Soho has been a retail destination for decades. Housing a variety of music and clothing establishments, while a host of bars and restaurants have been coming and going with exciting chefs and mixologists making it that more of a destination and worthwhile to hang out. The past few years has seen a menswear focus with a nice edit of brands to satisfy any fashion conscious gentleman. For those of you put off the idea of shopping, Soho’s mix of bars and cafes will be able to indulge you once you’ve

A brand that has been on my radar for quite a while now, producing exquisite premium leather briefcases and accessories has recently rebranded themselves. Originally under the guise of Oppermann London, they now go by the name Carl Friedrik. Set up by brothers Niklas and Mattias Oppermann in 2012, they maintain their focus on quality leathers, paired with fair pricing. Niklas and Mattias works directly with skilled artisans and source their leathers from reputable tanneries, resulting in a premium product that they sell direct to the consumer without adding extra costs. I met

When I was in New York a few years ago I made a point of visiting Knickerbocker Mfg who had reached my radar a couple of years previously. Taking over a factory to inject a line of USA Made collections, Andrew Livingstone built a dedicated team of crafts people and technicians producing a range of hats, jackets and trousers inspired by a golden age of American manufacturing with aesthetic values akin to those pioneering industrial times. They have just released their new Barn Coat with inspiration taken from chore jackets old made in a

In London’s Piccadilly, Norwegian Rain and long-term collaborator Modern Tribute have put on an in-store exhibition titled Scandi-GAN with Studio Ifreecans and their roster of NextGAN visual artists. Scandi-GAN is an exhibition juxtaposing Mid Century Scandinavian furnishings and accessories at with NextGAN artworks with an aim of facilitating aesthetic convergence between cross-cultural art, design and craft. The unifying theme is that conceptually sound, high quality yet emotionally authentic furniture accentuates art of a similar nature and vice versa.   Scandi-GAN’s concept draws inspiration from Danish Industrial designer and affiliate of the Scandinavian Design movement Kristian

Over the past few years I’ve been lucky to explore the world of horology in varying capacities. As much as I like watches, and the ease of telling the time, I had never been been able to afford the premium let alone luxury watches. I have, however, learnt to appreciate their craftsmanship. I tend to like classic styles of dials and watch faces. I don’t claim to be an expert in any sort of measure, but in the arena of aesthetics, I know what I like and has attractive qualities. One