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Editor’s pick – WANT Les Essentiels Tacoma Waist Pack

WANT Les Essentiels Tacoma Waist Pack is one of their hottest items this season. They have renewed their classic waist pack with new color theme – navy cotton with tobacco leather.

WANT Les Essentiels Tacoma Waist Pack - Navy/Tobacco

Tacoma Waist Pack

If you know well enough about WANT les Essentiels, then you will know their cotton is all organic and is certified by the Institute for Marketecology (IMO) in Switzerland.

 

WANT Les Essentiels Tacoma Waist Pack - Navy/Tobacco

 

It has a long adjustable strap and you can wear it as a waist bag, a, cross-body bag or a shoulder bag.

 

WANT Les Essentiels Tacoma Waist Pack - Navy/Tobacco

 

It has an inner zip pocket with branded leather logo.  

 

WANT Les Essentiels Tacoma Waist Pack - Navy/Tobacco

 

Also, it has a front pocket with two 2 card slots. And it also features WANT les Essentiels’ signature two tones YKK zipper.

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Editor’s Pick – WANT Les Essentiels Cambria XL Shoulder Tote

WANT Les Essentiels Cambria XL Shoulder Tote is their new design for the FW19 collection. The bag is designed for you to carry in many different ways.

WANT Les Essentiels Cambria XL Shoulder Tote

Navy/Tobacco

WANT Les Essentiels Cambria XL Shoulder Tote

 

Like other products from WANT les Essentiels, the cotton is regulated and certified by the Institute for Marketecology (IMO), Switzerland, under Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) and Organic Exchange 100 standards according to the USDA National Organic Program (NOP) standard.

 

WANT Les Essentiels Cambria XL Shoulder Tote

 

It comes with an adjustable shoulder strap. Thus, you can wear it as a crossbody bag. Alternatively, you can replace it with the shorter and thicker strap to use it as a shoulder bag or tote.

 

WANT Les Essentiels Cambria XL Shoulder Tote

WANT Les Essentiels Cambria XL Shoulder Tote

 

It uses Italian leather for trimmings. Also, it has a fold-over and magnet closure. Thus, you can open and close it easily.

 

WANT Les Essentiels Cambria XL Shoulder Tote

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Editor’s Pick – WANT Les Essentiels Reagan Crossbody Pouch

WANT Les Essentiels Reagan Crossbody Pouch is an essential bag for travelling. It matches with WANT les Essentiels’ idea of crafting travel accessories that is minimal and thoughtful. It has a clean and handy design. Thus it is very convenient for keeping personal belongings like wallet, smartphone, keys or passport.

 

WANT Les Essentiels Reagan Crossbody Pouch - Black Nylon/ Black Leather Trims

It is made of Italian technical nylon which is secially treated with a unique coating to repel water and is tear resistant.

 

WANT Les Essentiels Reagan Crossbody Pouch - Black Nylon/ Black Leather Trims

 

Moreover, it has an adjustable and detachable strap. You can adjust the length as you like. 

 

WANT Les Essentiels Reagan Crossbody Pouch - Black Nylon/ Black Leather Trims

Black Nylon/ Black

 

WANT Les Essentiels Reagan Crossbody Pouch - Sage Nylon/Silt

Sage Nylon/Silt

 

WANT Les Essentiels Reagan Crossbody Pouch - Black Nylon/ Black Leather Trims

 

It uses WANT les Essentiels’ signature YKK Excella bi-color zipper.

 

WANT Les Essentiels Reagan Crossbody Pouch - Sage Nylon/Silt

Also, it has external slip pocket with leather trim. And it is stamped with a golden color WANT les Essentiels’ logo.

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Editor’s Picks – WANT Les Essentiels Douglas Holdall

If you travel a lot, especially for short business trips or during a long weekend, you might be interested in a holdall. A holdall has the meaning of “carrying all of your travel items”. And they are usually in rectangular shape, with two handles and a removable strap. Thus, you can either carry it with your hand or shoulder. It has the advantage of light weight and is much flexible than a suitcase. Most importantly, it allow you to travel around stylishly.

 

The Douglas Holdall

In this Winter season, we have the Douglas Holdall from WANT Les Essentiels. It is a weekender bag with a classy look. The design idea is to carry-all and carry-on from the gym to a weekend getaway.

