To ring in the New Year I wanted to share my new wallet with you all, a lovely gift from the guys over at London based luxury accessories brand MARK/GIUSTI. The “Gentleman” Wallet is one of the smaller pieces from the debut MARK/GIUSTI collection, “Bring Back Time”. Made from 100% genuine grained calf leather and featuring five compartments for credit cards, a pocket for coins or business cards and three compartments for money notes, this is by far the most stylish, practical wallet I’ve ever had the pleasure of owning.
I am planning on using this beautiful wallet in my first ever outfit post later this month but I hope this quick snap I took yesterday evening using Instagram will be enough for now.
Wallet, £200.00, from MARK/GIUSTI
Thank you for the lovely gift, MARK/GIUSTI!
Images courtesy of my Sony Xperia T
Finding a good leather bag is quite a task and as I’ve recently grown quite fond of the leather bag, from satchels to backpacks and everything in between, it’s becoming near essential that I find one. On that note, I wanted to put together a post that features my 5 favourite men’s leather or leather-look bags at present and believe me, it wasn’t easy!
In no particular order, my 5 favourite men’s leather or leather-look bags at present are…
Zara has many budget leather and leather-look bags that I would love to own, and this is just one of my favourites. It may be simple but it’s big and perfect if you’re looking for a pragmatic shopper bag.
Made from 100% genuine grained calf leather and lined with a beautiful mosaic print, this bag might just be my favourite of the 5 bags. It is somewhat sensible, super luxurious, and has the brightest interior I’ve ever seen!
Handmade in London, this single document is traditional and luxurious, and features a sturdy lock and buckle straps for added security. Not to mention, it’d look great with one of Alfred Dunhill’s equally admirable designer shirts, jumpers or jackets.
The Cary-all Bag with Buckles by Zara is another budget favourite of mine. It’s simple but elegant, made from 100% polyurethane and lined with 100% polyester. It may not be the most luxurious of the 5 but it definitely looks the part!
The Schoolboy Satchel by Billykirk is inspired by the old school and produced with the new school in mind. It is made from rugged bridle leather, giving it a superb texture, and features bronze hardware, single strap closure and two interior compartments.
That’s your lot, boys!
Images courtesy of Zara
When it comes to luxury accessories, MARK/GIUSTI is right up there. The brand is based in London, where brand founder Mark Farhat also resides, and each and every one of Mark’s bags are handcrafted in Italy. I don’t know about you, but I’m not sure it gets much more luxurious than that!
“The Gatsby” Collection is Mark’s most recent work and, as expected, each and every piece oozes with elegance and quality. Not only is the leather impeccable, but Mark’s admirable mosaic interior prints tend to add a unique edge to each piece. The palette for this collection stays true to the MARK/GIUSTI brand, as black, white, brown and yellow dominate the majority of the pieces. Mark has created an admirable mix of bags, including everything from small leather goods to your larger weekend and gym bags. At this present moment in time, I can safely say that my favourite piece is most definitely the black “Portofino” Tote Bag. Not only is it relatively casual, but it also features an admirable yet relatively minimalist, black and white mosaic interior print, which I really admire!
I’m not usually into nostalgic, luxury lookbooks that have been shot near or in a hotel or manor house, yet the lookbook for the “The Gatsby” Collection is absolutely fantastic. Not only is the lookbook dominated by tailored suits and fine accessories, but also by breathe taking architecture and classic cars. To summarise, I think Mark’s done an absolutely superb job!
You can view the full collection on the MARK/GIUSTI website, where you can also purchase selected pieces from “The Gatsby” Collection.
Images courtesy of MARK/GIUSTI