Timeless British craftsmanship – The Ettinger Heritage Collection

Mathias le Fevre with Ettinger London - Heritage, Westminster Flap-Over Briefcase - wearing Gieves & Hawkes Made to Measure suit
Mathias le Fevre with Ettinger London - Heritage, Westminster Flap-Over Briefcase - wearing Gieves & Hawkes Made to Measure suit
Ettinger London – Heritage, Westminster Flap-Over Briefcase

Ettinger was founded by Gerry Ettinger in 1934 and is today still family owned and run by his elder son, Robert Ettinger. A brand that I have always admired for its original aesthetic and uncompromising British craft.

To celebrate the art of true craftsmanship I worked with Ettinger to produce a campaign around the brand’s top range, the Heritage Collection. Made from the finest traditional bridle leathers with hand-stitched handles and polished brass locks, these cases mean business.

Mathias le Fevre with Ettinger London - Heritage, Westminster Flap-Over Briefcase - wearing Gieves & Hawkes Made to Measure suit
Heritage, Bank Lid-Over Attaché Case

Soon after setting up the company, Gerry Ettinger made himself a unique attaché case. It was different to the traditional classic at the time, with it’s smaller size and lighter weight. Not only was this one of the first bricks laid towards building the brand, but Gerry proved to be a visionary as it is still, 85 years later, Ettinger’s most popular attaché case.

The original attaché case is still used today by Robert Ettinger, his son, proving its extraordinary durability. And it has through its long life and many years of use developed a patina that is worth its years in gold.

In Ettinger’s signature colour: London Tan, the attaché is the ultimate expression of timeless British craftsmanship and is handmade over a twelve week period to the customer’s bespoke specifications.

The campaign film is shot in a stunning home in London’s Holland Park which was designed and developed by Echlin, a London-based architectural design and development studio.

Mathias le Fevre with Ettinger London - Heritage, Bank Lid-Over Attaché Case - wearing Gieves & Hawkes Made to Measure suit
Heritage, Bank Lid-Over Attaché Case

Yours sincerely, Mathias le Fèvre

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Suits and Seperates: A Summer Special for The Rake

One thing to remember when dressing while the temperature rises; style and comfort never need to be mutually exclusive. Great summer tailoring is often by necessity defined more casual by it’s lighter fabrics, earthy tones and softer construction, however this is no excuse for sloppy dressing.

I joined forces with fellow menswear aficionado and model, Richard Biedul, to produce a summer editorial for The Rake magazine to show that warm weather can facilitate a kind of dressing that has its own charms.

The editorial is available on The Rake via this link:
https://therake.com/stories/style/juxtaposing-styles-messrs-biedul-le-fevre/

Photography by Nick Tydeman

Yours sincerely, Mathias le Fèvre

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