Hermès is known for its straps. Long before the label became famous for its cult bags, the traditional house made a name for itself with high-quality saddles, bridle and harness for horses. When trains and cars replaced carriages and horsemen, the descendants of the saddler Thierry Hermès were able to make use of the knowledge of leather, buckles and others. No wonder the company's belts are so popular today. The conspicuous H-closure has long since become a classic. And since top materials and a 1-A-processing are written at Hermès, there are still second hand finest pieces to get hold of.