"Peter Elliot" is Elliot Rabin, a "colorful" Charlestonian. He's been an UES institution since the early 80's. Both the Hermes ties and scarves are produced by Ateliers AS in Lyon. Â Hermes owns 75% or so of them. They also produce for Lacroix and Vivienne Westwood, and Cartier.
The most that i like about hermÃ¨s are their belts. A good service is also very important for me. I had some bad experiences, but usually the employees in "better" shops know how to treat their customers. I had great experiences with Prada in Italy and Helmut Lang in Austria (vienna) where you almost felt like you are home - it was an awesome shopping experience.