The Escapist 2015

Welcome to our new summer magazine: The Escapist. As the name suggests, the publication has a travel edge but also explores, explains and reveals 10 cities around the world in more depth than any travel magazine.


The Monocle Travel Guide, Hong Kong

Written by our team in the city, this is a book that takes in all the speed and dynamism of this pulsating commercial hub but also leads you down alleyways to hard-to-find cocktail bars and small design ateliers. Hong Kong has been hard to get to know properly – until now.


The Monocle Travel Guide, Tokyo

The Tokyo guide is written by our bureau team in the city who have been covering the metropolis since Monocle began in 2007. In this 148-page hardback they reveal the places that they have got to know and love and show you why Tokyo is the friendliest big city in the world.

The Monocle Travel Guide, London

Our London guide will take you on a journey around the sprawling metropolis that we call home, taking you away from the obvious and into the hidden. This is for those who want to make the most of their stay, feeling like a resident rather than a tourist.

The Monocle Travel Guide, New York

The Monocle Travel Guide series reveals our favourite places in each city we cover, from the ideal route for an early-morning run and the best spots for independent retail to detailed design and architecture pages and neighbourhood walks to get you away from the crowds.


Saint James striped long-sleeve t-shirt

This cotton long-sleeve T-shirt is The Monocle Shop’s summer collaboration with Saint James and a must-have for your weekend escapes.

Hardy & Parsons braided belt

UK company Hardy & Parsons has created this belt especially for Monocle.

Porter Overnighter Bag

With both classic handles and a shoulder strap for easy portability, the Porter Overnighter has two main compartments for clothing and extra pockets for the safe storage of small accessories. Ideal for a night jaunt to Paris or a long weekend at sea. Available in Black or Olive.

Porter Foldable Bag

As flexible as it is sturdy, this bag can be easily folded up and stored inside its pouch. A shoulder strap makes it an easy companion for a city walk or weekend getaway. Available in Navy or Olive.

Stanley & Sons Denim Apron

Made out of raw denim with leather detailing and produced in Brooklyn, this apron is built to last. It also comes with an exclusive Monocle x Stanley & Sons pouch and a subtle Monocle logo embossing.


Lana Cotton Towel by Kontex

Sophisticated in design, this towel by Kontex is made from luxurious cotton fabric that has a texture similar to wool but feels soft to the touch. It’s the perfect way to dry off after a cooling shower.

Monocle x Rimowa Multiwheel

The Multiwheel is the perfect size for extended business trips – and the well-deserved holidays that follow them.

Porter Leather Passport Wallet

We’re excited to introduce Monocle’s Porter leather collection. Designed for travellers on the move and made from premium tanned leather, this sharp-looking passport wallet features an open compartment for documents and a handy extra slot to store cards and other items. Available in three colours.


Paper Market Shopper by BT

Discovered by our editorial team during a trip to Bangkok and back on the shelf for a second time, this eco-friendly paper bag is perfect for a shop at the farmers’ market on a Sunday morning.


Paper Tote by BT

Discovered by our editorial team during a trip to Bangkok and back on the shelf for a second time, this eco-friendly paper bag is a great addition for housing all that is needed for a long summer day out. The waxed paper protects the contents and the leather handles add a touch of elegance.


Paper Pouch by BT

This minimalist, eco-friendly pouch is designed by BT in Thailand. The waxed paper ensures that the pouch is durable enough to hold all your essentials.


Porter Leather Bi-fold Wallet

We’re excited to introduce Monocle’s Porter leather collection. This light and minimal wallet is sleek enough to fit into your pocket with ease. Produced by Porter in Japan, it is made from premium tanned leathers and has four card slots, two bill sleeves and a dual-compartment coin pocket. Available in three colours.

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