New York duo Passavant and Lee out to shake up men's accessories

When a pair of intimidatingly handsome former Ralph Lauren and Christian Dior models create a line of handmade leather briefcases, you'd expect that, if nothing else, they’re going to look good.

The great news is that Passavant and Lee – the New York-based venture of Jon and Benj, Pennsylvania and London natives respectively – have created a product that works beautifully, as well.

With aluminum detail, decadent suede interior and a solid brass lock and key, these briefcases are the perfect mix of style and functionality.

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It's heralds a promising start for a new men’s accessories brand determined to take on the big boys.

With everything in their catalogue formed from top grade American vegetable tanned leather and handmade in England, we reckon they've got a good chance.

Prices start at £1,850, passavantandlee.com.