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Hermès Barda Messenger Bag via The Bag Snob: Reviews of Designer Handbags, Authentic Designer Purses, and

Hermès Barda Messenger Bag via The Bag Snob: Reviews of Designer Handbags, Authentic Designer Purses, and

For the last year or so, I've been a strictly hand-held kind of guy when it comes to my bags--I always found messengers to be a bit uncomfortable despite their hands-free advantage--but if I'm going to cross that great bag divide, this Hermès messenger will do it. Dubbed the "Barda 35," Hermès' latest men's creation is made from Sikkim calfskin (translation: super supple and ultra lightweight), is simple, elegant and will coordinate nicely with everything in my wardrobe. Yes, some may say it lacks the bells and whistles one would expect from a bag at this price level, but think of it this way: this bag is for the gentleman who wears Patek Philippe watches or Tod's loafers. It's about subtle luxury. I love how all the components of the bag are soft, meaning they'll mold nicely to my physique and what I'm wearing, be it a blazer or winter parka. And as with all leather this ...

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