Hermès Cabacity45


There hasn’t been a new bag for men I’ve liked from Hermès for a long time, so you’ll forgive me for being so excited about the Cabacity45. Measuring some 45 cm across by 37 cm by 18 cm, it’s actually a bag in a bag, which also means you’ll be getting two bags for the price of one.

The first is the tote, which is also the one you’re seeing in the image that’s shown above. Made of Hunter cowhide, it’s a no-nonsense bag with 2 short top handles, with buckles on each side that presumably allows one to extend its capacity, hence its name. Then there’s the other bag, the one you see with the ruched top, which is actually a drawstring leather sling that comes with its own long handle. Made of Cristobal bull calfskin, you can use it on its own, or attached to the main tote, what with its snap button closures and leather cut-outs on each side, which you can then choose to buckle through into the tote.

Finished off with palladium-plated hardware and matching metal feet, it comes embossed with the tiniest of logos on one side of the bag, which is perfect because a bag like this needs no other distraction. The one thing, however, that might stop you (and me) in our tracks is the price, which is currently at GBP5400 the last time I checked, making it about SGD11,300 after conversion, a pretty penny indeed for this stunner of a bag.

But if the price doesn’t faze you (because you know, you can use it as a carry-on, a workhorse and even a gym bag), you’ll find it in at least two colours so far, in Black/Lead and another in H Red which is just Hermès-speak for a gorgeous shade of burgundy. Love.


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