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Holdall & Co: The Journey of a Folio

Here at PAUSE we place a strong emphasis on street style. Since our inauguration we have documented the incredibly diverse melting pot of style that is London. From the loveable grime of the East End to the refined avenues of Mayfair, London’s streets provide us with plentiful fodder, offering a genuine insight into current menswear trends.

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Taking place on 15th – 19th February 2013, London Fashion Week AW13 was a gift for the world’s street style snappers, thanks in main to new label Dent De Man, whose vibrant Ivory Coast print suits lit up the Neoclassical courtyard of Somerset House, effectively marking the brand’s London debut. This was quickly followed by a very public endorsement from hip hop star Labrinth who caused a sensation when he graced the red carpet wearing Dent De Man for the annual Brit Awards.

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Contemporary tailoring coupled with vintage African prints define Dent De Man and their arrival on the menswear landscape is just another indication of the evolution of menswear, with bolder choices filtering through to everyday street style level and no longer being solely representative of the lofty fashionista.

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Given what we’ve seen so far, we’re poised for the arrival of Dent De Man’s next collection. Watch this space.09b

For more information check out www.dentdeman.com

Words by Peter Brathwaite
(Dent De Man Ambassador)

 
Here at PAUSE we place a strong emphasis on street style. Since our inauguration we have documented the incredibly diverse melting pot of style that is London. From the loveable grime of the East End to the refined avenues of Mayfair, London’s streets provide us with plentiful fodder, offering a genuine insight into current menswear trends.

IMG_0978

Taking place on 15th – 19th February 2013, London Fashion Week AW13 was a gift for the world’s street style snappers, thanks in main to new label Dent De Man, whose vibrant Ivory Coast print suits lit up the Neoclassical courtyard of Somerset House, effectively marking the brand’s London debut. This was quickly followed by a very public endorsement from hip hop star Labrinth who caused a sensation when he graced the red carpet wearing Dent De Man for the annual Brit Awards.

music-brits-2013-labrinth

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Contemporary tailoring coupled with vintage African prints define Dent De Man and their arrival on the menswear landscape is just another indication of the evolution of menswear, with bolder choices filtering through to everyday street style level and no longer being solely representative of the lofty fashionista.

02b 06b 05b 04b 03b

Given what we’ve seen so far, we’re poised for the arrival of Dent De Man’s next collection. Watch this space.09b

For more information check out www.dentdeman.com

Words by Peter Brathwaite
(Dent De Man Ambassador)

 
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From bread and beverages to cheeses and clothing, any product claiming to be artisanal automatically gains kudos given our continuing love affair with all things ‘vintage’ or ‘heritage’. This week PAUSE throws the spotlight on British brand Holdall & Co. Inspired by a personal collection of English-made vintage cases and bags, the company is gaining acclaim for its handcrafted leather folios, suitable for transporting anything from a trusty tablet/laptop to a copy of your favourite Penguin Classic.

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Every folio is lovingly hand-made with traditional techniques using British-made tools, keeping manufacture both honest and ethical – from fair wages and high quality materials to traditional workmanship and keeping business local.

The Journey:

  1. Each folio starts life as a piece of naturally-tanned full-grain leather hide, bridle-finished to the highest spec.
  2. Every hide is individually inspected and approved by Holdall &Co, before moving on to their local factory where it’s hand cut with either leather knives or with specially made cutting blades (also made locally) to ensure the best finish.
  3. The panels are then formed, branded, heeled and sewn free-hand by talented leather workers. Finishing details are hand-stitched for a longer lasting finish.
  4. Edges are trimmed, sealed, dyed and polished, to ensure a stunningly beautiful and crisp finish.
  5. Finally, every bag is inspected, polished with a wax blend (specially formulated for the company) and wrapped in its protective dust-bag ready for shipping to you.

product-organised-12-tan-flat-topTo sum up – products created with integrity and attention to detail.

For more information visit www.holdallandco.com

Words by Peter Brathwaite

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