Inspired by the frames of old, True Vintage Revival is a Japanese born optical brand that can be found worldwide. All of their pieces are carefully handmade by traditional techniques.
We are huge fans of their TVR 504 frames, which they call the “revival” of classic Zyl frames. The frames are designed with vintage details such as keyhole-bridge, functional spear rivets, and 7-barrel hinges.
Available at select stockists.
Green Angle is a Tokyo based retailer that carries brands like Levi’s Made and Crafted, Barbour and Schott NYC. Their in-house brand, which carries the same name as the shop, is a collection of essential pieces. They range from varsity jackets, tees, backpacks and more.
We got our hands on their British Wool Knit cap, a piece that is inspired by the traditional watch cap. This 100% wool cap is made by bespoke British wool manufacturer Highland Club. It is finished off with an issued original name tag that gives off a vintage feel.
Thanks to its sturdy wool construction the cap retains its shape after being worn multiple times, a feature we appreciate.
Made in UK.
Check it out online at Green Angle.
Carrying our camera gear during our annual trip to Tokyo was made a lot simpler thanks to Poler Stuff. They are creators of good-looking outdoor pieces that suit the needs of the experienced adventurer to the casual thrill seeker.
The Excursion Pack fits comfortably against the back and holds firm thanks to the strap that goes across the abdomen. On the outside you will find two organizer slash pockets, along with laptop access zipper on the top.
The bag is finished with a leather bottom and leather lash downs on the bottom allow a tripod or jacket to be strapped to the bottom.
- The Excursion Pack is 21.5″ x 13″ x 5″ and can hold up to 19.5 cubic liters of gear
- The pack doubles as a pro level camera bag, thanks to the padded camera insert.
- 1000D Campdura body fabric and are lined with 420D nylon
- Nylon webbing is seatbelt webbing, super high tensile strength
- Internal padded Laptop sleeve to keep your laptop safe
Available at Poler Stuff.
Fresh from LEXDRAY‘s Fall/Winter 2014 collection is their Beijing duffel. The size of the piece makes it perfect for travelling or daily use.
It features two main zippered compartments, which are both large enough to hold your clothes and sneakers. In the middle, you will find a fleece-lined laptop compartment that can hold a up to a 17″ laptop.
The complementary shoulder strap is padded for comfort, additionally, the attached handle great when worn slung against your back.
- Ultra-durable weather-resistant fabrics Military grade hardware 7 exterior zipper pockets
- Interior zipper pockets
- Removable/adjustable custom designed shoulder strap
- Detachable key ring
- Custom zipper pulls and interior custom nylon lining
Available at LEXDRAY.
Nanamica has always put style and functionality first in all their pieces. Wrap yourself up this winter with their Utility Muffler scarf.
You definitely won’t want to lose this scarf, as it is capable of discreetly holding a few cards or your keys. What’s even doper is that the zipper features a cool leather pull.
Spotted at Gentry.
Leather gloves for the Winter time is always a good look and not only are they classy but warm too. If you are looking for a great pair, consider the London leather gloves from Danier Leather.
They’ll look great with any Winter jacket you decide to throw on, whether it be wool coat or parka. Truth be told, they might the only pair you’ll ever need.
Available at Danier Leather.
The North Face‘s reliable outerwear products have been found in the wilderness for over 40 years.
To facilitate the use of your touch phone they have designed the Etip glove, which enables you to access your phone’s touch screen.
Plus with the added insulation your hands will stay warm and well away from the cold. We particularly appreciate that all five fingers and the suede gripper palm feature conductive technology.
- Additional insulation keeps hands warmer when using touchscreen devices in cool-to-cold conditions
- UR® Powered TNF™ Apex ClimateBlock soft shell at palm for five-finger touchscreen capability
- TNF™ Apex ClimateBlock soft shell at back of hand blocks wind and moisture
- Heatseeker™ insulation provides extra warmth
- Synthetic gripper palm provides superior grip
- 5 Dimensional Fit™ ensures consistent sizing
- Radiametric Articulation™ keeps hands in their natural, relaxed position
- PU tab at cuff for easy on/off
Available at The North Face.
Crest & Co is a private shopping experience that features brands like no other. These brands are from all around the world and available exclusively through the site. The site is consciously curated and access is given through invite only.
While persuing the collections we spotted a striking a tannery called Böle. Founded in 1899, the brand is the last standing spruce bark tannery in the world. They craft bags and other leather goods using unique cattle leather. Each piece is made to last and to age with style. They are also purveyors to the Swedish royal court.
Featured here is their double minister briefcase, shoulder bag, travel case, and portfolio.
We particularly love the deep caramel colour of the pieces and their simplicity. As the bag ages the sturdy leather will hold itself together and will age wonderfully.
Each piece is accompanied with a 15-year warranty.
Visit Crest & Co first pop-up shop from November 15th to December 31st.
Turnbull & Asser,
50 East 57th Street,
New York, NY
Since 2007, Corter Leather & Cloth has used a no electricity approach to creating their goods. Each piece created is meant to take on characteristics unique to every individual.
The adjustable piece is hand cut with rounded edges and then tumbled for a nice smooth finish. On the interior of the cuff you will see Corter’s double hook logo. Finally, no clear coat has been used in order to allow it to age according to the amount of wear.
Their solid copper cuff is handsome as standalone accessory or coupled with a leather bracelet.
Available at Corter.
This November, the Filson Restoration Department is giving a second life to vintage Filson bags, creating items with incomparable durability.
These one-of-a-kind items are made in limited quantities their expert craftsmen, and include weathered fabric, a patina from use, distinctive stitching and colour combinations. Each bag is comprised of elements of many different vintage Filson pieces, so no two are alike.
The first released is slated to become available November 17th on Filson, with the inventory refreshing online every Monday morning after that.