Please help identify leather, color and design

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As requested, this thread is now the official Help I.D. Hermes leather, color and design thread. Cheers!



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Very true— Tadelakt and Box are often confused (as well as Tadelakt and Swift), but in this case, the auction house is incorrect. According to my records, Tadelakt was introduced in 2007/2008 (corroborated here and also on Christie’s). And according to the Hermès site, Swift was introduced in 2004.

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(source: https://www.hermes.com/us/en/product/r.m.s-travel-tag-H083423CK71/)
i saw an old kelly that looked like that on a resale site a while ago too! do you think it’s also maybe box & not tadelact leather?
 

r luvs h

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i saw an old kelly that looked like that on a resale site a while ago too! do you think it’s also maybe box & not tadelact leather?

Not necessarily, and without a picture, my guess is as good as anyone’s. Anyone who’s been buying Hermès for any length of time knows that this brand is full of surprises. It’s very possible that Tadelakt was re-issued. It’s possible that it’s Box Calfskin. Or maybe it’s neither. I can only guess. If you remember where you saw it or are able to find a picture, that would be helpful.
 
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r luvs h

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Hello TPFers,

Would appreciate any help with identifying? This is identified as Togo but the grain seems especially large. This is a K32 Retourne.

Many thanks in advance!

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Looks like Fjord or maybe a buffalo leather to me. I’d need to see the interior to be sure. Togo did look a touch similar to this in it’s early years with a neater, more elevated grain.
 
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