I accidentally stumbled upon Smyth & Browne through twitter and was instantly drawn to their minimal styling and simple masculine vibe. I was even more impressed when I found out it's a home-grown venture.
Founded in Dublin only last summer, Smyth and Browne is the creative collaboration of James and Terry. Taking their company name from their mothers' maiden names, they pooled their combined talents as a trained sculptor and experienced product designer respectively and turned their aesthetic skills to menswear.
|Leather wallets bearing the Smyth & Browne sword|
|SHRT25 - orange tee|
Orange is the colour for Autumn 2013.
|SHRT31 - classic black polo|
Do you remember way back I did a post stressing the importance of a good polo?
This is it - mine is on order!
|Thomond All Leather Bag|
Sadly sold out, this little beauty is a thoroughly masculine man-bag
While they are undoubtedly a modern fashion company, I love the subtle nods to their Irish heritage. Collections named after ancient Celtic kings and the stylised knot patterns used in embossing or graphic prints show a playful cockiness; the essence of the Irish rogue.
|SHRT22 - grey v tee|
Their repeated circle motif is a welcome alternative to the usual brand name
|SHRT24 - heather green tee|
This muted green tone is perfect for Autumn.
|Accessories maketh the man|
Key rings, wallets, cufflinks, sleeves, key rings and phone cases
(I love the bold phone graphics - each based on Celtic warriors)
(All images property of Smyth & Browne)