Knomo London // Life Organised

Wednesday, 28 June 2017


Do you have a friend that you don't see/speak to for months/years on end, but when you reconnect and it's like you saw each other yesterday? That's what I'd like to say about my relationship with O&U, it has been six months since I last posted and it's like riding a bike, right? Nope. Few things in my life have felt less natural than sitting down with my laptop and writing the first mildly coherent thoughts that fly into my brain. 

Is this because I have spent the majority of that time in front of my work computer typing, reading, retyping, checking, and double checking everything to ensure I don't send an email to a supplier that includes a mistake? That is a distinct possibility. Whatever the case is, I'm back. Will this mean regular posts? I'll try but probably not. I have no interest in lying to myself/you about how organised I'm going to be (There is a reason that "Underprepared" is in the title of this blog), I have no interest in putting that pressure on myself again, but I have every interest in resuming a part of my life that I absolutely love and sorely miss. 

My intention is to do more on my terms. I may start doing some posts on my style with no brand affiliations, I may start writing about what I love from the industry I work in (the watch industry), I may write more about things to do/see... who knows? Think of this version of my blog as Rick & Morty Season 3: It's been a while in the making, the details are dubious at best, and there is no guarantee that it'll live up to previous parts, but it's going to happen anyway and I'm excited to have it back in my life.

Knomo London // Life Organised

Meet the James Men's Tote Laptop Backpack from Knomo London. I will begin by saying that the name does not roll off the tongue, however to make up for that, it is both practical and easy on the eyes. These are literally my two favourite qualities; we're off to a solid start. Considering my positive disposition toward neutral colours, I opted for the Olive over the Charcoal colourway, but both look equally as awesome.

This backpack has become a staple in my daily life. It's simple when going to work, smart enough for meetings, and comfortable enough for running around London with my camera and a couple of lenses. The colour works with every outfit (seriously), it's not too bulky, but has enough space. Best of all, I can easily organise everything - which is impressive considering what I was saying in the epilogue. 

Conveniently, the straps can be unbuckled and neatly stowed away within the back panel. I have found this particularly useful for meetings, giving it a slightly smarter edge, rather than rocking up with a backpack on. However, the best feature is the multiple sections throughout the bag. This is a standard aspect of any backpack now, I know, but the differentiator is the RFID lining. This basically means that phones, laptops, tablets, bank cards, and even passports, if placed in the pockets, are all protected from identity theft. I'd say that is a handy feature these days.

Uniqlo Jacket | Champion x Todd Snyder T-Shirt | H&M Trousers | Knomo Bag | Omega Watch | Novesta Shoes

The price tag for this bag is £199 for the Charcoal, and £99.50 for the Olive (currently in the sale), and I'd recommend checking the Knomo website for the dimensions, and to check out what else they have to offer. So far, I have found that the James will fit a 15" laptop, a camera, two lenses, an iPad, a few cables, headphones, two t-shirts, two pairs of socks, and two pairs of boxers, and I'm pretty sure I could've added a few more bits to that list with ease.

Basically, Knomo has my recommendation.


*Knomo kindly sent me the James Tote Backpack. This, as always, hasn't changed my opinions in any way.

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