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The Hildestahl Medium III Bag

James Andrew and Hildestahl Medium III Bag - photo Gabriel Everett

When I saw the Hildestahl Medium III bag I, of course, simply had to have it. It’s the most perfectly useful and stylish every-day bag that one could ever want—and, AND, yes, in this fantastic shade of purple!

Now, you might think a man’s handbag in purple would be a bit over the top, but I can tell you, (and I know a bit about his sort of thing), purple is a hugely versatile color that works well with practically any combination. Gentlemen, do be bold! Wear the colors that you want, whatever they may be!

As far as securing YOUR purple Hildestahl, it is in quite a limited edition of 5, and now that I have one of them, well, you can do the math. So be quick about it.

I’m photographed here by the very talented photographer Gabriel Everett, sporting my marvelous Medium III Hildestahl bag in purple, dusty gray blue suede motorcycle jacket and grey cashmere turtleneck sweater both Tom Ford era Gucci, Etro wool challis scarf, Uniglo slim dark denim jeans, vintage Rolex oyster perpetual in stainless steel, Gucci black suede loafers (not shown), Dior sunglasses and my fragrance is Creed Himalaya.


  1. Mara Helmrich von Elgott says:

    schöne Tasche! steht Dir gut!



  2. love the bag! I would like to have one too! why not? purple is a wonderful and positive color!

    big hug,


  3. Martina says:

    James! Eres un ícono del buen gusto!

  4. Christiane von Könemann says:

    Du bist der schickste Mann der Welt James, alle sollten von Dir lernen!

  5. James Andrew says:

    Dear Christian,

    Isn’t this bag tremendous and the color sensational!



  6. Of course it is dear James, this bag is a must have!

  7. Juana de Esquivel says:

    bello bolso…….te queda estupendo!

  8. Lil´Lilly says:

    James you are so trendy!

  9. Pink Cinammon says:

    You look gorgeous James! Tell me your secret for always looking so fabtastic!

  10. Tom Cavendish says:

    Great photo of you James, Gabriel is very talented…….

  11. James Andrew says:

    Dear Tom,

    Thanks for all your tremendous support!

    Gabriel Everett is absolutely brilliant and we are thrilled to collaborate with him.

    Stay tuned for much more his work here on WIJW?



  12. Francois says:

    James – Darling I don’t know. Despite the fact the toute monde loves this bag – I’m not so sure. Bag and shoes and gloves should have the same colour. And you don’t want to walk around in red shoes. Do you? Hildenstahl sounds to me like a nuclear power station somewhere in the Rhine valley.

  13. Eric says:

    WOW! Francois..how about a BIG step outside the box and in to the world of fashion and good taste…

  14. Jens Hildestahl says:

    Fantastic. I love to see the bag on you arm! I know you would think up so many interesting combinations with this color.
    Great to see all the comments as well.
    Cheers / Jens

  15. jon k says:

    Francois must have lost his marble or perhaps is just not a risk taker. I do have red shoes, I also have purple velvet slippers.. Contrary to Francois, I admire that you wear clothes, they don’t wear you! Looking fabulous as ever : )

    Cheers to marbles and looking insanely great !


  16. James Andrew says:

    Dear Eric and jon k,

    Thanks for your support!



  17. CD says:

    Dear James,

    So many thanks for the information regarding the Hildestahl bag. I checked the website and I absolutely love them all. I had just acquired a black Armani one from Bergdorf for the gym and now I want to have the Honey Gold Laholm as well. I had never heard of Hildestahl and so many thanks for having featured it. I think it will be such a great item to go into my modest Jaguar on my way to David Barton Gym! Happy (belated) 2012!


  18. James Andrew says:

    Dear CD,

    Thank You!

    That is tremendous!

    I like the idea that these Hildestahl bags are very special and limited and not everyone will be sporting the same bag.

    I am sure you will stand out in a crowd!



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