Month Archives

June 2016

Ready-To-Go: Shirts, Collar Detail

15 - QDSMQ2-17 - ShirtsWhen it comes to dress shirts for work, how can you maintain a professional look whilst expressing a certain sense of panache and individuality? According to Hawkins & Shepherd, this can be achieved through the collar. A fairly new brand, with its manufacturing based the UK, they produce collections with classic colours and prints that allow one to seamlessly integrate them into one’s existing wardrobe.

They however keep things exceptionally interesting with the variety of collar styles available. They have pin-collar shirts which can be styled with narrow ties, coming in with pointed and rounded corners. They have Tab-collar shirts also with rounded and pointed corners. Then there are the Cut-Away collars great for big ties and large intricate knots. There are then your classic Button-Down collars, extra pointed collars. The variety is astounding. Everyday day of the week you could have a different look.

Only caveat I have for Hawkins & Shepherd is that they focus specifically on Slim-Fit. The truth be told, we as men, get to a certain age where Slim-Fit just does not work and a ‘Tailored Fit’ is more appropriate. We hope in time that Hawkins & Shepherd will expand their variety to include a Tailored-fit. When they do, we will be sure to let you know. In the meantime we will keep an eye out for comparable innovative brands that do cater more to the body type of a maturing man.

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Ready-To-Go: Damp, Never Dreary

QDSMQ2-16-39 - S&L Bag - RJ Money Coin Holder

In our last post, we were all so enthusiastic about sun and sea and all the things you could possibly take with you. The reality, if you are in England, especially this week has been all rain rain rain. It doesn’t quite feel like Summer. If you have been caught out in the rain once too often and are looking for an umbrella, check out the ones we have from Stuart & Lau. We have complimented the red one with a wallet from Robertson Jessel and a briefcase also from Stuart & Lau.

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Ready-To-Go: Beachwear

22 - Grid 22 - Mocha Salt - Hemp - Sandals

You have finally make it to that location for your two weeks of uninterrupted sun. You want no hassle, no worries, no overthinking on anything. You want your wardrobe to be simple and functional. Most convenient would be to have a small selection of swimming trunks that you can leave the house in shamelessly, make your way to the beach and jump directly into the sea. You totally avoid any awkwardness of trying to change into trunks somehow on the beach. The selection of Shorts from Mocha Salt might be just what you need. Match them with a pair of sunglasses and our sandals.

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Ready-To-Go: Black and Yellow

 

QDSMQ2-16-110 - S&L Briefcase - Fabric Gateaux Socks - Monge ShoesWe have brought together a wild and wonderful combination of pieces in the form of the Fantasy Socks from Fabric Gateaux, Patent Leather Oxfords from Monge Shoes, Yellow and Purple Pocket Square, and a beautiful Briefcase from Suart & Lau.

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The Creative: Tashi Mannox

Creativity takes Time & Patience. A short film on Tashi Mannox talking about being Tibetan Calligrapher. He is a man who deeply appreciates that he needs to be a man with time to be able to fully express his craft.

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Ready-To-Go: A Man with Time

19 - Grid 19 - S&L - Louis XVIIn our fast pace world of go-go-go, achieve, achieve, achieve, it may feel at times that we don’t have time. But we do. And to show us we do, we present this beautiful collection of Watches from Louis XVI. Made in Switzerland, they are steeped in the traditions of excellence in watch-making. The designs are in spirit classic yet have the springing step of the new kid on the block who has the makings to stand the test of time. We are proud to have these pieces onboard.

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The Creative: A Small Practice

Roman & Williams from The Scout on Vimeo.

Following on from our our Ready-To-Go: Rustic and The Loyal Workshop feature where we focus on a selection of accessories what would most likely feel most comfortable on an architect working in a relaxed small practice, we present this short film on the Roman & Williams Architects, a small firm with its roots firmly in family history. One gets an insight into the quietly passionate creatives looking to shape environments and how people enjoy them in a relaxed way.

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Ready-To-Go: Rustic Brown and The Loyal Workshop

 

QDSMQ2-16-26 - Hemp Eyewear, Ryan Phonecase, TLW Bag, Belt

We present a few pieces to create a look that is a little more earthy and unpolished. From the Loyal Workshop, we have the O’l Faithful Belt and  and Goodstead Satchel. We match them up with the Crosby Hemp Sunglasses and a Phone Case from Ryan.

Behind each of our brands is not only creativity but heart and soul. Here is the story of The Loyal Workshop specifically and what drives them:

The Loyal Workshop was founded to provide an opportunity for freedom. Modern day slavery is a phenomenon that we are not prepared to be apathetic about. We believe that another world is possible; a world where sex slavery is relegated to the history books. It’s a brazen dream but we’re putting it into action in one city, in one red-light community, with one woman at a time.

We believe that business can be a tool to bring freedom to those trapped in slavery. Our business IS about freedom. Every product we create is part of a woman’s freedom journey. Thanks for your support.

Our artisans: are women from backgrounds of poverty, each with their own story of trauma and oppression: sold, stolen, trafficked and forced against their will into the sex trade. Without prospect of finding alternative employment, they were trapped. But still with dreams, talents and larger than life personalities.

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Ready-To-Go: Kit to Get To Sunnier Climes

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Summer is officially here and most have their two weeks of uninterrupted sun planned. There are a few things that will make the whole trip from beginning to finish flow: A retro-high quality Suitcase for all your things, a pair of proper Shoes that have a whiff of your All-Stars so will work really well should any occasion call for more than sandals or sneakers whilst you are away, Sunglasses and of course those Sandals.

QDSMQ2-16-62 - Hemp Sunglasses - QD Sandals

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The Creative: Josh Vogel, Wood Turner

Following our tip a few days ago on how to ‘Organise and Organify Your Office‘ where we present a few ideas of incorporating crafted wood accessories into your workspace, we now share a short film on Josh Vogel, a wood turner based in Kingston, New York, USA who share a little insight into the mindset of the craftsman who works in wood.

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