Born in the heart of Cape Town, South Africa, Jekyll & Hide is a global brand standing for quality, functionality and style – a delicate intertwining of the old world and new. The juxtaposition of historic and modernity is at the core of the brand, combining classic leather with modern technology. The Jekyll & Hide traveller is confident, sophisticated and adventurous with an attitude for craftsmanship and longevity. A plethora of products make up the Jekyll & Hide catalogue; including leather jackets, travel bags & accessories, belts and this year sees the launch of their first footwear collection.
Contributing to Jekyll & Hide’s extensive range is the Soho collection; lending its hand to a more relaxed, casual look. This is a fresh take on the brands’s ethos, preferred by business professionals and seasoned travellers. This range features cabin trolleys, holdalls, backpacks, briefcases and other smaller travel accessories.
Technology infusions are central to the Soho product line, as seen in the use of RFID blocking technology, added into bags and wallets to prevent contactless fraud. The Soho range is born to explore; with dedicated and carefully curated compartments for all your necessary travel and tech essentials. Secure padding is a core feature, added to cushion laptops, tablets and other devices, allowing easy access and protection for a hassle-free journey.
The Soho collection receives its name from Lower Manhattan’s Soho, synonymous with trend-setting. A blend of comfort, flair and tradition with a distinctive, vintage finish defines the Soho range, encapsulating quiet sophistication, authenticity and an adventurous spirit. Soft, waxy, pull-up leather combines with antique brass buckles and fittings to result in a rich expression of relaxed, individual style: somewhat understated, yet instantly noticeable to the discerning eye.
Prices start at £115 and is available at jekyllandhide.co.uk/soho. The Jekyll & Hide story is a simple one – by creating products that are lifelong partners of travel and adventures of life, they follow the mantra ‘Live Authentic’.
Article by Menswear Style