H belt kit...to logo and flashy?

LVLover

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I live in a small town where no one really knows of Hermes...I moved here for work. I have the H belt kit with the silver "H" and wear used to wear it often. However since I've moved here I'm wondering if it's too flashy/logo-ey, KWIM?
 
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I live in a small town where no one really knows of Hermes...I moved here for work. I have the H belt kit with the silver "H" and wear used to wear it often. However since I've moved here I'm wondering if it's too flashy/logo-ey, KWIM?

I live in a small town, too. IMHO, go ahead and wear it. I'd be very surprised if anyone even noticed, let alone had any idea of the value of the belt. I occasionally wear an H scarf if we go out, and nobody except my label-loving friend knows what it is.

(I met an acquaintance in the grocery store here one day, and complimented her on her Hermes handbag -- she was shocked -- I was the only person who had ever noticed it and knew what it was!)
 

fashionistaO

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Well .. how about the LV, Chanel, Goyard, BV toting ladies and gent's .. just to mention a few:P .. not here to discriminate or pass judgement, but just pointing out what's on the streets. Wear what you love. HTH. For me, it's always been H:nuts:
 

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I live in a small town where no one really knows of Hermes...I moved here for work. I have the H belt kit with the silver "H" and wear used to wear it often. However since I've moved here I'm wondering if it's too flashy/logo-ey, KWIM?

I live in a large city - I carry a BIRKIN and no one knows what it is (there's no boutique here), although if I carry LV, it gets noticed.

If no one knows what it is, and you love your belt, then wear it.

It's funny because the fact that H is not recognised here means I carry H because I love it, rather than for the status/recognition effect, which is why some people may wear Hermes. (By this I'm thinking of certain "celebrities";)).

It might be too flashy if the environment you are in is a less-well off one. If it isn't recognised then no-one knows its worth or what the H stands for so it's ok. I remember reading on here about a tPFer with a Constance (I think). Someone asked her what the "H" stood for, and she said "handbag"! :biggrin: People only know as much as you tell them, so don't worry and wear your belt.
 

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I live in a large city - I carry a BIRKIN and no one knows what it is (there's no boutique here), although if I carry LV, it gets noticed.

If no one knows what it is, and you love your belt, then wear it.

It's funny because the fact that H is not recognised here means I carry H because I love it, rather than for the status/recognition effect, which is why some people may wear Hermes. (By this I'm thinking of certain "celebrities";)).

It might be too flashy if the environment you are in is a less-well off one. If it isn't recognised then no-one knows its worth or what the H stands for so it's ok. I remember reading on here about a tPFer with a Constance (I think). Someone asked her what the "H" stood for, and she said "handbag"! :biggrin: People only know as much as you tell them, so don't worry and wear your belt.

:lol:

OP wear your belt with pride. If no one knows the brand they won't know even notice the buckle
 

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If you're in small town and (supposedly) no one really knows Hermes, then it's fine, they'll probably just think you're wearing belt with big "H" on it - maybe your initial - Hailey, Hillary, Hannah, but if one of they get curious and ask for the price, they'll probably say "[H]olysh*t" :biggrin:
 

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If you're in small town and (supposedly) no one really knows Hermes, then it's fine, they'll probably just think you're wearing belt with big "H" on it - maybe your initial - Hailey, Hillary, Hannah, but if one of they get curious and ask for the price, they'll probably say "[H]olysh*t" :biggrin:

:roflmfao::roflmfao

Yep you ladies (and gents) are right...to each is own and Hermes is "my own"
 

S'Mom

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LVLOVER....I, too, live in a town where no-one really knows Hermes. It's great because it gives me the freedom to haul around my bags and wear my belts without comment.

The ONLY time I ever got a comment was standing in the grocery line toting my toile/leather Kelly. THe lady behind me said, "Oh! I LOVE your vintage bag!". LOL!!!!!
 

mrsDIY88

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LVlover, i have the opposite problem from you. i live in hong kong, which is one of the most over-designer-saturated cities in the world. it means that i hate wearing items that are too obvious or instantly recognizable.

much as i like it, i've refrained from buying the H belt because it's almost too common in this city. have to go out of my way to acquire things that are understated.

so i really encourage you to wear your H belt and enjoy it! stealth is best! it's nice when you know the special-ness of what you're wearing, like a little secret. enjoy!
 
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I live in a small village, and noone here knows many brands at all - only really the ones they read about in magazines or see on TV.

OP - I think we are lucky in the way that we don't live in huge cities, such as London, where the items would be more recognised. I say wear your belt with pride. I've never been asked about mine, or my bags.

Although once someone saw my orange faconné H tie and thought I worked at Sainsbury's :roflmfao:

(For those not in the UK, Sainsbury's is a grocery store who's logo and branding is bright orange)
 
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