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Herring Shoes reveal luxury leather luggage line

By Gerald Lynch on December 3rd, 2012

British heritage brand Herring Shoes may be better known for their fine footwear,  but their latest range of men’s luggage shows their eye for dressing the sophisticated gent goes beyond classy boots and brogues.

Comprised of the Coombe Briefcase, Washbourne Wash Bag, Lucknam Courier, Buckland Small Holdall, Bovey Large Holdall and Rhinefield Leather Care Kit, Herrineg’s usual attention to detail is on show, with the entire range made from high quality soft brown grain leather. We’re particularly taken with the Lucknam Courier bag and its two-tone strap.

Available now, they’ll make perfect Christmas presents or useful gifts for yourself ahead of a winter break.

Scroll down for a closer look at choice cuts from the range, as well as pricing.

Bovey holdall - £160

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Back to School Fashion: Rucksacks

By shinychris on October 3rd, 2012

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Back to school again – the best part of this is all the new gear you get to show off, right? Your stuff has to work hard – we know that, so here are a few backpacks new to the market including some from the new range at JD Sports that will look cool and fit everything you need, all while being tough enough to last the school year.

The Nike NSW

First up is the Nike NSW backpack. It’s all grey with a huge Nike logo on the front in black. It’s got two zipped compartments – the main one and a front pocket for your sweets and phone. It’s big enough for all your books and a drinks bottle as well. It has adjustable straps and a looped grip handle so you can grab and go, and not miss the bus. All this for £20? Bargain!

The Converse Stuff It

Next is the Converse Stuff It Backpack, and let’s face it, there’s never been a time when Converse wasn’t cool. This one is black with the Converse logo on the front. It has two zipped compartments, one main one and one on the front, and two elasticated side pockets big enough for a drinks bottle. It also has padded, adjustable straps and a padded back panel for those heavy-book days. Best of all it has an abrasion-resistant bottom so it’ll take a bit of a beating before it drops all your stuff on the floor. At £30, this one’s a steal.

The Timberland Pink Backpack

Here’s one for the girls – the Timberland Backpack in pink. This one has a zipped main compartment and front pocket, which has inside pockets for your phone and other bits. The straps are adjustable, and has a grab-and-go hook at the top. This one’s exclusive to JD, so you won’t get it anywhere else! For £25, you could do a lot worse.

Duffer of St George Miller

Lastly we have the Duffer of St George Miller Rucksack, and this one is pretty awesome. Its natural-coloured canvas and tumbled leather so it’s hard-wearing, and has two buckle straps and a drawstring to keep it closed. The buckled shoulder straps are adjustable and it has one zipped inner pocket. This is another JD exclusive, so make sure you grab yours while you can. For £25 this is a total bargain and looks really, really cool.

These are just a few of the rucksacks and backpacks on offer this September – there are plenty of other big names like Adidas, McKenzie, Umbro and Gio Goi to choose from as well but these are the hottest ones on the market. Make sure you check them out and go back to school looking sharp.


Accessories, features, Luggage, Luggage & Travel

Globe-Trotter “William & Kate” Luggage Collection

By Laura on May 3rd, 2011

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 weak spot for classic luggage and this collection exemplifies why.
The British luxury company Globe-Trotter has a history of over 100 years of serving the British Royal Family, so I guess in some ways it is fitting that they would release a collection in celebration of the Royal Wedding.

The collection includes seven different hard-shell models in both “William” and “Kate” versions. While the “William” set features a navy and chocolate shell with a striped shirt lining, the “Kate” set features an ivory and navy shell lined with a more feminine print. You can order the set exclusively through Globe-Trotter here.

Accessories, Collaborations, Luggage

Fluorescent Satchels by The Cambridge Satchel Company for Dover Street Market

By Laura on March 29th, 2011

We recently came across this exclusive collection of fluorescent satchels for Dover Street Market, by the quintessential British brand, the Cambridge Satchel Company.

Available in four colours (orange, green, pink and yellow), the distinct satchels feature a large main compartment with one front pocket and a double buckle closure. I am not 100% sure about the colours, but if you are a cyclist there is no way people won’t see you coming!

The satchels come in 13″ or 15″ sizes and are available on their website here.

Luggage, Luggage & Travel

Look, no PVC! Topman Premium Jude holdall

By Colin Chapman on May 28th, 2009

TopmanJudeHoldall.jpgIt feels like half of London is away on hols or just about to. And who can blame us given the ever-changing weather? What won’t change is the need for stylish luggage. A stylish bag always turns heads at the airport so ensure your carry-on is up to scratch. Some of the best holdall options right now combine canvas and leather (or approximations of) in the style of the classic, Continental weekend bag. Topman‘s Premium Jude holdall combines natural 100 % cotton canvas with (yay!) real leather handles and detailing. Roll up a cotton tote bag inside it as a day bag and all your carrying requirements are sorted out.

Premium Jude Holdall £75: Topman

Accessories, Footwear, Luggage, Trends

Seb Law’s Summer Picks: Acne sandals, Mulberry bags and Levi’s shorts

By admin on April 22nd, 2009

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Seb Law is a grown up business Editor by day, dj by night, and in between finds time to maintain his blog at The Staple and keep us entertained on Twitter. He kindly provided us with his summer picks, which get us in the mood for long days at the park, day trips to the beach and lazy pub garden evenings. Read on to find out what he’ll be wearing this season:

As the sun peeks around the clouds, bicycles begin to appear from garages. Travelcards are massively expensive, the bike lanes are brilliant, it’s good exercise and there’s nothing better than sailing past several of your usual buses en route to work; a bicycle is a summer Staple. If fixie simplicity is too hardcore, go Dutch as recommended by the NY Times and available at Bobbin, or delve into your Dad’s garage, eBay or Gumtree for a vintage model.

