Ghurka was founded back in 1975 by Marley Hodgson, and has since built up a solid reputation of being one of the finest makers of fine men’s leather accessories. The lineup has ranged from business cases and travel bags to wallets and other small leather goods, all crafted while keeping Ghurka’s iconic history intact. Ghurka has come from humble beginnings in Connecticut to being respected the world over. This video gives a behind-the-scenes glimpse into Ghurka’s exacting design and manufacturing processes, and even lets us hear from longtime Ghurka artisans and collectors.
From Mismo comes an appropriately understated collection for the fall and winter months ahead, with some much welcomed twists weaved into the fold as well. For F/W 2013, Mismo introduces the highest number of new bags it’s ever done for a single collection, making it quite exciting to see the label expand to appeal to a larger audience while still staying true to their foundation in quality and design. The sophisticated new design scheme mixes the refined feel of the Full-Grain collection with the laid-back appeal of the M/S Fabric collection, providing some added versatility to the range. Look for some bold new fabrics in the mix as well including a rainbow camo PVC and an indigo nylon/linen blend.
Look for the Mismo Fall/Winter 2013 collection to be carried by select retailers including Mr. Porter, Barneys, Opening Ceremony and C’H'C’M to name a few.
From Saint Laurent comes their Classic Duffle Bag, part of the French fashion house’s newly released collection of essentials. This piece is designed by Hedi Slimane and features discrete Saint Laurent signature embossed detailing on the front. Shown here in black, the Saint Laurent Classic Duffle is available in a large choice of colors and two different sizes for men.
Look for the Classic Duffle Bag at Saint Laurent boutiques worldwide as well as YSL.com.
From Haerfest comes their latest collection, pulling inspiration from DeWain Valentine and the Light and Space Art Movement of the 1960s. Their use of aerospace materials to suggest, manipulate, and conceal light was a driving aspect of the new collection. Reflective gold leathers, translucent ghost PVC panels, and high density canvas to deliver fresh takes on some of Haerfest’s signature pieces. The lineup includes their overnight duffel, shell backpack, two handle clutch, as well as their E18 Book Sleeve.
Submit pre-orders for pieces from the Light and Space collection at Haerfest.
Damasquina presents this 2-pocket accordion style card case made with vintage leather. It’s made in Japan and features exceptional detailing such as the leather string wrap flap closure with a brass anchor on the end.
From the Netherlands comes Mujjo, a brand known for crafting minimalistic yet functional products. In 2012, Mujjo first began developing sleeves for Apple devices such as the iPhone, iPad, MacBook Air as well as the MacBook Pro. The brand’s The Originals collection features a unique combination of wool felt and high quality leather, and they recently added an iPad Mini Sleeve that fits seamlessly into Mujjo’s current product lineup. The folks over at Mujjo were kind enough to send us an iPad Mini sleeve for review and we’ve been quite impressed by its detailing and overall craftsmanship. It’s easy to carry and has a little extra space in a separate compartment that can fit your headphones, some folded documents or even a MiFi. The wool felt contrasts really well with the vegetable tanned leather and we can already tell the leather with age to perfection. The felt can be easily cleaned as a special treatment provides excellent anti-peeling properties and makes the sleeve water repellent. Aesthetically, it may be the best looking iPad Mini sleeve on the market and its ability to blend so well with the iPad Mini’s slim design is what makes it such a great accessory.
Mujjo’s iPad Mini Sleeve is available now in either brown or white leather.
Del Toro looks to expand their current offerings from primarily footwear and accessories such as belts and hats to include fine handmade Italian leather and suede goods. Amongst the latest drops is a Weekender Bag made from brown pebbled Nappa leather with camo perforated suede details and cobalt suede lining as well as a small wallet, card holder and toiletry case.
The items can be had now through Del Toro and other select stockists internationally.
Japan’s Roberu has released another product, this time offering up a leather card case with contrasting leathers and other fine details. It comes in four colorways — red, blue, grey and brown — and utilizes Roberu’s original camel upholstery around the interior, with special dye-based oil being applied on the exterior to give a softer finish. There are a few compartments and though the case is quite slim, it can hold a pretty substantial amount.
The Roberu Card Case is available now on Roberu’s online store for ¥4,935 JPY (~ $57 USD).
Japanese brand Roberu have updated their iconic iPhone case to fit the latest iPhone 5. It comes in a range of 5 different colors utilizing oil and camel leather and fitted perfectly with elasticity in the center back. The sewing detail is spot on and there are openings for the earphone portion, the back camera, speakers and headphone jack so you don’t compromise convenience for design. Pre-orders are available now through Roberu with deliver to begin later this month.
Hard Graft has released the CarryOn Suitcase, their latest signature work. The brand’s known for making travel goods made from 100% vegetable tanned Italian leather and finished off with wool felt detailing. Their bespoke signature style comes to fruition through their small team of artisans in Italy who hand craft each piece with the utmost attention to detail. This is the case here as well with their new CarryOn Suitcase. It’s equal parts function and classic design as it’s got a bit of a nostalgic feel to it. Coming in at just the perfect size for short trips, this suitcase comes fully lined in rich British wool. The CarryOn Suitcase can be purchased through Hard Graft.