Similar to the way a stylish rug beautifully ties a room together, a proper set of accessories has the uncanny ability to dramatically elevate one’s personal style. Despite the system of accessorizing seeming to be one of fashion’s core tenets, finding a suitable one-stop-shop is like finding a needle in a haystack. Knowing this to be true, entrepreneurs Adam Schoenberg and Cory Rosenberg — who first met and bonded at a wedding over a shared affinity for colorful socks — elected to alter this unfortunate fact facing the men’s fashion world and founded the accessory-centered business, Hook & Albert.As the duo built its foundation by offering an extensive selection of timeless accessories, it wasn’t long before Hook & Albert began dabbling in the sector of travel. From carryalls and portfolio bags to weekenders and accessory totes, the business soon offered more than just standard outfit-accompanying fare. With summer right around the corner, two of Hook & Albert’s essential travel items look perfect for any amateur or avid traveler: Its water-resistant Overnight Bag and the pocket-heavy Dopp Kit.Concerning the Overnight Bag, Hook & Albert outfit its new signature not just with a water-resistant exterior but also includes a clip-in laundry bag, water bottle pocket, and shoe bag making it a prime companion for any gym-goer. Its sleek and clean design is accentuated by melange canvas and black denim accents that scream sophistication. If its excursion you crave, the Overnight Bag proves a worthy travel partner, capable of holding a weekend’s worth of clothing, shoes, accessories, or otherwise, with absolute ease — it even meets any domestic or international carry-on requirements.In addition to the classy Overnight Bag, the company also recently released what it’s calling the “ideal toiletry travel companion,” the Travel Dopp Kit. Available in either melange fabric or vegetable tanned leather, Hook & Albert’s Dopp kit excels in offering users incredible functionality in an extremely lightweight design that’s utterly stylish. Featuring three separate compartments for stored goods, owners have the ability to stash toiletries in either the large central rectangular pocket or in either of the two side zip flaps.With each boasting a level of quality that essentially assures they’ll be a part of anyone’s travel ensemble for years, Hook & Albert’s Travel Dopp Kit and Overnight Bag are must-haves for any avid traveler. To see the company’s full collection, head on over to the Hook & Albert website. 7 Best Gym Bags to Haul All Your Workout Gear Editors’ Recommendations What to Wear for Labor Day and the Unofficial End of Summer Sprint Through Airport Security With These TSA-Approved Men’s Grooming Kits The Mission Workshop Khyte Sets a New Standard for Messenger Bags Keep Your Pants On With the Best Belts for Men
“He reiterates his consistent opposition to such actions,” a statement issued by a spokesman for Mr. Annan said of the attempt against Hamas leader Abdel-Aziz al-Rantissi. “Today’s action is likely to complicate even further the efforts by the Palestinian Prime Minister to halt violence and terrorism by Palestinian groups.”Mr. Annan condemned the killing in the attack of Palestinian civilians, including a mother and her three-year-old daughter. “He calls again on the Government of Israel to desist from the disproportionate use of force, especially in densely populated areas,” the statement added.The Secretary-General, who yesterday deplored violence by Palestinian groups over the weekend, said he believed Israelis and Palestinians faced a stark choice. “Either they follow the Road Map that leads to the establishment of two states, Israel and Palestine, living side by side in peace and security; or they take the low road that spirals down into an endless cycle of violence, counter-violence and revenge,” the statement declared.”Events of the past few days illustrate in graphic form the consequences of the latter course,” it said.Mr. Annan urged leaders on both sides to “show the wisdom, courage and restraint needed to commit themselves to implementing the Road Map,” the plan drawn up by the diplomatic quartet – UN, United States, European Union and Russia – calling for Israelis and Palestinians to take a series of parallel and reciprocal steps over the next three years towards the vision of establishing two states living side by side in peace and security.