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The Journal

Read everything about leather, design and architecture

In our mission to create timeless pieces of the highest quality we get inspired by minimalist design. That is why our Journal not only teaches you everything there is to know about leather but also covers topics such as architecture, art & design, and other interesting stories.

How To

HOW TO STYLE GREY BELTS

After having frequently been asked how to best style grey belts, we have put together a comprehensive guide featuring all of our grey belts.
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The Knowledge

THE WORLD'S MOST ORGANIC LEATHER WATCH STRAPS

We use premium organic leather watch straps for our limited timepieces. All our straps are handmade in Germany and are certified organic. Here you can read more about the production process of our organic watch straps.
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The Knowledge

MEN'S PECCARY GLOVES BUYING GUIDE

Peccary leather gloves are considered are the most luxurious leather gloves. There are many factors which makes these gloves so expensive and we’ll take a close look at what makes them so special.
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The Knowledge

THE ULTIMATE MEN'S LEATHER GLOVE GUIDE

Handmade leather gloves are considered one of the most intricate leather goods in all of fashion. In our glove guide, you’ll learn everything there is to know about the complicated production process, materials, detailing, and sizing.
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Style Talks

IN CONVERSATION WITH KOIZTRA

We had the chance to talk to men's fashion enthusiast and influencer @Koiztra about his fashion philosophy, style tips and his hometown Amsterdam.
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The Knowledge

WHICH BELT TO WEAR WITH WHITE SNEAKERS

White sneakers are one of the most popular fashion pieces for the summer. They look fresh and work with almost any outfit. Yet, finding the right belt to pair with white sneakers can be a bit tricky. We show you how it’s done.
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The Knowledge

BELTS WITHOUT HOLES

Braided belts don’t have any pre-determined holes allowing you to the tie the belt wherever it fits best offering the outmost level of comfort and customisability. Learn more about braided belts and get some style inspiration.
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Architecture

THE CONCRET BOX HOUSE

Houston based architecture studio Robertson Design has created an absolutely unique masterpiece of minimal clean architecture. Explore the Concrete Box House and get inspired by the beautiful simple shape and design of this stunning residence.
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The Knowledge

WHY SUEDE BELTS ARE SO POPULAR

Suede belts bridge the gap between casual and formal outfits. Find out more about suede leather, why it has gained such popularity, and how to wear a suede belt.
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Art We Like

ILLUSTRATIONS BY CHARLOTTE TAYLOR

Inspired by Postmodernism, brutalism and ancient architecture, Charlotte Taylor turns existing architectural forms into fictional and playful worlds by playing with perspective, colour and space.
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The Knowledge

A MEN'S GUIDE TO FINDING THE PERFECT BELT

Finding the perfect belt is not as easy as it might seem. There is a lot more to belts than meets the eye. With our in-depth men’s belt guide, you’ll learn everything there is to know about belts.
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How To

HOW TO MEASURE YOUR GLOVE SIZE

Having trouble measuring your glove size? Here is a guide that will help you out. Learn everything there is to know about determine the size that fits you best and how to take care of your gloves.
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Architecure

THE THÉODORE GOUVY THEATRE

Located in the former mining town of Freyming-Merlebach in north-eastern France the new theatre designed by Dominique Coulon and Olivier Nicollas has become a symbol of the town's makeover. A minimalistic cultural centre that gives hope to an economically troubled area.
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Architecture

THE LEGO HOUSE

Designed by Danish architect Bjarke Ingels the LEGO House is a somewhat unexpected masterpiece of minimalism with sharp lines, clean shapes and 90.000 white ceramic tiles.
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The Knowledge

WHAT DOES "REAL LEATHER" MEAN?

Most likely you have come across the label "Real Leather" before when shopping for leather products. Many people are not entirely sure what that term actually means. Learn all about "Real Leather" in this article.
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ALL ABOUT SAFFIANO LEATHER

Saffiano leather has become one of the most popular leather optics and is used by many of the leading fashion brands. Learn more about how the Saffiano leather optic developed and how it differs from Palmellato leather.
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The Travel

WHEN ARCHITECTURE RIVALS THE ART

While it’s easy to lose oneself in the Monets and Van Goghs, it’s worth remembering that many museums don't just house art but embody art. Discover part one of our three-part series of museums of exceptional architecture and design.
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The Knowledge

ALL ABOUT "GENUINE LEATHER"

It is one of the most common terms in the otherwise highly-regulated fashion world and the true meaning is oftentimes unknown to consumers. The term does not guarantee high quality but simply describes the origin of the materials used.
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The Travel

SEVEN URBAN OASES

Cities are the place to be these days. With an ever increasing amount of people moving to the cities, the need for green oases has become more and more important. In our nature walk, we'll talk you on a scenic tour through some of the most breathtaking urban gardens.
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Design Icon

DESIGN ICON - THE EAMES LOUNGE CHAIR

Only very few pieces of furniture manage to transcend time. With its elegant design and innovative production technology, the Eames Lounge Chair is definitely one of these rare examples. Created in 1956, it is still synonymous for timeless design and subtle luxury today.
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The Knowledge

WHAT IS ANILINE LEATHER?

We take a closer look at grain leathers and analyse the pros and cons of aniline, semi-aniline, and pigmented/protected leathers. With this guide you'll know exactly which leather to pick for your occasion.
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The Knowledge

HOW REACH PROTECTS YOU FROM HARMFUL LEATHERS

In order to turn hides into beautiful long-lasting leathers different kinds of chemical substances and tannins are used during the tanning process. In order to ensure the safety for humans and the environment during the procedures the REACH Regulation was introduced.
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How To

HOW TO FIND YOUR PERFECT BELT SIZE

Even though belts are one of the most common accessories many people still struggle to measure their belt size properly. There are several methods to choose from and we will show you which ones to use. You’ll never have to wonder about your perfect belt size ever again.
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HISTORY OF THE BELT

You might not give this common accessory much though but the belt has a rich and surprising history. Before it turned into today’s important and omnipresent fashion piece, the belt played multifaceted roles in many different civilisations.
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How To

HOW TO BE A MODERN LADY IN 2018

Explore Candace Simpson-Giles’ "How to Be a Lady" and learn about the timeless notion of gracious womanhood. The book is a contemporary guide to manners, etiquette, and a charming reminder of what it takes to be a lady.
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How To

HOW TO BE A MODERN GENTLEMAN IN 2018

Having great style extends far beyond your wardrobe. In fact, it has rather little to do with current “fashion” and much more to do with carrying oneself with respect, courtesy, and kindness.
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The Knowledge

ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT LEATHER GRADES

We have probably all asked ourselves before why some leather products are so much more expensive than others. We'll give you the answer in our brief and straightforward overview guide to leathers grades.
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