One is a leading British luxury leather accessories brand; the other has the most prestigious address in London (No.1 Savile Row), and has been one of the capital’s leading bespoke men’s tailors and outfitters since it was founded in 1771.
Now Ettinger and Gieves & Hawkes have come together, with a beautifully appointed collection from the former now residing in the latter’s dedicated accessories area. Visitors can expect to encounter Ettinger Bridle Hide leather accessories in three complimentary colours – black, nut and British racing green – in a special presentation display cabinet while adjacent glass wall cabinets display its portfolios and briefcases.
Specifics of the collection include Ettinger’s Mayfair briefcase, Bakerloo Portfolio with retractable handles and new lightweight Bridle Hide Large Zip-Around Portfolio, as well as billfold and coat wallets, card holders, a key fob and gifts such as 8oz Hunter flasks with 4 cups, 6oz captive top flasks and travel shoe horns which neatly fold in half to be stored in their own leather pouches.
As many readers will know, along the back wall of an upstairs room at No.1 Savile Row there’s a floor-to-ceiling glass cabinet containing a row of scarlet uniforms with gold tassels and braided cord aiguillettes belonging to the Queen’s Honourable Bodyguard, and Ettinger CEO Robert Ettinger feels he has a personal connection to Gieves & Hawkes’s long-standing military connections. “My great grandfather was a military tailor in Prussia at the turn of the 20th century and was commissioned to make the military uniforms for Wilhelm II, the Kaiser and King of Prussia between 1880-1918,” he explains.
Nick Keyte, Managing Director of Gieves & Hawkes, adds: “The opportunity to showcase Ettinger’s collection of world class leather goods, produced in England, is a perfect complement to our own proposition.”
Customers visiting on either Thursday 22nd or Friday 23rd November receive complimentary initials (up to five, in gold, silver or blind emboss) on any items purchased.