What is your favorite leather for a Kelly

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  1. ....and why?

    I ask this because I love Box Calf and I thought that was "IT" for me but as I get older I'm finding I ALSO like a bit of a more "pliable" leather for this style.

    Anyone else in the same H boat?
  2. I have one in chèvre, and one in swift. Though I dislike swift for Birkins, in the Kelly Flat the edges are resined and it keeps the leather from wearing the same way it does on the piped corners of a Birkin or a retourne Kelly.

    And my chèvre bag is smooshier than you would think!

    I think a Kelly in clemence would be really nice - all the elegance of the bag's design, with the casual look of clemence.
  3. Totally!

    Box will always be my first choice for a Kelly but if I get to make a 2nd choice that would be chèvre.
  4. I've got a Kelly in clemence which I use like a workhorse (it's practically travelled the world with me) but I am now finding it a little too slouchy for my liking and the resin is beginning to split at the corners next to the flap.

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  5. I love barenia, box, chevre, ostrich and small grained togo. I like bags that dont slouch too much.
  6. ^^Gorgeous bag!
  7. Box. Or barenia. Or toile. :biggrin:
  8. S'Mom, are you thinking sellier or retourne?
  9. Anything sellier. Prefer the boxy structure.
  10. I'd probably chuck a lung for a Kelly in Chèvre...LOL!!!

    I've been liking a structure but a "soft" structure....KWIM?
  11. yes! I love retourne that stands up straight but with a little softness to the sides
  12. Epsom, sellier. I like the kelly with a more structured look.
  13. gosh i would LOVE a chevre kelly... chevre anything actually!!! :biggrin:
  14. Yes, Carlinha.....Chevre is SO gorgeous. I have a Web in Fauvre Chèvre and it's SO lush...
  15. What do you guys think of the old Ardennes leather? I don't know but there's something about it that's intriguing me....