There are millions of cases for your various apple products available, but these ones by Kenton Sorenson have really caught my eye. The American-made leather holders are available for both the iPad and the iPhone 4. Both have minimal branding, top entry loading and a beautiful untanned aesthetic that is sure to darken and age beautifully.
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This month, Swarovski has released a collection of jewellery and accessories especially for men. Recognised for over a century as the world leader in cut crystal, we were quite curious as to what the collection would entail.
The collection which is based around six main themes of course includes faceted crystal, but more surprisingly ceramic. The combination of these materials allows them to successfully combine elegant and strong forms, to create an overall very elegant line.
The Master-Piece Over V4 Backpack came out a few months ago now, but I have decided to write about it anyways, as every time I see one I get a little bit of bag envy.
Made by the renowned Japanese bag manufacturers Master-Piece, the V4 was made exclusively for the UK market. With a nylon upper with suede trims, each bag is monotone with very minimal branding. But what makes these bags so great is the incredibly vibrant colours, and the attention to detail. From the almost perfectly matched suede and nylon, to the brushed steel buckles this bag has been well thought out and designed
However, they don’t come cheap priced at £185. I guess I can keep dreaming for now.
As any cyclist will know it is important to have a durable bag to carry your things around with you. In recent years the Barbican bag has certainly lead the trend, becoming a familiar sight on the shoulders of cyclists everywhere. The bag was made popular because of its tough materials, and large storage capacities.
Now Brooks, the English saddle maker, have released their version to the masses. Made from their saddle-grade leather, the Barbican is made with immaculate quality as you’d expect from the English company.
No release date yet, but it should be announced soon through their website Brooks England
Nowadays, many men are just as interested as women in carrying their things around in style, whether it be for day-to-day use or for traveling. And what other brand is more famous for its bags than Louis Vuitton?
The Louis Vuitton Men’s SS 2011 bag collection has been reveled and according to Louis Vuitton’s Men’s Studio Director Paul Herbers, who is under the artistic direction of Marc Jacobs, “It’s a rhapsody of three virtual scenarios for a digital bohemian, a man who travels the world from behind his computer screen”
Looking to give your iPhone a retro makeover? Then look no further than this awesome new Polaroid iPhone Decal from Photojojo. The decal will have your iPhone looking like an old Rainbow OneStep Polaroid Land camera in no time. For optimal effects, pair with retro apps such as the Hipstamatic.
At a first glance this looks like an ordinary belt, but it is in fact a very well disguised tool belt.
Designed by ’686 Clothing’ the belt comes with 8mm, 10mm and 11mm wrenches, a bottle opener, as well as Phillips head screwdriver that also functions to notch the belt in place.
The punk-inspired ‘Snow Toolbelt’ comes in three different styles: original, small stud and large stud, turning you into a walking tool box. This would make a great gift for any cyclist or DIY fan this holiday.
The belt is available here for £34.99
Yesterday Pete Doherty launched his jewelry for Joseph.
The Babyshambles frontman teamed-up with jeweler Hannah Martin to create a collection which includes cuff links, pendants, rings and necklaces – called Albion Trinketry. According to Doherty, the line was inspired by a time when men carried pocket watches and wore their best clothes on Sundays.
The line will be sold exclusively at Joseph.
If you haven’t caught wind of it yet, bow ties are making a big comeback at the moment. Finding the right one can be a bit of a challenge, but I recently stumbled across the amazing Pierrepont Hicks, and well…be prepared to have necktie envy.
Pierrepont Hicks was founded by an American couple, Mac and Kat. Mac apparently takes care of the numbers and Kat handles design, which she is no stranger too. With experience working in fashion + publishing in New York for over ten years, Kat has spent time at Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, Gourmet + ELLE magazines.
There ties are all produced in New York, by master craftsmen, who practice traditional tie workmanship patterns. Apparently a single tie can take sixteen steps to create and they emphasize just how important it is not to skip a single step – something that is very evident in the craftsmanship.
Check out 5 of our favourite bow ties in the gallery below.
We love these tiny flannel shirt cuff links from Tatty Devine. The simple design would add a casual edge to any cuffed shirt. The classic lumberjack check is etched into white acrylic, then inked by hand, allowing them to include a great deal of detail such as the pocket with angled checks, collar, cuffs and placket, with tiny buttons painted on. Each cuff link is the size of a buttonhole and available here for £54
Accessories can be a great way to dress up an outfit, simple cuff links, a pocket square, scarf, the list goes on. However, this is one accessory I am not sure I would purchase any time soon. The pin is made from 18k-gold-plated sterling silver and is meant to look like the security tags stores put on clothes to prevent theft. Art director Justin Gignac, claimed that the piece stems from his desire to elevate the mundane and overlooked items in our everyday lives. Justin explains the security tag “is one of those things that I’ve ignored for years. What better way to call attention to it then make it gold and throw some diamonds on it.”
To me it just sounds like he has been reading a bit to much about DuChamp recently.
Security! is available with ($700) or without diamonds ($550) here. Of course I am sure you can go down to your local retailer and pick up a more authentic version for a fraction of the price.
The Snood, despite its unfortunate name, is one of the biggest accessories in men’s fashion this winter.
They have been around in women’s fashion for the past few seasons, but don’t let this turn you off. This winter the shops are full of great masculine snoods in great colours and chunky knits. This great winter accessory will not only keep you warm, but adds great dimension to any outfit.
Check out 5 of our favourite snoods this season
Here at Brandish we don’t want any of our readers going cold this winter, so we are sticking with theme of how to keep warm today.
We lose more heat through the top of our head, than any other part of our body so it is critical to keep it covered in order to stay warm. In fact if you prioritize keeping your head warm, you will have won half the battle in keeping your body warm. This winter essential comes in all kinds of different styles, colours and materials. So with that in mind we have picked 5 of our favourite hats to help inspire you this season.
Pantone has been defining pigments for almost 50 years, and sets industry standards in colour. Its matching systems and guides are essential for designers and artists for referencing and producing the precise hue, tint or shade.
In addition to their colour guides they also have a whole range of products inspired by the now infamous coloured chips. So if you are looking for the perfect present for the design or art lover in your life this holiday season check out our top 10 Pantone inspired gifts