Saturday, 1 March 2014

Strap for the King!

A watch strap that's fit for the King  The Rolex AirKing that is.
The 016 Brogue Watch Strap -  slight custom job to fit this 19mm lug AirKing. 





Wednesday, 5 February 2014

New Materials

We will be looking to start a premium lines of leather goods. We have new hides, new threads and new designs which we’ll roll out thru the year in 2014.

We have the Courchevel in Black and looking to get in some Togo soon, and these are the very same leather used by big fashion houses like Hermes. Of course these premium line of goods will be hand sewn with the -  Fil Au Chinois Lin CablĂ©.




Monday, 2 December 2013

Brogue Strap 016

At esp, we love watches! As you can see, we have made quite a few leather straps for couple of the watches we love. 

We've been wanting to design a watch strap which carries the brogue essence ~ a little signature that we try incorporate into most of our product design. 

It should be a strap that's able to withstand time and sits nicely along with some of the awesome classics - the likes of Rollies' GMTs and Subs and Omega's Speedies.  Just like how brogue have been around for a long time, spotted on hand welted wingtips, worn by gentlemen with fine taste.

Introducing the 016 strap, this Brogue Watch Strap is designed as a single strap construction, some what in-between a Nato and a Bund. One would require to remove the push-pin in order to install the watch head itself onto this strap. Available in Hand Dyed Black, Red or keeping it Natural on Italian Veg Tan Hide. As all our items, the 016 straps too are hand crafted, from hand punched brogue essence, stitching to burnishing of edges. This strap would take watch head 40 to 45 mm measuring from end of the 2 push pins. Currently comes in 20/20 configurations with buckle, while we are exploring a 22/22 option (depending on demands).










Monday, 21 October 2013

The New Black


A special request from a close friend, for his iPhone5 Sleeve to match his in-coming Space Grey iPhone5s. Initially we resisted going with black with this sleeve as afraid the brogue essence on the pocket may not stand-out enough. 
After couple of trials, eventually, we tried the surface dye technic, leaving all edges in stain Brown and along with brown stitching, the final sleeve looks pretty coherent. It is classic, elegance yet stylish. We like it so much that we decided to include this new option into our standard offerings.



Friday, 23 August 2013

Strap for Rolex GMT Master


Not many watches out there catch the heart quite as much as the Rolex GMT Master. Since its appearance in 1954, pilots, jet-setters and watch enthusiasts were smitten by it, especially with the blue/red dial version, otherwise known as the Pepsi's Dial. 

Well, how about letting those colours wrap round your wrist? So, Coca-Cola lovers, please look the other way… :)


Hand-dyed over surface of finely selected Natural Veg Tan hide, red on one side while buckle’s side went on a contrasting blue instead. Edges remained in their natural tone, hand-burnished for a smooth finish. Finally, hand-stitched finish with ivory thread. This intended colours of the strap were specially chosen to compliment the red, blue and patina of the lovely 1675.






Tuesday, 30 July 2013

New Retail Partner ~ zingero.com


Its been awhile since we updated our blog.
We have been so busy these pass months.
Just shipped out a bulk order for a new retail partner in Austria.
An online retailer operating out of Vienna, and hopefully that would help reaching
out to more new customers in Europe. 




Wallet in the Black!

Our esp Brogue Belt in black is quite a hit. And following that, we are introducing a black option for our Wallet as well. All cut, dye and sewn by hand from a single leaf of leather. The wallet is finished off with a coat of sealant which kind of left the wallet a little stiff when new, but will soften with use as it ages.