Richard Johnson, Buying Menswear Manager at Harvey Nichols, has picked his top ten sartorial season picks.
1., Thom Browne Cashmere Gingham Cardigan
2., Les Ateliers Ruby’Shibuya’ Helmet
3., Lanvin.Acne Denim Shorts
4., Marc O’Polo Logo Sweatshirts
5., Jil Sander Knitted Zip Cardigan
6., To-Orist Crew-Neck Leather ‘Binocular’ Tee
7., Chris & Tibor Leather & Fabric ‘Barrell’ Bag
8., Ugo Cacciatori ‘Hidden Gem’ Ring
9., Kilgour Wool Jacket
10, Moncler Multi-Pocket Camouflage Jacket
Richard Johnson says: “This brand is the combined result of designer Chris Liu’s quest for the perfect gym bag and fellow partner Tibor Matyas’ desire for a comprehensive and stylish bag collection for men. Whilst brands such as Prorsum and Lanvin excel with their premium offerings on the ‘man-bag’ front, the Chris and Tibor collection is beautifully understated and the perfect office, (to bar), to gym partner!”
Chris&Tibor’s perfect gym bag named after Shoreditch. Black leather with black/white nylon gingham body. Price: GBP 350.
For further information email now.
Style Guide: Sunglasses by Damir Doma, Sleeveless shirt by Gaspard Yurkievich, bermuda short by Damir Doma, shoes by Prada, leather bag by Chris & Tibor
Chris&Tibor gold leather backpack with rubber strap, named after Moorgate. Also available in black and brown leather. For further information email now.
Style Guide: Sunglasses by Veronique Branquinho, polo shirt by Kris Van Assche, bermuda short by Helmut Lang, shoes by Dsquared, leather backpack by Chris & Tibor
We spoted Seven New York’s Joseph Quartana in Paris, he was carry Chris&Tibor leather bag from the SS 2009 Juun.J collaboration line. Joseph is well known and respected in the fashion world, he is the owner of Seven New York, a progressive multi-label fashion boutique in Manhattan, featuring a wide range of brands like Gareth Pugh, Damir Doma, Raf Simons, Romain Kremer etc…
The bag what Joseph likes is a large leather holdall, what reverses to all over black silk. It comes with adjustable leather shoulder strap. This bag is so popular that if you want one, you really have to be fast. Only limited stock available from shops like Joyce (Hong Kong), Daad Dantone (Milan), Seven (New York), Freeshop (Athens), Asos (online) …If you are interested in the leather bag what Joseph Quartana carried during Paris Fahion Week, contact us now for more information
Chris & Tibor for Juun.J reversible large leather bag from the Spring Summer 2009 Collaboration Project. Available in three colours: White, Brown and Black. Price: GBP 545
Buy this bag online at ASOS.com
Style Guide: Sunglasses by Cutler and Gross, t-shirt by Dior Homme, leather belt by Prada, jeans by Notify Jeans, shoes by Maison Martin Margiela, leather bag by Chris&Tibor for Juun J
Words: Naomi Attwood, photography and styling: Britta Burger.
“Riddle me this one reader. When you’re looking at a garment or accessory, in this case stylish man-bags, what makes the connection in your mind back to its creator? Some designers have clearer visual signatures than others. There’s no mistaking a Westwood number for example. Despite the slick functional appearance of the Chris & Tibor collections, there’s an unmistakable thread running through the pieces created by Chris Liu and Tibor Matyas, two London based designers producing the kind of bags that they themselves need to facilitate their rapid fire lifestyles.
This year the design duo have worked on not one but four distinct collections. One with Belgian designer Veronique Branquinho – five pieces envisioned for stylish travelling; and another with Korean designer Juun J – shiny bags to complement his menswear pieces. Third, they have collaborated with the French designer/ dancer Romain Kremer on the miniature neck bag and wallet bag which are ideal for promenading avec ipod and packing your party essentials. And then of course, their own very personal collection.
Chris and Tibor name all the products in their own range after locations in London. Their SS09 range is called Angel, after the Angel, Islington. Asked to sum up the collection in three words the boys came up with “Angel, rubber and backpack” and revealed their recommendations for some free time in the capital. “We love to walk around East London and City area, especially a quiet weekend day in the City, it is mixing old and new, and wicked.” Finally, when asked to comment on their urban client base Chris said that, “We love to see someone wearing our bags, we say ‘hello’ to the person as well as the bag like an old friend. Many of Chris & Tibor’s followers are girls who are fed up with girly bags. They are up for something cool, creative, challenging but still luxurious.” Advice then, for those who believe Londoners to be unfriendly? Try wearing a piece of Chris & Tibor and perhaps you’ll get a more positive response in future. For more information see www.christibor.com.”
Photographer Terry Richardson proving that squares are hip. In the July issue of British GQ he selects the most stylish checked shirts for this summer. This is not a coincidence that you will find a wide range of leather bags with checked fabrics in the Chris&Tibor Spring Summer 2009 collection too. For stockist information email now.
GQ magazine features checked shirts by Hackett, Armani Jeans, Dunhill, French Connection, Diesel, D&G, Paul Smith, Nicole Farhi and Dolce Gabbana Gold.
“Hoxton” leather side bag from the Spring Summer 2009 collection. Milk Praire leather bag with 2 front pockets and rubber shoulder strap. Available in 2 colours: Milk and Black. Price: GBP 389/ EURO 450
Buy Chris&Tibor leather side bag online at thecorner.com
Style guide: Hat by Lanvin, fine knit polo by Jil Sander, jeans by Balenciaga, leather key holder by Prada, leather belts by Gucci, leather shoes by Pierre Hardy, leather bag by Chris&Tibor
These patent leather bags made for Romain Kremer Spring Summer 2009 Show in Paris. They come in 2 color ways (as seen on the photo), navy/white and navy/white/skin. Bags are selling at shops like Barneys Tokyo, Gente Rome, Freeshop Athens, Harvey Nichols Hong Kong, etc…
Price: GBP 375
Buy online Chris&Tibor for Romain Kremer leather bag at ASOS
(if you want the bag in navy/white color email us, limited stock available from our studio)
Backstage photo of Romain Kremer Paris Fashion Show with Chris&Tibor leather bag (Spring Summer 2009)
“Bank” leather laptop bag from the Spring Summer 2009 collection. Black Praire leather bag with 2 front pockets and leather shoulder strap. Price: GBP 402/ EURO 465
Buy Chris&Tibor Laptop leather bag at thecorner.com
Style guide: sunglasses by Raf Simons, t-shirts by Alexander Mcqueen, belt by Prada, jeans by Acne Jeans, sneakers by Maison Martin Margiela, leather laptop bag by Chris & Tibor