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mater-piece Spring/Summer 2013 Lookbook

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Japanese bag and accessories company master-piece brings this look at their spring/summer 2013 collection. With their bags all being made in Osaka with high quality craftsmanship and unique materials and fabrics the brand really nails it in the bag dept.  Another thing I always like about the brand is their presentation, with high quality lookbooks that give a certain mood that really works with the collections themselves. This time around they went all SoCal on us with this surf inspired lookbook, which really ties in with the custom hand-made surfboard range they worked on with Japanese board shapers T-Men.

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Altadena Works

Altadena Works is a bag and accessories line based out of California, producing classic outdoors-inspired bags all made in the USA. The line consists of two backpacks, one ‘teardrop’ style and one rucksack as well as a full leather tote or ‘Carry Bag’ and the ‘Split Keyring’ key holder. All bags use leathers sourced from Horween, one of Americas oldest tanneries, and the canvas is duck canvas used with military nylon webbing and hardwear. Altadena Works are keeping it true with their classic outdoors bags and accessories, a nice addition to the heavily flooded bag market. Keep reading for the full collection…

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R6 A/W 2010

R6 is back with their second collection for the upcoming autumn/winter 2010 season. The R6 line is a collaborative effort between 6876 and English leather artisans Regent, mixing old style craftsmanship with forward thinking modern design. The a/w 2010 lookbook is shot in a still life style series, photographed by Donald Milne. The line itself consists of a solid range of bags, including shoulder, tote, and backpack styles as well as belts, wallets and other accessories. Keep reading for the full collection and lookbook after the jump…

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Hill-Side A/W 2009 Collection

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Here is a look a wonderful new line based out of Brooklyn called Hill-Side that makes ties and pocket squares/handkerchiefs made from Japanese fabrics that are hand made in New York. They are a great looking alternative to your ‘average’ neck wear and accessories, with ties and pocket squares being made out of selvedge chambrays, twills and waxed canvas. I feel like these would wear so well, as they would only get better with time. I love the idea of small companies like this making beautiful, thoughtful accessories for men. More looks after the jump…

Info: Secret Forts

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Killspencer Bags

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Killspencer is a line out of Los Angeles that produces hand-made limited-run bags made from durable and nearly indestructible materials. The bags themselves come in three different styles: a duffle, briefcase, and a backpack, available in three different collections: the Historical Reserve, Repurposed, and the Classic Collection (the tote is exclusively available in the Historical Reserve collection). Each collection incorporates a different functional material: the Historical includes aged coated canvas, the Repurposed uses “used in combat” military truck tarps, and finally the classic collection comes in both black and white, with the white material being a waterproof tarpaulin material and the black being a nylon that is breathable as well as flame-retardant. The bags are also equipped with military spec hardware and water resistant zippers. These bags are amazing from the styling to the functional materials, and they look as they they could handle a lot of punishment. Here is a little video from Killspencer and more bags after the jump…

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Incase Backpack

incase-bagLately I have been finding that I don’t have a reliable backpack or bag, as I have a few but they are  nothing sturdy enough to carry my Macbook accompanied by my other tools of the trade. Incase have been the leaders of the pack for Apple accessories, such as iphone cases and laptop bags. They have just released this great looking as well as functional nylon laptop backpack. It is perfectly designed, incorporating a laptop sleeve with other compartments to put your notebook/sketchbook, phone, camera and whatever else is needed for the daily grind.  I don’t usually like ‘technical’ style backpacks but this one is clean and looks like it would be sturdy and could handle a beating, which I would hand it… Continue reading

Hard Graft: Pocket Wallet




Hard Graft was featured on 84/85 as one of our first posts, with the 2Unfold bag. This company is one that is always on some next levels, this time I have decided to feature their ‘PocketWallet.’ A good wallet is hard to find, usually they are far to bulk or just plain badly designed. All that I want is a slim profile wallet that fits nicely into my back packet as if it wasn’t even there. Here is a look at the Hard Graft PocketWallet, perfectly designed in the shape of a back pocket, sure to suit your needs. The design is beautiful and so is the functionality, made of heavy duty felt and leather with the right amount of space for the essentials; money and cards. The Herringbone elastic loop holsters holds everything in place so you don’t have to worry about losing its contents, just the wallet itself…