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Mr Porter celebrates 1st birthday with the pocket square project

Laura Accessories, Brand Spotlight Leave a Comment

One of our favourite online retailers, MRPORTER.COM, is turning One years old, and to celebrate they have teamed up with a number of designers to produce exclusive pocket squares for the site. Brands involved include: Alexander Olch Band of Outsiders Drakes The Elder Statesman Jean Shop Oliver Spencer Our Legacy Richard James YMC This limited edition project is sure to …

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The Leather Satchel Company

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Satchels have been big this year and we don’t expect this trend to disapear anytime soon. While there are a lot of companies making satchels, we highly recommend The Leather Satchel Company. The Leather Satchel Company make custom satchels for the same cost as many off the shelf competitors, meaning you get a one of a kind bag for a …

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Herring Shoes launch luggage collection

Laura Accessories, bags, Footwear 1 Comment

Classic British shoe maker, Herring recently extended their brand by branching into Luggage. The new luggage range includes everything from wash bags to large weekend holdalls, all finished in a super soft dark brown waxed leather. In keeping with their heritage, Herring has named each bag after a London landmark. Our favourite is the Dorchester, a weekend-sized holdall with two …

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The Courier Ruc Case by J. Panther Luggage Co.

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The Courier Ruc Case by J. Panther Luggage Co. from J. Panther Luggage Co. on Vimeo. J. Panther Luggage Co. launched just over a year ago after 2 years of intensive development. Now they are well established in the luggage market and have quite a loyal following. Their products are designed and tested in NYC then handcrafted and finished by …

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Limited edition Mission Workshop waxed Canvas Sanction bag

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Mission Workshop have just released a new limited edition version of their Sanction bag. Constructed out of waxed canvas, this pack is fully waterproof and light weight. As with the standard issue Sanction it features multiple weatherproof pockets, urethane coated zippers, and fits most 15’’ laptops making it the perfect bag for the weather-conscious urban bicyclist. The limited edition Sanction …

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Making of the Herring Shoes Oak Bark belt

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There is always something wonderful about listening to master craftsmen discussing their trade. The passion towards their craft is often contagious and gives us a new appreciation for familiar objects. One video that recently caught my attention was the making of the Herring Shoes Oak Bark belts in the Tanner Bates factory. The video walks us through how this beautiful …

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Complete the Ivy League look with Filofax

Laura Accessories 1 Comment

As the world around us becomes increasingly digital, there is something refreshing about keeping somethings ‘analogue.’ I often get teased about the fact that I carry around a calendar and don’t just rely on my iPhone. Don’t get me wrong I love my iPhone, and have found some really useful organization apps, but they just don’t give me the same …

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Silas x London Tradition Duffle Coat

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The duffle coat truly is a classic winter staple. It’s popularity can be traced back to the British Military for introducing and perfecting the design. One of the best duffel coats we have seen so far this year has to be the collaboration between Silas and Maria and their British cohorts, London Tradition. Made in England, this shortened, hooded classic …

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Tanner Goods Cast Silver Double Wrap Wristband

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When it comes to jewellery we really believe less is more. Which is probably why we are big fans of Tanner Goods latest Double Wrap Wristbands. The Portland-based workshop create these beautiful wristbands from calfskin and a hand-cast sterling silver clasp to serve as the centerpiece.Held in place by waxed linen thread lashings, it is offered in three colourways: Black/Natural, …

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The Terry Richardson Casio Collaboration

Laura Accessories, Collaborations, features, Watches Leave a Comment

Terry Richardson, yeah the pervy guy behind American Apparel, recently released a double book, called “Mom & Dad.” To launch the book, the world acclaimed photographer Richardson, is exhibiting picture of his parents at the Colotte in Paris. The exhibition is joined by a small pop-up store, which includes a selection of products such as t-shirts, G-shock and BabyG Casio …

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Is Baggy/Madchester the next big thing in men’s fashion?

Ashley Accessories, features, Music Leave a Comment

The other day The Guardian’s music/fashion correspondent Alexis Petridis wrote about how men’s fashion has suddenly become massively influenced by one year, 1988 and specifically the time in which 80s fashions (think denim shirts, girlie pumps), collided with the 1950s (think quiffs, Levis 501s, Rayban Wayfarers etc). This odd combination occurred for a number of serendipitous reasons. Firstly big brands …

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TOMs launch eyewear collection

Laura Accessories, features, sunglasses 1 Comment

TOMs have just expanded their charity-meets-commerce business model, to included sunglasses…and we here at Brandish can’t get enough. Continuing their tradition of one-for-one, they will be offering assistance to people in need of ocular surgery, reading glasses or sunglasses. The collection includes two different styles one clearly Wayfarer-inspired, the other a wire-framed aviator. So if you need a pair of …

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Lanvin Neckties and Bowties for Autumn/Winter 2011

Laura Accessories, Designer Spotlight, features 4 Comments

Lanvin has giving the necktie an interesting spin in their Autumn/Winter 2011 collection combining silk and wool splits. As you can see above the long end of the necktie is finished in a wool. Similarly, the bowties have a wool application that personally I think sits well with the silk. What do you think? Would you wear these split neckties?

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The Ultimate Hendrix Accessory

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Big Jimi Hendrix fan? Then check out this pendant by French accessory label Nous Sommes. The miniature bust depicts the legendary guitarist, complete with his signature headman, curly hair and open-collar jacket. However in case Hendrix isn’t quite your style, they have already created similar pieces in the likeness of Karl Lagerfeld, Lady Gaga and Terry Richardson… weird we know. …

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Crap Eyewear: Get the SoCal beach look

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Crap Eyewear have been generating a lot of buzz amongst celebs and sun lovers alike over the past few weeks. Branded as “Wild sunglasses for wild people,” Crap Eyewear is all about the Southern Californian beach bum lifestyle. Started as a fun side project by a group of friends several years ago, it has now developed into a full blown …

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Miansai Fish Hook Bracelet

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The Miansai’s Spring/Summer 2011 collection has really caught my attention recently, inspired in part by vintage jewellery and commonly found items. I particularly love this Fish Hook Bracelet with its nautical styling and colorful cord. It is available in several colors… perfect to remind you of lazy summer days while stuck in the office. The collection is available now at …

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Globe-Trotter “William & Kate” Luggage Collection

Laura Accessories, features, Luggage, Luggage & Travel Leave a Comment

It seems like everyone is trying to find a way to capitalize on the royal couples big day including luggage maker Globe-Trotter. Now I’m sure most of you are about as sick of hearing about the wedding as I am, but when I saw Globe-Trotters special edition luggage, I couldn’t help but write about it. I have always had a …

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Great summer ties from General Knot & Co.

Laura Accessories, features, Outfit picks, Suits & Tailoring Leave a Comment

I know we are all a bit tired of weddings (thanks Will and Kate), but with the summer wedding season just kicking off, it is probably a good time to invest in a new tie to refresh that suit you wore last year. One of my favourite tie makers as of late has to be General Knot & Co. The …

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Symmetry Scarves

Laura Accessories, Designer Spotlight, features 1 Comment

I recently was introduced to this awesome LA based label Symmetry by a friend in California. I immediately fell in love with the way they have put a contemporary spin on the traditional wrap scarf. The husband-and-wife design duo first launched their accessory brand in 2010, and have made a name for themselves by combining quality and function. After a …

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