There’s no native advertising on All Tied Up, no promotional material pretending to be real content, no paid reviews. Once a month I publish a post thanking this blog’s sponsors for making it possible to keep every other post on this blog native advertisement free.
Satrolane is a brand that offers high quality leather accessories made in a small Polish workshop which has experience in working for various luxury brands from Europe and all over the world. Sartolane uses the same source materials as those brands: Italian top grain leathers, top-shelf buckles and hardware, or Raccagni zippers.
Among the things Sartolane offers, you’ll find bags, wallets, portfolios and belts. One of the newest products was the Easy Access wallet. But a while ago, a Surface Pro sleeve premiered, a product which is an official collaboration between Sartolane and Microsoft. Another new product is a backpack. In two weeks time, there’s going to be a new Easy Access product – an iPhone sleeve.
New products are first presented to the brand’s clients, then the newsletter subscribers, and finally – everyone else.
Sartolane has a simple sales policy – there aren’t any. If the product price gets lowered, it remains that way, and all the clients who bought their stuff for old price, they return the difference. I like that – don’t you?
Benevento is a company making trousers. They have over 20 years of experience in this area, and they utilize it well: they make very good, both quality- and design-wise, product, mostly using British fabrics.
While ordering, you can ask for custom changes – both when it comes to measurements, and details. Side tabs, button fly, pleats. Two basic fit types (regular and slim), variety of sizes (both waist and inseam), and possibility of custom modifications makes it possible to get a very well-fitting pair of trousers for various body types. A long awaited configuration tool is now being tested, and feedback from selected customers is collected, to make the tool fit the customers’ need as well as possible. I think that reflects the philosophy of this blog as well – it’s better to wait a bit more and get a great product or service, rather than get something subpar immediately.
It’s still pretty chilly outside, so you might want to consider a pair of moleskin trousers. Moleskin’s a warm, fuzzy cotton – very soft and nice to touch. Its informal character will work beautifully with a thick jumper, or a wool overcoat, or a tweed jacket.
One of the sponsors this month – Luxire.com, an internet MTM, about which you can read on this very blog here and here. This company based in Bangalore, India provides reasonably priced and high-quality product, with a lot of handwork involved, and virtually limitless customization options. The company is also known for their excellent customer service.
They’ve recently revamped their website again, and the new one is clean and nice. Currently a detailed customization form is a work in progress, however you can still e-mail any wishes you might have regarding your order.
My first trousers I ordered from them were gurkhas – a very cool style, difficult to get RTW. And Luxire can make them for you from almost any fabric from their collection. They’ll look fantastic in linen, but also – as you can see in one of the photos above – flannel. Or simply cotton, if you want to stick closer to the military original.
Patine.pl is a seller of a Spanish footwear brand, Yanko. They feature elegant design, high quality leathers, beautiful lasts and touches like concealed channel of stitching or bevelled waist on the sole, found usually on high-class shoes.
This time, two brogue models. Yanko 435 is a semi-brogue on an elegant, slim last. In suede, they’ll look great in casual; in grain leather – they’ll fit a suit very nicely. In turn, Yanko 664 are a little more massive, which works great with less formal attire – especially the suede+grain leather version, or ones in pebble grain leather.
A long-time sponsor of the blog, Poszetka.com – a brand that selles beautiful and high-quality accessories. Their products are usually in limited supply, and are made in Poland by hand using mostly Italian and British fabrics.
There’s also plenty of accessories: scarves, ties and pocket squares, and maybe the discounted price will make you want to risk it and experiment with a bow tie or a cravat?