We’ve introduced other ‘Top 5s’ by using the line of ‘it’s been a big week’ before – and, in fairness, they have been big weeks – but this week has been the biggest of the lot. Last week, we launched our Crowdcube campaign and we've managed to give a good go of it so far. With your support and backing, we’ve managed to raise over £225,000 from 122 different investors. Which has helped us reach 65% of our target total in just five days.
Anyway, away from the campaign we’ve also been busy introducing even more new arrivals to the platform. Including the brand-new spring/summer collection from YMC, the latest prints and posters from Tom Pigeon and some brand-new wallets from one of your favourite bag brands, Mismo. Scroll down to check out the entire edit and be sure to catch up on last week’s Top 5 before it’s too late.
Mismo have been proudly displayed on the OPUMO rails for quite a few years now and just one look at the Danish brand’s latest collection of bags, accessories and suitcases and it’s easy to see why. To kick off the new year, the brand is debuting a new range of small leather accessories, including this simple black card wallet. A small and very practical zip wallet, the pouch is complete with a cardholder on the outside that can be used to separate credit cards from cash and coins. It’s got it all, basically, including a gusset underlay to prevent the wallet from opening more than 90 degrees.
Every time YMC drop a new menswear collection you can almost guarantee that we’ll like every last piece – from the jackets down to the sneakers. The first spring/summer batch follows suit and, as a result, we had a little bit of trouble picking out one piece to introduce you to. We’ve come through the struggles, though, and selected the Bloomsbury Jacket. Made from 100% linen, the lightweight YMC jacket is perfect for the impending warmer weather. While the understated check pattern, trio of patch pockets and Corozo buttons give the jacket a nice and subtle workwear finish.
With 2019 set to be the year of change – with Brexit and VAR set to be properly introduced to the Premier League – it’s time to give everything you own a little refresh. Including your favourite chair. Comfortable and generously sized, the Menu Godot Armchair is the single seater variation of Menu’s most popular 2 and 3-seater sofas. The exterior vertical and rectangular surfaces allow for easy and natural placement of the chair and the ‘inner spaces’ of the armchair are designed to allow for a comfortable seating position without limiting the freedom of movement. Meaning you can sit in it anyway you like.
When we sat down with Kirsty Thomas, founder of Tom Pigeon, last year she spoke about her creative process in great detail, picking out particular places, people and themes that inspire her work. Explaining that, “the environment, and often our local seaside geography, is a big influence on my work. I think it’s quite difficult not to be influenced by the colours and forms that you’re surrounded by whether that’s in a city or the countryside.” Well, for the latest batch of Tom Pigeon art, the Scottish-based studio have returned with even more high-quality, affordable art. Including this; the Cobble 1 Print. A series of neutral coloured prints that explore the forms of stones, pebbles, rocks and cobbles found on Tom Pigeon’s local Scottish beaches.
For a long time, the Atom has been the most popular sneaker in the JAK shoes collection mainly for its soft-grain leather, signature folded upper and neutral colour palette. Now the Portuguese premium sneaker brand has got a new shoe to rival the Atom. The Fika is an extension of JAK’s exquisite combination of materials and distinctly minimalistic design thanks to its hook and loop upper. The easy-to-wear sneakers have the aesthetic appeal of a classic tennis sneaker but they also benefit from smooth full-grain leather uppers, calf leather linings and full leather midsoles complete with shock-proof innersoles.
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