Browsing All posts tagged under »leather«

TRIM Saffiano and the Joy of Very Slim Wallets

October 21, 2014


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 […]

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

August 14, 2013


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 […]

Grenson Shoes x Foot the Coacher for Mr. Porter

August 10, 2013


Grenson Shoes was one of those brands born from absolute necessity. Literally home grown (when William Green’s father passed on and he had to help his mother produce mens’ boots at home), this English heritage brand continued as a cottage industry until Green established his own craft in 1866 as William Green & Son. Not before […]

Truman Handcrafted iPad and Macbook Portfolios

September 4, 2011


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 […]

Trainers that Aren’t (too) Casual: Buttero Sneakers

May 9, 2011


I’ve never been a fan of canvas (at least for shoes), they take a heck a lot of effort to maintain. White canvas trainers get scuffed grey, brown and black, black canvas trainers get scuffed white and grey- it’s almost as if Fate had never intended canvas or the owners of canvas trainers to have […]

The Monsieur’s Wishlist: Shoes from Sergio Rossi

May 6, 2011


I wrote about Sergio Rossi a couple of days back and then I came upon these during my window shopping. Sergio Rossi  Moccassins and Monk-strap Shoes. Click the links for the online retailer.

Best of Etsy: Portel iPhone Leather Wallets

May 5, 2011


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 […]

Delvaux Collection: 1829 by Bruno Pieters

May 5, 2011


In 1829, Charles Delvaux opened a window for all and sundry in Brussels to peer at his handcrafted travel trunks to much universal admiration amongst the cognoscenti. In a short span of 70 years, his was a House that not only earned the right to serve the Court of Belgium but also the first to […]

Formally Casual: A.P.C. Leather Shoulder Bags

May 1, 2011


I’ve always had a love for bags that could both perform in and out of the office; It’s been a force of habit and the result of living in a world where so many beautiful things exist and the resultant consumerist tendency to want them all. That said, I’ve advised against wanton consumerism before and […]

Out of Africa: Quamta Ostrich Skin Collection

May 1, 2011


Though more commonly associated with fodder for feather dusters, Ostrich skin have recently gained prominence as an exotic material for many design houses, Quamta included. This South African ostrich leather maison produces understated yet avant-garde accessories for discerning men. From ostrich skin zip wallets, iphone and iPad holders to multipurpose folio; all are made from carefully selected, […]