ONE TO WATCH AT MARKET WEEK | LOTUFF LEATHER

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Going into market week, I knew wanted to feature a brand I thought was the one to look forā€”not a group of 10 hopefulsā€”one exemplary brand.Ā  A few weeks ago, the team behind the New England based luxury bag company, Lotuff, invited me up to their factory in Norwalk, Connecticut and after visiting, I realized … Continue reading

MISMO | A PROFILE IN WORDS & PHOTOS

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My love affair with Mismo is common knowledge. The way a lot of people feel about bacon or Paris or long walks on the beach, is the way I feel about Mismoā€”unparalleled, irreplaceable and delightful in every respect. After pining for what seemed to be many moons, I finally had the opportunity to discuss the … Continue reading

A LOOK AT HASSO SPRING/SUMMER 2012

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The answer to finding a quality every day bag is usually found in USA or European made goods. In the US we celebrate American made brands fromĀ Filson andĀ J.W. Hulme,Ā toĀ BillykirkĀ andĀ Wm. J. Mills & Co. Ā Then there are the more ‘luxury’ European labels, such as Mismo, WANT Les Essentiels, and Valextra. Ā EnterĀ Hasso, to provide us with a … Continue reading

SPECIAL EDITION | FOR THE NEW PROFESSIONALS

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I recently took a job with Svpply, a startup in NYC.Ā  I’ve written about Svpply previously – it’s a fantastic company filled with fantastic people. Last week, one of our co-founders, Zach Klein, pointed me to this question on Quora: “What can a man wear in Silicon Valley business circles to be impeccably dressed with … Continue reading

YES, PLEASE | DRIFTER DAY PACK

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A few days ago I tweeted about a pack very similar to this one. It looked right and cost right – just 50 bucks! – but after a discussion with a few of my favorite ethically sound gents, Ted, Ryan, and Jason, it was determined to be a (poorly) Made in China junker. Bummed, I … Continue reading

Q & A | SKINNY VINNY

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The Sal A new entrant to the ever rapidly growing pool of bag makers, is Brooklyn based designer Vincent Lai, who’s already earning his keep in the game with his brand, Skinny Vinny. Vincent reached out to me with his spring collection and I jumped at the chance to feature the line. It’s not every … Continue reading

YES, PLEASE | WOOD AND FAULK CARPENTER BAG

Made proudly in America by Heritage Leather Company for Wood&Faulk. Size: 20in x 6in x 16in, Weight: 5.5 lbs. This bag is only $85. I repeat: This bag is only 85 bucks. If the picture and the price tag aren’t reason enough, here are some details: The Carpenter bag features No.10 cotton canvas with top … Continue reading

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