For a decade, Moncole’s been a beacon of hope in the printed magazine landscape, entertaining and inspiring readers with missives from around the world.
It’s also created an incredible brand – centred around travel, business, urban living and liberal politics – that appeals to likeminded people everywhere. One of its key elements is style: specifically the ‘high-end casual’ that the magazine has pushed since its first issue.
In Monocle’s fashion shoots, the influences of Scandinavia, Italy and Japan are to the fore with each issue bringing new delights in the shape of soft-shouldered blazers (an Umbrella obsession), button-down shirts and fitted casual trousers. It’s therefore apt that Monocle is now launching its own range of mens’ clothing, Monocle Voyage, with a Japanese designer at the fore.
It says: “Inspired by Monocle’s editor in chief, Tyler Brûlé, Japanese designer Masatoki Sato has created a collection suited to the ‘well-travelled gentleman who looks for high standards of comfort and functionality’. All five pieces in this capsule collection have been made in Japan using premium Japanese fabric.”
The collection doesn’t disappoint. There are beautiful chinos to lust after, shirts to admire, and best of all, the Monocle All-Rounder jacket, a light coat “inspired by French workwear”.
Sound good? You can find out more at monocle.com.