Hermes Mahogany & Leather Valet Stand
The famed French luxury goods house of Hermès has come out with the ultimate accessory for the world's best-dressed gentlemen -- a valet stand in solid mahogany, fine leather and brass with ebony detailing.
The luxe piece, designed to accommodate a full suit of gentleman's clothing and accessories, is a limited edition re-issue of a classic item created for Hermès in 1930 by famed French decorator and designer Paul Dupré-Lafon. The original was sold by Sotheby's at its Art Nouveau & Art Deco Design sale in Paris in 2007 for about $65,000.
The stand, with an Art Deco and vintage flair, features a calfskin hangar for a suit, a calfskin tray for watches and cufflinks, a mahogany shoe rack at the base, and brass hooks and rods for ties, belts and braces. At over $3,000 the luxurious item costs as much as a bespoke suit itself, but if you're investing in custom-made clothes you don't want to just hang them over the back of a chair.
Gallery: Hermes Valet Stand