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Accessories, Luggage, Trends

Seen on the street: old-school canvas rucksacks

By Colin Chapman on February 5th, 2009

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Sometimes online shopping can be as exhausting as a trudge round the real shops (remember them?) So whilst all the coolest backs in town seem to have an old-school canvas rucksack slung across them, tracking said item down online is more tricky. ASOS had the most perfect option by Cuckoo but are now out of stock. If like me you lack the patience to request a restock, what else is out there? Foregoing the sometimes-scary world of army surplus sites (gas mask anyone?) there are still some options online.

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Raf Simons X Eastpak at Asos

By admin on October 22nd, 2008

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Raf Simons‘ AW colab with Eastpak is one of his most conventional yet but that doesn’t mean there’s nothing worth buying.
The shiny finish looks the best on the duffle bag, which would make a great bag for the weekend or the gym. The creased finish adds a twist to the classic Eastpak shape making a great bag for those who want a bit of fashion with their functionality. The one I’m least sure about is the check with patches, is it just me or does it look a bit Rage Against the Machine fan art?

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Accessories, Luggage

Pauric Sweeney python and leather bag

By admin on October 17th, 2008

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As the lovely chap in our Yay or Nay heels debate demonstrated there is a burgeoning trend for men to co-opt traditionally female fashion status markers like heels and bags.
Pauric Sweeney’s bag is no half-measure, it’s pure luxury with a combination of python and leather and discreet hardware. It’s such an intricate bag I’m not entirely sure I could see many men going for it, I wouldn’t mind it myself I just need to find a boyfriend who can afford the £1,480 price tag so I can steal it off him!


Snow White has never been so quilted

By Jonathan Smith on September 18th, 2008


If you, like me, look at your luggage and think “It’s good, but it’s just not white enough” then these beauties by Head Porter are for you. Quilted and whiter than anything I have ever seen this set of luggage, part of the Snow White / Blanc collection, will see you right through the dreary winter months, but for god’s sake don’t put it down these things will soak the dirt out of a tramp.

Available in store now at cotwo if you happen to live in HK and online soon if you don’t.

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Fred Perry travel bag

By admin on August 19th, 2008

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Now is the best time for a late summer break before autumn really kicks in and Fred Perry’s vintage style bag is just the right size for a quick getaway. Whether you’re off to Hastings or Barcelona the retro good looks will help you cut a smart figure as you dash for the train or plane.
It’s made from brown vinyl and features the Fred Perry logo on the zips and subtly written across the bottom. It’s available from End Clothing and will set you back £65.


Iconic canvas bags from the American workforce

By admin on August 5th, 2008

kleintools.jpgACL have once again given us another reason to break the credit card out with an interesting round-up of canvas bags from iconic American heritage brands.

One of the alternative labels picked out is Estex, a company that, in its 108 year history, has supplied portable receptacles for important bods like the US government and aerospace industry to store their crap.

Some of the designs haven’t changed much in that century, leaving the brand with a cool range of 1950s style toolbags. Even better, the previous ubiquity of this stuff amongst the American workforce means there are loads of bargains to be had on eBay (e.g. this lived-in Klein Tools electricians’ bag for 7 quid.)


Bisley business tote from Dover Street Market

By admin on August 1st, 2008

bisley bag dover street market tote.jpgCotton bags are ubiquitous, every man and his dog now has a promotional tote with the most obscure logo and dubious green credentials.

Office furniture manufacturer Bisley has branched out into bags and their ‘business’ tote is far smarter than your average cotton bag. It comes in black and blue with a functional looking reflective stripe and external side pocket. The bag is made from sturdy nylon so it’s perfect for carrying around your lunch or reading materials for your morning commute. Dover Street Market are stocking it for £155.

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Designer Spotlight, Luggage

WISHLIST: Pauric Sweeney Bag

By Will Reid on April 22nd, 2008

browns.jpgSo I am back from a rather long and horribly intense camping trip and I’ve decided that maybe I need to be a bit less full-on when it comes to fashion. How much longer can we go on with these studs and chunks of waxed crocodile leather? To be honest I am worryingly attracted to Jason’s idea of living in pyjamas for a while.

However, when items like Pauric Sweeney’s gem-coloured bags turn up on Brown’s with white piping and “bronze perforated pockets” I am reminded of why I love fashion. Okay, at £800 this love may seem slightly conditional but who was it that said beauty is pain? Whoever it was they must have had a great wardrobe. This season has seen the reinvention of classic items and whether it be the Chanel 2.55 for the girls or the Chelsea boot for men, get on board this embellished bandwagon.

Accessories, Luggage

Jil Sander leather & mesh holdall

By admin on April 17th, 2008

jilsandermesh.jpgWhilst perusing Oki-Ni recently, I came across what has instantly became one of my favourite pieces from S/S ’08.

This navy Jil Sander leather/mesh holdall will leave all your stuff open to the elements (and prying eyes), but who cares? It looks amazing. At £979 though, it’ll take a few ‘finance re-adjustments’ before I can get my hands on it.

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