When looking for a subtle upgrade in sophistication, leather is one item that will never steer you wrong. Its combination of high-quality craftsmanship, colour, and smell make it a fabric that radiates good investment. But that doesn’t mean that your options are merely limited toward those of some boring middle-aged finance banker.
The latest evolution of leather accessories has produced items that cater specifically to young business professionals on the cusp of technological trends—which means that your accessory game is about to be taken to a whole new level.
Your New Wallet
Bison Made No. 2 Wallet ($59.00)
For the man who only believes in traveling around with the bare essentials, a thick and bulky wallet can be an irritating inconvenience in your pocket, especially when disrupting your tailored suit silhouette. The folks at Bison Made have addressed that problem with “lite” versions of your typical leather wallet, featuring slim wallet sleeves that can hold a couple of credit cards, business cards, and cash to fit smoothly into your pocket. In a variety of rustic colours, the No. 2 Wallet is handcrafted and constructed out of the highest quality leathers. Simplicity never looked so enticing.
Your New Driving Gloves
The only thing better than a pair of your most cherished leather gloves is a pair that you can wear while still being able to check your smartphone. With a full ten-finger touchscreen capability for smartphones and tablets, these Italian touchscreen leather driving gloves by designer Fratelli Orsini will make sure that you’ll never fumble with screen swiping again. Created out of the finest Italian lambskin leather in the mother country, the gloves are attended to by genuine artisans of the trade. The classic unlined design features vintage vent and knuckle holes as well as a beautiful snap closure—not to mention that you can choose from four rich colour options. Basically, these are the gloves Ryan Gosling wished he could have worn in Drive.
Your New Tablet Case
When you’re searching for elegance to carry around your tech devices at home or at the office, nothing will exceed your expectations more than hand-stitched leather. This iPad case from Orbino is a complete made-to-measure design for any sized tablet on the market. The product is crafted from premium Italian leathers and remains available in an array of different colours from brown Tuscan to deep red. It’s then complemented by “smart cover technology,” which enables your tablet screen to turn on and off automatically when the cover is open or closed. How’s that for classy-meets-innovation?
Jeremy Singer is a freelance writer and reporter from Toronto. He has a journalism degree from Ryerson University, and enjoys covering all aspects of men’s lifestyle and pop culture. He hopes to one day try on an $8,000 suit but not buy it, because he’s afraid of commitment. Feel free to contact him on Twitter or at his website(jeremysingeronline.com).