If you only had five bags: A capsule collection

September 8th 2021

  Five bags might seem like a lot – certainly compared to shirts or ties, as featured previously in this series . But given you’ll need some kind of suitcase, plus a day bag, and probably a backpack for cycling, walking or s...

If you only had five bags: A capsule collection

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To be honest Jonathan, I rarely wear a backpack - I don't want it on top of any delicate fabrics, like tailoring. I use them mostly for cycling and I don't really have that issue...

BagsSeptember 8th 2021

Ten bags over ten years

June 1st 2015

One of the advantages of a long-running blog, perhaps, is the ability to look back and see how purchases have performed over time. It’s particularly useful when we emphasise – as we do, day after day – the value of inv...

Ten bags over ten years

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I'd recommend Equus...

BagsJune 1st 2015

Troubadour leather goods – in HTSI

January 31st 2014

My latest column for How to Spend It looks at Troubadour, the luxury leather goods brand that combines some beautiful veg-dyed hides with contemporary style and colour. The column, called Inside Track, aims to highlight the craft or the stories behin...

Troubadour leather goods – in HTSI

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Thanks for your input, Simon....

BagsJanuary 31st 2014

The growth of men’s bags – FT article

October 18th 2013

The growth of men’s bags as a sector is quite incredible. Menswear as a whole has outstripped women’s clothing for a few years now, as we’ve accepted the idea of buying better clothes and wearing them better. But while it grew 15% w...

The growth of men’s bags – FT article

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I think you clearly need a bag Ronnie, yes. If you want it quite casual, go for a tote bag. A leather one for work/town, and you can always get a nice canvas one if you want something more casual. Perhaps a backpack for ...

BagsOctober 18th 2013

Sartorial cyclists

October 1st 2013

The first, rather informal meeting of our industry cycling group. (Someone, please, suggest a club name with a decent pun in it.) Fifty-odd miles around the hills of Kent. From left: Hercules and Chris, Edward Green; me; Andy Murphy, Cleverley; Samue...

Sartorial cyclists

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SWEET! Hand stitched I assume? Let me know when I'm needed for the first fitting. /Owen...

October 1st 2013