The best bit about having a blog is that I can be as self-indulgent and biased as I like, so before I go any further I should say I own a R80/7 and it’s never let me down. I love it, it loves me and i’m not surprised that they’re now one of the most collected and customised motorcycle, not to mention the beardy-hipster-biker’s ride of choice right now. This is a BMW book “written by collectors for collectors” Available March 4 from Amazon
When’s a peacoat a peacoat and when is it something else? If you’re looking for something with a little more technology and weather proofing than a traditional peacoat there’s this collaboration from Unionmade and Makintosh. One hundred percent wool bonded to one hundred percent cotton and treated with Mackintosh’s proprietary waterproofing process and taped seams. Two hundred percent. unionmadegoods
I guess machines do all the logging in the world today, which is totally fine with me because I don’t have to get mud on these fine-ass boots. The uppers are handmade using the finest Earth Repello Suede with an Acorn Leather Tongue. Available now at End.
Mr Takashi Kumagai is a creative maverick. Photographer, stylist, brand director, shop designer, surfer and in recent years fashion designer. He continues to develop his timeless style through his Naissance label and their Fall/Winter 2014 collection. In his own words ‘I wanted to make a good brand that I could grow old with’. Super heavy knitwear with a Japanese/European workwear feel from this relatively new label. naissance
I’m not gonna’ sit here and tell you that spending 40, 50 even 70 quid on a candle is a necessary thing. It isn’t. But there is a luxury and ceremony that comes with burning this Bibliotheque fragrance from Byredo that you just don’t get from a tea-light. The scented candle industry is a huge business and Byredo are by far the most sophisticated in the game. Understanding that their 60 hour candles are a little pricey for most, they have attracted new interest from me with their smaller (entry level) candles for £25. byredo