Aspinal of London, pioneering English brand, has joined forces with iconic British supermodel, David Gandy, to launch a design collaboration capsule that takes its inspiration from the skies of Great Britain’s heroic past. The Aerodrome Collaboration sees David Gandy’s well-known sense of style meet Aspinal’s trademark quality and craftsmanship across a comprehensive collection of 18 pieces of a modern man’s travel and business accessories, taking inspiration from that knight of the skies, the legendary Spitfire.
Masculine, oiled calfskin leather in rugged dark brown or tan combines with lightweight khaki or navy canvas to offer a highly functional and desirable collection to complement every modern wardrobe. Pared back retro aviation styling, robust stitched leather, the precision of engineered design and the distinctive uniforms and goggles of our brave and dapper wartime pilots have all additionally provided design inspiration for the collection.
The core leather used is traditional pilot’s flying jacket grain and a stunning vegetable dyed golden tan, whilst the hardware closely reflects specific key components of the plane. The lock for several pieces of the collection is an exact copy of the actual Spitfire Mk1 firing button. Other Spitfire design details have been used across the handle holders, studs and zip pulls that are shaped like propellers.
Incorporating the camouflage colours of the Spitfire itself and classic military and earthy tones, the collection runs across shades of dark browns, smooth tans, navies and khakis. From the flyers of the past to the voyagers of the future, the range takes care of every travel eventuality, from the ultra-versatile 24 Hour Mission Bag and 48 Hour Mission Bag, Travel Carrier and Travel Packs through to the essential Zipped Washbag, Passport Cover and Luggage Tags. David wanted to take great care that the pieces work together as an integrated travel collection and are thoughtfully designed to meet the many needs of the modern travelling man, with the Travel Carrier spacious enough to fit shoes, travel wash pack, iPad and folio. All the key travel bags also have tech capabilities, with tech path cables and functional pockets for gadgets.