Sometimes it’s easy to think that there are only a couple of major brands in the UK, since only so few have managed to make it far and wide in the world today. We all know Burberry and Mulberry, but would names like Aspinal of London (luxury leather goods maker) and Cath Kidston (quirky printed bags) ring a bell? It’s always great to come across brands you’ve never heard before, so I was quite chuffed when I came across this.
Founded over 70 years ago by Gerry Ettinger, it is one of the few British companies today with production lines still based within the UK. Checking out the online site I immediately zoomed in onto the Ettinger Pinstripe Visiting Card Case. Inspired by traditional British pinstripe suits, I find it humorous and eccentric. All leather, I especially like the bright yellow interior that consists of a large gusseted pocket and 3 slip pockets for credit cards and notes. Retailing for GBP102.18 each, it’s definitely worth a closer look, except I’ll never get that chance unless I visit London soon.
Can anyone out there can attest to the brand’s make and quality?