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Today’s Birkins seem not to be able to be as good when it comes to sharpness, coloring borders, stiches.

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Today’s Birkins seem not to be able to be as good when it comes to sharpness, coloring borders, stiches.

 Look at the edges, and let what you see tell you about how leathers are not handled as well.One could say that the blue is SWIFT leather, but below, I have pics of my 2011 Birkin, red, in CEMENCE. Look at how CLEMENCE leather ages so well, and how good the old work used to be.Trouble is that finding pristine bags are almost impossible, and I am NOT selling mine!  Look at this 1967 bag, and the stitches, how the leathers are not pulled too tight!Look at how sharp the edges are.This bag is OLDER than most readers!I use it to the clinic almost 3 times a week.  Look at this 2011 Birkin’s edges!!! The stitches are too light, and are actually not of the same lenght!  See the stich lines!!!This GIANT 60cm Birkin I bought from Hiroshima is pristine inspite of use....

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The proof of the Birkin’s ages

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The proof of the Birkin’s ages

 This is an O stamp from present day, last year.  This is an A stamp from 1997 This a V stamp with no...

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Birkin fasteners from 1966 to the present

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Birkin fasteners from 1966 to the present

 This above, a blue 2011 Birkin  This is a 1997 Birkin (sorry about the wrong decade in my earlier post) This is 1966 BirkinYou can see the CUT of the leather.You can see the lining of each stitch.You can see that after 15 years, 48 years or thereabouts…the BIRKINS have not aged!!!They are USED rough and tough..last year, hundreds of people at the Geneva wristwatch contest saw me lug the 1966 Birkin, a blue 50cm monster thru the press rooms and the hotels and the airports.More to...

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How to know how old your Hermes is

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How to know how old your Hermes is

The following is a list of date stamps found on all Hermes leather goods.years 1997-present are encased in a Squareyears 1971-1996 are encased in a Circleyears 1945-1970 have no geometric shape So I have a few Birkins and Jypsieres, all male/man mags.Some inherited, some bought …all from Japan, Hiroshima, yes..THAT place.2012 P2011 O 2010 N2009 M2008 L2007 K2006 J2005 I 2004 H 2003 G2002 F2001 E2000 D1999 C1998 B————————————————————-new and appears more commercial.1997 A* letters began being encased in a Square1996 Z1995 Y1994 X1993 W1992 V1991 U1990 T1989 S1988 R1987 Q1986 P1985 O1984 N1983 M1982 L1981 K1980 J1979 I1978 H1977 G1976 F1975...

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Birkins and wristwatches

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Birkins and wristwatches

It may seem that the hard earned repute of Hermes stitch is threatened by lesser work experience with the leathers. I have noticed much more error and less “sharpness” in edges. I have Birkins which are well worned, with patina of age, looking graceful and elegant. They retained sharp corners and excellent stitch regularity in pressure and taughtness in the way the stict pulls around the leather. ALL DONE BY HAND. To a person like me, I will use Birkins to illustrate what I mean by long lasting good work.Imagine watches, made so well…like from DeBethune, Rolex, Patek, Richard Mille, MBF, Laurent Flerier…and many more. They will outlast and outlive leather.Even leather, from these Birkins are over 40 years...

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Birkins stiches and edge work seen thru a watch collector

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Birkins stiches and edge work seen thru a watch collector

 Today’s 2012 Birkin  Today’s 2012 Birkin  Old Birkin from the 1980s Older Birkin from the...

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