So, early this morning I’m bag-packing (for an impending move) and unsurprisingly thinking of the five months I spent in Berlin last year, and then the newly launched Property Of… Autumn Winter 2012 collection finds its way online. It’s a coincidence, it’s kind of serendipitous, and it makes for a heavy dose of nostalgia.
The Amsterdam-based accessories brand have just released a video – shot in Berlin – showcasing their comprehensive range of AW styles. From graffiti-ridden doorways to cobbled pavements and rain-slicked side-streets to the sickly humid depths of the U-Bahn, this is the Berlin I know and love.
[vimeo http://www.vimeo.com/38771247 w=800&h=400]
Can we also just appreciate how deadly this team is? Unpretentious, easy-on-the-eye and obviously having the time of their lives; if I didn’t want a piece of Property Of… before seeing this, I’m hankering now…
^ Top (L-R): Tommy sportspack; Rafe work bag; Tommy trip leather bag. Bottom: Justin messenger bag; selection of small goods; Alfred utility pack.
Founded in 2006, Property Of… seems to have carved itself a niche in the growing men’s accessory market as a provider of hard-wearing, practical staples that don’t look like you snatched them from the local outdoorsy outfitters bargain bin. Materials favoured by the design team include wax-cloth, vegetable tanned leather, tarpauling, cordura and distressed cotton canvas and their range of styles runs from the miniscule (wallets, folios etc.) to the maxed out (sizeable totes).
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