Of all the vintage leather goods that Robert Ettinger owns the Bridle Hide attaché case, which belonged to his father, is his absolute favourite. 


Welcome to the first edition of the Ettinger Journal

Explore the world of Ettinger in the articles below, where you will find a wealth of information on our personal stories, our place in history, some nods to people we admire, a glimpse into the British luxury leather goods industry and a deeper insight into our beginnings. 


The Pursuit|

In the Beginning

Welcome to this first edition of the Ettinger Journal, where it seems natural to take you back to the very beginnings of our story.

The Hero|

Before Ettinger there was Gerry

The story of Gerry Ettinger in his younger years, before he founded his luxury leather goods company in 1934.

A Stitch in Time

In the 1930s the meat trade in Smithfield market provided the basis for the thriving leather trade in the Clerkenwell area of London.

The Artisan|

Passing the Baton

As a child, Gary would often visit his mother where she worked at the the local leather goods factory. Nowadays he manages that same factory where his mother once worked. 

The Retail|

Keeping Up Appearances

Shopping in Piccadilly never felt so regal and so personal as Fortnum and Mason’s department store continues to impress with a grand refit of the menswear floor and by adding more personal services.

The Stylist|

Stylish Nonchalance

Jerome Mackay, Marketing Director at Ettinger, talks of how his tastes have developed and shaped over the years. 

The Event|

It Runs in the Blood

Robert Ettinger and his brother Paul have been skiing since the age of 5. We interview Paul about his time in Alpbach, Austria where he recently took part in the Amateur Inter-Club Championship

The Pursuit|

Don't Stop Pedaling

'Life is like riding a bicycle, you don't fall off unless you stop pedaling' Robert Ettinger has taken to this famous quote quite literally.

The Press|

GQ Style International - Spring-Summer '17

Featured in the 'Style' pages of the GQ Style International are our 30mm Men's Waxy Leather Belt and the Lifestyle Bar Cufflinks.

The Press|

Gentleman's Journal - May-Jun '17

Featured in the Gentleman's Journal May-June edition is our Croco Visiting Card Case in mahogany and the Croco Billfold in ebony.