Menswear label http://uristocrat.com/tag/black-toe-1/ began as a student project in 2009, creating products for friends and relatives and culminating in a first collection of bags made of leather leftover. The brand has since expanded into a full range of both clothing and accessories, pieces that draw from its German surroundings and are all crafted by local manufacturers using locally-sourced materials. For Fall/Winter 2012, A Kind of Guise’s “A Carpathian Season” collection was inspired by a friend of the label who left everything behind to lead “a lonely life somewhere in the outback of south-east Europe,” an experience that led to raising ostriches near the Serbian border. Drawing from the culture and people of that region, the Munich-based brand’s offerings for the season encompass rustic-influenced, hardy pieces in wool, leather and angora.
A range of A Kind of Guise’s Fall/Winter 2012 accessories, including laptop cases, gloves and bow ties are a now available at our online store, with more items from the collection releasing very soon.