Côte & Ciel is a Parisian accessories brands who aims to simplify life your life on the go – the result is highly functional and striking pieces. We are huge fans of their Rhine backpack which is crafted from a combination of canvas and leather accents. This lightweight bag has been ergonomically designed with a taller body and voluminous base, which makes it great for carrying your laptop and anything you may need for your day to day.
Available online at Côte & Ciel.
Hunter‘s Original Foldover backpack was our travel companion during our time in Coachella and we loved it. The sturdy nylon construction of the backpack was great for keeping the dust out and its medium size was perfect for carrying our festival essentials.
The opening is a large foldover flap that is closed off with a large parachute clip. The backpack also has a front zip pocket with an oversized zip pull. Finally, it is accented with rubberized details, a signature of Hunter design.
Available online at Hunter.
Filson has released a limited edition collection of their Tempered-Finish Cotton bags. Each of the six pieces combines lightweight, water and rip resistant fabric featured in dark tan and otter green.
Their Original Briefcase and Padded Briefcase are perfect pieces for our day-to-day activities. The first is slightly lighter than the second due to its lack of padding in the laptop section and is built with 2 stow pockets, 3 interior dividers. While the second features 4 stow pockets, 1 slotted zipper pocket, and 3 interior dividers. Furthermore, depending on your needs, either bag would surely fulfill them.
Available online at Filson.
Our experience with This Is Ground’s pieces have been great. We are huge fans of their Mod Mobile.
The brand has recently launched the Mod 2, which is a leather case that is handmade in Los Angeles. It is capable of holding your smartphone and all the necessities of everyday life, important cards, cash, pens, and more. Meanwhile, the inserts are both for storage and to act as a soft stand to use your tablet on.
AIR | 7.5’’ W x 10.5’’ H | Apple iPad Air, Amazon Fire, Kindle E-Reader, Nexus 9, Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 & 10.5 etc.
MINI | 7″ W x 9.75″ H | Apple iPad Mini, Amazon Fire, Kindle E-Reader etc.
Available online at This Is Ground.
Known for creating timeless accessories, Herschel Supply adds to their repertoire with their Bad Hills Workshop Collection for Spring 2015. The collection pays specific attention to the materials utilized to craft their pieces.
Every piece in the collection is made with supple premium leather and is further heightened with drop handles, full grain knotted zipper pulls, adjustable seatbelt webbing straps and polished Swiss Riri zippers. All of these features are wrapped up in the function and utility that is synonymous with the brand.
Above are our favourite pieces from the collection, the duffle Sutton Mid, the Alexander tote and the Seventeen hip and shoulder pack. With these three pieces, you are set for your day-to-day and for short haul trips.
See the complete range online.
Carhartt WIP x Slam Jam “Boom Town Slickers” collection has officially released the second out of five expected drops. The “Denim” follows last month’s release of the “Putty Canvas” capsule. Once again the range consists of five staple pieces: Simple Tote, Clink Shirt, Michigan Coat, Bucket Hat and Lincoln Single Knee Pant.
For the “Denim” installment, the iconic silhouettes of Carhartt WIP’s lightweight blue denim have been re-worked, with the unmistakable contrast white stitching maintained.
Our favourite piece from the collection is the Denim Bucket hat. It is a reversible bandana lined piece that is accented with contrast stitching and embroidered ventilation eyelets. Finally, a special square label bearing the 25 years of Carhartt WIP is paired with the collaborative Slam Jam logo.
Available online at Carhartt WIP.
Herschel Supply’s Studio collection reinterprets classic pieces from their Studio range and crafts with materials that aren’t typically seen on their accessories.
Their Studio Alexander tote is made from a water resistant tarpaulin body, while the finer details include, nylon seatbelt webbing, a front sleeve with waterproof zipper, and smooth leather zipper pulls. The combination of welded seams and unlined industrial grade tarpaulin make the bag truly durable.
The bag itself is large, which makes it perfect for carrying your daily essentials or a piece to travel with on a short haul.
Available online at Herschel Supply.
Shot by Jon Carlo Tapia.
This pebble leather Mercer Tote is from Coach’s Americana collection, which is inspired by the rugged history of the American West. This is expressed in the interior lining of the tote with a red flora and blue badlands pattern.
The piece itself is minimalistic and pays strict attention to functionality with multifunction pocket inside. Finally, the tote is bonded for strength and durability.
We definitely see ourselves using this piece to carry our day-to-day things!
Available online at Coach.
Incase has announced a range of “made in California” cases for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. They are made from premium-grade Bayer Makrolon plastics, recognized for exceptional durability and heat resistance. The series kicks off with the introduce of its new Simple Snap Case and with more to come.
Available online at Incase.
In case you missed it: For this year’s Earth Hour, Timex is joining the global movement with Timex INDIGLO. They are going to donate $1 dollar for every shared pledge up to $50,000! Visit the website here: Timex Earth Hour.
We are also partnering with Timex to gift one of our readers with their vintage-inspired T80 analog watch!
The timepiece features their signature INDIGLO night-light, water resistant to 30 metres, and it is finished off with a silver stainless steel bracelet.
To participate, please follow our instagram @marcustroyblog and tell us in the comments, what you will be doing for Earth Hour!