What's the best leather for an evelyne?

Marni

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Hi ladies! I am thinking of getting an evelyne PM II in bright color. :wlae:

Probably orange or vermillon. But can't decide on which leather yet, personally I prefer something rigid, so is epsom a good choice?

I know there are many H experts here and I'll be more than happy to hear your suggestions.:tup: Thanks a lot!
 

mrssparkles

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Personally, I prefer clemence or the coveted barenia for an Evelyne. IMO it's a soft bag.
TGM, definitely Clemence. I love yours.

Barenia .... I love Barenia but I hate how easily it gets soiled. The oil strain from a strand of fried noodle that dropped on my Barenia Evelyne has never failed to remind me that Barenia and eating do not go together, and I love to eat. :Push:
 

lulilu

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I was just fondling an orange clemence evelyne at H yesterday -- beautiful. I agree that clemence molds to your body best (mine is clemence). Also, I think the colors are very limited in epsom.
 

Aminamina

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Evelyne PM II in Vermillion Epsom would be a wonderful choice since you like the rigid feel/look. I love Epsom and bright colors for the smaller bags :tup:. Good luck with your decision.
 

CynthiaNYC

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I personally very much prefer Clemence to Epsom for an Evelyne bag because I like the way Clemence hangs. I feel that Epsom is *too* stiff for the Evelyne shape, at least on me. I had a Rouge Garance Epsom Evelyne and sold it; I replaced it with a Black Clemence Evelyne of a larger size. I ADORE my Clemence one, and find myself reaching for it nearly all the time for casual wear, while I carried the Epsom one maybe once or twice total.
And though of course Barenia is wonderful--it doesn't come in orange or vermillion, and it is a very "markable" leather.
So, if I were considering an orange Evelyne, it would be Clemence.
 
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Unless something has changed "orange" comes in Epsom and "potiron" comes in Clemence. Both have the same bright orange strap (too bright for the potiron IMHO).

I think it depends on your preference. If you like a structured bag then you might like Epsom. If you prefer more slouch and softness then you should go for Clemence. I think a lot of the brighter colors come in Epsom most often.
 

icechick

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I had an Evelyne in epsom that I gave up on. I loved the shape of it but the bag never sat right on me and I contributed it to the leather. It's the only Hermes bag I've given up on and normally I don't mind stiff leathers. It's just that in this particular combo, it didn't work for me. I prefer softer leathers for shoulder bags.
 

lulilu

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Unless something has changed "orange" comes in Epsom and "potiron" comes in Clemence. Both have the same bright orange strap (too bright for the potiron IMHO).

I think it depends on your preference. If you like a structured bag then you might like Epsom. If you prefer more slouch and softness then you should go for Clemence. I think a lot of the brighter colors come in Epsom most often.

I saw two orange clemence evelynes in NYC in the past two days.
 

crochetbella

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I love Clemence for the Evelyne. But if you do want a stiffer leather Epsom is the way to go. I fell in love with a white Evelyne in Epsom but I know I'd get it dirty in two seconds, ditto Barenia. :lol:
 
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