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Monc Sunglasses: Modern Classics

SEEN is rather taken with this British brand that epitomises old-school glamour with modern design sensibility. The company was founded last year by product, interior and spatial designer Freddie Elborne who clearly delights in celebrating the process that goes into the creation of these beauties while taking pride in those who do the creating. Designed in London and hand-crafted in Italy by traditional family businesses, then finished in London in beautiful naturally tanned leather cases that can also be personalized, we’re talking future fashion heirlooms here.

Monc values quality, provenance and ethical production; the polar opposite of disposable fast fashion. The collection is based on different creative areas around Europe: Kallio, London Fields, Gràcia, Södermalm, and Kreuzberg. Artist Elsie Evans has painted designs corresponding with each district on micro-fibre cleaning cloths, which also include the story of each area.

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Christmas competition: Win a Pair of London City Cufflinks

Yes indeed, to celebrate the festive season and the iconic buildings of London, SEEN and City Cufflinks are collaborating to give one lucky reader a pair of the beautiful, hand-made London City Cufflinks featuring St Paul’s Cathedral, City Hall and many more. They’re a wonderful way to accessorise a smart business suit and a witty way to demonstrate your appreciation of the London skyline.

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Oscar Jerome Headlines at the Montague Arms London in January 2018

SEEN has been enjoying the music of South London artist Oscar Jerome, who has confirmed release details for the ‘Subdued EP’ – due out January 26, 2018 – alongside a video for the title track & lead single. This new four-track collection will follow Oscar’s 2016 self-titled debut EP, which drew praise from the likes …

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Focus Ldn at the Menier: Winter Exhibition

Tom Cox is fast becoming one of the hottest young curators on the London art scene. Often to be found sketching along the South Bank and in Brixton, the city has long been a major source of inspiration for him. Together with talented artists also living and working in London, Tom now mounts a Winter …

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The Georg Jensen Christmas Tree at the Royal Exchange

If you find yourself at the historic Royal Exchange, do be sure to pop in and have a look at the Georg Jensen Christmas Tree. It was unveiled recently by former Spice Girl and National Treasure, Emma Bunton. If you’ve never been, the Royal Exchange a luxury shopping destination in the heart of the city.

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Ajax at the Space: Ripples Spreading Outwards

It is astonishing to think that Sophocles’ famous play Ajax has as much relevance today as it did when it was first written and performed 2000 years ago. The terrible effects of war on mental health echo down the centuries in Esmond Productions’ gender-bending version, with women playing all the roles. Post-traumatic stress disorder wreaks …