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

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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: www.mmtstore.com

Leather artisans Hard Graft take on the classic men’s briefcase with their gorgeous Atelier Assembly bag

Posted in Products, Style
By Sam Bathe on 11 May 2015

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A coming together of the best Tuscan leather and classic Italian style, the Atelier Assembly Briefcase is a painstaking artisan creation from masters Hard Graft. From superior leather, hand-picked and mastered by one Italian craftsman, the exclusive edition of products come with triple hand-painted edges and subtle hand-stitched details, with enough room in the main compartment to fit a 13″ laptop, A4 documents and folders and an inside zip pocket. Four small metal feet protect the base of the Atelier Assembly Briefcase, which is available now from the Hard Graft online store for a cool £658: www.hardgraft.com/products/atelier-assembly-briefcase

A Kind of Guise go wonderfully muted for their Women’s S/S 2015 collection

Posted in Shoots, Style
By Sam Bathe on 27 Apr 2015

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After taking a tour of Istanbul for their last collection, A Kind of Guise are urban again to launch their Women’s S/S 2015 styles. Including sweatshirts, caps, dresses, jackets and more, the collection features their signature muted style with flashier cuts and materials. Show the rest of this post…

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The A Kind of Guise Women’s S/S 2015 is available now from their online store: www.akindofguise.com/product-category/womens

Thisispaper launch their stylish and summery S/S15 linen, sailcloth and denim bag collection

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

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Magazine-turned-online lifestyle store, Thisispaper, get ready for summer with their new collection of linen, sailcloth and denim bags. Including the Handle Backpack – a hybrid between a tote bag and a backpack – plus a slew of other backpacks, the Top Roll roll top rucksack, a larger gym bag and the smaller Pocket Bags, all of Thisispaper’s bags are handmade in their Warsaw studio from the finest Polish materials. Varying from two natural linens to cotton denim and cotton sailcloth, all with vegetable-tanned leather details, the collection is available in five colourways and starts at €80 from the Thisispaper online store: www.thisispapershop.com

Prada releases ‘The Postman Dreams’ series of shorts to celebrate their iconic Galleria bag

Posted in Film, Short Films, Style
By Sam Bathe on 10 Apr 2015

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Inspired by the style and tone of past collaborator, Wes Anderson, Prada have released a series of new shorts about a daydreaming postman. Starring Prada’s iconic Galleria bag, the five The Postman Dreams shorts are directed by Autumn De Wilde, with a quirky, almost slapstick, approach to their comedy. With two more yet to be release, the first short in the series sleep through half of his shift, dreaming about the Galleria, while another sees him avoid a passionate embrace on the stairs and the last about a young boy using the bag as the battlefield for his toys. Stay tuned to The Postman Dreams microsite for the final two shorts: www.thepostmandreams.prada.com

Paulin’s C200 Chronograph watches blend function with a gorgeous modern industrial look

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

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Available in five colourways, Paulin’s C200 Chronograph watch features a Japanese Miyota Quartz movement and Italian calfskin leather straps with embossing on the underside, all designed and assembled in the UK. Paulin’s sharp yet classic look on the C200 features a domed mineral glass crystal, with a 24h dial, 30 minute and 60 second stopwatch powered by the chronograph. The C200 is available from the Paulin online store for £195: www.paulinwatches.com

Aer’s Duffle Pack is a stylish, durable bag for the office and the gym

Posted in Products, Style
By Sam Bathe on 6 Mar 2015

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Wanting to create a well-designed gym bag that you could take into the office, Aer’s Duffle Pack features a separate water-resistant and ventilated shoe pocket to keep your gym shoes separate from everyday essentials. A laptop pocket at the back plus the 24L main compartment and two side pockets are all accessible via separate water-proofed zips, allowing for quick and easy access to your stuff. The Duffle Pack also features a 1680D ballistic nylon exterior, horizontal and vertical handles a spacer mesh back panel for breathability. The Duffle Pack ships May 2015 and is avilable for pre-order now from the Aer website: www.aersf.com/duffel-pack

The London List: Larsson & Jennings open their first London store featuring a bespoke LJX watch barThe London List

By Sam Bathe on 5 Mar 2015

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After a number of in-store pop-ups across London, Anglo-Swedish watchmakers Larsson & Jennings have opened their first brick and mortar store on Monmouth Street, Covent Garden. Stocking the full Larsson & Jennings range plus some in-store exclusives, there is also a Fika coffee counter so you can grab a hot drink while you shop. However, the best thing about the Monmouth Street store is the LJX custom area, helping customers make their perfect bespoke watch from a seemingly endless selection of materials and colours. The minimalistic, Apple-inspired store is beautifully designed too.

Larsson & Jennings, 53 Monmouth Street, London, WC2H 9DG
www.larssonandjennings.com/ljxcustom

Mosaert’s Capsule No. 2 mixes English school cuts with African wax colours and patterns

Posted in Products, Style
By Sam Bathe on 4 Feb 2015

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From Belgian singer-songwriter Stromae — born Paul Van Haver — label Mosaert have released their new capsule collection, inspired by classic English school cuts and African wax colours and patterns. A collection of cardigans, pullovers, polos and socks, Mosaert is designed and produced in limited quantities in Europe, with the lookbook shoot taking on a traditional school photo setup. Mosaert’s Capsule No. 2 is available now from their online store: www.store.mosaert.com

Nanamica say goodbye to winter with their colourful Spring/Summer 2015 Cordura bag collection

Posted in Products, Style
By Sam Bathe on 6 Jan 2015

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Including a Cycling Pack, Briefcase and Day Pack, Nanamica’s Sprint/Summer 2015 Cordura collection is made from a treated Nylon based fabric which is lightweight, durable and made to last. Available in a number of eye-catching colourways, with premium leather straps, brass buckles and a woven logo patch, the Cordura bags feature zippered main compartments with lots of handy pockets and a roll-top on the Cycling Pack. Starting at $299, Nanamica’s Spring/Summer 2015 Cordura collection is available from the End Clothing online store: http://www.endclothing.com/brands/nanamica

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