Olivia and I usually work at the same desk and put our iPad in between our laptops to watch the best show of all time (ah) as we write and look for new exceptional brands to tell you about. We’ve tried several iPad sleeves that were all supposed to both protect it and help it stand up on a desk while looking cool, but we weren’t satisfied with any of them. Some would make a perfect stand but looked cheap, most looked good but poor construction caused it to continuously fall from its propped position.
At the club, we love stories. And that of British e-shop Mon Oncle is pretty extraordinary. French-born Marion Lemaire never thought she’d ever be selling glasses, yet alone vintage ones. Today, she manages an awesome online boutique that became our go-to e-shop for old school spectacles.
It’s not everyday I come across an interior design company that so closely matches my aesthetic for home goods, which is why I was so happy to discover the UK-based e-store Such & Such. We knew we had to work with them after checking out the site and getting the chance to speak with the founders. If you’ve checked out our Instragram page in the past few weeks, Such & Such might sound familiar, as we posted a shot of their awesome chalk board.
Let’s be honest. Roll-top backpacks are not for every one. Think of it that way: roll-tops are to the world of bags what hiking boots are to the shoemaking industry. Most brands don’t know how to do it well, it’s not easy to close/open or lace/unlace, you really have to know what you’re doing in order to dress it up or down and look rugged wearing it/them without having people think that you just came back from a mountain trip. But that is exactly why I love both.
When two of my favorite French brands teamed up for an exclusive collaboration, I knew I had to take a couple of snaps and tell you about it… If you’re a regular on the blog, you would have seen both leather goods brand Bleu de Chauffe and notebook company Calepino in some of our selections of menswear. They both pride themselves on executing their craft at the highest level and on manufacturing their products exclusively in France.