On its 85th birthday, we take a look at the historic saddlers and makers behind Ettinger’s signature Bridle Hide Collection.  


Discover a world behind the Ettinger brand, from the people, the craft, the Ettinger leathers and more...


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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.

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A Priceless Heirloom

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

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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. 

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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.

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Before Ettinger there was Gerry

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