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May 6, 2014

Hermès Baseball Glove

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Below, excerpts from Misty White Sidell's April 25 Daily Mail story.

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Never one to shy away from high prices, Hermes has created a $14,100 baseball mitt constructed of hand-stitched gold calfskin. The glove is part of Hermès "Home run" collection, and took 25 man-hours to create in the brand’s French factory.

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It comes stamped with Hermès’ signature logo on the inside of the glove — no doubt an appeal for the brand’s diehard Japanese fans, whose home country is also a huge proponent of baseball. But a glove alone would not make sense, which is why the brand has also created a matching $1,925 baseball bat to accompany it.

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The bat is made of ash wood and is wrapped at the base with the same leather that comprises the mitt.

Back in 2011 the brand issued a different version of its baseball glove at $8,500.

Robert Chavez, the company's U.S. chief executive, told CBS Marketwatch that that edition sold out: "We didn't realize there were such aficionados out there," he said.

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May 6, 2014 at 08:01 AM | Permalink


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