As I've mentioned in the past, one of the reasons why I love going to Milan for fashion week every season is because I get to learn about new exciting menswear brands. Such is the case of StefanomanO.
Like most of Italy's best leather-good-making companies, their activity started as a traditional family company focused on the production of leather suitcases. StefanomanO was born in 2005 with one intention: to create classic products handmade in Italy for a client with a love for details and quality. Since then, they have been selling internationally and have been especially successful in Japan, where men are known for their love of craftsmanship and details.
The FW13 collection consists of pretty much one hit after the other. My absolute favourite, I must say, is their Niloticus line (above), a limited edition of super luxury bags made of crocodile skin from the Nile and treated with an innovative process that makes the skin soft and flexible like suede but also 100% waterproof. It is one of the most stunning skins I have ever seen! (*See note below)
Also new to FW13 are the Spazzolato line, StefanomanO's signature style. For the new season they have introduced new colour variations with beautiful leather linings and trimmings in contrast (see below, in red).
The Morbidone line introduces to FW13 the softest leather, which StefanomanO's tanners obtain by an exclusive process. The designs are timeless, elegant and practical and their great size makes them perfect for going to work or even an overnight business trip.
Every single corner, strap and stitch is handmade and the general finish of all their bags, wallets, laptop and iPad covers are not only beautiful but also incredibly strong so they can stand whatever lifestyle. The entire collection – Niloticus aside – falls perfectly into this new concept we refer to as affordable luxury. Their range starts under 200€ for one of their classic nylon bags (I love the camouflage one!) and go up to under 500€ for the leather lines, which is crazy when you consider everything is done by hand!
You can find out more about StefanoManO here on their website. Click here to check out more from their collections!
*Note: My 25th birthday is coming up so feel free to get me one of these in black.
Courtesy of StefanoMano, Fashion Frankly