By Miles Raymer
The Crosley Cruiser portable record player is the Chuck Taylor of the vinyl revival: affordable, funkily retro, and available in a broad enough color palette to satisfy even the most eccentric consumer. But Crosley also makes more serious gear aimed at vinyl aficionados who don’t need a turntable with a handle on it, including the brand’s sleek, minimalist C10.
Starting today, Crosley is offering a special edition of the C10 produced in collaboration with luxury leather brand Moore & Giles that wraps the turntable’s mid-century-modern-inspired silhouette in laser-etched leather. It’s the leather Chuck II to the Cruiser’s standard canvas All-Star, and it looks just dope as hell.
The Moore & Giles C10 is available exclusively through the leather specialists’ site in two colorways: matte black calfskin set off by red-toned mahogany accents, or with M&G’s new vegetable-tanned Modern Saddle leather (imported from Tuscany!) paired with a birch binding. The companies’ celebrate their shared Appalachian heritage—Crosley’s based out of Louisville, Kentucky and M&G calls Lynchburg, Virginia home—with laser-etched artwork inspired by topological maps. The detailing adds a flourish of abstract organic shapes that complement the turntable’s square edges nicely.
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