Date: 25-Apr-2015 - Written by Debbie Davies

It’s been a very British week this week, what with St George’s Day, Shakespeare’s 451st birthday and the imminent birth of the Royal baby, we’re now all geared up for one of the big events in the British sporting calendar -­‐ the London Marathon.

This weekend, the 35th London Marathon will be taking place and tracking the city from east to west along the River Thames. Over 26 miles of track, the London Marathon is one of the toughest in the world and sees athletes, amateurs and celebrities all competing to take their respective crown. Jenson Button, Made in Chelsea stars Hugo Taylor and Oliver Proudlock and Radio One DJ Greg James are just a handful of the celebrities to spot in the crowds this year so keep your eyes peeled!

We’re taking inspiration from this London love-­‐in with our London Collection by Twenty8. Made of beautifully soft and supple leather, rugged good looks and an elegant, rich dark brown palette, this collection is a must-­‐have perennial style favourite for the discerning gentleman.


Taking it’s name from one of the capital’s most exclusive areas, the Twenty8 Belgravia Cognac Leather laptop bag is the perfect essentials carrier. Belgravia is one of the wealthiest areas in the world, and takes its name from one of the Duke of Westminster’s subsidiary titles, Viscount Belgrave. Belgravia is home to the world’s most exclusive fashion brands, and the Belgravia bag takes inspiration from the luxurious surroundings and design nous of the district. Designed with the busy man in mind, the padded zipped top section means that your laptop is protected, and the front pockets with magnetic closing and adjustable shoulder strap assure you that your belongings are always nearby. The deep oxblood colour is both on trend and classic, but the Belgravia is also available in dark brown leather, perfect for the more traditional gent.


If you’re planning on using your business bag as more than just a laptop carrier, then the larger Twenty8 Brompton could be for you. Charles Dickens wrote in the Dickens’s Dictionary of London that ‘Brompton was at one time almost exclusively the artist quarter and is still largely frequented by the votaries of the brush and chisel’ and the area retains this artisan charm still today. Located in the exclusive Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and home to the world famous Kings Road, Brompton is a synonym for the crossover between craftsmanship and luxury. Twenty8’s Brompton Leather business bag takes these qualities and interprets them in a thoroughly modern way. Able to hold a laptop, a menagerie of electronic gadgets and important business documents, this business bag is a touch of timeless refinement for a very contemporary man.


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