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Good Afternoon All,Welcome to our latest update which looks at a trio of top quality accessory brands; we also have information regarding staying in London which has a fast-approaching important deadline so please read carefully.

A brief accessories round up…

General Knot & Co.

Neckwear specialists General Knot & Co. will be making their UK debut at our July show, bringing with them an exquisite taste of America’s East Coast Ivy League style.

They secure their fabrics through a network of collectors, dealers, estate sales and auctions throughout the U.S. Each collection of General Knot & Co. ties are made in very limited quantities, are uniquely finite and never to be repeated.

Stighlorgan

Stighlorgan, another of our July debutantes, actively embodies the tradition of Irish nomadic living; steadfast, resilient and most importantly, embracing life.  The brand gives voice to a new generation of travelling spirit, a spirit that constantly searches for new horizons and new ways to perceive the world. Best known for their robust accessories, the young brand specialize in bags, belts, scarves and headwear, all of which promise to look better with age, growing in character with each use.

Property Of… 

Property Of… is a collection of men’s bags & accessories that was launched in Autumn 2006 by cafe owners & design collaborators Peter Teo & Richard Chamberlain. An understated and functional brand name ‘ Property Of… ‘ was crafted to reference the identity of each products end user rather than the design team behind its development.

Products are formed using traditional hardwearing materials such as waxcloth & vegetable tanned leather which are used alongside contemporary coated tarpaulins, cordura and distressed cotton canvas.

Accommodation

With our previous shows we were lucky enough to secure discounted accommodation with a series of local hotels, this time is no different. We kindly ask our guests planning on staying in London to head over to our hotels page where you can view our hotel partners.

We’d like to point out discounted rates are available if booked before 31 May 2012.

Should you have any question regarding accommodation, please don’t hesitate to contact us directly and we’d be happy to assist you and/or liase with with appropriate hotel.

For further information please contact, Leila on E: leila@spin-agency.com and to find out how to receive the preferred rate.

For our first update we’d like to share news of several new brands to have come on board for the next show, adding greater breadth to our growing family of now regular attendees.

Levi’s Made and Crafted

Levi’s Made and Crafted is one of the youngest and arguably most attractive sub-lines from its formidable parent brand. They produce modern items based on the principles of good, time-tested design, offering an assortment of clothing and accessories that are distinctly inspired by the Levi’s archive, yet built in modern fits and materials.

Levi’s Vintage Clothing

A gentle side-step from Made and Crafted, Levi’s Vintage Clothing faithfully captures the spirit & heritage of American workwear, known for their premium reproduction the fits, fabrics and details of a bygone era. We are proud to have them on board and showing in the UK for the first time in over 10 years.

Esemplare

Esemplare by  Manifattura Riese are an exemplary Italian brand with over 40 years of experience in the garment production game industry. Combining cutting edge, technical production with classic silhouette, their garments are sporty, contemporary and essential, all with a consistent air of sophistication.

Sawa

Sawa are responsible for the first sneakers 100% made in Africa. They’re neither a charity nor a fair trade brand, they simply want to produce the highest quality footwear whilst adding value within Africa, garnering much attention in recent years thanks to a very specific sourcing combined with a vintage attitude and products of excellent quality.

Lavenham

British brand Lavenham was established in 1969 when they manufactured the first nylon quilted horse rug. Soon after, in 1972, Lavenham started producing quilted jackets with the idea that the rider would match their horse. Today Lavenham has taken a fashion forward direction and continues to manufacture quilted garments in-house at their factory in Suffolk, using the best British products wherever possible which makes Lavenham a truly British brand.

Shipley & Halmos

Shipley & Halmos is a New York City-based creative firm founded by CFDA Award-winning designers Sam Shipley and Jeff Halmos. Through various internal divisions, the company designs and produces everything from men’s clothing, footwear, and accessories to books, furniture, and art materials.

Our Legacy

Our Legacy are one of the stand-out Scandinavian brands to have arrived on our collective radars in recent years. They produce beautifully modern clothing that promotes a range of clean lines and fearlessly embraces texture and pattern. Their lines are considered to have gone from strength to strength and a calming sense of maturity can be felt across the brand as they continue to grow and impress the masses.

Combining style and quality, classic and modern – the best in international menswear now.  After only two seasons, Jacket Required has already become an important feature on the international menswear map.

A combination of authenticity and sophistication, it caters the best of modern streetwear along with the best of today’s tailoring-inspired and heritage-based labels.

Jacket Required’s curational approach has given it a reputation for excellence not just among the domestic British buyer and brands, but internationally as well.

This season, our second, saw the trade show relocate to a larger space in order to house the increased number of participating exhibitors – from 38 to 98, among them over 60 brands from abroad.

“It’s partly about timing”, explains Craig Ford, one of the shows founders. “At the moment, there’s a great deal of interest in British brands, sure, but the menswear industry in the UK over all – the stores, the magazines, the websites, the customers and the designers – are all going through a very exciting phase right now as well.”

The countdown has already begun for the third show – 13th and 14th July. Again, held in Victoria House, Bloomsbury, historically one of Britain’s most fashionable districts, a slightly earlier schedule than previous shows.

“As part of an international and domestic calendar it’s important that we’re flexible” – explains co-founder, Mark Batista, “considering the scale and unpredictability of the London Olympics and Paralympics it was an easy decision to make.”

This year sees the London Games and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. Jacket Required London may not be the biggest event of the summer, but it’ll certainly be the best dressed.

See you there.