The Art of


Adding initials onto wallets or leather accessories has long been a sign of distinction and ensures the item becomes entirely unique. These initials are expertly applied onto the leather items by hand, using antique letter sets, and the spacing of each letter is adjusted individually to ensure it is pleasing to the eye. It is this level of personalisation that makes Ettinger leather goods really stand out.

Adding initials to a finished product requires skill and experience. The process involves heating some special brass blocking dies before applying them onto the leather goods with gold foil, silver foil or no foil (blind emboss). This is therefore done by our best craftspeople to guarantee the best results.

The special set of characters that we use were commissioned especially by us in a unique and highly elegant style and we currently can add up to five characters per leather item.

Most items will be blocked on the front bottom right-hand corner, but this may vary from item to item. Not all our products can be initialled, due to manufacturing restrictions. If the option does not appear on the product page, then this item cannot be initialled.

Ettinger takes great care to block initials by hand, with each custom letter set adjusted individually to ensure the spacing achieves just the right balance and the emboss looks crisp and clean. This is done by our trained craftspeople and can take up to one week for delivery.

Once you have placed your order, our team member will get in touch with you to confirm the timescale. Should you require any other assistance, please call us on +44 20 8877 1616 or email us.