 

WANT Les Essentiels Douglas Holdall - Navy/Tobacco

WANT Les Essentiels Douglas Holdall

 

The bag has the perfect size (11.4′ x 16′ x 7.9′) as it is not too large, so you can even take it to work and hit the gym right after it – with all your clothes and gear tidily kept inside the holdall. This holdall has a classic minimal design from WANT les Essentiels. The body is organic cotton canvas in subtle navy blue, while the bottom and handles are premium leather. It will look neat on both a smart casual or formal outfit.

 

WANT Les Essentiels Douglas Holdall - Navy/Tobacco

 

The removable strap is also in leather and it comes with a WANT les Essentiels metal lock. The key ring has a leather cover and can be tied on the holdall handle.

 

WANT Les Essentiels Douglas Holdall - Navy/Tobacco

The interior

WANT les Essentiels is famous for their bags’ interior. Even this holdall has four vertical pockets to hold your belongings tidily. And they are fitted with leather button straps. There is even a leather pocket to hold your phone.

 

WANT Les Essentiels Douglas Holdall - Navy/Tobacco

WANT Les Essentiels Douglas Holdall - Navy/Tobacco

 

At the back of the holdall, there is a hidden pocket with a leather flap for you to put your coins and cards.

 

WANT Les Essentiels Douglas Holdall - Navy/Tobacco

 

Just like every WANT les Essentiels’ bag, it has a YKK Excella bi-color top zipper.

 

WANT Les Essentiels Douglas Holdall - Navy/Tobacco

 

And the base is genuine leather with an engraved logo.

 

WANT Les Essentiels Douglas Holdall - Navy/Tobacco

 

Moreover, the production process is regulated and certified by the Institute for Marketecology (IMO), Switzerland, under Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) and Organic Exchange 100 standards according to the USDA National Organic Program (NOP) standard. To make it simple – the bag is sustainable and environmental friendly.

 

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If you love the minimal designs from WANT les Essentiels, don’t forget to check out our previous article about their premium leather structured tote and cross body bag.

 

Maintenance of Leather Goods

Leather goods are so common that nearly everyone will have some of them – such as bags, jackets, shoes or even furniture.

WANT Les Essentiels Dresden Structured Tote - Silt

WANT Les Essentiels Dresden Structured Tote

 

The reason of using leather is durable and the luxurious feel. Leather goods will age naturally as you use them. Their color may fade out a little bit or there might be some little marks of scratch. Yet, these are the personality of the leather goods. They look more beautiful as they age and fade. These are your own pattern – which is unique. In fact, it is similar to denim products. That is why a lot of vintage lover are craving for denim and leather goods with aged effect.

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WANT Les Essentiels Kastrup Backpack

 

How to Maintain Leather Goods

Although leather goods will age naturally, it is still important to maintain them properly. Below, we will show you some little tips on cleaning your leather goods without damaging them.

 

Cleaner

Water is the enemy of leather. Normally, we will not use water to clean leather goods directly as it will stain the leather or damage the color.

 

DO NOT USE Alcohol or bleach to clean as they damage the surface and fade the color.

 

If your leather goods get dirty, use a proper leather cleaner together with cloth, sponge or towel. There are a lot of proper cleaner on the market, for example, the famous shoes cleaner Jason Markk. And always avoid applying these cleaner directly on the leather. Instead, apply them on the clothes or sponge first. Then rub the leather surface gently with it.

WANT Les Essentiels Branson Cardholder - Sequoia Caviar

WANT Les Essentiels Branson Cardholder

 

Scratch

If you scratch the leather goods, don’t worry. Simply apply some leather cream on to a towel or soft brushes. Then rub the scratched area and the area around it gently. It will smoothen the scratch and balance the color of that area. To play safe, you can always try the cream on some non-obvious area of the leather goods first. It will make sure the cream does no damage on the color of the leather.

 

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Paint

Although faded color shows the beauty and history of your leather, some people just can’t stand it. If so, you may want to hire someone to repaint your leather goods. Check with your brand as some of them will provide such service, for instance, the Parisian brand Berluti.

 

WANT les essentiels montoro high derby boot

WANT Les Essentiels Montoro High Derby Boot

 

Keep it Dry

Dehumidifier

Last but not least, keep your leather goods in somewhere cool and away from the sunshine. As it will make them fade unevenly. Also, keep them dry to avoid mildew, especially in places with high humidity (like Hong Kong!) If you do not have a dehumidifier at home, some drying beads will do the work too.

