While Germany may be known for its automative exports, Hiltl trousers maybe the BMW equivalent for German trousers. Established in 1955 Hiltl may arguably be Germany's finest trouser brand, but remains relatively unknown outside of Germany.

That should change now. In 2016, NORD Holding acquired Hiltl and has decided to inject some new energy into a German heritage brand with the appointment of Andreas Wolfer as the new Managing Director.  

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REVIEW: Leibal Travel Clock

Leila began life as a design blog, but since 2012 it has maintained a curated online shop of a variety of beautiful and minimalist items. One such item, the Leibal Travel Clock caught our eye. 

We recently had the chance to play around with the travel clock. The clock is powered by AA batteries and thankfully does not make a very discernible tick-tock noise. The genius feature of the clock is that it can easily be rotated by spinning the clock around 360 degrees. For example, you set the time per your desire time zone, and then if you would like to see the time Seoul or Islamabad, you simply rotate the clock to that particular city. 

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INTRODUCING: Equus Leather Belts

Equus Leather is a relatively new brand that has quickly made a name for itself for its beautiful handmade English leather products. Founded by Charlie Trevor, a true artisan, Equus produces high end leather goods emanating from the tradition English bridle leather. There are no logos to call attention to itself, just beautiful leather. We recently had the chance to speak with Trevor and learn more about Equus below. 

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REVIEW: Jins Eyewear

Over the past few years there's been a wave of Japanese retailers that have entered the American market. In clothing retail there has been Uniqlo and Kamakura. The most recent entrant into the market is Jins. In Japan, Jins is synonymous with eyeglasses. Across Japan and Asia the company operates 350 stores where customers can pop in and under an hour walk out with a set of prescription eyeglasses. The company opened its first store in America in San Francisco's Union Square in April of this year. We recently had the chance to speak with Jins and learn more about their plans. Our interview with Jins and our review follows below. 

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