Hard Graft | CarryOn Suitcase

Hard Graft | CarryOn Suitcase

Hard Graft has released the CarryOn Suitcase, their latest signature work. The brand’s known for making travel goods made from 100% vegetable tanned Italian leather and finished off with wool felt detailing. Their bespoke signature style comes to fruition through their small team of artisans in Italy who hand craft each piece with the utmost attention to detail. This is the case here as well with their new CarryOn Suitcase. It’s equal parts function and classic design as it’s got a bit of a nostalgic feel to it. Coming in at just the perfect size for short trips, this suitcase comes fully lined in rich British wool. The CarryOn Suitcase can be purchased through Hard Graft.

First Look | Libero Ferrero Balfour Carryall

Libero Ferrero Balfour Carryall for Spring/Summer 2012

Libero Ferrero showcased their latest offerings at this month’s Pitti Uomo in Florence and we’ve been fortunate enough to get some early detailed shots of the goods. The Balfour Carryall is a minimalistic design coming in at the perfect size with all the proper detailings we’d expect from the Lafferty brothers. The shell’s made from authentic Horween leather, contrasted with gold zip closure and features an extra-wide mouth for easy accessibility to a generous interior space which is lined with an antimicrobial and waterproof lining. The internal zipper pocket is padded with signature wool to protect your iPad, laptop or other personal items.

All-in-all, the Balfour is a great looking bag that’s sure to win you over in either black or cognac. It can be had now through Libero Ferrero.

Louis Vuitton Monogram Kibo Sac

From LV comes their Monogram Kibo Sac, which is inspired by historic travel materials and delicately embossed. It's a vintage-inspired rendition to a timeless essential and features natural cowhide leather detailing throughout to complete the look. The Kibo Sac is...

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First Look | Suitsupply Washington D.C. Flagship Store

First Look | Suitsupply Washington D.C. Flagship Store

Suitsupply is getting set to invade the nation’s capital, Washington D.C., and we’ve got some first looks at the mock ups. The 5,400 sq./ft. space is in close proximity to the Four Seasons, the Georgetown campus and its surrounding strip of notable retail boutiques. Expect all the fine product you’d find in any of their other fine locations which, for those of you who aren’t familiar, ranges from well-made suiting and shirting to footwear, accessories, and some exceptional outerwear as well. They also offer in-house tailoring by experienced professionals who are able to deliver some pretty quick turnarounds when the situation calls for it.

With a late-July opening in place, the final touches are being put on the gorgeous space as we speak. They’re also making some key hires now so be sure to email Suitsupply for more information on that front.

Now Open | C.P. Company London Flagship Store

C.P. Company Opens London Flagship Store

FGF Industry, the folks that own C.P. Company, have opened their first flagship store. The store stocks C.P. as well as Blauer USA, another brand it owns. It’s located in London’s Soho neighborhood and spans across two floors and 185 square meters. C.P. Company‘s goods are housed on the ground floor, with the overall conception of the space being created from two existing Victorian shops.

Stone Island German Flagship Store

Stone Island German Flagship Store - Sylt Island

Stone Island has opened the doors to its first German flagship store. Located on Sylt,a charming island and exclusive tourist destination on the North Sea, this store’s an important milestone as its just a few weeks after the London Opening, showing the brand’s on-schedule growth strategy. The interior design of the 80 m2 surface area, will host the Stone Island, Stone Island Shadow Project and Stone Island Junior collections.

G.R.P. Knitwear Factory

G.R.P. Knitwear Factory Tour Carmignano - Florence, Italy

For those not in the loop, Jamie of The Standard Edition has been on a European tour for the ages. He’s taken a liking to Italy particularly and understandably so. There’s a lot to take in from beautiful architecture, well-dressed people, and the abundance of textile factories tucked away in the villages of Florence and other surrounding cities. Among them is that of G.R.P. Knitwear, a Florence-based maker of fine knits and other men’s offerings. They first opened doors back in 1973 as a source for other companies but quickly established their own name in a few years time. G.R.P. Knitwear is like an unsung hero of sorts as they’ve made pieces for more notable labels like Engineered Garments, Beams, Svenson, and many others. A few words from Jamie on the look and feel of the space:

Monocle | The First Five Years

Monocle | The First Five Years Video

Five years ago Monocle hit the newsstands. Today it’s at the heart of a very modern media company – but also one with some old-school values. The publication has evolved from having nineteen employees to over seventy now and representation in over 100 countries. The type of work they do ranges from print to video to radio. Yes, radio. Monocle also launched a television series on Bloomberg TV. Their reach is far and wide and the content is as rich and newsworthy in its 51st issues as it was back in issue 2007 when issue No. 1 hit newsstands. Here is a film that chronicles the first five years.

Dries Van Noten Leather Bag

Dries Van Noten Leather Bag for Spring 2012

Dries Van Noten delivers this leather bag for the upcoming season. The crisp brown and beige horizontal pattern works well with the brown leather handles as does the navy canvas upper. The inside’s lined with brown canvas and features a pocket for all your delicate documents.