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.
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 story of Gerry Ettinger in his younger years, before he founded his luxury leather goods company in 1934.
In the 1930s the meat trade in Smithfield market provided the basis for the thriving leather trade in the Clerkenwell area of London.
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.
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.
Jerome Mackay, Marketing Director at Ettinger, talks of how his tastes have developed and shaped over the years.
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
'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.
Featured in the 'Style' pages of the GQ Style International are our 30mm Men's Waxy Leather Belt and the Lifestyle Bar Cufflinks.