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Troubadour

The search for a superb rucksack is a never ending one; however Troubadour may have come close to making the perfect example. The brand is a British one (with a strong Anglo-American background) whilst it uses the best vegetable-tanned leathers from small, family run tannery’s in Italy and European sourced, premium hardware that is rooted… Read more »

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Tribe x Made in England

LSoD LOVES TRIBE I have long been an admirer of wood-made products and TRIBE is the newest brand on my natural-made radar. Based in the beautiful and rugged Northumberland,  it was born by a group of like-minded people who share a passion for making the world a little bit better – they make sustainable sourced products that… Read more »

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Smythson of Bond Street

He was a man of many a great word so matching up to Oscar Wilde in prose will be quite the challenge in this newly released Smythson of Bond Street diary. Released in a very timely fashion to mark the release of The Importance of Being Earnest at the Harold Pinter Theater in London, the… Read more »

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Hermes Bandanas

LSoD LOVES HERMES 55CM BANDANAS OK, they are strictly for the girls but these are my picks of the new Hermes 55cm  little bandana squares which have just popped up online. Whilst it would be rude to say that the house has jumped on the western trend (Hermes do not follow seasonal trends) but the… Read more »

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Oppermann AW14

Often web-based retailers promise luxury at a fraction of the cost yet often fail to deliver this proposition however, this is not the case with Oppermann which has fully launched online. Combining Swedish minimalism (the founders, Mattis and Niklas hail from the Nordics) and London style, this is a very exciting men’s leather goods brand… Read more »

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LSoD LOVES JOHN VARVATOS EYEWEAR To be honest, I was a little surprised that John Varvatos didn’t have his own eyewear line already however this pleasant surprise has not disappointed. With all the Rock ‘n’ Roll cues of the grungy, rugged brand has introduced a well styled collection where even the arms of the sunglasses feature a guitar… Read more »

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Chapman

It is particularly nice to receive very well made, tactile accessories – particularly when they are Made in England by Chapman. It is also a bonus when said accessories comes accompanied by Kendal Mint Cake and Grasmere Gingerbread – which are not included in these shots as they have already been eaten! The company was… Read more »

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M’ODA ‘OPERANDI X BAMFORD WATCH DEPARTMENT

The Rolex Daytona is a piece that is as classic as it is stylish however giving something such as this an up-lift in design can make it more desirable. Debuting on the 19th of August on M’oda ‘Operandi, the online portal to pre-order looks straight from the runway and a curated selection of in-season designer trunk shows,… Read more »

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Louis Vuitton x BMW i8

Launching at the New Bond Street store this evening, Louis Vuitton has partnered with the new BMW i8 to create an ergonomically designed luggage collection to fit with the cars design. When it comes to fashion and cars, I could not be happier, particularly when it is two brands I am very passionate about –… Read more »

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Henry’s Made in England Shoes

It is very rare to hear of new footwear brands who are producing in Northampton, the home of crafted shoes, but one; Henry’s is doing this well and at a great price point. One of the reasons why the Northampton footwear industry declined was because brands, labels and producers could and would not keep up… Read more »