Fashion takes our attention away from ourselves. Style brings our attention directly to ourselves and it is a reflection of your attitude and your personality. Oscar de la Renta once said, 'fashion is about dressing according to what's fashionable. Style is more about being yourself'.
Here, we have rounded-up those unique items we discovered at Aspinal of London and we believe that they will really capture your attention! We know this list will probably generate dozens of answers saying that we should have included this or that item, but we made an effort to focus on handy things!
The Aerodrome Zip Washbag
Designed exclusively in collaboration with supermodel David Gandy, this piece reflects both the supermodel's distinctive style and the company's dedication to quality craftsmanship. The compact silhouette is hand-crafted from the finest Italian calf leather in a dark brown pebble texture inspired by the grain of traditional flying jackets, and finished with the signature Aerodrome K5054 signature metal badge as a subtle tribute to the great fighter pilots of WWII.
The Aerodrome Long Weekender
Designed exclusively in collaboration with iconic British supermodel David Gandy, it encapsulates his contemporary yet classic approach to style. It is hand-crafted from the finest Italian calf leather in dark brown pebble inspired by the grain of traditional aviator jackets, and features an exceptionally smooth and supple finish.
The robust softly structured shape secured with dual zip closures, opens up to reveal a capacious interior large enough for your long weekend away essentials along with a full-length pocket and two open-top pouches for your phone and tablet. Smart cable paths allow you to charge these devices on-the-go, so you are always connected to the world!
Men's Leather Driving Gloves
The above Men's Leather Driving Gloves are made of the finest buttery soft Nappa glove leather accented with a hand stitched feature and traditional brogue to create the ultimate chic men's driving gloves.
Pure Cashmere Scarf
Ward off the cold weather this winter by wrapping up in luxurious Aspinal style with the Essential Pure Cashmere Scarf in red. All of their winter cashmere scarves are hand woven in Scotland from the finest 100% pure cashmere to a superior thickness and quality for a durable, comfortable statement of style.
Sterling Silver & Leather Pen
Crafted in Germany by one of the world's most renowned pen makers, it combines durability with sophisticated design. The Sterling Silver body gives the ideal stability when signing off important letters, while the fine Italian calf leather barrel in deep shine amazon brown croc print adds a refined finish.
Keep your work and personal life in stylish order with the above medium sized Compact Personal Organiser. Individually handmade by master craftsmen using only the finest midnight blue lizard print Italian calf leather with a super soft signature cream suede lining, the Compact Personal Organiser features three credit card slots, two ¾ length slip in pockets, a handy leather pen loop and is secured with a leather loop and tab closure.
This exquisite leather Backgammon Set has been handmade master craftsmen using the finest jet black lizard print Italian calf leather over a handmade wooden box frame. More than 50 separate pieces of leather are inlaid by hand to produce a perfect fast playing surface as well as a genuine outstanding work of art that will be a family heirloom for years to come. Each 15" Backgammon Set comes with 30 polyester checkers, 4 standard throwing dice, 2 leather dice cups and a doubling cube.
The Large Shadow Messenger
A timeless and refined choice, the Large Shadow Messenger is designed with the utmost practicality in mind - fitting seamlessly into both casual and professional wardrobes. Hand-crafted from the finest smooth brown Italian calf leather and accented with tactile brown nubuck leather, the fabric-lined interior is spacious enough to carry a 17-inch laptop.
A wealth of functional features including two external side pockets with magnetic dot closures, one full length external slip pocket to the reverse and both a tablet and a smartphone compartment to the interior, complete this bag.
Men's Navigator Sunglasses
A study in Aspinal signature styling, the pilot eye-shape of our men's Navigator Sunglasses are a sartorial classic, as favoured by celebrities, film stars and throughout jet set society. The matte black metal frame is complemented by grey graduated lenses providing 100% UVA and UVB protection, while temple tips finished in tortoiseshell Italian acetate offer an authentic retro feel.
Leather Billfold Wallet
The luxurious Leather Billfold Wallet is perfect for all your monetary essentials. It's hand-crafted and made of supple Italian calf leather in cognac and is lined with espresso soft suede. This compact design features eight card pockets, two full-length note pockets and two hidden pockets, so you can keep your essentials secure and close at hand. Sumptuous and refined, the smooth texture adds a flawless finish to this piece. For a timeless keepsake or sentimental gift, personalise with up to four initials on the bottom right corner.