Troubadour spent many years searching for the perfect overnight bag. The bag needed to look great, high in quality, and most importantly, functional. After they could not find a suitable bag, they decided to create their own. This resulted in handsomely simple bags that fulfills their prerequisites.
We are huge fans of their handcrafted in Italy, Weekender bag, which is made from a vegetable tanned leather that ages beautifully. Additionally, we love the Weekender’s versatile silhouette – you can take this bag with you to any occasion.
The bag features two external front pockets and an internal zipped pocket allows you to safely store confidential documents. The Weekender is finished off with a durable cotton canvas lining and durable rivet-reinforced straps.
Available at Troubadour.
We discovered Woolfell while we were strolling through Saint-Laurent street in Montreal during one sunny afternoon. At first sight, we were immediately impressed by their style and level of craftsmanship.
The brand has only been in existing for a year but it is already on the right path.
Featured above is Woolfell’s handsomely constructed Hair on Hide collection. These Montreal-made pieces are assembled with a water repellent 10oz navy waxed cotton canvas, brass hardware, and YKK zippers. The brown hair on hides complements the navy well and adds a nice touch of texture. Finally, a beige interior lining finishes it all off.
The quilted Laptop case is available for 13, 15, and 17-inch MacBooks.
The bags are highlighted with adjustable full-grain leather straps and a padded compartment capable of holding 13 to 15-inch laptops.
Available online at Woolfell.
By now some of you must be familiar with Daniel Wellington. The minimalistic white face of the watch is immediately recognizable.
The design of the face is so timeless that all you need to change are the straps. Each time you updated the band, whether it is a NATO strap or a leather band, it will feel like a new watch.
The Classic Sheffield is a 40mm watch that features a black genuine leather band. Further, it is available in a rose gold or silver trim – we particularly love the rose gold.
Add sentimentality by getting your significant other the matching women’s Classic Sheffield, which is available for her in 36mm.
Available the His and Hers are both available online Daniel Wellington.
TheLegendsLeague‘s approach to conceptualization and design has always been on point. Their goals is to stimulate different perceptions on how we view everyday ideals and values.
The Ripstop Camp cap can easily be called a LegendsLeague essential. What we particularly appreciate about this cap is its simplicity and durability.
It is available in four styles, olive, red, black and in a colourblock camouflage.
The LL Camp cap is constructed from a durable 100% Cotton Ripstop fabric, this material restrains the cap from tearing and ripping, ensuring longevity throughout continuous wear.
The cap is finished off with a LL staple woven label in front and a adjustable strap.
Available online at TheLegendsLeague.
The good people at (multee)project have always had their eye on functionality and combine their designs with classic craftsmanship. This leads to the creation of tastefully enduring pieces that we are huge fans of.
They have taken their classic Type-2 Carabiner and given it a golden facelift. It is a custom shaped carabiner with triple integrated key loops and it is plated in 24K gold. It is finished off with an embossed (multee)project logo detail.
Available now at (multee)project.
LEXDRAY cites Japanese craftsmanship and superior fabrications as the inspiration behind its pieces. From top to bottom the bags contain materials that make it both identifiable and durable. The brand adheres to four principles – Function, Style, Quality and Innovation.
What we appreciate the most is their approach to functionality, plus their Tokyo bag happens to be one of our favourite!
It is a black backpack constructed from ultra-durable weather-resistant 1680D ballistic nylon and1000D TPE waterproof fabric. It is further complemented with navy accents, while the interior features their LEXDRAY camouflage print lining.
It contains 7 exterior zipper pockets, 2 interior zipper pockets, 3 exterior snap pockets, and 2 interior snap pockets
Other incredible details include, a back-entry zipper compartment, 2 detachable key rings, fleece lined notebook compartment for up to 15” laptop, and a designated iPad slot.
Learn more about the bags features online at LEXDRAY.
Before his untimely death at the age of 27, Jean Michel Basquiat produced works of art that evoked neo-expressionism and primitivism. His work is remarkably edgy, and a boldness was exhibited through its composition and colour. Basquiat paintings also reflected his social commentary on political institutions and inequality.
KOMONO are creators of accessories that to aim juxtapose classic and contemporary styles. Their pieces are both design-savvy and fashionable, minimalistic in its approach but colourfully executed.
The combination of Basquiat’s artwork and Komono’s approach to accessories is a perfect match. The collaborators have created 6 watch styles utilizing some the artist’s most reputable works.
We love the contrast between the clean, minimalistic face and the use of Basquiat’s artwork exhibited on the band.
The collection is available in limited quantities at KOMONO.
L.L. Bean‘s Signature range is focused on creating authentic classics with a modern sense of style and fit. One of our favourite pieces for the coming the coming Fall and Winter 2014 season is their Leather Duffle.
This classic leather duffle is constructed from 100% leather and is finished off with antique inspired fastenings. It serves well as a handsome carry-on luggage or a daily bag for your daily commute.
We can’t wait to get our hands on this piece!
Browse the L.L. Bean’s current bag collection.
A few weeks ago, Montreal’s own Upper ground boutique Off The Hook unveiled its collaborative collection with the Impact de Montréal Football Club (Montréal Impact) of the MLS.
Above are some of our favourite accessories from the collection.
OTH X IMFC soccer scarf – $40 – This classic soccer scarf is made in a navy blue with grey stripes complete with the IMFC patch. It is a great piece that you can wear on a chilly day or wave around at the Impact game.
OTH X IMFC five panel cap – $40 – It is a solidly constructed five panel that is finished off with the IMFC patch.
Browse the rest of the collection at Off The Hook.