Livid Jeans

The phrase 'to have less, but better' has guided us in recent years, not only with the collaborations of O Editorial or the newly launched Cabana Shop (co-founded together with Abram a Boca e Fechem os Olhos) but also in our consumer choices. Culminating in the publication of an article for Doze magazine about the revival of denim, my search for the best jeans led me to find brands internationally who are doing a remarkable job in terms of this iconic garment.
More recently, through Port Corner store, I found some jeans by Norwegian brand Livid and after some research, I found that they gathered the best both worlds, using the best selvedge denim and producing its collection in Europe, particularly in Trondheim and Barcelos, Portugal.
Intending on making jeans as in the old days, the founders of Livid left nothing to chance, from the manufacturing, attention to detail and use of quality denim, coming from Japan and the United States, from renown mills as Kuroki, Kurabo, Nihon Menpu, Maruwa and Cone Mills.
One of our favorite models from Livid is the Jakob Slim (that we recently acquired), produced in a small family-owned factory in Portugal with 15.5 oz rigid selvedge denim from Kuroki. Resistant and ready for a long life of use, jeans as the Jakob Slim demonstrate the difference between the most common pieces developed by the well-known names in the market and small brands like Livid, who transport us in time through their quality and authenticity .

“Livid Jeans is a small manufacturing company from Norway, created from a simple love and passion for superior quality and true craftsmanship. Dedicated to honor old traditions in making jeans, and inspired by a time when superior quality, supporting local trade and taking care of own garments mattered.”

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Ideal & Co x Cabana Tote Bag

After having developed a successful collaboration with Ideal & Co, we launched through Cabana (our current online shop and of which O Editorial is co-founder with Abram a Boca e Fechem os Olhos) a new collaboration with the Portuguese brand. Ideal & Co is truly special for its beautiful collection of bags and accessories, as well as promoting local handcraft and quality materials. As such, when we thought about developing a collaboration that reflects the type of piece that we use every day, our friends at Ideal & Co were on the top of the list.

This tote produced in selvedge canvas - weaved in exclusive for Ideal & Co on old looms - and vegetable tanned leather - chromium-free - is just perfect for everything you can think of, whether going to work, travelling, a visit to the market or do a picnic.

Quite robust, with space for everything (with three small compartments inside and one on the side with zip) and with elegant handles and details in leather, the Ideal & Co x Cabana tote bag is a piece to use and abuse, which will surely last a life time!

Buy it here.

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Metropolitan by Brooks

Honestly it is not very hard to be in love with all that Brooks does, whether its legendary bicycle saddles or the beautiful accessories for urban cyclists! Recently, the historic British brand has released another collection that left us open-mouthed by the magnificent attention to detail and timeless design. The Metropolitan range combines the brand's great experience in developing beautiful and high quality accessories with functionality, essential for those traveling on two wheels. One might think at first moment that Brooks had merely presented one more backpack, but the Metropolitan collection includes several models that adapt to different situations. From the Lexington briefcase, ideal to take to work or put on the bicycle rack; the Rivington waterproof backpack in organic cotton; the versatile tote bag Mercer, perfect for everyday life in the city; or the beautiful Mott holdall that has room for everything you need to take on a weekend; everything is just perfect!
To accompany this release, Brooks presented an appealing website dedicated to the collection, where you can see the various Metropolitan pieces in action as well as several city guides, or Detours, made by urban cyclists from London to New York, via Berlin. Truly inspiring, the Detours by Brooks proves once again that the bicycle is the perfect means of transport to the city, perfectly adapted to human scale and the urban environment.

“I love nothing more than exploring, I feel so connected with the city on the bike and I especially love watching the seasons change around me,” Rachel Bale, Berlin.

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