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post #46 of 171
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Have no idea about the blog mentioned above.

 

As for card holders i prefer to carry as little as possible so a wallet that can do everything is just what i need.

 

That Bally looks good will check them out when i have the time.

 

Keep the suggestions coming guys.

 

What do you guys feel about small artisans that does leather work?

Worth a try?

post #47 of 171
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All jokes aside, I would urge you, if you're still there OP, to read that thread linked earlier on that everyone keeps referencing and see if you still *want* a wallet from H (see how annoying that single letter abbreviation is?). The company has a general attitude that comes across only too clearly in Matt's exchange, which corroborates the stuff you'd read in Bringing Home the Birkin. It's not a company I'd be happy to support or look forward to a "relationship" with. This is likely where a lot of the attitude comes from in other people's responses, also.


You should also read Deluxe: How Luxury Lost its Luster.  It gives an interesting and sometimes less than flattering view of what one gets when purchasing from several companies such as LV, Gucci, Prada, etc. 

 

As for the the experience someone had at an Hermes store, anyone can have good or bad experiences (with any brand).  My wife and I have had positive experiences at the Hermes stores in Boston and Las Vegas.  We had an experience at the LV store in Las Vegas where the sales people were all chatting among themselves, no one could be bothered to come and help us, and the store was empty!  They ignored us and my wife knew which bag she wanted.  So my wife and I left the store and bought the bag at another LV store closer to home.

 

Good and bad experiences can happen with any company.

 

 

 

 

 

 

post #48 of 171
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What are the details on those cufflinks, simply awesome!
 

 


 

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Thanks guys.  The cufflinks are from Cartier.  They use the tri-color gold (white, rose, yellow) theme for the loops around the bars.  I like the tri color theme because it goes with any color wrist watch.  The colored bars are semi precious stones and they are interchangeable.  I have bars in lapis, hematite (graphite color), tigers eye, and rhodochrosite (pink).  They also offered bars in gold, steel, clear crystal, onyx, mother of pearl and other matterials.  Cartier no longer makes these items.  However, Van Cleef & Arpels makes a nearly identical cufflink (although not tri color design), and their bars fit in my Cartier loops, so I can still get other color bars if I choose to.

 

Below are photos of a few other color bars I have.

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post #49 of 171
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Thanks guys.  The cufflinks are from Cartier.  They use the tri-color gold (white, rose, yellow) theme for the loops around the bars.  I like the tri color theme because it goes with any color wrist watch.  The colored bars are semi precious stones and they are interchangeable.  I have bars in lapis, hematite (graphite color), tigers eye, and rhodochrosite (pink).  They also offered bars in gold, steel, clear crystal, onyx, mother of pearl and other matterials.  Cartier no longer makes these items.  However, Van Cleef & Arpels makes a nearly identical cufflink (although not tri color design), and their bars fit in my Cartier loops, so I can still get other color bars if I choose to.

Below are photos of a few other color bars I have.
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would like to see some of your other cufflinks! do you post on the watch forums as well?
post #50 of 171
gold Daytona is the shiznit...........
post #51 of 171
I thought the OP was asking a reasonable question, some of the responses are a bit odd to say the least. I don't have any experience with Hermes wallets and so have no advice to give.

I have a stingray Kilgour wallet that I use everyday - I tend not to change wallets even for 'special' occasions, although I have a vintage (but also slightly fragile) croc Asprey long wallet that I used last time I wore black tie just because it's so slim.
post #52 of 171
OP, this forum is full of cheap young guys who are mostly white. They hate on Asians who can afford to buy new and expensive things. Look at what is posted on the sales boards. Run down shoes in Cordovan leather. These chunky Alden's are a favorite here.

They also have very strong group think. Look at the CBD thread. Most of these guys are trying to better their lives with clunky shoes and thrifty buys. Elitists who look down on others. Skinny guys who look for the fittest of slim fits - these are for fit guys like me!

It's a board. So lot's of haters.

I say Hermes makes fine leather goods. I would not go for a wallet, as I am happy with LV for now. Have you tried LV's Nomad and the other dark brown leather series?

Welcome and hope to see pictures of your purchase.
post #53 of 171
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Agreed. Would much rather put that money toward something people will see all the time like a good pair of shoes.
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how unfortunate
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How about a really expensive haircut?
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You two
170

LOL.


Hope my poor use of multi-quotes still pushes the lulziness of this thread.

And is Hermes man real? I know guys like this. They aren't evil.
post #54 of 171
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gold Daytona is the shiznit...........


Thanks!  Its definitely my blingiest watch, but its fun to wear occasionally.



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would like to see some of your other cufflinks! do you post on the watch forums as well?


Yes, I do post on several of the watch forums.  I don't have that many pairs of cufflinks, I have few from Cartier, a lovely set of rose gold cushion shaped cufflinks to go with my rose gold watches, and an older pair from Tiffany.  I will try to post some photos when I have more time.  Here are pix of 2 more Cartiers, interlockling Cs and their famous tri-color knots.

 

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post #55 of 171
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Thanks!  Its definitely my blingiest watch, but its fun to wear occasionally.


Yes, I do post on several of the watch forums.  I don't have that many pairs of cufflinks, I have few from Cartier, a lovely set of rose gold cushion shaped cufflinks to go with my rose gold watches, and an older pair from Tiffany.  I will try to post some photos when I have more time.  Here are pix of 2 more Cartiers, interlockling Cs and their famous tri-color knots.

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If the key on that keychain isn't to a Ferrari you are a huge douche. Just sayin'.
post #56 of 171
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Was at the Hermes store this past weekend.

The kind of "answers" to some of my question was similar to the loooong thread on the breast wallet LOL !

 

Anyways i think i am going against getting one. As most of the wallet Hermes make holds 8 cards and thats too big to me.

 

Was at the Loewe store also and saw a 6 card wallet with 2 note compartments which is nice and simple. Very soft leather and cost almost bout 1/4 of what the Hermes would have cost.

 

Asked about getting it in green color but too bad was a negative answer. Only black and brown which is kinda common.

post #57 of 171
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If the key on that keychain isn't to a Ferrari you are a huge douche. Just sayin'.

Why not just give the benefit of the doubt. It's like you're insulting him preemptively.
post #58 of 171
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Why not just give the benefit of the doubt. It's like you're insulting him preemptively.

Not really. But some people need to hear things.
post #59 of 171
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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post

You should also read Deluxe: How Luxury Lost its Luster. It gives an interesting and sometimes less than flattering view of what one gets when purchasing from several companies such as LV, Gucci, Prada, etc.

As for the the experience someone had at an Hermes store, anyone can have good or bad experiences (with any brand). My wife and I have had positive experiences at the Hermes stores in Boston and Las Vegas. [...]

Actually you mentioning that book brings up a good point, and I think a point of this thread that we haven't talked enough about yet. I believe Dana notes that there's really only two brands in the whole industry whose quality lives up the name and that you could rate a 5.0/5.0: Hermès and Chanel. Since he's already looking at Hermès we can assume OP's decided that he wants a great wallet and is willing to spend a good amount on it. I think this begs two questions:

  1. Is there another brand, at any price, that's quality is on par with Hermès that OP should seriously consider? (He's already said he does not live in an area where getting it custom is an option)
  2. If the Hermès wallet truly isn't worth the money, why not? (i.e. it's going to wear out in 5 year anyways, poor customer support, etc.)
post #60 of 171
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Not really. But some people need to hear things.

When I saw the pic I thought, "He probably has a Ferrari," not "He's probably a giant poser."

patrick if you beat your kids, you're a giant douche. I'm not saying you do, I'm just sayin'.
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