Ah travel. Whether you’re a frequent business flyer or a casual tourist, even the most glamorous sounding trip comes with the drudgery of airport queues, unreasonably early flight times and the lugging around of heavy suitcases. Where did the style of the Golden Age of Travel go?
This is exactly what British leather goods brand Ettinger sought to answer with the new additions to its popular Capra Collection of travel accessories. Inspired by the elegant jet-set of the 1930s, the extensive collection of chic and simple leather accessories now also includes a luggage tag (more necessary than ever thanks to notoriously unreliable airlines) and a redesigned passport case complete with card slots for keeping your important cards and documents organised and to hand.
Other new additions include a travel pouch and mini pouch. Available in black, tan, white and navy leather, these handy pouches have been designed to fit your phone, wallet, passport and other essentials while also being compact enough to slip into a backpack or suitcase. Ideal for keeping all your most vital possessions in one place without constantly having to hunt around a large bag for them.
As with the rest of the Capra Collection, these new pieces are all made using fine goat leather sourced from a supplier in Mazamet, south west France, with whom Ettinger has had a relationship for more than 60 years. Chosen for its durability, lightness and natural water and scratch resistance, goat leather is the perfect material for creating quality travel accessories that will stand the test of time.
Of course, if you really want to take your travel style to the next level then an Ettinger canvas bag is the obvious addition to your collection. Ideally sized for cabin or weekend use, four of Ettinger’s most popular styles – the Cotswold weekend bag, Hurlingham overnight bag, Piccadilly tote and Wimbledon briefcase – are now available with custom personalisation.
Choose up to five letters, numbers or hyphens to be embroidered just below the fastening or logo of your chosen bag. In Ettinger’s truly timeless style, the embroidery is in a tonal thread matching the bag’s canvas and based on Ettinger’s font which has served the company well since 1934. With just a three week turnaround – and available to order online or from the brand’s Putney showroom – this discreetly luxurious addition also makes the perfect gift for the high-flier in your life.