From the tombs of Egyptian Pharaohs to the teeth of New York rappers, gold has forever been associated with wealth and luxury – thanks to its glimmering quality and limited quantity – and its use in jewelry and art dates back thousands of years. Up to today, gold remains widely popular in fashion and is often used to denote class and taste, in contrast to much brasher precious materials like diamonds.
In collaboration with mens’ lifestyle retailer Opumo, we’ve curated a selection of products that feature gold, whether as a small detail or as a main part of the design. Check the products out below.
Classic Amber Watch by Aark Collective
This Classic Amber Watch is part of the luxurious Classic Premium Collection from Melbourne based watchmakers AÃRK Collective. With the original minimalistic design of the Classic AARK at the forefront, this unisex watch looks to add an extra sophisticated style and comfort with its brushed matte finish stainless steel casing and textured calfskin leather strap.
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Alexander Copper Cufflinks by Alice Made This
These Alexander Copper Cufflinks from Alice Made are part of a collection of simple but stunning looking men’s cufflinks. The cufflinks are made from 100% copper resulting in a unique color and shine. Branded with the Alice Made This “a” on the inside disc, the cufflinks are presented in a gift box numbered from 1 to 1,000 along with an Alice Made This dust cloth.
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Navy Original Achilles Mid Sneakers by Common Projects
The Achilles Mid Sneakers, seen here in navy leather, are a mid cut version of the classic Achilles Low. Entirely made in Italy, the luxury leather uppers are stitched to navy rubber soles with a leather lining and comfortable insoles. The Achilles Mid feature the trademark Common Projects minimal branding- a numbered gold stamp at the heel.
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Original Navy Briefcase by Filson
The Filson Original Navy Briefcase is one of the toughest briefcases out there. Designed for the more adventurous soul, it is durable, comfortable to carry and, if looked after well, will be there for decades to come. Made from 22-oz. 100% cotton oil finish rugged twill with 100% genuine bridle leather, the quality is unrivaled and gives off the rugged look that the intrepid explorer is looking for. With a vast array of internal and external pockets for such items as iPhones, tablets, business cards, laptops, and pens, this is the ultimate hardwearing travel briefcase for whatever voyage you’ve set off on.
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Olive Canvas Aviator Messenger Bag by J Panther
An ultra sleek men’s messenger bag from the experts at J Panther Luggage. It’s named after the engineer and craftsman who actually makes this bag. He’s spent 27 years flying as it is his passion and he believes this is the perfect bag for every single trip. It has 21-oz. olive canvas with black leather trim, a passport pocket that can be easily removed, two straps that are also removable and it will easily hold a tablet-sized device such as an iPad.
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Beluga / Cuoio MS Shopper Tote by Mismo
This canvas bag is a Beluga / Cuoio version of the M/S Shopper which has become one of the most iconic styles of the Mismo collection and is praised by all for its simplicity, functionality and quality. A truly multifunctional canvas shopping bag, the M/S Shopper now comes with a removable and adjustable shoulder strap. Its upgraded functionality also includes a hand-polished Excella zipper used for the top opening. The bag features a small inside pocket for a mobile phone, credit cards and all small extras.
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Dark Brown Leather Boat Shoes by Sperry Top-Sider
The iconic boat shoe goes up a level with these Sperry Top-Sider Dark Brown Boat Shoes. The finely tooled premium leather uppers are hand-stitched and lined with luxuriously soft lambskin and the brown leather perfectly contrasts with the dark non-slip soles, while the 360-degree leather laces are thread through brass eyelets.
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Panama Dark Havana Sunglasses by Super
These Panama Dark Havana sunglasses are influenced by heritage eyewear styles with a smaller fitting shape and refined with contemporary gold metal detailing. Shown here in a darker contrasting tortoise shell and gold metal paired with brown lenses.
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Champagne and Rose Gold Watch by Tsovet
This Rose Gold Tsovet Watch with a Champagne face and Rouille Leather Strap is the Californian brand’s interpretation of a traditional classic watch. Emphasized with Tsovets 0 for 10 dial and traditional markings, the SNT-CN38 is powered by Swiss quartz movements in a stainless steel case with a hardened crystal face to give it extra durability and efficiency.
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Baltic Blue O’Hare Tote Bag by WANT Les Essentials de la Vie
This Baltic Blue O’Hare shopper tote bag from WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie is new in for Spring/Summer 2014 and is the go-to day-to-day accessory for the stylish gent on the move. The robust cotton construction is hardwearing and subtly complimented by blue leather handles, trim and a detachable shoulder strap. The generous capacity of approximately 19 liters, as well as the multiple internal pouch pockets, ensures frequent flyers have easy access to their in flight essentials.
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