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Vintage Hermes

Lafont

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Another success! One of our best vintage stores had a Hermes tie - red/burgandy (tag called it "purple") background with a series of tiny sheep (frontal view) amid a chain pattern - oo la la!
It was marked $12. As usual I couldn't immediately rationalize purchasing it, then hinted to family members about it, with our anniversary and my birthday coming up, and then went back in two weeks to find it missing. I had taken it to the counter to have them measure the width, so I thought and was hoping it had just not been put back amid the large number of ties in their main tie area. Turns out someone had recognized this tie as at least "special" and had put it into a showcase....
Anyway, they let me have it for $10.
It's in excellent condition, except one stitch was missing from the loop - which I've just had re-sewn - along with same with my first Hermes tie with the chicks. I've seen this guy's web description of fake Hermes ties and mine passes all authenticity tests.
For this retail price range it does seem slightly surprising the loops are so standard (i.e. not tie fabric) but, as the above-mentioned Hermes collector explains, it is important the loops have a certain appearance and there are like no exceptions. Also, my tie is the timeless 3 1/2" wide. Looks even better than my first Hermes tie, which I got on eBay and never hangs quite right despite a seemstrees' efforts.
Not quite as sensational a bargain as the authentic Arnys tie I recently found for $5 but still great great. Then there were the the Liberty of London and the Leonard Paris ties I've recently written about. Hooray!
 

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Thanks but my usual response: I don't have a digital camera or easy way to do this. Glad your interested, anyway.
 

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Tie I just got is 7191 UA. Are you a connoisseur of these, such that you might know about when it was produced? My first one is 7364 PA. When I got that on eBay around 2005 there were some others on eBay and some very similar ones.

My recent acquisition is also short than my first Hermes tie, which is better for me. Both close to 58 1/2" but second one clearly shorter. What does anyone know about the length of Hermes ties?
I've seen an article of a few years back making a big point of how when the company changed its tie width by something like an eight of an inch it was a really big to-do. 'Don't know in which direction the change was in or how the current width compares....
 

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What type of person wears Hermes and hangs out on a men's style forum, but doesn't own a digital camera? That's like not owning a cell phone. Something's fishy here.
 

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Lafont...where are you at in Ohio that has this kind of shop? Sounds like the kind of place I need to visit if it's near me (I'm in the Cin'ti area).
 

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Northeast Ohio. And it just so happens I don't own or "do" cell phones either. In general I detest the things. There are still some of us around....
 

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Originally Posted by Lafont
Tie I just got is 7191 UA. Are you a connoisseur of these, such that you might know about when it was produced? My first one is 7364 PA. When I got that on eBay around 2005 there were some others on eBay and some very similar ones.

My recent acquisition is also short than my first Hermes tie, which is better for me. Both close to 58 1/2" but second one clearly shorter. What does anyone know about the length of Hermes ties?
I've seen an article of a few years back making a big point of how when the company changed its tie width by something like an eight of an inch it was a really big to-do. 'Don't know in which direction the change was in or how the current width compares....


This tie is not really vintage, the older ones have a three # serial and 2 letters. This one might be from the 90's or so. Although on eBay, if its 4 months old its suddenly called vintage to notch up the price.

Wikipedia has good info on the history of Hermes:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hermès
 

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