Mixing Business With Pleasure: A Look At Montblanc’s Newly Redesigned Sartorial Collection
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Sophisticated details inspired by the world of libraries give Montblanc’s signature leather business accessories a fresh, new look – and us a new contender for the best luxury work bags for men.
In the age of hybrid working, you’d be forgiven for thinking the traditional working wardrobe had died a death. Au contraire! In fact, those of us who still relish the agile mindset we can only achieve within office walls are leaning ever further into formal back-to-work styles to tap into our professionalism. No mean feat after a good few years of delivering strategies over zoom while wearing slippers. But that relaxed style of dressing simply didn’t work for everyone, with plenty of us needing to look sharp in order to think sharp. For some, they need nothing more than a crisp, ironed cotton shirt. For others, nothing short of a good suit is appropriate for the cause. But in our opinion, if there’s one area of our working wardrobe that is able to catapult our critical thinking to C-Suite level – it’s accessories.
Just like the start of a new school term wouldn’t have been complete without a brand new bag, the same still rings true in adulthood. Whether you’re looking to elevate your outfit for a big meeting or simply want to make your journey to work all the more bearable, we suggest enlisting the help of some smart and stylish companions - a robust laptop bag, backpack, document case or even a quality wallet - to add necessary polish to your look. And when it comes to sourcing fine leather companions of this calibre, there’s only one name on our wish list: Montblanc.
In keeping with the magnificent mountain itself, accessories crafted under the Montblanc name are cool, captivating and naturally rather impressive. Three buzzwords we wouldn’t mind being banded about at work in the context of our personal style. And as Montblanc continues reimagining its leather goods collections, its Maison has added a new dimension to its signature line of business styles to give them a fresh lease of life for the new working year. Featuring bags and smaller accessories in soft leather, the redesigned Sartorial collection takes its inspiration from handwriting – a nod to the brand’s writing culture heritage - and the world of libraries, the epicentres of reading, note-taking and creativity. Studious locations to influence studious accessories, the real point of difference is the introduction of a modularity system that allows small pieces to be attached to larger bags – creating new functionalities, styling options and many customisation possibilities. Recognisable ink bottles from the Montblanc archive have inspired the triangular design of the handles, while the construction of the sides of the bags evoke the opening of an envelope with two overlapping pieces of leather. The result? A selection of luxury everyday style tools that will inspire you to dress to your full potential.
To ensure a grand entrance the next time you breeze through the company reception area, scroll on to discover Port’s pick from the Sartorial collection below.
The Everyday Bowling Bag
With its Saffiano-printed leather, distinctive silhouette and capacity for daily essentials, there really is no all-rounder quite like the Sartorial Bowling Bag. The pared back design and spacious size makes this a suitable companion for business and leisure too - we reckon you'd easily fit a lightweight outfit and some grooming extras in there for an overnight stay.
The Envelope Pouch
With an envelope-inspired silhouette, this sophisticated Saffiano-printed leather pouch is made with modular function in mind. We're particularly fond of the cream constrasted with the darker leather of the bowling bag.
The Envelope Pouch 2.0
Like the look of the Envelope Pouch? Enjoy it with the additional functionality of a phone compartment - a little extra room for the essentials without adding unneccessary bulk.
If you're look to take an ever so slightly more casual approach to your workwear wardrobe, this elegant tote strikes the perfect balance between elevated and everyday. Crafted with a classic vertical silhouette in Saffiano-printed leather, it can be worn in a variety of ways, -either with the short leather handles or longer fabric handles that can be hidden inside the bag when not in use.
Invest in a great quality wallet and it'll last you years - that's just good business sense. Crafted in a rather fetching rouge Saffiano-printed leather, the wallet comes with slots for up to six credit cards plus two compartments for banknotes and two additional pockets for small items.
The Laptop Case
If you're dicing with technical failure on a daily basis with poor laptop provisions, pull your socks up and invest in proper protection. The robust smooth leather case will keep your computer safe and secure wherever your workday takes you, particularly if you tend to travel.
The Document Case
If a briefcase feels a little high and mighty, but you'd genuinely benefit from the carry-all space, then the Sartorial Document Case will serve you well. Crafted from Saffiano printed full-grain bovine leather, this minimalist handle bag boasts a spacious main compartment as well as an external zipped pocket with ample room for A4 files, electronic devices and other business essentials. Its new modular design also allows it to be customised by attaching other Sartorial bags.
The Phone Pouch
Stop sticking your phone in your back pocket immediately - its scruffy at best and a pickpocket's dream at worst. This pouch is designed to keep your mobile close at hand during your working day - simply attach this sleek addition to a document case or tote for easy access.
The Mini Wallet
Small and stylish, this mini wallet crafted from vibrant Saffiano-printed leather allows you to travel light without leaving any of your important documents behind. Whip it open to reveal three credit card slots and a banknote compartment, plus two additional pockets for tickets, print outs and invites.
The Mini Messenger Bag
Sleek and discreet, this compact bag can be carried over the shoulder in a messenger style using its adjustable, detachable strap or, for added functionality, attached as an accessory to larger bags using the leather band on the back.
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January 25 2023 by Camilla Hunt