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hermes belts

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by dandy1, Apr 21, 2012.

  1. dandy1

    dandy1 Senior member

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    Has anyone got a Hermes 'H' belt? What are thoughts on SF about them .. is it a classic piece or a bit 'eurotrash'?

    Prices are ridiculous though .. £540 ?! [​IMG]Seems a bit of a rip-off?

    Dandy/
     
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  2. Sir F

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    Blackhood Senior member

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    They are in every way the most base method of displaying wealth.

    The leather used is amazing, but the leather costs about $150. The Golden H? $550, just so that people know you're the kind of guy to spend $550 on a belt.

    Don't do it, people will either think you're a gullible fool who got conned or a tool who wants people to think he's loaded.
     
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  4. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    Wouldn't be caught dead in one.
     
  5. perfectson

    perfectson Active Member

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    nice belts, especially if you're the flashy type.
     
  6. Sir F

    Sir F Senior member

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    [​IMG]
     
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  7. MikeDT

    MikeDT Senior member

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    Hermes "H" belts are quite popular here. But they're not 500 quid ones though...more like 5 quid.
     
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  8. deveandepot1

    deveandepot1 Senior member

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    +1
     
  9. dieworkwear

    dieworkwear Senior member

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    You should get one and just tell people the H stands for heterosexual.
     
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    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Dont do it.
     
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    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    'H'orrible
     
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    HRoi Senior member

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    quality wise, they're probably the best I've seen and owned. the big H buckle is exclusively the province of douchebags, so I think you should just avoid those. Hermes does make different, more tasteful buckles that are good options. my Hermes belt is a "normal" looking buckle but I do love the craftsmanship (I believe the material is palladium)
     
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    The H belts are overpriced in an effort to keep the status or allure of owning one high. I love the leather, the fact they are reversible, and even some of the buckles are cool. But I don't really find them appropriate in most settings....too showy.
     
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    reinhardgs Well-Known Member

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    Hermes make great belts. but the Big 'H', speaks douchebag like no other
     
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    P-K-L Senior member

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    Their pricing policy is interesting - I bought my belt many years ago for €250, nowadays it retails for almost twice as much.
     
  17. IST66

    IST66 Senior member

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    Interesting discussion. The belt with the famous "H" buckle - " eurotrash ", " ugly " and access." only for provincial idiots ".
    I am thus " provincial idiot ". This belt - the best choice of all proposals. I say this about the quality of the leather
    and about "H" buckle.
    Thank you.
     
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  18. dandy1

    dandy1 Senior member

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    Thanks guys ..

    Hermes prices are a joke .. all round really .. which puts me off the brand as I don want to be treated like a mug ..

    I typed hermes belt into u tube and got a raft of videos showing people unwrapping them from boxes .. spotty American teenagers who look like they have blown their life savings on them..bit pathetic really ..
     
  19. reinhardgs

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    I think its just natural when you're having something that we consider as a masterpiece in our life, and behave like 'blown life savings'. its like a guy who appears to be able to buy a Rolex or Patek Philippe for the first time, an euphoria

    Hermes have successfully transform itself into a status symbol, hence their price elevated at such into a level that they shall be acknowledged as a status symbol. if they sells it for £30, Hermes will lost their status symbol flags and became just another guy in the fashion business

    the problem is, nouveau riche and douchebag tend to use Hermes (especially the imposing 'H' lines) for their show-off piece, just simply to say 'Hey I'm able to buy this', together with their BMW 3-serie or Benz C-Klasse
     
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    and if I use "S-Klasse" - what is my diagnosis? [​IMG]

    & is it "the problem is.."? perhaps it's just "the thing is.."?

    dear guys, don't be so peremptory, many people just like brand Hermes in general and this belt in particular. that's all. Peace! )
     

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