30th anniversary cuff
- Aug 31, 2008
These bags are not bespoke, hand crafted. According to several professional bespoke leather artisans, chanel does not even use top grade leather. With chanel bags, I personally prefer lambskin or aged calf to caviar pebbledBut is it unreasonable to expect uniform quilting?
leather. I was told once that Hermes epsom leather is essentially smooth leather that didn’t make top grade and was subsequently embossed. So, I kind of conflate caviar leather with H epsom.
I was primarily a chanel bag person, from 1990, gifted by my mom, to 2008, when I switched to Hermes. My older chanel bags were not perfect either. Most Hermes bags are not bespoke, and some stitching and hides are not perfect. Buy a chanel or Hermes bag because you love it, but don’t expect perfection. OT, I do have one bespoke bag (Duret), and you can see the difference: every stitch is perfect; every corner is perfect; and I was personally able to select one of three top quality hides.