I don’t know why I’m even surprised, considering a crocodile Birkin bag went for auction this week for over $200,000 complete with solid gold and diamond-encrusted hardware and locks. This, however, looks like a great weapon for $69,500.
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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.
Louis Vuitton canvases and leathers look a LOT better when used to create animals. 🙂
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.)
It would be an absolute tragedy to find out that a $50,000 lighter was being used for anything less than kickass chronic…
I wouldn’t throw up in this: