Hence the notion of men buys, women shop because when a man buys, he will buy something once and he will use or wear it over and over for the rest of its lifetime.
While devoted male fashion lovers would not mind spending their money on seasonal key pieces, just peep inside their closet and you may find a coterie of timeless pieces lurking around the space with some could be dating back to the 70s or the 90s such as the iconic Doc Martens boots or that heirloom Rolex watch with engraved congratulatory message at the back.
Speaking of heirloom, Coach, the purveyor of luxury American leather goods recently embarked on a partnership with renowned jewellery designer Philip Crangi, thus resulting the Coach + Philip Crangi collection. A jewellery collection that is comprised of limited edition pieces of men jewellery and accessories such as belts, bracelets, lanyard and key fobs, the collection juxtaposes Crangi’s unique design aesthetic that is rugged and classic with strong masculine nuances.
“For me, Coach has defined the ‘American Look’ for as long as I can remember. The work I’ve done with the brand builds on the same sense of American style, “says Crangi, a trained goldsmith who received his formal training from the prominent Rhode Island School of Design. “With that said, it's been a real honour for me to work with Coach on this collaboration creating men’s accessories - I think together we've succeeded in creating some beautiful things, new icons of this classic style.”
The leathers used for the belts and jewelleries are sourced from Europe and tanned using vegetable dyes and Crangi even braided the leather himself using square braiding technique on one of the jewelleries.
By letting the pieces remain in their natural state, the brass hardware will age beautifully with natural patina that subsequently darkens over the time.
What distinct this collection from the rest of other Coach Collections?
And what’s with “5”?
Oftentimes, limited edition pieces are regarded as investment pieces, thus a great care must be employed to ensure its longevity. Thus, what kind of jewellery care would you recommend?
The brass hardware may look amazing when it ages, yet some would prefer to have their original colour restored after years of usage. Thus what can we do to regain the original hue?
The Coach + Philip Crangi collection will be available at Coach Pavilion this month onwards, as well as on coach.com.
*Photos courtesy of Coach
Coach - Lot 3.12 Level 3, Pavilion Kuala Lumpur Shopping Mall, 168 Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur