A few eagle-eyed folk noticed our updated Homepage images; two new bags in the Union collection, the Barrett Flap Brief and Tenter Workbag. Both were previously interpreted in Herdwyck tweed, but as spring has finally arrived we thought it appropriate to offer them in our cotton linen Union fabric. Although tweed-like in appearance this robust cloth is actually a blend of linen and cotton and as such has a great hand feel, particularly as the weather warms. It undergoes the same latex rubber bonding process as our tweed rendering it waterproof and able to see off the inevitable spring showers without issue.
The images themselves are the result of a photoshoot last week with Jim Lincoln, the man behind the lens of every Cherchbi shoot so far and Leo Scott, a photography professional himself who on this occasion shows his talent as a fine model for our bags. If Leo’s outfits catch your eye, they are the work of S.E.H. Kelly, one of the most exciting menswear brands at work in Britain today (and the subject of another Journal posts which can be found here). We strongly encourage a visit to their website or workshop where many more of their creations can be viewed and purchased.