I‘m going to keep apologies and excuses brief and just mention that a week of mild sickness and Uni presentations (who knew the Theatre of Cruelty would take so much bloody reading?) as well as a college soc trip to Belfast aren’t entirely conducive to blogging but…
Enough of that. Your attention should really be focused on the below-pictured collab. that proffers numerous accessories, each a blend of quality craftsmanship with vibrant colour. It’s entitled R6, the lovechild of menswear label 6876‘s and Regent Belt Company‘s union, if you catch my drift. I’ve not heard of either before but having discovered the collab. was eager to learn…unfortunately Regent Belt Company’s site is down (however, I’ve been reliably informed it’s a Northampton, UK-based purveyor of leather goods), but 6876’s online abode has plenty on show.
Named after the year of several European student revolutions (1968) and the year punk broke in the UK (1976), 6876 was founded in 1995 by Kenneth MacKenzie and prides itself on being one of few truly independent labels manufacturing menswear in Britain. I can’t say I’m head-over-heels for the mainline collections (a lot of function over form…), but this accessory collab. has me seriously considering swapping the naff and tattered, synthetic laptop bag for something more sophisticated like the ecru and chocolate weekender below. And while I may have secured another accessory staple yesterday (black leather gloves, more on that later…), I’m still in dire need of an array of belts, esp. ones crafted from the finest Italian and Bridal leather. Really must steady on though…else I’ll actually be covered entirely in cowhide.
Find them (as well as wallets, cardholders and lanyards) in selected stores or on 6876 come Feb of next year.
PS. To the girl that complemented the blog at Blasphemy last week: cheers.