There's so much to love about leather. Not least that it simply gets better the older it gets. Wear is simply character. Here are four of our favourite labels foregrounding leather right now.

G.H. Bass and Co

An American classic. For more than 140 years G.H. Bass and Co have specialised in the finest, most rugged footwear, made without compromise to last and last - and always using the best leathers available. The company began with a focus on workwear. Today G.H.Bass and Co's note-perfect loafers stand true to that tradition, developed over decades to add casual sophistication and style to any occasion. An essential - and unexpectedly rugged - addition to your footwear collection.  


  1. Navy Suede Lincoln Easy Weejuns Loafers
    £120
  2. Wine Leather Larson Leather Penny Loafers
    £100
  3. Wine Larkin Easy Weejuns Leather Loafers
    £100
  4. Navy Leather / Suede Mix Larson Penny Loafers
    £140
  5. Wine Leather Weejuns Larkin Tassel Loafers
    £140
  6. Black / White Leather Penny Loafers
    £130
  7. Black Easy Weejuns Leather Penny Loafers
    £90
  8. Mid Brown Jetty II Boater Shoes
    £95
  9. Wine Easy Weejuns Larkin Wine Leather Loafers
    £100 £70
  10. Mid Brown Easy Weejuns Larson Penny Loafers
    £100
  11. Mid Brown Leather Weejuns Larkin Tassel Loafers
    £140
  12. Wine Leather Weejuns Layton Kiltie Moc II Loafers
    £150
  13. Dark Brown Suede Easy Weejuns Larson Loafers
    £100
  14. Dark Brown Jetty II Boater Shoes
    £100
  15. Mid Brown Suede Easy Weejuns Larson Loafers
    £100

JAK

Subtle and simple, JAK's hand-made leather sneakers form a proud part of the burgeoning slow fashion movement which spurns year on year seasonality. Founded in 2014 by Isabel and José Mariam, this Lisbon-based brand hand-selects the leathers used for every pair of sought-after JAK footwear. Full grain leather, the highest quality available, is often used. Manufacture is in factories with a long tradition of shoemaking in northern Portugal, while style is beyond trend and without ornament, designed to last your lifetime. 


  1. JAK
    Desert Royal Lite Sneakers
    £136
  2. JAK
    NZ Royal Hi Sneakers
    £145
  3. JAK
    Black Olympic Sneakers
    £127
  4. JAK
    Black Royal Sneakers
    £136
  5. JAK
    Black Mercury Sneakers
    £149
  6. JAK
    Dust Nova Sneakers
    £149
  7. JAK
    White / Black Atlas Sneakers
    £217
  8. JAK
    Dust Royal Sneakers
    £136
  9. JAK
    Dark Blue Royal Sneakers
    £136
  10. JAK
    NZ Royal Sneakers
    £136
  11. JAK
    White / Black Royal Sneakers
    £136
  12. JAK
    Dust Royal HI Sneakers
    £145
  13. JAK
    Grey Nova Sneakers
    £149
  14. JAK
    Dust / Blue Atlas Sneakers
    £217
  15. JAK
    Off-White Nova Sneakers
    £149

Alex Orso

Where to go for the finest jewellery wallets? Easy: one of London's finest men's jewellery brands. Alex Orso specialises in detailed, understated masculine pieces, and every Alex Orso jewellery wallet is true to that ethos. Premium Italian leather, vegetable dyed, is used for the construction of each wallet and every one is fully lined in suede. Inside there is room for cuff links, chains or pedants. Supremely elegant and the perfect complement to your jewellery collection.


  1. Ruthenium Komodo Claw Pendant
    £115
  2. Gold Hex Signet Ring
    £180
  3. Ruthenium Bottle Top Pendant
    £110
  4. Ruthenium Ring Pull Pendant
    £110
  5. Ruthenium Paperclip Pendant
    £95
  6. Rutheniam Shark Tooth Pendant
    £105
  7. Gold Polished 5mm Cuff
    £240
  8. Ruthenium Arrow Pendant
    £115
  9. Gold Nut & Bolt Pendant
    £140
  10. Navy / Grey 265mm Jewellery Wallet
    £220
  11. Rutheniam Oval Pendant
    £110

Carl Friedrik

Niklas and Mattis Oppermann founded Carl Friedrik in 2012 with a very particular vision: to make a singular range of full grain leather briefcases, backpacks and weekend bags. These are pieces that simply get better with the passing of time. Construction is designed to withstand the toughest demands of day to day urban life, while the design is Scandinavian inspired, with all the essentials at its centre rather than any superfluous detailing. Simply flawless.


  1. Navy / Orange Palissy Weekend Bag
    £545
  2. Cognac 16" Walton MacBook Pro Sleeve
    £129
  3. Chocolate 13" Walton MacBook Pro Sleeve
    £99
  4. Navy / Grey Palissy Double Briefcase
    £525
  5. Black 16" Walton MacBook Pro Sleeve
    £129
  6. Cognac / Grey Palissy 25 HR Briefcase
    £475
  7. Cognac 13" Walton MacBook Pro Sleeve
    £99
  8. Chocolate 15" Walton MacBook Pro Sleeve
    £129
  9. Chocolate / Grey Palissy 25 HR Briefcase
    £475
  10. Chocolate / Grey Vallance Briefcase
    £295
  11. Chocolate / Grey Palissy Weekend Bag
    £525
  12. Black 10.5" Walton iPad Air Leather Sleeve
    £89
  13. Brass / Black Blade Belt
    £115
  14. Cognac / Red Palissy 25 HR Briefcase
    £495
  15. Chocolate / Orange Palissy 25 HR Briefcase
    £495

If you love leather as we do, you’ll swoon for suede too. Try these superb suede sneakers