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STYLE
Paul Evans' Luxury Men's Dress Shoes
Dress shoes act as an punctuation mark to a superb outfit. They're no longer just a necessity for formal and semi-formal attire; they're an opportunity to differentiate, let your personality shine and make a statement. New York-based Paul Evans understands...
DESIGN
CH Omakase 2017: AAA Design Collective Keychains + Totes
AAA is a design collective led by Alfred (aka Carmelo Tedeschi), an Italian designer and artist living in Fez. Tedeschi partners with fair trade local makers to bring to life his fashion-forward style within the world of Moroccan craft leather goods...
STYLE
CH Omakase 2017: Nice Collective Leather Feather
California-based clothing and accessories brand Nice Collective has been a CH favorite for years. Their military-inspired designs are distinctive yet timeless and Joe Haller and Ian Hannula (the indie brand’s founding couple) are kindred spirits...
CLOTHING_ACCESSORIES
Leather iPhone and Cash Wallet
Made for iPhone 7/8/X (and their Plus versions) this leather wallet is a classic design, crafted for modern needs. Lined with gray microsuede, its outer is buttery vegetable-tanned leather and Hardgraft says it's their slimmest wallet so far. With...
ELECTRONICS_APPLIANCES
Hang Camera Strap
Measuring between 47 to 51 inches, Hardgraft's elegant coal hang camera strap seamlessly binds grey felted wool and rich, vegetable-tanned leather. It's produced in Italy from locally sourced materials. Also included, metal split rings that allow the...
BAGS_TRAVEL_GEAR
Pannier Leather Bucket Bag
Made with buttery white calfskin leather with black contrast edges, Italian label Marni's Pannier bucket bag combines luxury with modernism. The bright red acrylic ring handle makes the otherwise understated piece, but the combination remains sophisticated...
STYLE
No.One's Triple Black Bravo Sneakers
As LA's No.One footwear company makes clear, the name of their Triple Black Bravo isn't accurate. Really, the best way to understand just how remarkable the shoes are requires looking at all the ways they've used premium black materials. First...
STYLE
KARA Launches Men's Bags
Since we last spoke with designer Sarah Law, she's expanded her modern minimalist luxury backpack line KARA in very deliberately thought-out steps that emphasize individuality and functionality—rather than mindlessly churning out new designs to...
CLOTHING_ACCESSORIES
Double Take Necklace
Designed by two NYC-based sisters, the brand Lizzie Fortunato produces a diverse number of accessories—running the gamut from eye-catching to delicate (and sometimes both). Our pick is the Double Take Necklace, available in white, brown or pink. This...
DESIGN
Test Drive: 2018 Volvo XC60
by Sue Mead Motoring along a two-lane roadway in Catalonia that coils through small Spanish villages, the views of Montserrat—a majestic, multi-peaked rocky range located near the port city of Barcelona—are dramatic. The Scandinavian-inspired interior...
SPORTS_OUTDOORS
Turkish Towel + Carrier
This black and white handwoven Aegean cotton towel can handle all summer beach and picnic needs. Moreover, it's easy to carry on all your adventures thanks to a leather carrying harness. With antique brass hardware, the carrier makes it easy to throw...
DESIGN
Factory Visit: Christian Louboutin's Aurelien Production Facility
Tuscany's international renown stems from its nature and art—the beauty of the hills and the enduring magic of the Renaissance. The crafts of the region are also very well known—leather in particular. But most people are unaware of the level of sophistication...
DESIGN
Sabah House, Venice
A sun-dappled pathway from Abbot Kinney Boulevard in Venice leads to the newest Sabah House. They've filled the small white structure with vibrant, natural leather shoes stacked from floor to ceiling. The atmosphere feels so aptly “California” that...
TECH
Master & Dynamic + Bamford's Limited Edition MW60 Wireless Headphones
When Master & Dynamic founder and CEO Jonathan Levine and George Bamford met, they bonded over their mutual love and respect for high-quality material, craftsmanship, innovation and engineering. It made sense then, that the two companies would...
STYLE
KOIO Leather Sneakers
Elevating the trusty old sneaker, KOIO's designs are clean, classic and (perhaps best of all) made in various unexpected colorways—from earthy browns and creams to classic navy and saccharine pastels—with various textures on each shoe, including mesh...
BAGS_TRAVEL_GEAR
Everyday Tote
Always marrying function with form, Tanner Goods has just released a new bag that easily transitions from the office or class to the market, brunch and back again. Made from durable, waxed 18-ounce twill canvas and vegetable-tanned Meridian English...
BAGS_TRAVEL_GEAR
Leather Watch Roll
With space for three timepieces, this full-grain leather watch roll makes traveling with watches far more organized. Lined with a "weather chart" fabric, it's tied shut with a technical rope and is available in red, navy or caramel. This accessory...
PROVOCATIVE
Leather Flogger
Handmade using buttery soft double-sided full-grain leather, this flogger by Killspencer is for the sassy Valentine in your life. Meticulously crafted in the USA, it's also hand-threaded with waxed linen thread—so the result contrasts delicacy and...
GAMES_TOYS
Hometown Heroes Leather Basketball
Made from 100% leather, this black basketball was crafted by Atelier New Regime for indoor use. Part of the Hometown Heroes capsule collection, the ball is size seven (aka men's official size, with a 30-inch circumference) and while boasting logos...
BAGS_TRAVEL_GEAR
Hand-Painted Eleanor Bag
Made from 100% vegetable tanned leather, this version of FEED's "Eleanor" bag is a hand-painted limited edition. Available in black or brown, the bag can be carried as a crossbody or tote and features the work of artists Yeti and The Beast. Purchasing...
DESIGN
CH Omakase 2016: Native Union Tag Cable
All iPhone users know the woes of tattered, yellowing USB cables dangling from walls or stowed into bags and pockets. Fortunately, Native Union produces far more durable, and definitely better looking versions. As longtime fans of the brand, it...
CLOTHING_ACCESSORIES
Lee Backpack
Made form buttery leather this cinch backpack is more than one bag—it's reversible. Depending on your look for the day, it can be worn on either the black or mauve side. Better yet, it's part of State's #GiveBackPack program, which means for every...
CLOTHING_ACCESSORIES
HANDMADE
Snakeskin Charm Lighter
There's no smoke without fire. Keep your lighter safe with one of these beautiful snakeskin cases from Beverly Hills-based designer Jacquie Aiche. The burgundy, black, cognac, cobalt or turquoise sheaths are adorned with a rebellious sweet leaf charm...
STYLE
CH Omakase 2016: Editions de Re Belt
Rarely does one see a common, everyday item—like a belt buckle—transformed functionally by way of a change to its geometries. That was certainly some of the allure pertaining to the work of Editions de Re, a design collective founded by Jim Hinz...
DESIGN
CH Omakase 2016: Tumi Otis Backpack
An elevated version of our Otis Backpack, a piece we worked on for several months with the team at Tumi, the exclusive CH Omakase bags are each unique. With every detail considered, the Otis is our best carry-all yet—made from high-quality coated canvas...
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