Hermes

The anticipation hour



Hermes l'Heure Impatiente watch

When I was being measured for my Turnbull and Asser shirts, they added a couple of extra millimetres to the cuff measurement to accommodate my watch. They specifically ask you what kind of watch you wear for this purpose. That would almost be redundant in the case of Hermès’ new l’Heure Impatiente watch. As part of the Slim d’Hermès line, it’s flatter than a pancake which is all the more impressive when you consider the mechanical complications they have to squeeze into the case. (more…)



On the terrace with Hermes and Henry



Hermes magazine Un Mirage by Mark Borthwick styling by Melanie Ward

London is experiencing a few days of welcome (albeit intermittent) sun and I’m starting to get holiday vibes. These Herme?s pictures portray the feeling, thanks to Mark Borthwick’s sunlight-flooded photography, Melanie Ward’s impeccable styling and Herme?s’ summer-ready clothes. The photos are from the current Herme?s magazine and the shoot is called Un Mirage… (more…)



How to buy an Hermès fragrance



How to buy an Hermes fragrance

There are many ways to buy an Hermès fragrance. In department stores, at airports, online. But for the best experience, in keeping with the poetic Hermès approach, I’d recommend buying from an Hermès store. This way, you get personal service (hunt out the charming perfume ambassadors in Bond Street, and Sloane Street) and get to experience all the delightful little Hermès touches, of which of course, there are many. (Here’s one I experienced: when I tested the scents, they were sprayed onto an Hermès ribbon, which was then tied to my wrist. Fabulous, no?) (more…)