Meet the family - Issue 158 - Magazine | Monocle

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Nic Monisse

Deputy Design Editor

Baptista cord overshirt

Looking to fishermen for inspiration, Portuguese brand La Paz has long understood the benefits of a seafaring way of life. This clean-cut utility jacket is a great trans-seasonal layering piece. Crafted from cotton corduroy, it is soft, light and durable, with a front fastening of Corozo buttons, classic collar and three functional front pockets.

material: Cotton.
colour: Navy.
made in: Portugal.


Kyoko Tamoto

Fashion Markets Editor

Carbon-steel umbrella

Too many people skimp on umbrellas – at their peril; clutching onto a flimsy brolly that has been turned inside out by a gust of wind is nobody’s idea of a good time. When the heavens open, you want a Doppler. The firm’s wares are made using methods refined over 75 years. Our collaboration boasts a carbon-steel frame and automated open-close function.

material: Carbon-steel and polyester.
colour: Blue.
made in: Austria.


Emma Croft

Creative Solutions Project Manager

Mühlbauer Loden cap

Adding contemporary know-how to 117 years of expertise, renowned Viennese brand Mühlbauer has created a packable woollen rain hat. This robust cap is perfect for colder days. An ideal accessory for walks in the countryside, playing a round of golf or even masking a bad hair day, the cap’s classic tones are guaranteed to match any outfit.

material: Wool.
colour: Navy.
made in: Czech Republic.


Niall Flynn

Global Partnerships Editor

Monocle chunky ribbed cashmere scarf

There’s little worse than a naked neck on a frosty day. This ribbed, pure cashmere scarf is sewn in Scotland. Its extra-wide dimensions allow it to envelop your body when the mercury takes a dive.

material: Cashmere.
colour: Beige.
made in: The UK.


Jack Simpson

Editorial Assistant

Standard dog collar and adjustable lead set

monocle has teamed up with sustainable British lifestyle brand Kintails to design a series of leather dog leads and collars suitable for every breed. You’ll find a number of handsome hounds curled up under the desks at Midori House. After all, what better way to enjoy a walk around the city followed by an apéro than bringing your dog along.

materials: Leather and brass. 
colours: Navy or tan.
made in: The UK.


Benson Batty

Customer Relations & Insights Executive

Porter city bag

This bag sits on the hip and is designed to keep all your valuables close by. The front flap closes securely with two snap buttons and there’s a zip pocket on the back for your keys and wallet. The bag also includes a foldaway tote for that last minute farmers’ market stop.

material: Cordura. 
colours:Olive or black.
dimensions: 30cm x 23cm x 8cm.
made in: Japan.


Chutipon Patumanont

Shop Assistant

A Kind of Guise x Monocle Ekia bag

monocle’s in-house designers have teamed up with Munich’s A Kind of Guise to create a new variation of the brand’s much-loved Ekia bag. Crafted by hand in Germany from sturdy, military-grade Cordura fabric, the water-resistant bag features a padded shoulder strap for added comfort and a stylish yellow accent in the inner pocket.

material: Cordura.
colour: Black.
dimensions: 30cm x 52cm x 25cm.
made in: Germany.


Raffael Lienert

Senior Operations Manager for Retail & Hospitality

Porter x Monocle backpack with detachable pouch

Porter’s pared-back take on the backpack is made from Cordura with a leather finish on the handles and zips. It features two inside compartments, two mesh side pockets and a detachable pouch for smaller belongings and valuables. The well-cushioned straps will keep you comfortable throughout your journey.

material: Cordura.
colours: Black or olive.
dimensions: 30cm x 44cm x 13cm.
made in: Japan

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