Weekend Video | Swaine Adeney Brigg

The English leather goods company Swaine Adeney Brigg is one of my all time favorite makers of briefcases, umbrellas and bags. The company – which has royal warrants and has been making fine leather goods for over 250 years – has a process akin to that of a watch maker, meticulous and precise. Swaine recently produced a video showing the manufacturing techniques at its esteemed Cambridge, England workshops. The video is especially interesting because I love to see how things are made, even if there is creepy music box music playing. Many thanks to the folks at Sweden’s King Magazine who tipped me off to this video.

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Comments on “Weekend Video | Swaine Adeney Brigg

    plaidout on March 14, 2009 8:54 AM:

    Terrific find! But, you’re right, best with the sound off. I love that the video displays the “by hand” aspects of their production. Beautiful.

    kimsherman on March 14, 2009 9:16 AM:

    i love Swaine Adeney Brigg too…thanks for the video link. the first time i visited London, i knew i wanted to bring home something that would be with me forever, so i chose a SAB umbrella and swing-style rain coat. i use them both to this day. do you know if SAB still markets clothing under their brand?

    paul on March 14, 2009 12:36 PM:

    Swaine Adeney still offer a range of clothing in the St James’s street shop, & had some fantastic cashmere ties this past winter.

    I bought a chestnut Oxford holdall a year & a half or so ago after getting my first job & have received endless compliments on it ever since.

    Natsumi on March 14, 2009 1:12 PM:

    It looks like a magical world in the video. Love it.

    Glenn on March 14, 2009 5:32 PM:

    Swaine Adeney Brigg are just the best when it comes to gentlemen’s umbrellas.

    Andrea on March 16, 2009 11:41 AM:

    Do you think the gentlemen always wear ties while they work, or did they dress up for the camera?

    Michael Williams on March 16, 2009 11:43 AM:

    I bet they always wear ties to work. That is what we call “old school.”


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