The London List Abroad: Freemans Sporting Club team up with eyewear designers Ayame for a limited edition of their ‘General’ sunglassesThe London List

By Sam Bathe on 21 Jun 2016


Teaming up for a Tokyo exclusive, eyewear designers Ayame have collaborated with Freemans Sporting Club for a limited edition of their stylish ‘General’ frames. Available in a gorgeous mottled blue/gold colourways, the sunglasses are hand finished with intricate detailing on the arm hinge and nose bridge. Coming with a custom leather case and signature lens cloth, the General sunglasses are available from Freemans Sporting Club for ¥35,000 (approximately £240).

Freemans Sporting Club, 5-46-4 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo, 150-0001

Snarkitecture team up with The Arrivals for a sleek, limited edition waterproof poncho

Posted in Products, Style
By Sam Bathe on 5 May 2016



Teaming up with trendy clothing label, The Arrivals, Snarkitecture’s latest apparel venture is a stylish, minimalist waterproof poncho. Dubbed the Element, the poncho is available in two colourways (of course, black and white), constructed from a breathable, waterproof shell and hand-cut for clean and precise edges. Lined with ventilating mesh inside there’s also an amazing later-cut pocket system, including an earbud hole for easy listening. The Element poncho was shot in the Catskills by photographer Noah Kalina and is available for $345 from the Arrivals online store:

Photographer Kourtney Roy shoots a fictional film noir in rural Canada for book ‘Northern Noir’

Posted in Art, Photography, Shoots, Style
By Sam Bathe on 19 Apr 2016



Shot over several road trips through Ontario and British Columbia, photographer Kourtney Roy‘s series, Northern Noir, are like stills from a fictional film noir. Wanting to photograph the “non-events that encircle the places where transgressive acts may have taken place,” Kourtney creates a sinister undertone in otherwise mundane situations. The series is published in a book by Editions la Pionniere titled by the same name. Show the rest of this post…









Check out more of Kourtney’s photography on her site:

(multee)project take inspiration from Picasso’s ‘Blue Period’ for their latest streetwear collection

Posted in Shoots, Style
By Sam Bathe on 25 Mar 2016



A mix of casual and streetwear, (multee)project’s The Blue Period Collection was inspired by Pablo Picasso’s ‘Blue Period’ of work. Featuring a jacket, sweatshirt, jogger, shirt, tee and throw, the line features premium tri-blend and water resistant fabrics. The lookbook is shot in partnership with Los Angeles creative agency, The Neue School, and references some of Picasso’s most iconic Blue Period pieces. You can shop the full collection on (multee)project’s site:

The London List Abroad: Menswear label The Hill-Side open their first store Brooklyn’s Williamsburg neighbourhoodThe London List

By Sam Bathe on 23 Dec 2015



One of the hottest menswear labels in recent years, Japanese-influenced The Hill-Side have opened first-ever physical store located in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg district, the label’s own backyard. Slotting in perfectly alongside the wealth of shops in the hip Williamsburg neighbourhood, outfront, a New York Subway-style mosaic tile sign adorns the pavement, with tall windows letting light spill into the store. Mixing rugged daywear with more smart-cusual styles, the Brooklyn store carries The Hill-Side’s whole line, including shirts, outerwear, jeans, footwear and accessories, plus ceramics from local artists. The store is open six days a week, closed Monday.

The Hill-Side, 263 S 1st Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211

Sekford release their first edition of Swiss-made wristwatches, the stylish and timeless Type 1A

Posted in Products, Style
By Sam Bathe on 1 Dec 2015



Born out of frustration of an inability to find a stylish luxury, dress watch for everyday use, at the price of a great pair of shoes, bag or jacket, Sekford have produced their first edition of wristwatches, the Type 1A. From Port Magazine co-founder Kuchar Swara (creative director), watch designer Cédric Bellon and industrial designer Pierre Foulonneau, the Sekford Type 1A is available in four colourways, 200 in gold and 300 in stainless steel, all with a unique edition number. Inspired by classic English pocket watches, the pieces are Swiss-made, collaborating with Commercial Type to craft a new font for the watchface. The Sekford Type 1A watch is available for £695-£795 from their online store and select stockists in London:

Julia Gabriel Studio’s new ‘Circular Series’ bag collection pairs sharp geometric shapes with bright, bold colour combinations

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By Sam Bathe on 25 Sep 2015



Handmade by a “one woman production line”, Julia Gabriel Studio’s ‘Circular Series’ is colorful collection of handmade leather bags that includes clutches, totes, handbags, duffles and backpacks. The architecturally-minded designs feature sharp geometric shapes and bold colour combinations, with each bag made-to-order and the canvas dyed in a big pot in her bathtub. The end result is a mature third collection from the designer, wanting colours that would both stand out against a classic black winter coat and pair subtly with a camel sweater. The ‘Circular Series’ bags are available through Julia Gabriel Studio’s online store:

Herschel Supply Co. go sleek and minimal with their Fall 2015 Studio Collection

Posted in Products, Style
By Sam Bathe on 29 Jul 2015



Already the go-to urban duffle bag, Herschel Supply Co.’s Fall 2015 Studio Collection takes their bags and accessories down a minimal, ultra stylish route. In monotone – black, white or army surplus – plus a camo colourway, the collection includes a tote, travel bag, backpack, hippack, pouch and duffle. Show the rest of this post…

All products are water-resistant, with numerous hidden pockets and compartments, and are available in-store and online from the Herschel online store:





Burberry creates a modern, preppy look for the library and the beach with their new ‘Scholar’ eyewear collection

Posted in Products, Style
By Sam Bathe on 16 Jul 2015


Inspired by the signature shapes of Oliver Peoples, Burberry‘s new FW2015 eyewear collection channels a suave and stylish look. Available in a number of colourways for both reading and sun glasses, the collection starts at $225 in a circular and more squared off model. Titled ‘The Scholar Collection’, Burberry’s new eyewear range will hit Burberry stores and select retailers later this summer.

Hong Kong label MMT bring back a classical style with their pocket and new wristwatch collection

Posted in Products, Style
By Sam Bathe on 12 Jun 2015



Founded in 2011 to make pocket watches, MMT, short for Momento, have now spread their wings with with four stylish and sleek timepieces for the wrist. The R collection features a removeable solid wood shell, while the C range is a more classic model. The Hong Kong label uses a thin-style watch strap, while those looking for something even more classical can choose from MMT’s pocket watches. The MMT range is available from their online store, with engraving available at checkout:

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