hesitant. Glad to see so much branching out. Ghurka and Saddleback are probably my two LEAST favorite leather brands; I get it that they are sturdy, but the styling and aesthetic value give me hives. They are like Jeeps to a Range Rover, Trabant to a Jag XJS.The issue with a smaller bag is that most guys...
Definitely I'd say no logo is the way to go; if a bag is nice enough in quality and design, it doesn't really need anything else. And, if somebody else likes your bag enough, they'll ask what the brand is and it's easy enough to tell them. Something small (like a heat stamp or some embossing) on the INSIDE is probably fine, though. But definitely nothing on the outside.How did you come up with the name? And how is it pronounced?In any case, it seems like an interesting...
Curious if anybody has received their bags yet and wanted to comment, add to, or rebut my review? Hope the delivered product was as nice as the sample I reviewed. Looking forward to the $18,000 Special Edition 2017 version in matte alligator and sterling silver hardware. (haha j/k)
^Interesting; thanks for the pic and information. The bag I had years ago was the third back from the front... the boston/duffle bag with strap. They are very hard wearing... you could probably fall out of an airplane and the bag would still hold up. My issue was just the styling... but if it fits with your aesthetic, pricepoint, and you like it... you could certainly do worse quality wise.
Everybody loves to lament reformulations, but in most cases the changes aren't really all that bad. I like Chanel PM in the current form. Even Mitsouko and (sacrilege!) Jicky and Shalimar aren't bad. Miss Dior was pretty good right up until they changed the name a year or two back.Aside from the 2000 incarnation of L'interdit that was an entirely different fragrance... one of the only other scents that unequivocally has been destroyed in reformulation is Givenchy...
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