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Herring Shoes reveal luxury leather luggage line

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 …

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Flaunt your impeccable music taste on the bus with classic album TravelTunes Oyster Card wallets – Manics, My Bloody Valentine, Primal Scream and more!

We’ve already lost the ability to promote our reading habits on the bust thanks to coverless-Kindles (maybe for the best if you’re a Fifty Shades fan…), and there’s nothing more obnoxious than blasting out your favourite tunes through a smartphone loudspeaker. The true gent flaunts his impeccable taste in more subtle ways. When it comes to music, how about these …

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Gerald LynchFlaunt your impeccable music taste on the bus with classic album TravelTunes Oyster Card wallets – Manics, My Bloody Valentine, Primal Scream and more!
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Globe-Trotter “William & Kate” Luggage Collection

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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Thule Crossover Collection – Luggage For The Sports Enthusiast

The snowboarding season has just kicked off, and last week I was lucky enough to go on a last minute snowboarding trip to Switzerland. Before I left the nice people over at Thule, sent me the 56 Liter Rolling Duffel to test out. The bag is part of the Thule Crossover Collection,  which has been specifically designed for boarders and …

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LauraThule Crossover Collection – Luggage For The Sports Enthusiast

5 beach totes: pack up and go in style

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With beach time and festivals ongoing, a pick of the best totes is timely. Topman continue to have some bang on-trend totes, this lion playing card print would look great with a foppish English garden party ensemble. Or try the acid Aztec print for a MGMT/summer festival psychedelic spin. Speaking of Williamsburg, the Brooklyn idyll’s other favourite sons, Yeasayer, have this lovely hand print denim tote available from their merchandise site. Prefer back straps to shouldering a flimsy tote bag? This steel wire backpack from Manufactum is from an original Bauhaus design and will make you look arty (just make sure your reading material is suitably highbrow – Grazia just won’t do). If you really need to lug a load of stuff around with you, Uniqlo have very affordable cute backpacks in some perky colours.

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Look, no PVC! Topman Premium Jude holdall

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It 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. You might have your look sorted out but 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.

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Manufactum’s bark tanned leather shopping bag

This bark-tanned leather shopping bag (239 Eur) looks slightly feminine, but that’s part of the appeal, there’s no faux macho-posturing from this bag, it’s just a simple over the shoulder tote. The true tan colour will look great with a navy suit or a pale Harrington jacket and it’s more interesting than your average laptop bag. Manufactum produce the bag, …

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Brandish Special: Men of Mumbai

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In these let few days I have seen a harsh and gripping poverty but also a vibrancy and pride that made for some great sights. This feature is dedicated to the attitude of those dealing with the harsh reality of life. Prepare for home-made man bags, children challenging fashion rules and prints that wouldn’t look out of place on a Burberry runway. There is no insensitivity intended here but an appreciation for the contagious positivity so inspirationally radiated by these young Men of Mumbai.

Keep reading for great street-style shots and a rather phenomenal blend of fabrics, styles and looks.

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Everyday Fashion Miracles: Hand-Carrying Bags

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“I’d again like to apologize to those customers who have suffered disrupted journeys or baggage delays.” Well Mr. Willie Walsh, I have just spent a day imprisoned (okay, voluntarily withheld) in my flat. I have also just finished watching ‘The Ring,’ three bags of salt and vinegar crisps and devoured two diet Cokes. On top of this, I have just left the protection of my covers not only because the Jerry Springer marathon finished but also because I feel obligated to comment on the fact that BA has lost my luggage. Sometimes sorry isn’t just hard to say but hard to take.

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WISHLIST: Globetrotter Suitcase

I just got back from holiday (not trying to rub it in!) and one of the biggest problems I had; apart form the lack of language, skin-peeling shower and being force-fed Sky News 24/7, was that my luggage was almost impossible to recognise form the conveyor belt and at one point even picked up by a suspiciously befuddled old man.

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Travel smart with One True Saxon

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Are you a fan of killing two birds with one
stone? In a figurative sense of course, we don’t condone bird-murdering on
Brandish. One True Saxon‘s
spring/summer range has popped up online and they’ve made a travel brochure
that features a city soundtrack, bars, restaurants, clubs and places to start a
fight before yelling ‘Leave it Dave, He’s not worth it!’. Maybe not that last
one.

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Solar-powered satchel

This is such a neat idea, a smart vegetable-dyed leather satchel with a solar panel for charging your mp3 player, phone, camera and all the other gadgets we carry around with us. Who says you can’t be stylish and techie at the same time? Hippyshopper have got all the info on the bag which comes from Noon Solar.[Via BoingBoing]

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