This week we’re excited to discuss a Danish watch brand called About Vintage. Don’t let the name fool you though, even though they take inspiration from the technology and timelessness of old school watchmaking, the designs are very much rooted in the present.
As you know, for the last few months, we’ve been on the hunt for the coolest watch brands in the world. We’ve told you about a couple of traditional bicentennial maisons and some newer minimalistic labels that we’ve found really impressive. Today, we’re telling you about Styrman & Crew, a brand launching tomorrow on Kickstarter. Here’s why we love it.
Please tell me that you know who Beau Brummell is. Or was, in fact. He was known in 18th century England as one of the most refined and fashionable men of his time. A gentleman able to transcend social rank through elegance and attitude. Some believe he invented dandyism. We won’t weigh in on that debate but thought that this would be a good introduction to a brand that, several centuries later, he inspired.
As a husband-wife team, you know we love to hear stories about couples who work together or have started businesses based on a shared passion. We also do a lot of writing and these days we end up writing mostly in bed. It’s something about the dim lighting and the desire to be relaxed that helps to get the creative juices flowing.
The joy of starting Le club des douze lied in finding brands dedicated to craftsmanship and quality goods that aren’t trying to bilk you out of your life savings. Since we’ve recently been on the hunt for the coolest watches on the market right now, we are happy to write about Henry & Ashe, a newcomer to the game whose skills and designs could fool you into thinking they’ve been around for years.
2017. It’s here already. We have set new goals for ourselves and the blog but what remains unchanged is our will to find the perfect watches for the modern gentleman. After a series of posts about brands that offer very streamlined designs, we wanted to feature a US-based brand that is a little different, more rugged yet refined: Hemel.