While general clothing is essential – a premium white T-shirt, slim-fit trousers, smart casual trainers and a men’s wool overcoat – accessories are just that: accessories. By definition, an accessory is “a thing which can be added to something else in order to make it more useful”. While great leather accessories can make day-to-day life easier and more streamlined, we still often overlook them in favour of yet another crewneck sweater or plain white T-shirt.
We’ve rounded up three very persuasive arguments for the accessory cause. From Carl Friedrik’s leather wallets to Escuyer’s luxury leather travel cases and Dalgado’s outfit-saving leather braided belts for men.
Carl Friedrik Swanfield Leather Card Wallet
Crafted from Italian Vachetta leather, a type of premium leather characterised by its smooth surface and natural finish, Carl Friedrik’s Swanfield Leather Card Wallet is one of this season’s standout accessories. This slim, leather bi-fold wallet for men holds seven cards or notes and features an external pocket for your most-used cards.
Like all Carl Friedrik products, the Swanfield leather cardholder is made by masters of their craft – a small team of artisans based outside Naples, Italy.
Escuyer Small Travel Case
One of life’s most important accessories has to be a men’s black leather wash bag. It just so happens that Brussels-based Escuyer offers the ideal leather wash bag. The Small Travel Case is big enough to hold your products to freshen up after a gym session or your male grooming essentials for a weekend away.
From its timeless design features like a subtly embossed Escuyer logo to the premium materials, this men’s travel wash bag is made for life.
Dalgado Nicolò Hand-Braided Leather Belt
Dalgado is a German design studio that wants to turn the clock back on accessory design. Following an ‘every detail matters’ mindset alongside a dedication to using the world’s finest materials, the label has left a lasting mark on the world of leather accessories. Take the Dalgado Nicolò Hand-Braided Leather Belt for example.
Handmade in Florence, Italy from environmentally friendly full-grain leather, this men’s woven belt is the perfect minimalist addition to any outfit, formal or off-duty. Our favourite aspect of this men’s leather woven belt is that the soft leather retains its natural grain pattern and will develop a beautiful, rich patina with use and time.
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