Deze materialen zijn volgens het merk exotisch en verkrijgbaar in diverse kleuren en geometrische vormen. Met de verschillende kleuren leer zijn zo talloze variaties mogelijk. De band is om diverse redenen aantrekkelijk, aldus Avel & Men: de look is uniek, de gebruikte materialen roepen een krachtige technische sfeer op die horlogeliefhebbers weten te waarderen en de kleuren, patronen en de gedetailleerde afwerking spreken aan.
Avel & Men is op dit moment een serie nieuwe modellen aan het ontwerpen die de collectie in de loop van het jaar gaat complementeren.
Looking for the perfect gift for your stylish sailor? We’ve got you covered.
Passionate about sailing and design, French sailor Xavier Broise founded Avel & Men with his sister Agnes for urbane sailors. The brand, which means “wind and rock” succeeds in creating luxurious and sophisticated leather and carbon fiber gifts we love, particularly the Backpack. Crafted of supple yet sturdy leather, it was the thoughtful nautical details that really won us over.
They so beautifully capture the sailing lifestyle with a handle made of high tech sailing rope Dyneema, a stylish carbon fiber plate and an exclusive nautical pressure map lining. This wonderful boutique company is less than a year old, so a great opportunity to #shopsmall. The backpacks are made and shipped from France, so make sure to order by December 8 for Christmas delivery.
Searching for something techie, chic and personalized? Look no further than Avel & Men’s Keyholder. Their signature carbon fiber plate covers the top of the fob and the bottom is leather which is customizable with boat name, number or monogram – making a most unique and thoughtful gift. Each one is handcrafted in France, so make sure to order by December 8th for Christmas delivery.
Avel & Men, a Breton leather goods company that offers a range of nautical-inspired watch accessories, is pleased to present its new “La Rochelle” watch strap, made from racing sails and leather!
The sailcloth of racing boats has evolved a lot since the cotton sails used in the 1950s! They are now laminated and use innovative materials which are lighter and more resistant, reducing the weight and keeping the optimum sail shape. This technical evolution for sailors was a boon for Avel & Men. Agnès Broise, co-founder of the brand and head of design explains: “the materials are exotic and come in a variety of colours and geometric shapes; ideal objects to create a varied range by combining them with different colours of leather.
Officially presented for the first time at Rocollection show in Paris, the range was an immediate success with collectors. Xavier Broise, President of Avel & Men explains: “The strap is attractive for a number of reasons: its look is quite unique; the materials used evoke a strong and technical universe, which is appreciated by watch collectors; the colours and patterns are a subtle reminder of certain patinas or details of the watch; and finally the finish has a perfect attention to detail.
On the back of this launch, the Avel & Men team is now designing new models that will be presented in the course of this year to complete the collection. Already available on our website and through our network of retailers, La Rochelle watch straps will delight lovers of the sea and beautiful watches.
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We wanted to question Xavier Broise about the choices of the technical materials and other allusions to the world of the water sport in the range Avel and Men. These choices are already evoked in the page ” materials and technique ” by our web site, but we wished to have more precision.
Writing(Editorial staff) Avel and Men: Xavier Broise, you wish to position Avel and Men as a luxury brand and city-dweller for the lovers of the regatta. How can we reconcile a spirit veil with a city spirit?
Xavier Broise: it is clearly the challenge for Avel and Men! The marine products which exist on the market offer very often a very casual spirit / weekend. Yet(now) it is clear that numerous amateur sailors are in the bar(helm) of their sailboat the weekend, then to the office(desk) on Mondays mornings, in a dress-code let us say more elegant than the jacket of quarter. Avel and Men addresses this target, by proposing him(her) a sophisticated range which evokes the water sport in small touches subtle.