Editor’s Picks – WANT Les Essentiels Structured Leather Tote

This time, we are going to introduce you the structured leather tote from WANT Les Essentiels. In the past seasons, we have their shopper tote and backpack. And in this Fall season, we have their premium leather collection – the Dresden Structured tote.

 

The Structured Leather Tote

If you are familiar with WANT les Essentiels, you may ring a bell about their shopper tote, which is one of their signature products. The main difference between Dresden and the shopper tote are the shapes. The shopper tote has a soft touch and the shape of a shopper bag. On the other hand, Dresden has a more formal brief case look. It is also structured so it has a more sturdy shape and can hold your documents better. As a result, we suggest to use this structured leather tote as a work bag.

WANT Les Essentiels Dresden Structured Tote - Silt

WANT Les Essentiels Dresden Structured Tote – Silt

WANT Les Essentiels Dresden Structured Tote - Silt

The premium leather is from Italy. And it has a very special silt color – more like a dark green. It keeps the structured leather bag subtle yet special. In fact, silt is a color being widely applied by WANT les Essentiels to its leather goods this season.

WANT Les Essentiels Dresden Structured Tote - Silt

And all the lining are made with organic cotton. The process regulated and certified by the Institute for Marketecology (IMO), Switzerland, under Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) and Organic Exchange 100 standards according to the USDA National Organic Program (NOP) standard.

 

Moreover, the interior pockets can hold a 13′ laptop and other small devices as well.

WANT Les Essentiels Dresden Structured Tote - Silt

And of course it’s a WANT les Essentiels, so the YKK zipper has two tones ( Gold and silver).There are also a golden zip puller and a golden button (to hold the zipper to the bag) to match the silt leather.

WANT Les Essentiels Dresden Structured Tote - Silt

WANT Les Essentiels Dresden Structured Tote - Silt

Flip it over, you will find four button feet at the bottom. They protect the leather from direct contact with the ground. And of course, they are also in color matching gold.

WANT Les Essentiels Dresden Structured Tote - Silt

Looking for a modern tote bag for work? This structured leather tote can be your best daily companion.

 

And don’t forget to check out our cross body bags as well!

 

Cross Body Bag – From the 80’s to 2010’s

Cross body bag or a fanny pack had a boom in the 1980’s. Back in time, a fanny pack was more than a mom’s accessories. Wearing it was necessary to stay trendy, for both men and women. It was designed to keep you “hand-free” when wearing it. And most of them was made with leather and bulky pockets. When it comes to the 90’s, it had its down time and wearing a fanny pack was considered as nerdy.

The 2000’s

More than ten years ago, different brands try to bring back the trend of cross body bag. They have eliminated the bulky shape and they are loved by rappers and celebrities. Furthermore, people doesn’t wear them on the waist anymore. Instead, they wear it across the shoulder – where the idea of cross body bag really kicks in. It helps to reduce the pockets you need and keep your outfit neat and minimal.

Polar Skate Co. Cordura Mini Dealer Bag - Red

Polar Skate Co.

The Modern Cross Body Bag

When it comes to the 2010’s, cross body bag appears to have its boom again. Even big names like Gucci, Coach, Maison Margiela and many other brands are launching their cross body bag. And they are not necessarily in leather anymore, thanks to technology advancement. You can find them in technical nylon, corduraand even organic cotton. And you can also find them in different sizes, from a small dealer bag to a medium size cross body bag. People wear them for daily use or a travel accessories. Indeed, they have the functionality of keeping you “hand-free” yet fashionable, which is exactly the reason why they have become the trend again.

WANT Les Essentiels Tacoma Waist Pack - Navy/Tobacco

Fancy some cross body bag with organic cotton and premium leather? Check out our latest arrivals from WANT Les Essentiels.

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Editor’s Picks – WANT Les Essentiels Montoro High Derby Boot

In the last article we talked about the Derby shoes from WANT Les Essentiels, and we will talk about their Derby boot this time.

WANT Les Essentiels Montoro High Derby Boot - Black

Black

The Montoro Derby boot has the same design concept as the Montoro Derby shoes. They are made with the same premium material and “open lacing”, which mean they are both comfortable and durable. The upper and lining are 100% calf leather and the insole features a mixture of leather and foam.

