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post #16 of 171
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Originally Posted by Willin View Post


The first line of his post was "Been wanting one for a long long time but just couldnt spend THAT much extra cash on one." which seems to indicate that he recently got a bit more money and wants to buy some nice things. It seems that in the majority of readers' opinions spending thousands on such a useless accessory as a piece of folded cow flesh with an H stamped on it isn't the wisest place to start. But hey... fashion forward drinkslingers should be uber impressed when he drops that baby down on the bar to pay for alcohol!


Are you his spouse?  If so, then I understand.

I don't know about you, but I could careless about impressing people with my belongings.  I buy if I like the style and for my own satisfaction.  If I get compliments from people along the way, great!

 

 

post #17 of 171
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Originally Posted by takashi78 View Post

Sorry, thought this forum is about discussing about fashion and stuff.
Not mock a new user who is just seeking opinion.

It not that i have no cash to buy the wallet, i just prefer to spend it somewhere else like watches.

Its just that now i want a nice wallet to pamper myself.

If this is the kind of response i get by just wanting to get some opinion on a particular brand of wallet then guess i am in the wrong forum.
You shouldn't take the responses personally. Every forum has a few hot button subjects and your opening salvo here just happened to be about one of the most legendary of this forum's.

Roll with it.
post #18 of 171
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Originally Posted by guyfawkes View Post




It's all relative.

I am fairly new to the forums, but isn't this supposed to be a place for discussion about fashion and accessories?

I can't discuss that at this time.
post #19 of 171

Takashi,  I understand where you are coming from.  I guess there are some here that have strong opinions and aren't afraid to voice them.  Sometimes they get close to or cross a line.  I, for one, have felt this occasionally.  The bottom line is most of the members are nice folks, perhaps a little obsessed about fashion, but good people.  I would ignore the opinions that don't speak to your issues and move on.  Check your ego at the door and you'll be fine.  BTW, there is a watch porn thread that you may be interested in.

post #20 of 171
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Originally Posted by takashi78 View Post

Sorry, thought this forum is about discussing about fashion and stuff.
Not mock a new user who is just seeking opinion.

It not that i have no cash to buy the wallet, i just prefer to spend it somewhere else like watches.

Its just that now i want a nice wallet to pamper myself.

If this is the kind of response i get by just wanting to get some opinion on a particular brand of wallet then guess i am in the wrong forum.

good god do you hear yourself, buying a wallet to *pamper* yourself, such a materialistic boy, when will you grown up to be a man?

can you imagine a manly man like Shaq getting giddy and all smiles and giggling after buying a dead cow skin hermes wallet to *pamper* himself, that's ridiculous right? or do you imagine a insecure boy like yourself who has not grown up yet, to be spending money he cannot afford on the trivial things in life, after you buy that overpriced hermes wallet from the store you will be skipping down the street jumping up and down with a smile from ear to ear.

that dead cow that commited suicide to sacrificed his lovely skin to make a hermes wallet for a insecure boy must be crying in hamburger heaven right now.
post #21 of 171
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Originally Posted by Willin View Post

Do you have a top of the line wardrobe to match the effrontery of a Hermes wallet? Having a Hermes wallet will never, ever get you laid. Having a closet full of sharp ensembles might.
I don't intend to be unkind but I think this is a very unwise investment.

well if that was his reason for getting the wallet you'd have a point, but I don't see anything like that in his post.

Maybe he just likes a nice wallet?
post #22 of 171
You might try calling the NYC shop and asking one of the associates a few questions. You should be able to get most of your questions answered without a visual. I recently bought one at the NYC shop and there is definitely a much wider range there than on the website.

It's easiest to pick from something that is in stock, but If you are not in a hurry you can probably do a custom order. I ended up getting one in stock - mostly because I found a colour l liked (I think it's called rouge, a reddish brown).

The Hermes marking is very discrete and on the inside of the wallet so you won't be impressing anyone other than yourself, but I suspect you know this already. Personally I think for a frequently used everyday item, a little indulgence is ok whether your other items match or not. Good luck and I hope you get and enjoy your wallet soon!

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Originally Posted by takashi78 View Post

Been wanting one for a long long time but just couldnt spend THAT much extra cash on one.

 

But its come to a point in my life when i say screw it i deserve something nice that will last me a long time.

 

I am using a LV leather wallet now for almost 5years and its my one and only. Time to change.

