- Buyer's Guide
Week In Review ~ 15 June
Color, art and carry candy are the name of the game in this Week In Review as we check out Chrome’s new limited edition offering, get a taste of summer travel with Ethnotek and scope out Tailfeather’s stylish smartphone carry…
Black Fog rolls in
If you dig your carry gear with some arty punch to it, you may want to act fast to get your hands on the new addition to Chrome’s Yalta LTD Artist Series of bags. Only limited numbers are available of the LTD Artist Series NOA- Yalta roll-top backpack. The pack incorporates the Black Fog print which stems from a painting by Japanese artist NOA-. The painting is based on a phrase which can be phonetically translated as Kuro Mu – which sounds like Chrome.
Fun in the sun
Heading off on a summer adventure? Well if you’re keen for some equally cheerful carry to match your cheerful mood then look to the newly released Ethnotek Summer 2014 Travel Collection. The collection incorporates the Cyclo Sling and the Chiburi Travel Wallet (named in reference to the Japanese deity of ocean journeys who provides safe passage to travelers). These pieces are popping with color and eye-catching ethically sourced fabrics crafted by hand.
Smart carry from Tailfeather takes flight
If you need quick access to your phone wihile still providing it with protection against scuffs and bumps, the Wedgetail Sheath from Tailfeather is a handy bit of carry candy to slide into your EDC collection. The Wedgetail is made from top grain leather and designed for use with the iPhone 5. The loop at the top enables the Wedgetail to be attached to a belt so your phone can hang tight until needed. The Wedgetail is available in hazelnut and black.
Bags of potential for diverse carry needs
Forming part of master-piece’s 2014 Spring & Summer Collection is their new POTENTIAL No.01745 messenger. The CORDURA fabric of the bag is laminated with a waterproof L-Vent ® film and the bag incorporates a waterproofed suede bottom. The main compartment of the bag has a drawcord closure underneath the flap and a variety of interior and exterior pockets help keep your gear organized on the go.
Mellon Kreft doesn’t fold to convention
Mellon Kreft produces handmade leather goods (predominantly wallets) that are stylish and functional – without a stitch in sight. In addition to being stitchless, no adhesives are added during construction either – just some clever design and one piece of leather goes into making Mellon Kreft wallets. If you like what you see, check out the brand’s Facebook page for stockist info or to discuss making your own design ideas a reality.