A Kelly 28 sellier in Peau Porc naturel next to the 32 in naturel Chamonix. The colours have come out darker than irl so I would say the Porc is more the Chamonix shade. Turned vintage this year and in excellent condition together with the shoulder strap. I love, love the 28 size and already own 2 others in the retourner style but had to have the sellier too. I’ve had a long search for the Elusive Tan as a neutral and this colour in the Porc is a couple of shades darker than the Chamonix but I would still class it as a neutral – any darker then it would be brown to me. A true all year round neutral.There is a ‘Gold’ colour which looks very different depending on the leather but from everything I’ve seen, it’s too rich and warm for me personally. I have just one item in this colour, a wallet and it is definitely a brown to my eyes.The contrast stitching is a weakness of mine. The base depth is in fact wider than that of the retourner style, I suppose in compensation for lost space due to the sellier construction.28 and 32 sides. I was never keen on textured leathers but the Porc has a very fine grain and is very light.And here we have another 28 in a Brique colour box leather. The colour looks red here but it is in fact much more rusty. This is younger and you can definitely tell the difference in the stitching which are slightly longer than the vintage Kelly. I especially love the palladium hardware with this warm colour and of course the contrast stitching. I’ve been crazy about this colour since I got the Plume in Chêvre leather last year.I’m lucky that all my 28 Kelly’s came with their straps as this is how I most often wear them while the 32s are hand held. Both the 28s from the side.
The Brique Kelly had quite a journey to finally reach me starting about 6 months ago but due to a shipping error she ended up travelling the equivalent of one and a half times around the world before landing on my doorstep! I feel my collection is complete at last and there will be no more additions to increase the ‘H’ family although I know there’ll be some shuffling as time goes on. Next post will be comparing the sellier/retourner styles and sizes/capacity.
Happy Valentine’s Day!
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