The Great Haxby – Haxby Collective

Michael Dow and Timothy White, both, by their own admission, are design freaks by nature, emerge from different backgrounds, one blue collar, one White collar,  to form a new luxury menswear brand, Haxby. They both traveled the world to source and recruit the most acclaimed craftsmen and material suppliers, from Los Angeles, London, Switzerland, Italy, and Japan – uniting them under one roof in the pursuit of true luxury.

Now unlike, most brand who start off with the top half of the apparel categories, Haxby have concerned themselves with the other sections of this spectrum. With its inspiration deeply rooted in fine Savile Row tailoring, Haxby’s vision bridges the gap between contemporary sportswear and bespoke sartorial techniques and traditions. What results are the following products created in limited edition batches ensuring that details and materials are of the highest caliber:

Denim – Japanese or Italian selvedge denim is sourced from the world’s leading denim mills and shipped to Los Angeles where the Haxby design team oversees the cutting and sewing of each pair. The finished product is then outfitted with 24k gold-plated zippers, buttons and rivets.

Eyewear – each pair of Haxby sunglasses is handcrafted at the 100+ year old Masunaga factory in Fukui, Japan. Haxby sought out this iconic manufacturer to create its line of hand-sculpted glasses, with 24K yellow or white gold inlay, because of their unparalleled level of attention detail and strict adherence to traditional Japanese craftsmanship.

Sneakers – while sneakers have transcended the athletic arena and have become acceptable in the business casual world, Haxby takes the notion a step further by introducing a new cordovan leather sneaker. The same leather used in the world’s most coveted footwear is treated, buffed by hand and appropriated in Haxby’s timeless design.

Belts – the combination of Swiss watch-making precision and impeccably woven fabric and leathers culminate in Haxby’s unique belt collection. Swiss craftsmen create buckles in stainless steel and sapphire glass while fabrics, woven with precious gold and silver thread, are sourced from Savile Row’s legendary Scabal.


Sun’s so bright gotta wear shades

That time of year is drawing closer and closer, it doesn’t matter if the weather here is rubbish or not. If you haven’t booked a cheeky lil getaway, then maybe now’s the time to do so. Remember that feeling, bags packed, check, passport in order, check, high factor suncreams, check, sunglasses, ohh. Well don’t worry, rather then running around your high street, surfing countless websites or trawling through a shopping mall, we’ve saved you the trouble, here are a selection of the BEST sunnies money can buy for this season, enjoy.

Wayfarer style sunglasses by Persol @sunglasses-shop.co.uk/

Grey sunglasses with green detailing by Breo

Mirrored lens with purple frame aviators by Ray Ban @ sunglasses-shop.co.uk

Tortoise shell wayfarer style sunglasses by Oakley

Foldaway wayfarer style sunglasses by Sunpocket

Avaitor style sunglasses by Tom Ford @sunglasses-shop.co.uk

Sports sunglasses by Carrera

Avaitor sunglasses by Maui Jim

Tortoiseshell frame sunglasses by Lacoste

Red frame with white detailing wayfarer style sunglasses by TopMan

STOCKISTS –

sunglasses-shop.co.uk

www.persol.com

www.breo.com

www.ray-ban.com

www.oakley.com

www.sunpocketoriginal.com

www.tomford.com

www.carreraworld.com

www.mauijim.com

www.lacoste.com

www.topman.com