by Stephen Garner
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Luxury leather company Moore & Giles has teamed up with illustrator Richard Haines on a limited-edition capsule collection consisting of five classic silhouettes.

The classic Benedict weekend bag, the Elliott writing portfolio, the Arnold portfolio, and the half-zip and bi-fold wallets were all rendered in two color ways in this new collaboration, with a limited number of 25 pieces per color way being produced. Prices range from $275 to $1,700.

Each piece is imprinted with laser etched interpretations of the figures the Moore & Giles man dreamed of one day becoming when he was young – an astronaut, scientist, cowboy, rock star, superhero, firefighter and beyond. Rooted in nostalgia, the collaboration intends to stir the imagination and rekindle fond youth memories.

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“His style is loose, but exceedingly precise, capturing not just the look of a character but a mood as well. Nothing could be lost in translation,” explains Thomas Brennan, director of design at Moore & Giles. “The grid of characters was crisply etched into the leather using a laser to faithfully capture every flick of Richard’s pen. Permanently cut into the leather, the figures look as if Haines has inked each bag and wallet individually.”

The Richard Haines x Moore & Giles collection was first debuted on the runway during the Palmiers du Mal “Wonderland” 2017.01 collection show held with CFDA NYFW: Men’s on July 14. Styles from this collaborative collection will be available for pre-order on starting August 2016, and in select retail stores starting September 2016.