Advise on Hermes mens wallet

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by takashi78, Mar 15, 2012.

  1. guyfawkes

    guyfawkes Member

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    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!
     


  2. Digmenow

    Digmenow Senior member

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    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.
     


  3. sjmin209

    sjmin209 Senior member

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    I can't discuss that at this time.
     


  4. Edgein

    Edgein Senior member

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    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.
     


  5. iroh

    iroh Senior member

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    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.
     


  6. Quadcammer

    Quadcammer Senior member

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    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?
     
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  7. dreamtripper

    dreamtripper Senior member

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    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!
     


  8. Asian Afro

    Asian Afro Senior member

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    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.
     


  9. mafoofan

    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    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.
     
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  10. Willin

    Willin Senior member

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    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.

    :foo::nodding:
     
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  11. mafoofan

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    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.
     


  12. Texasmade

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    Obviously never seen the episode of Cribs with Shaq in it.
     


  13. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    You should post a new picture of yours. How is the patina coming along? Anything notable?
     
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  14. GBR

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    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
     
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  15. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Or get a bespoke one the way you want it.
     


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