The Hermes Steve Besace bag is destined to be worn only by men that live in the world of luxury and money, a world where style and refinement is a must, where $9000 spent on a purse is an insignificant amount of money. These masters of the universe dress in wool crepe suits, travel only on private jets and wear the ultimate messenger bag: Hermes Steve Besace. This extremely expensive and luxurious purse is nowadays the most iconic bag designed for males and it expresses style, power and fame.
Still, what are the core key characteristics of a Hermes Steve Besace bag? Firstly, as all modern men’s purses, it is a messenger bag. This basically means that it is a shoulder bag with a very long strap that goes across the body hanging on the lower back. It is manufactured from bull calfskin leather and is nicely styled-up by the addition of silver color hardware. Of course, for enhanced comfort and versatility, the shoulder strap is adjustable. Another important detail is the use of numerous pockets both at the inside and outside. By all means, it is an extraordinary fashionable bag!
The original Hermes Steve Besace comes in three sizes: the smaller size version is 28 centimeters and it is also called the Steve “Caporal”, the medium size is 35 centimeters and it is the most preferred one and the large size is 38 centimeters, this is suitable for men that are very tall. This Hermes replica purse is the medium size one and it measures 35 centimeters just like the authentic medium version.
The leather used on this Steve Besace replica model is incredibly sturdy and firm, but has a resolutely smooth outside that feels great when you touch it. Clearly, this imitation Hermes bag is made from very good quality leather, a supple one that clones perfectly the authentic purse. Also, the outside fabric is texturized; it has a texture that resembles a lot to little pebbles. On the inside it has a leather lining, same color and same basic leather, but with a different texture, a plain one with barely noticeable lines. What I noticed, but only after ordering the replica is that this type of brown color doesn’t correspond to the original shades of brown used by the original Hermes company. The authentic Steve Besace bag doesn’t come in this shade of brown. I must confess that it was a real disappointment.
The craftsmanship of the replica Steve Besace bag is flawless. The leather is perfectly sewn together with white threads and is nicely cut and finished on the edges. Also, it does not have any smudges, stains or discolorations. As already mentioned, the stitching is very well done. The white stitches are evenly spaced apart and do not seem to have any imperfections.
At the interior, we find three compartments and a zipper pocket. Exactly as the original Hermes Steve Besace bag has. It is a versatile bag that adapts without problems to your everyday necessities.
Under the flap cover of the bag- the one that has the two leather belts that close over it- there is the “HERMES PARIS MADE IN FRANCE” logo written on three different rows with the accent on the second “E”. This marking on the original Steve Besace bag is colored in gold, but on my Hermes replica is silver color. Luckily, it is not very visible as the flap cover is always over this writing.
The hardware is another minus of my Hermes Steve Besace replica. The authentic model is made from silver and palladium plated metal while my imitation Steve Besace is crafted from stainless steel. This translates as a less shiny silver color hardware that does not look at all authentic or refined. Additionally, on the clasps you can see small scratch marks. This ruins the overall look of the bag.
The shoulder leather belt is very comfortable. It feels naturally and light weighted once worn across the body. Also, it can be adjusted very easily as to be shorter or longer depending on how tall you are.
The Hermes Steve Besace bag with its ultra-simple shape and design cannot pass without notice. It features a balanced combination of luxurious and casual lines, making it the ultimate men purse. Precisely because it is a frivolous and splendid bag, I had to see if it can be replicated successfully. Overall, this replica is a nice reproduction of the brutally gorgeous Steve Messenger bag. It is made from very good quality leather; it has the exact same size, an excellent craftsmanship and all the correct pockets and markings.