Originally featured on thewalpole.co.uk on 30 September 2022
After a high-pressure week of meetings, management and making connections, the best way to decompress is to plug in your headphones and allow a superb selection of tunes to take your brain far away from the world of work. Enter the Walpole Weekend Wind-Down: a monthly playlist of tracks curated by one of our Walpole members that will help you transition into a weekend headspace.
Our October playlist has been curated by Mats Klingberg, Founder of cool menswear retailer, Trunk Clothiers. Founded in 2010, Trunk's two shops – one on Marylebone's Chiltern Street and one in Zurich’s Seefeld quarter – are sites of pilgrimage for men looking for a curated edit of emerging and established brands from Japan, Europe, the USA and beyond. However, in recent years, Trunk has also attracted attention for its in-house label – the latest collection of which has just dropped in the brand's stores and online here. Peppered with fuzzy Shetland sweaters, corduroy outerwear, and soft wool suits, it's a masterclass in pulling off that relaxed-yet-tailored vibe that's become Trunk's signature.
Speaking of relaxed, Mats has crafted a playlist that's just as laid-back and stylish as the clothes his brand is known for.
"I go a long way back with many of these songs, from when living in Stockholm, New York, London and Zurich and from being on various road trips across Europe and holidays around the world. It's incredible how music can take you to places and special moments throughout your life. This playlist takes from relaxing times with friends on a sunny island in the Stockholm archipelago to having nice cocktails in New York, chillaxing in London after a busy working week, lounging in the sun in Lake Zurich, and driving through Galicia in Spain. Tune in and come along!"
Listen to the playlist above – and don't forget to follow Walpole's profile on Spotify to be notified first when their new playlist drops next month.