Browsing Archives of Author »Jonathan Ho«

TRIM Saffiano and the Joy of Very Slim Wallets

October 21, 2014

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For the last two months, I’ve eschewed my regular wallet for a card holder and I must say that from a philosophical and style standpoint, the benefits have been immense. The Joys of a Slim Wallet It really forces you to decide what cards you really need You get to save on credit card annual […]

Build Any Watch You Want with Seiko 5

September 20, 2014

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Thanks to Hodinkee and Top Gear, you might have heard of former Morgan Motor Company Designer Turned Bespoke Watchmaker Matthew Humphries. Working with Penelope Jordan, this entry-level watch modder starts with a Seiko base and then adds specially designed dials with an aesthetic reminiscent of car dashboard readouts. The thing is, I have no issues with […]

Good Things DO from Canada: Von Vantage

June 15, 2014

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Canadians have a few things to apologise for: Justin Bieber and Celine Dion for starters but Von Vantage is NOT one of them. In fact, Von Vantage makes seriously cool slim wallets. The #menswear community has been espousing the advantages of thin wallets for a while now and for a while, Australian outfit Bellroy seemed […]

The Alternative to Black Tie

June 1, 2014

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Just because it says “Black tie” doesn’t mean you have to dress in traditional penguin tuxedo. The key is understanding the rationale behind the black tie dresscode. General interpretation is that when the invite states “black tie”, the implication is that it’s a formal affair, requiring gentlemanly elegance in posh surrounds. Still, while every man should own […]

Moose + Pine: Cool Smartphone Wallet in Gray Pinstripe Wool

April 26, 2014

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Moose + Pine is admirable in the fact that this is essentially a one woman venture. Granted, she was born in the birthplace of zen-simple design, Helsinki, Finland but Mari Forssell has overcome great odds, eventually moving to US after five years in the UK. Starting out as Stash Bags, Moose + Pine specializes in texture-on-texture laptop messenger […]

Best Value Art Deco Gent’s Watch: Hamilton Flintridge Limited Edition

April 9, 2014

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I’m not a horology snob even though my day job requires that I don the guise of one. That said, while I am saddened by the demise and subsequent acquisition of many watch brands- such is life, I am very happy whenever someone with heritage worth a damn re-issues an archive piece. In this case, […]

Basel 2014: Not Your Usual Omega Speedmaster

April 7, 2014

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There’s a very short list when it comes to famous chronographs: Universal’s Compax, Zenith’s El Primero, Rolex’s Daytona (also powered, previously, by El Primero) and Cosmograph, Heuer’s Carrera (before TAG acquisition) and Breitling’s Navitimer BUT head above them all, resting before on the moon itself is one chronograph- the Omega Speedmaster Professional. After exhaustive tests […]

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