Let's play! Hermes neutrals

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Hi everyone! Thought it might be fun to hear people's responses to the below.

Let's say you could only have ONE item from Hermes in the following colours:
- black
- gold
- etoupe
- etain
- orange
- rouge H

What item (type/size/leather) would you choose and why?

I think mine would be:
- black birkin 30 in Togo GHW, a classic
- gold birkin 30 in clemence GHW, is there a dreamier combo than gold w gold??
- etain epsom kelly 25 sellier, perfect for evenings, epsom does something special w etain
- orange swift Kelly dog bracelet GHW, a fun pop
- rouge H box Kelly 32, soooo elegant

I actually don't think I love the etoupe enough to want anything in it...
 

jyyanks

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I'll play!! Here are mine:

- black B35 in Barenia, Brushed silver - rugged, casual tote meant to be used as a workhorse in hopes it develops an amazing patina
- gold - can this be barenia or is that cheating? I would pick a B30 in natural barenia with PHW. However, if barenia is not allowed, then I might not put gold on my list. I have a BF B30 which is close to gold in my opinion but the leather makes a huge difference!
- etain B30 in togo - on my wishlist with RGHW though I would honestly consider all HW's in this color- perfect neutral bag in my opinion
- orange bearn wallet in chèvre or epsom w/ PHW - not an orange person so it would have to be something small and fun
- rouge H box Kelly 32, retourne - vintage from my birth year. Literally rouge H in box is a DREAM (as is raisin box)

I don't like etoupe at all as it looks terrible on me.

But I want to add RAISIN (in box, of course) in which case, I would choose a Dalvy ;)
 

CMilly

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Hi everyone! Thought it might be fun to hear people's responses to the below.

Let's say you could only have ONE item from Hermes in the following colours:
- black
- gold
- etoupe
- etain
- orange
- rouge H

What item (type/size/leather) would you choose and why?

I think mine would be:
- black birkin 30 in Togo GHW, a classic
- gold birkin 30 in clemence GHW, is there a dreamier combo than gold w gold??
- etain epsom kelly 25 sellier, perfect for evenings, epsom does something special w etain
- orange swift Kelly dog bracelet GHW, a fun pop
- rouge H box Kelly 32, soooo elegant

I actually don't think I love the etoupe enough to want anything in it...
Black Kelly Sellier 28 ghw
Gold Birkin 35 ghw
Etoupe, likely pass or a GP 36 in vache country
Etain Kelly 32 retourne phw
Orange calvi or bastia
Rouge H c18
 

WKN

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Jan 23, 2019
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OK - I'm going to cheat as I have some of these bags already!
- black - B30 in chevre/veau jonathan - happy with either GHW/PHW
- gold - B35 in VJ GHW - I already have this luscious combination!
- etoupe - Evelyne III 29 in clemence PHW - I already have this!
- etain - Verrou 23 in permabrass - I saw this once in the store and a regret - didn't get this!
- orange - Picotin 18/22 in PHW in Taurillon Maurice - I always think a Picotin must be in a happy bright colour!
- rouge H - K25/32 sellier in boxcalf either PHW/GHW - or can I further cheat and also say a vintage Dalvy in boxcalf in GHW?
 

Etriers

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Fun!

Black- Is a new fantasy Kelly 25 “Opera” in Black silk with 18kt white gold guilloche hardware and a back outside pocket for theater programs.

Gold- Another fantasy item...A Hermes Western saddle in Gold With sterling Medor stud conchos. Just because I’d like to see what they could do.

Etoupe- A classic library chair in Etoupe suede

Etain- A B35 Etain in Box :smile:, Guilloche PHW with a Rouge Casaque interior

Orange- H Orange suede vest, slightly longer, with silk scarf pattern back (which pattern??) and matching silk blouse

Rouge H- Interior of my car
 
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Jul 30, 2006
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LOL this is a problem since I already own most of these colors!

