We often wonder why so few gentlemen rock a pocket square. After all, it’s an easy way to put a final touch to an outfit. It doesn’t need to be every day. It doesn’t even need to be with a suit. But wouldn’t the world be a much better place (at least aesthetically speaking) if men were to get into pocket squares? They’d have plenty of brands to choose from, but our favorite is by far British label Rampley & Co.
I often say, and you would have read that here, that we’re not really into sneakers. I simply believe that they tend to all look the same. When they don’t, however, I’m happy to point it out. I also feel that most manufacturers don’t meet (and don’t care to meet) our standards in terms of quality, sustainability and all around respect for the craft that we value at Le club des douze. Once again, when we encounter a company that does, we’re more than happy to celebrate it. In fact, this is why we’re telling you today about Northampton Sneaker Co.
Though it’s already July, Summer is MIA. Sure it was hot today in London. But it was the first time since May… Obviously I wasn’t expecting it and wore some of my sturdiest chelsea boots. It wasn’t ideal and I ended up jonesing a good pair of loafers. And speaking of loafers, we’ve been meaning to tell you about Sparkes, a new French brand we recently discovered…
Briston is my favorite watch brand. Plain and simple. Every time somebody asks me about watches, I make sure to mention them. Just like here. Or here. I discovered them exactly two years ago and first told you about the brand in July 2014 before featuring their watches many times in our selections of menswear. As the brand released a bunch of new products since, I thought it would make sense to provide you with a quick update on what the company has been up to.
My good New York friend Neil told me about new brand Asket a couple of weeks ago. I will never thank him enough for it. You know that when it comes to design, we believe that less is more. Well, so does Asket. We got a chance to take a look at their products first hand and we’re sold on the brand’s concept. Here’s why.