Five years ago Monocle hit the newsstands. Today it’s at the heart of a very modern media company – but also one with some old-school values. The publication has evolved from having nineteen employees to over seventy now and representation in over 100 countries. The type of work they do ranges from print to video to radio. Yes, radio. Monocle also launched a television series on Bloomberg TV. Their reach is far and wide and the content is as rich and newsworthy in its 51st issues as it was back in issue 2007 when issue No. 1 hit newsstands. Here is a film that chronicles the first five years.
Hypebeast turns us to Monocle’s latest collaboration project, now with American brand Woolrich Woolen Mills on an unstructured jacket. Designed by Engineered Garments’ Daiki Suzuki, the jacket features some nice pocket detailing as well as being available in olive and navy. Available directly through Monocle.com/Shop with each of the 55 pieces/color priced at £370 GBP (approximately $552 USD).
Monocle is known for organizing debates on design and architecture, and creating exclusive fairs as well. Now, they’re first shop in Marylebone, London is filled with amazing collaborations that keep us as intrigued as we have been in their previous endeavors. Brands include Comme des Garçons, Porter, Valextra and Drakes London and the shop has an exclusive products area, with a variety of items from CDs to stationery to travel guides. Plus, if you are familiar with their magazine, they have all the issues published to date. One of our favorite pieces is an exclusive Tokyo poster-guide created in collaboration with Louis Vuitton.
More images of the Monocle Shop after the jump. (more…)