Finding the Perfect Bag
Style Doctors is known for its motto of “A successful outfit is in the details.” This refers to both your clothes and your accessories as well! While shoes and jewellery make a difference in your overall appearance, finding the perfect bag can completely elevate your look. That’s why Style Doctors suggests investing in a luxury or high quality leather piece that you’ll cherish for years to come. Just like accessories such as scarves, earrings or necklaces, bags can bring the whole outfit together and shouldn’t be seen an afterthought.
The Forever Bag
Finding the perfect balance between functional and stylish can sometimes be difficult and often people sacrifice one for the other. As professional stylists, we understand that it takes time to search for that perfect bag. That’s why when we found Gladstone London, we immediately recognised their craftsmanship appreciated the versatile, unisex design. These premium accessories use the finest materials available, and engage retired artisans from some of the world’s best factories in Italy. They have brought back handcrafted details that “London Made” was famed for in the 1930’s.
“What first attracted me to the brand was the fact that everything is totally unisex and in a world where the lines between male and female style is becoming ever-closer the ‘suitable for everyone’ aspect really excited me. I’m always on the look-out for bags that are functional, stylish and a little different and being able to have your own bag hand painted with your design is fantastic” – says Style Doctors founder and stylist, Elin Mai.
Founded in 2015 by John O’Sullivan, Gladstone London reflects a sense of relaxed and timeless elegance for the urbanite. The signature Gladstone London hardware is handcrafted in Florence to jewellery standards. Each piece is crafted on a lathe in solid brass and finished in pewter.
The Gladstone London range fuses contemporary aesthetic and functionality with the lost designs and craftsmanship of the 1920s era of ‘London Made’. Their young designers combine function and aesthetic to create timeless and durable designs. All of their products are handcrafted in a small Italian factory near Lake Como to a level of quality only matched by the most renowned fashion houses.
For those who seek only the very best and demand total exclusivity, Gladstone London will customise a piece from the range created by them from an original idea or concept. If you’re looking for a one of a kind bag for yourself or as a gift, these come with our Style Doctors seal of approval.
The Ultimate Menswear Accessory
Whether you keep ensembles minimalistic or appreciate a beautifully crafted arsenal of accessories, a bag belongs in every man’s wardrobe. If you’re looking for a new briefcase or stylish backpack, the range has something for everyone.
“We are seeing more and more men investing in their bags, whether that’s a gym backpack or a travel bag. For too long many men ‘made-do’ with more casual bags but now we’re seeing a shift in that and they are spending more on their accessories. Gone are the days that old Nike gym bag worked for every occasion!” – says stylist, Aya
Clean lines and excellent design are a must when selecting a ‘forever bag’ and we love the unisex options available at Gladstone London. We recommend that you decide what purpose your bag will fulfil before you buy. If you only want it to hold the essentials, a cross-body bag may be enough. If you’re looking for a bag that crosses over from work to casual, a backpack would be a good option.
Looking for more accessories?
Style Doctors are experts in all areas of menswear, womenswear, retail and beauty. No wardrobe obstacle is too big or too small for our friendly stylists. Looking to completely reinvent your capsule wardrobe? Simply searching for a pair of shoes for date night? Style Doctors can help. Book your appointment here.