You probably aren’t aware of the amazing taste my boyfriend has. He has effortless taste which I envy…only little a bit. He has an amazing eye for detail and he is even good at picking out clothes for me (We went to Margate the other day and we picked out a really cute dress for me, I’ll do a post on it soon). Among his impeccable taste and effortless sense of style, he is also the most organized person I know. His taste combined with his need to organize has result in discovering some amazing brands that I may not have discovered if it had not been for these bags.
Wood Wood is a Danish brand that has managed to situate it’s self as not quite street wear and outside high-fashion. Wood Wood sit between design and art forms while exploring a mutual exchange of ideas between the customer. Wood Wood’s aestic is subdued but in this it does not lose it’s identity and impact. The first time I came across Wood Wood was when my boyfriend ordered this beautiful purse of the internet. For something so simple it didn’t fail to impress as essentially it is just a leather purse but its bewitching hold is down to two things: the quality and the detailing put into this mens purse. The leather used is the kind of leather which you know will only get better with age. When you hold this leather purse you feel like you are holding part of something and that something can only be described as the world that is WOOD WOOD
The image above shows the beautiful detailing of the zip. Its amazing how something as simple as a woven piece of leather on the zip can add so much luxury. To me detailing is what makes fashion last the test of time. You know that this purse will be loved and re-loved; it is a one hit wonder. This beautiful (there is no other word for it) leather purse is a staple that will outlast trends.
Personally I love a product that comes in great packaging as you know that little bit extra effort has been put in. Great packaging leads to almost automatic association with luxury, it gives you that butterfly feeling that confirms that this is a treat. Its that emotional link created with this product that strengthen’s this products sustainability. Its a well known fact that if you have an emotional link to a piece of clothing or an object you are more reluctant to throw it out even when it is falling apart. And its fair to say Wood Wood has nailed its packaging.
Sandqvist is a Swedish bag brand that design bags for urban lifestyles and that can be used everyday. The Sandqvist signature is uncomplicated and beautiful with a clear Swedish Heritage. They use hard-wearing materials teams with details that result in everyday functionality. It is this functionality that I adore about Sandqvist, its uncomplicated and does a job but there is still beauty in its constructor. I first heard of Sandqvist when my boyfriend brought this Khaki washbag as he was looking for something which would fit everything in but still small enough to pack in his suitcase. This bag seems to focus so much on old-school functionality it pretty much stumbles on style accidentally. Just looking at the quality of this bag you know that every placement and stitch is there for a reason. I can’t quite place my finger on what makes it so good-looking but I think its somewhere between being thoughtful and not trying to hard. I want to talk about Zips, which might not be the most exciting of topics but certainly a key feature in the desirability of this bag. It has a Zip that feels, sounds and looks quality. You know the Zips I mean, the one you play with when your bored as it run smoothly with out a hitch.
More from SANDQVIST
This simple cardholder says everything about Sandqvist that needs saying. Its simple, functional and elegant in a manly sort-of-way. The leather is strong and smooth, the sort of leather that will get better with age. Cardholders were never on the top of things I needed but there is more functionality in this than you can imagine. It cures a simple problem I have: Taking a bag out that is too small to carry my purse in. This little cardholder is bigger enough to hold a couple of bank cards plus I.D and a little bit of cash.And if your the sort of girl or guy that goes on a night out but doesn’t want the restrictions that carrying a bag holds you can simply slip this in your pocket.
Sandqvist have achieved packaging which adds to that emotional link with a product as well as staying in line with there brand. Sandqvist packaging is functional and some-what handsome. There is nothing to fancy about it but this doesn’t take away from the impact that the right packaging can have. The fact it comes in great packaging confirms the fact that this cardholder would make a great gift whether you were searching for your man or your best friend.
Its fair to say you will be hearing about these brands again from me as they cater for the functionality and aesthetic’s I hold.
Even though the products I have feature are targeted at men there is something in them that caters for both gender.
Let me know what you think of WOOD WOOD and SANDIQVIST in the comments.
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