Let's say you could only have ONE item from Hermes in the following colours:
- black - Kelly 28 PHW
- gold - Birkin 30 PHW
- etoupe - Kelly 28 GHW (hopefully next year)
- etain - Birkin 25 RGHW
- orange - I think I would pass? If I had to do something, Constance 18 swift
- rouge H - Let me sub in my Rouge Casaque K 25 PHW!

Love Hermes neutrals! So wearable!
 

marzipanchen

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This is fun! I'll play...
My dream wish list would be

- black: B35 GHW in Chèvre as a work bag
- gold: B30 Barenia GHW - my absolute dream bag!
- etoupe: B30 GHW Togo
- etain: K28 retourne GHW
- orange: B30 GHW - my pop of color
- rouge H: HAC32 Chèvre, GHW, also as a work bag when I need a little 'pick me up'

If I could do replacements, I would swap etain with gris asphalt and orange with sth. more corally such as rouge jaipur, rouge pivoine or rouge texas.
Thanks for letting me share.
 
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Oooh interesting question! Okay here are my choices
- black (Birkin 25, Kelly 25 sellier or mini K in chèvre )
- gold (Birkin 25, Kelly 25 sellier or Kelly Cut)
- etoupe (Birkin 25 Kelly 25 sellier or mini K)
- etain (Birkin 25, Kelly 25 sellier in Togo or mini Evie in clemence)
- orange (Mini Kelly or Kelly Pochette)
- rouge H (Kelly 25 sellier in chèvre or Kelly Pochette in swift)

So, why did I choose mainly B/K/KP/KC or mini K or Evie TPM? Because after trying different Hermès bag styles over the years, I am at a point where I know which bags suit me and my lifestyle. So, now I stick to those rather than make more bag mistakes;)

Hi everyone! Thought it might be fun to hear people's responses to the below.

Let's say you could only have ONE item from Hermes in the following colours:
- black
- gold
- etoupe
- etain
- orange
- rouge H

What item (type/size/leather) would you choose and why?

I think mine would be:
- black birkin 30 in Togo GHW, a classic
- gold birkin 30 in clemence GHW, is there a dreamier combo than gold w gold??
- etain epsom kelly 25 sellier, perfect for evenings, epsom does something special w etain
- orange swift Kelly dog bracelet GHW, a fun pop
- rouge H box Kelly 32, soooo elegant

I actually don't think I love the etoupe enough to want anything in it...
 

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Black B30, barenia, brushed phw
Gold B30, swift, brushed phw
etoupe, Victoria 35, phw
etain, evelyn pm, phw
orange opli clutch (but hav not seen one in person yet)
rouge H, medor clutch phw 29

in an ideal world, navy or blue would be in the Neutral list so blue obscure JPG fringe shoulder kelly and Navy box Kelly sellier 28, phw :smile:
 
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hermesgeek

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- black: Birkin 35 togo with gold hardware
- gold: Birkin 30 ostrich with gold hardware
- etoupe: Kelly 32 togo retourne with palladium hardware
- etain: Haut a courroies 50 clemence with palladium hardware
- orange: Lindy 30 swift with gold hardware
- rouge H: kelly 25 box sellier with gold hardware

Yes, I’m basic lol
 

MissSteph

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so fun. Here are my HGs!

Let's say you could only have ONE item from Hermes in the following colours:
- black - Birkin 35 in Togo RGHW (Close, mine is GHW)
- gold - Mini Constance Tadelekt GHW
- etoupe - Kelly wallet PHW (I have this, I don't care much for etoupe but it's a good neutral for wallet)
- etain - Birkin 30 in Epsom RGHW
- orange - Kelly 28 or 32 (arg can't decide) retourne Chevre PHW
- rouge H - Kelly 25 sellier croc PHW
 
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Dec 28, 2007
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I will contribute my current collection.
- Black Box Egee PHW
- Gold Swift Birkin 30 PHW
- Etoupe Clemence Birkin 30 PHW
- Etain Mini Kelly II SO (waiting for arrival)
- Orange Swift Constance 25 PHW
- Rouge H Box Constance 23 1977 GHW

My HG bags in my collection are all pink/ purple and therefore not included on this list. :biggrin: