The 9 TO 5 Collection – Authentic Style for your Business and Life

by bulang - Nov 02 2018

At Bulang and Sons, we aim to inspire our clients with the range of products we offer. And we strongly believe that individual taste leads to the most authentic style. With this in mind, we have created the 9 TO 5 Collection – a hand-picked selection of beautiful and rare items to brighten up your everyday life in the office and beyond!

It’s the Friction, baby

We’ve long been advocates of a certain pleasant friction when it comes to menswear and style. A Rolex Daytona on a nylon Nato strap, worn with a rugged jacket. A thin elegant strap on a Submariner and a cashmere shirt. Or a vintage Le Tanneur leather tray next to the laptop on your desk. Life’s a big mix, and you’re the DJ!

The 9 TO 5 Collection - Authentic Style for your Business and Life, Rolex 16520 Zenith Daytona on a Bulang and Sons Watch Strap

The 9 TO 5 Collection - Authentic Style for your Business and Life
The vintage Le Tanneur leather tray you can find here

Business always Personal

Bernhard Bulang has always lived this way, and it is also what drives the company. Speaking of driving – the scooter you see in the exclusive pictures for the 9 to 5 Collection is not a rented prop. It belongs to team member Giacomo who rides it on the regular. In our store, we sell what we like and use in our own everyday lives.

The 9 TO 5 Collection - Authentic Style for your Business and Life, Honda ZoomerGiacomo on his fun bike – Honda Zoom. Out for ice-cream, friends or on his way to the office. Big smile on his face.

A life more Extraordinary

This is also what makes this latest collection of exclusive leather watch straps, rare bags, vintage stationery and interior design objects tick. These are all items directly inspired by what we love to surround ourselves with, sourced from independent artisans and designers or savvy vintage dealers with an eye for the extraordinary. Many of the items are directly out of Bernhard’s private Collection.

The 9 TO 5 Collection - Authentic Style for your Business and Life
Exclusive curated items that inspire us. At home and in the office.

The 9 TO 5 Collection - Authentic Style for your Business and Life
Meet Olga, taking care of our social media and website every day.

The 9 TO 5 Collection - Authentic Style for your Business and Life
Discover our series of vintage ads here

The 9 TO 5 Collection - Authentic Style for your Business and Life
The vintage Stelton set you can find here

The 9 TO 5 Collection - Authentic Style for your Business and Life, Rolex 16520 Zenith Daytona on a Bulang and Sons Watch StrapThe Oval 4 Watch Rich Black Leather Watch Box you can find here

Straps that spell Business

First things first – the straps. Within the 9 to 5 Collection, we offer a range of new leather watch strap designs with a clear business touch – but again, for us that doesn’t translate to boredom. In the colour palette of the range, there are variations of black and grey and brown, but there’s also more daring tones like blue and brass.

The 9 TO 5 Collection - Authentic Style for your Business and Life, Rolex 5513 Maxi Submariner on a Bulang and Sons Leather Watch Strap
The Black Boxed Leather Watch Strap – as easy on the eyes as it is soft to the touch

Shaped for Success

All straps in the range carry the boxed stitch for a business feel, but the clear white lines on the leather also add a cool vintage touch that works a treat with vintage and modern watches. Furthermore, all straps in the 9 to 5 Collection are shaped a bit thinner than most of our other straps for that certain extra comfort and elegance.

The 9 TO 5 Collection - Authentic Style for your Business and Life, Rolex Datejust on a Bulang and Sons Leather Watch Strap
The Rugged Grey Boxed Stitch Leather Watch Strap you can find here

The 9 TO 5 Collection - Authentic Style for your Business and Life, Omega Speedmaster on a Bulang and Sons Leather Watch Strap
The Siena Boxed Stitch Leather Watch Strap you can find here

Slender does it

And then there’s the new slender Siena and Seal brown leather straps. Created from the same high end leather as all our leather straps, they are cut super thin and feature no side stitching, but are heat pressed at the edges and the keepers. Such delicate details make these very light and extra elegant straps even more refined.

The 9 TO 5 Collection - Authentic Style for your Business and Life
The Siena Brown Extra Thin Leather Watch Strap you can find here

The 9 TO 5 Collection - Authentic Style for your Business and Life, Omega Speedmaster on a Bulang and Sons Leather Watch Strap

Nato be Standard

The Deluxe Nylon Nato Straps we’ve chosen for this collection also work a treat. As you can tell from the images – combining a nice suit with a great watch and a Nato strap is such a strong style statement. It’s that contrast between ruggedness and elegance that makes you forget about standard black Croco straps for good.


Discover our Deluxe Nylon Nator Straps here

The 9 TO 5 Collection - Authentic Style for your Business and Life, Rolex 16520 Zenith Daytona on a Bulang and Sons Watch Strap
The 9 TO 5 Collection - Authentic Style for your Business and Life, Rolex 16520 Zenith Daytona on a Bulang and Sons Watch StrapThe Oval Single Watch Grey Camo Suede Watch Box – Cherish that one special watch here

The 9 TO 5 Collection - Authentic Style for your Business and Life, Omega Dresswatch Jumbo on a Bulang and Sons Leather Watch Strap
The Rich Black Creme Stitch Leather Watch Strap you can find here

Bag to Business

Every business man needs a bag that means business. Bernhard has selected some very exclusive bags for the collection, most of them available only once here. And again, the choices reflect his personal taste and habits, as he has owned and used – and loved – these models over the years. Just one example in his own words:

„The Vertical Document Louis Vuitton bag is the same bag I have been carrying daily for the last year. It’s so cool as it is not typical Monogram Louis Vuitton. It really has a feeling of individualism and understated coolness. I love it as it is not that everyday LV bag. Most people would’t even know it to be LV. Which makes it even more interesting.“

The 9 TO 5 Collection - Authentic Style for your Business and Life, Louis Vuitton Vertical Porte Document
The Louis Vuitton Monogram Bequia Porte Document Vertical Bag – Bernhard Daily Rocker – you can find here


The Goyard Ambassador PM Briefcase Grey – has been my go to for over 1 year. Absolute understated coolness! Shop it here

Not your regular LV

Bernhard also searched for that exclusive LV Kangaroo bag to be part of the collection: „It is so not typical Louis Vuitton. But at the same time it also embodies the company’s values with the great construction details and that amazing soft material. It’s Louis Vuitton for people in the know. Not screaming LV, more like – whispering!“

The 9 TO 5 Collection - Authentic Style for your Business and Life, Louis Vuitton Kangoroo
The Louis Vuitton Soana Sacoche Limited Edition Kangaroo Bag you can find here


The 9 TO 5 Collection - Authentic Style for your Business and Life

The classic Louis Vuitton Porte Documents Voyage Black Epi you can find here

We can do both: Vintage …

There are quite a few more products in this fresh new collection that will become valued additions for the workplace and beyond – besides all the vintage writing and office tools, menswear staples and interior design objects, there are two new exclusive Bulang and Sons products that we’d like to shine a light on here.

Don’t miss this huge plane – one of my personal favorites – 85 cm wide eye-catcher from the past. You can get it here

The 9 TO 5 Collection - Authentic Style for your Business and Life
This Vintage 1950s Aluminium Desk Jet Plane you can find here


1960S OMEGA ROCKET LINE ELECTROMECHANICAL TABLE CLOCK you can find here

The 9 TO 5 Collection - Authentic Style for your Business and Life
The 9 TO 5 Collection - Authentic Style for your Business and Life
1960s Jaeger LeCoultre 8 Day Desk Clockhere

The 9 TO 5 Collection - Authentic Style for your Business and Life
Nynke Bulang – Could not care less about luxury, could not care more about customer service

… and Exclusive

Our very own Little Black Book has seen an update with blank pages and a zip satchel for cards and papers in the cover. It will become a regular companion, just as much as our new Mug featuring a rubber lid. Sipping hot latte or green tea from a real porcelain mug is not only environmentally sensible – it’s also an absolute pleasure!

The 9 TO 5 Collection - Authentic Style for your Business and Life, Kaweco Fountain pen
We proudly present The Little Black Book! – write your history! Here

The 9 TO 5 Collection - Authentic Style for your Business and Life, Mug
On the Go – the Bulang and Sons Porcelain Mug you can find here

Back to your daily routine

Which brings us right back to your daily routine between the office, travelling and the home. This is what the 9 TO 5 Collection is all about – being yourself in your natural habitat, making your own choices and doing things just the way you like it.

We hope you will find some personal highlights for your daily business in the 9 TO 5 Collection!


The Monocle Guide To Good Business – here

The 9 TO 5 Collection - Authentic Style for your Business and Life
The Bulang and Sons Grey Cashmere Pull Through Scarf you can find here

The 9 TO 5 Collection - Authentic Style for your Business and Life
9 TO 5 socks  –  find them here

The 9 TO 5 Collection - Authentic Style for your Business and Life

The James Brand County White Oak Pocket Knife – here


Never be out of juice, or at least charging cable for your iPhone – here

The 9 TO 5 Collection - Authentic Style for your Business and Life