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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 […]

5 Timeless Laptop Briefcases Worth Buying

November 10, 2013

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I’ve been on a briefcase hunt lately and the requirements for luxury watch journalist are quite challenging. Obviously if money was no option, shelling out thousands for a Dunhill or Louis Vuitton briefcase is definitely a no brainer. That said, the salary of a writer isn’t exactly something that can stretch in the directions of […]

Men’s Accessories Fall Winter 2013-14: Barrett Alley & Persol

August 14, 2013

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Keep Pockets slim with the Disciple Wallet The Disciple Wallet from Barrett Alley is the latest card holder on the war front against fat wallets. While mass produced slim wallets from Bellroy are quite laudable (do check them out), nothing beats the time-tested traditions (and luxuriousness) of handcrafted leather. Shipping with a lifetime guarantee, the Disciple Wallet […]

Stylish gadgets for: Shaving, Charging and Escaping Handcuffs

April 14, 2013

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After the discussing something as serious as suit construction and the merits of floating canvasses, I figured I could use a break and decided to update the old travel dopp kit with some stylish gadgets like: 100 proof Charging PowerFlask It’s bloody annoying trying to keep track of all the damn power adapters to charge the […]

From Goldfinger to Skyfall: Aston Martin DB5 is Classic Bond

March 6, 2013

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James Bond drives cars that epitomize cool. These aren’t the black saloons driven by real spies. Bond’s cars are fast, elegant, two seaters, and are as English as bangers and mash. It’s no surprise then, that Bond would be driving an Aston Martin in the latest Bond film, “Skyfall,” although we didn’t know which one […]

A life of elegance: Courtesy of The Merchant Fox

March 4, 2013

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It’s true there’s been an uptick of classic English menswear coming from outside Savile Row now but we can still trust the British Isles to be home to some of the finest meccas to sartorial living and a lifestyle of elegance. This latest bastion of men’s style? The Merchant Fox. Based in South West England, […]

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