 

Been thinking bout a Hermes one but their website is almost useless.

 

Doing a google search didnt help much either.

 

My criteria is below

 

- Bi fold

- 2 compartment for notes

- NO coin compartment

- 6 card only slot best fits me.

- Not black. Green is my fav color.

 

I have seen the 8 card one and i think its too big for me.

 

The Hermes store in Malaysia does not stock any calf and only has a croc skin one which is SUPER expensive.

 

Does anyone have any idea on which model and maybe some pics that i can view?

 

Anyone has any of their own that they can share and comment on the quality?

 

I have a friend that is going to Paris in 2 months and i might ask him to help me check out their store there.

 

Much appreciate the help.

 

 

post #23 of 171
You can have a wallet custom-made to your specs and it will probably cost less than what Hermes charges. There are SF members (e.g., HLow) who make small leather goods.
post #24 of 171
The premise underlying much of this discussion is that it is only worth spending money on things other people will see. Honestly, I find that notion repugnant--and it is completely antithetical to real style.
post #25 of 171
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

The premise underlying much of this discussion is that it is only worth spending money on things other people will see. Honestly, I find that notion repugnant--and it is completely antithetical to real style.

I think the true question is whether it is worth spending susbstantial sums of money for essentially a logo. To splurge and pay thousands of dollars for a folded over piece of leather which has a singular purpose of holding a few pieces of paper and plastic seems illogical. I think when people buy such things they are really doing it as an exercise in brand whoring but they lack the efficacy to recognize such traits in themselves.

That's just my opinion though - different strokes for different blokes. At the end of the day I don't really care because it's not my money.

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post #26 of 171
What function does a jacket serve other than to keep one warm? And what exactly does a tie or a pocket square do? If it is illogical to pay more for things whose functions can be served less expensively, than very little discussed on this forum makes any sense at all.

Now, you could argue that jackets, ties, and pocket squares are things that other people regularly see. But that is neither here nor there, unless one is merely image-driven. Instead, consider that some people may like to enjoy nice things on their own, regardless of whether others appreciate them. I like my wallet because it feels nice to me and because I like looking at it. I approach clothing more or less the same way.
post #27 of 171
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Originally Posted by iroh View Post

good god do you hear yourself, buying a wallet to *pamper* yourself, such a materialistic boy, when will you grown up to be a man?
can you imagine a manly man like Shaq getting giddy and all smiles and giggling after buying a dead cow skin hermes wallet to *pamper* himself, that's ridiculous right? or do you imagine a insecure boy like yourself who has not grown up yet, to be spending money he cannot afford on the trivial things in life, after you buy that overpriced hermes wallet from the store you will be skipping down the street jumping up and down with a smile from ear to ear.

that dead cow that commited suicide to sacrificed his lovely skin to make a hermes wallet for a insecure boy must be crying in hamburger heaven right now.

Obviously never seen the episode of Cribs with Shaq in it.
post #28 of 171
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

What function does a jacket serve other than to keep one warm? And what exactly does a tie or a pocket square do? If it is illogical to pay more for things whose functions can be served less expensively, than very little discussed on this forum makes any sense at all.
Now, you could argue that jackets, ties, and pocket squares are things that other people regularly see. But that is neither here nor there, unless one is merely image-driven. Instead, consider that some people may like to enjoy nice things on their own, regardless of whether others appreciate them. I like my wallet because it feels nice to me and because I like looking at it. I approach clothing more or less the same way.

You should post a new picture of yours. How is the patina coming along? Anything notable?
post #29 of 171
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Originally Posted by takashi78 View Post

Sorry, thought this forum is about discussing about fashion and stuff.
Not mock a new user who is just seeking opinion.

It not that i have no cash to buy the wallet, i just prefer to spend it somewhere else like watches.

Its just that now i want a nice wallet to pamper myself.

If this is the kind of response i get by just wanting to get some opinion on a particular brand of wallet then guess i am in the wrong forum.

Off you go then.

You should understand that spending a large sum of money on a wallet will bring this quite reasonable reaction. If you want one then check their web site for styles and then go out and get it, You do not need permission
post #30 of 171
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Originally Posted by GBR View Post

Off you go then.
You shoudl realsie that spending a large sum of money on a wallet will bring this quite reasonable reaction. If you want one then check their web site for styles and then go out and get it, You do not need permission

Or get a bespoke one the way you want it.
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