The Bandana’s Fascinating History

The bandana, an accessory oftentimes associated with various subcultures, has roots and uses of which many might not be aware—the “handkerchief code,” Japanese fashion and cowboy-style included. With a history dating back to 17th century South Asia and the Middle East, it’s carried a rotating slew of connotations—from resistance to violence, Americana and hip-hop culture—that have immortalized and, sometimes, subverted, its uses. Read more at …

HighSnobiety’s Gin Guide

“Gin” is translated from the Dutch “jenever” and sometimes takes a backseat to whisky when it comes to education and tasting. But HighSnobiety is breaking it all down for readers—from defining the spirit, to essential ingredients and elements, distilling, and all the different types. For rookies, it’s a great lesson and for experts, it’s a good way to brush up and maybe find some new …

EARLY + Highsnobiety Leather Pouches

Minimal, ethical leathergoods from the online publication and up-and-coming accessories brand

Continuing their series of 10th anniversary collaborations (which already include projects with Carhartt WIP, STAMPD and Puma), style and culture experts Highsnobiety have teamed up with Frankfurt-based accessories brand EARLY for a set of minimal leather pouches. Constructed from EARLY’s eco-edition vegetable-tanned leather (which is completely chrome-free and organically colored), the supple pouches come with a golden zipper and a debossed, barely-there Highsnobiety crown logo. …