We look at the changing needs of the modern gentleman and how our three new, lightweight, pieces tick all the boxes.

Once upon a time, there existed a world, which revolved around cash, coin and (piles of) paperwork. But, as we all know, things are very different in 2020.

Cards, iPads and slimline laptops are the everyday essentials for the Man About Town, all transported by hand on tubes, trains and aeroplanes. Today’s gentleman needs pieces that are striking, elegant and beautifully made, yet feather-light and practical, which is why we’ve introduced our lightweight Heritage Burlington Briefcase, the Capra Slim Card Case and our compact and refined Capra Washbag.

The Ultimate Contemporary Briefcase
The word ‘briefcase’ might well conjure up images of sturdy, weighty cases, filled to the brim with papers and only really suitable for transportation by taxi. But, things are changing – which is why we’ve created the new Burlington.

This modern twist on the briefcase has all the gravitas of our signature Westminster case, but in a lightweight, contemporary form. It’s still expertly crafted from exquisite Bridle leather – but where the Westminster has a double gusset, the Burlington boasts a single, suede lined one, and few slip pouches  – perfect for your tech and notebook . The only question really is, which colour would you prefer – Black, Hazelnut, Nut or the iconic Ettinger London Tan?

The Elegant Card Case
The age of bulky, cumbersome wallets is over. So, in order to keep things lightweight, and to preserve the cut of one’s jib (or your favourite Richard Anderson suit), we have added an elegant, slimline Card Case to our prestigious Capra collection.

With six vertical card slots and two slip pockets crafted from gorgeously soft goat leather and our signature jacquard fabric, this piece has both style and substance. It’s also crafted from super-resilient goat skin, so it’s naturally water resistant, too.

Don’t Leave Home Without... Our Sleek New Washbag
Last, but certainly not least, we have the perfect bit of kit for both the efficient business traveller and the playful weekender – the first Ettinger Washbag to be released in decades, the Capra Washbag.

The innately waterproof goat leather provides the perfect splash-proof finish, and comes in rich Marine Blue, Black and Tan. The Washbag is also perfectly proportioned to house the toiletries you’ll need on the go – just don’t forget to pack your toothbrush.

Each of our clean-cut new items has been trialled by Ettinger’s CEO himself:  "Having road tested these new items on my extensive business travels last autumn, I know they all work beautifully and will be great additions to our portfolio.” If that’s not enough to get all the savvy young gents racing to the checkout, we don’t know what is.