Tag Archive: Leather


The Winning iPhone 4G Cover


To understand mass hysteria, one only needs to search for iPhone accessories.  Everyone’s jumped on the bandwagon, including the high-end dealers.  Most of the fancy lot, like Vuitton or Gucci, offer flat, snug-fitting slip cases where the entire device must be removed for use.

Enter Valextra, aka the Italian Hermes.  They’ve produced a “Star Trek communicator” in their signature leather with black piping.  This one is $320 and there are others, as well.  Barney’s New York has the rights in the U.S. otherwise you need to waltz into one of their showrooms in Italy, drat the luck!

www.valextra.it

http://www.barneys.com/Barneys-New-York/BARNEYS,default,sc.html?q=valextra&start=0&sz=195


Hermès just launched a new website to showcase their new documentary that recently premiered on The Sundance Channel, “Hearts and Crafts: The People That Make Hermès.  It’s 45 minutes long and focuses on some of their top craftsmen and how they got where they are.  It also shows how only one person starts and finishes their saddles and bags, some of which have waiting lists ranging from several months to several years in the case of certain Birkin and Kelly bags.  Also covered is the silkscreen process for their 36” scarves, most of which are elaborate enough to justify framing.

http://www.lesmainsdhermes.com/en/


 

 

Louis Vuitton canvases and leathers look a LOT better when used to create animals.  🙂

Billie Achilleos’ Leather Goods Animals at Deyrolle – YouTube.


If you look at the world’s best high-end luxury houses, I don’t think you’re going to find a men’s leather wallet with this level of detailing.  Not Gucci, not Louis Vuitton, not Alfred Dunhill.  Even Hermes, in all of its Divine splendor, doesn’t stitch the top edges of the credit card slots.  Not even for $1,000, which is what a basic calfskin wallet will run you there.  EVERYBODY simply turns the top edges over, glues them, and scores a line across the top where the stitching should be.

This one below runs a whopping $75.  (But if you want to class it up, they’re more than  happy to make one on demand in alligator for about $620.)

Mulholland Luxury Leather Goods | All Leather Small Classic Billfold.


Now THIS is a carry on!

Beautiful Hermes Luggage Case From Out of Africa – Luxury News from Luxury Insider.