Introducing The Low-Key Sleeves Collection
Launched in sync with the Understated collection
10-03-2014 , the Netherlands
Low-key Collection, Observably Masculine
The Low-key collection, derived from the adjective low·key (synonyms: understated, restrained): 1. Producing uniformly dark tones with few areas of contrast. 2. Exhibiting restrained good taste in style, quality or design, takes our sleeves to a new level, reworking every part of the design process from the ground up. Restrained in style and quality, the collections’ observably masculine character embodies well-considered materials, (a beautiful vegetable-tanned matte black leather combined with dark grey felt) in uniform dark tones, with few areas of contrast intensifying the understated design.The contrasting textures create tension by highlighting the slant and sleek lines while uniform dark tones amplify harmony.
Reworked signature leather
We spent months perfecting our leather. We managed to find ways to make it more durable, denser, and soft to touch. The updated leather feels smooth, with rich colors, and intense tones. We also focused on its character. The leather wears in with use and acquires beautiful patina and polish over time, as it becomes part of your daily life. The full-grain, vegetable-tanned leather used is manufactured with care, waxed to extend durability, and carefully treated with aniline oil to enrich ‘color tones’. Due to the nature of full vegetable tanned leathers, it features a very dense and compact structure; a final buff is applied to the already short fibers to ensure a smooth underside with a sophisticated soft touch. The short fibers and dense structure ‘eliminate’ the need for cosmetic additions like lining and painted edges. The quality of the leather enables us to leave it cosmetically untouched while emphasizing the character of the material and staying true to the concept of the collection; nude leather and raw edges emphasize the understated and sleek appearance.
Introducing new designs
Introducing the Slim Fit sleeves, specifically designed for iPhone 5s, iPad mini and iPad Air. Cleverly cut out of one single piece of full-grain vegetable-tanned leather, these sleeves create a slim and secure space for your device with an integrated pocket in just one stitch. Marked by a slant line, a integrated pocket enables you to conveniently store a few essentials. It’s incredibly simple, functional, and remarkably elegant.
Another new design is the leather iPhone 5s wallet case, designed to eliminate bulky pockets and fat wallets, lined with suede made from the underside of our vegetable-tanned leather. We’ve designed the iPhone 5s wallet case as slim as possible, just the right size to fit your iPhone plus some cards. This sleek package with a leather card holding slot on the back of the case allows you to conveniently store a few bank or ID cards and some cash for quick access. Clever openings expose the volume rockers, headphone-jack, and lighting connector; enabling you to listening to your favorite music and charge your iPhone while your device is protected.
Reintroducing praised designs
Reintroducing one of our most popular designs, the Envelope sleeve designed to fit all generations of iPad and iPad mini, even with a smart cover attached. Crafted out of the improved signature materials felt and vegetable-tanned leather and constructed with custom-built rivets, made out of high quality gunmetal alloy for durability and to match the sleeves character.
Last but not least, our praised Macbook sleeve, available in 13 and 15 inch, has returned in its best shape ever. The leather flap, with one snap button on the right, provides a simple closure and keeps your device secure. The rivets are lined to keep your Macbook from touching anything but soft, thick felt. The integrated storage compartment allows you to store documents, earplugs, and other essentials. As an additional feature, we’ve integrated a bank and SD card slot.
When you take one of our sleeves in hand, you’ll instantly notice the quality of the materials used.
Seductively understated but present designs that project an air of confidence in an aura of craftsmanship.