In yesterday’s feature, we brought you exceptional quality duffle bags from Suffolk, England. Today, we’re telling you about Scottish sweaters, and specifically about Quiggleys, a brand I especially like. I first heard about it when they started collaborating with Bowmont (the Scottish merino and cashmere experts) and I knew right then that the day I would tell you about the brand would come.
I’m sure you saw that the theme for this week’s selection is A hike in the woods. Now don’t get me wrong, I know that a duffle bag isn’t the best option for hiking. There actually are a wealth of technical hiking accessories that would have been better suited but please, do not be so literal. The idea was to choose a type of bag that is sturdy, stands the test of time and is as uncomplicated as it gets. And I think that the duffle bag covers all of the above.
This week’s selection is inspired by the desire to book a trip, pack a suitcase and go explore a new city. How great does that sound? Last month we took our first Euro trip since we moved back to Paris. We went to good ole London for the weekend and as always, we had a blast (you might have seen this picture or this one on Instagram). Afternoon teas, brunches, dinners with friends…
Today is a holiday in America. Presidents Day to be precise. And though I relocated at the end of December to Paris, it means that I don’t work today since I’m still on a US (paycheck) schedule. For once I can take my time, stay in a bed a little longer, organize my desk, think about the past weekend. And it was a pretty good one!
There is something special about Krammer & Stoudt. Something raw, unusual, out of the ordinary. Now don’t get me wrong, there are many other young Made in america menswear labels that celebrate the aesthetic of the American way of life, or Americana if you will. But still. When I discovered the brand, I immediately felt drawn to it. And now that I’ve spent some time familiarizing myself with their collection and got a chance to chat with the founders of the brand, including the very iconic Mike Rubin, designer of the collection, I think I know why.