I confess that it got me drooling as well, but stepping back and considering this rationally (at least as rational as any one of us can get), for less than the cost of this trunk, you could probably have an artisan cabinetmaker create a custom piece that would surpass the Lobb item in quality and originality. Â You wouldn't get all the neat shoe care items, but you could probably buy all of that for less than the difference.
Though I realize that a Hermes for Lobb trunk does carry rather a cachet, I must agree with TCN. An artisan woodcrafter would certainly enjoy such a project, and not only would the quality be better, the materials would be exceedingly so. The thing is made of beech
for heaven's sake. What were they thinking -- the wood for that trunk must have cost a little over $30.00. A strong and sound wood, 'tis true, but a uniformly bland one. As a musician, you can appreciate the importance of good wood. Now Morado, Bubinga, Cherry, Walnut, or a Birdseye Maple perhaps, and the piece could be stunning. Inlaid with you initials, hmmm... Regards, Huntsman