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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 […]

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 […]

Whimsical accessories: Monsieur Fox cufflinks and pocket squares

September 2, 2013

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When I was first deciding on a name for my menswear blog, “Monsieur” was an easy option, conjuring up imagery of a dapper Parisian gentleman. Monsieur Fox  on the other hand, paints the image of dashing rogue-gent, well dressed and ready for mischief. Stylishly Whimsical: Monsieur Fox cufflinks and pocket squares Not to be confused with Merchant […]

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 […]

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, […]

Bespoke Wardrobe: Your iPhone 4 Customised With SLED Casebacks

May 14, 2012

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Age is catching up with me; fortunately, this newfound maturity also means a new outlook towards spending less but paying more for quality. I spoke with Eric Heins of Corter Bags recently and I’ve come to admire craftsman more and more, preferring the bespoke lifestyle over mass production. And while almost all of your wardrobe can […]

Bespoke Wardrobe: Caught Up in Corter Leather Bags

May 10, 2012

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Handcrafted goods- some consider it as unnecessary expense; I consider it a luxe investment. Truth is, with anything bespoke, what you are paying for is the quality that not only lasts but exudes classic elegance. Fact is, you could spend thousands trying to stay ahead of the fashion curve, but a real Monsieur realizes the […]

Truman Handcrafted iPad and Macbook Portfolios

September 4, 2011

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I covered some well designed and downright innovative Hard Graft iPad and Macbook cases not too long ago and since I’m on the hunt for some attire for a soon-to-be-mine iPad 2, I’ve expanded the search into the realm of luxuriously handcrafted leather cases. Starting with the finest leather,  each piece is cut, sewn and […]

Best of Etsy: Portel iPhone Leather Wallets

May 5, 2011

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I really need to stop shopping. I digress; No doubt, some man’s magazines make it an annual affair to have a write up on how real men should sort their wallets and keep it lean (at least in terms of junking out old receipts and expired condoms), I believe that Portel’s iPhone leather wallets are […]

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