 

WANT Les Essentiels Montoro High Derby Boot - Black

The derby boot also features WANT les Essentiels high performance midsole for extra comfort and cushioning. WANT Les Essentiels Montoro High Derby Boot - Black

Furthermore, apart from shoelaces, it also uses a zip closure at the back. And it is WANT les Essentiels signature two tones zippers (one teeth row in gold and one in silver).

WANT Les Essentiels Montoro High Derby Boot - Black

Also, the shoelaces are waxed and the top pairs of eyelets are also in contrasting silver and gold.

Editor’s Picks – WANT les Essentiels Montoro Derby Shoes

This time we will talk about the Derby shoes from WANT les Essentiels, a Canadian brand founded in 2006. It is famous for combining minimal designs with functionality. Their products are also made with premium materials, which make them perfect for traveling or daily use. Click here to know more about WANT les Essentiels.

Montoro Derby

Black

 

As a Derby shoes, the Montoro has an “open lacing” construction. It means that the shoelace eyelets are sewn on top of the vamp. This is in contrast to Oxford shoes, which have a “closed lacing” and the shoelace eyelets are under the vamp. Thus, the Derby shoes give you better comfort more degree of movement. And indeed, it has been used as hunting or sporting boots in the 1850s. The Montoro also uses premium calf leather for upper and lining. And they are made in Portugal with high quality craftsmanship.

WANT Les Essentiels Montoro Derby - Black

For insole, it features both leather and foam for comfort and durability.

WANT Les Essentiels Montoro Derby - Black

Furthermore, it has a reinforced heel loop, which means it is easier to be put on. And It has a signature rivet on heel with the WANT les Essentiels’ logo.

WANT Les Essentiels Montoro Derby - Black

And you can see the WANT les Essentiels’ high performance white midsole for extra comfort and cushioning.

WANT Les Essentiels Montoro Derby - Black

As for outsole, it uses non-marking rubber, which will give you better grip.

WANT Les Essentiels Montoro Derby - BlackAnd if you take a closer look, the shoelace is waxed for better durability. The top eyelets are also in contradicting gold and silver color – which is the signature of WANT les Essentiels.

 

 

 

Minimalism – WANT Les Essentiels Tote Bag

WANT Les Essentiels tote bag has always been their signature products. These tote bags have a very clean structure with a leather patch that has WANT les Essentiels’ logo on it. It makes them very recognizable. When we talk about WANT les Essentiel tote bag, it’s not only minimalism, but also thoughtfulness. They have a lot of inner pockets to store your belongings and laptop. And are designed for you to use as a daily companion. Moreover, they use a lot of organic materials and keep their products sustainable.

 

WANT les Essenties renews the color and fabric of these tote bags every season. Let’s check out what we’ve got at ANDJOY.

WANT Les Essentiels OHare Shopper Tote - Navy Tartan Nylon/Navy

Navy Tartan Nylon/Navy

This checkered pattern has a special fabric. These are technical nylon from Italy. They are very light weight, water-proof and tear resistance.

 

WANT Les Essentiels OHare Shopper Tote - Navy Tartan Nylon/Navy

When you open the tote bag, it has multi pockets to store personal belongings and laptops. And the handle is also leather covered.

WANT Les Essentiels Marti Shopper Tote - Multi Heather Grey/Varsity Str

Multi Heather Grey/Varsity Str

This tote bag is larger in size and feature a drawstring top closure. Thus, you can put more stuff into it and use it as your gym bag as well.

WANT Les Essentiels Marti Shopper Tote - Multi Heather Grey/Varsity Str

WANT Les Essentiels Marti Shopper Tote - Multi Heather Grey/Varsity Str

WANT Les Essentiels OHare Shopper Tote - Brown Canvas/Chestnut

 

Brown Canvas/Chestnut

 

This brown one is a classic WANT les Essentiels tote bag. It uses organic cotton without pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, harsh dyes or bleaches.

WANT Les Essentiels OHare Shopper Tote - Brown Canvas/Chestnut

Inner pockets arrangement are the same as the checkered one but it is black and brown in color.

WANT Les Essentiels OHare Shopper Tote - Brown Canvas/Chestnut

Moreover, it has WANT les Essentiels signature two tones zippers (YKK zippers in gold and silver).

 

If you are interested in WANT les Essentiels, don’t forget to check out our previous article about the brand!

 

 

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