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Behind the scenes of a leathercraft business

Traditional tools and techniques. We like to do things the old-fashioned way at Colville Leather. And we’d like to take you behind the scenes of this leathercraft business to show you some of the tools and methods we use to hand-craft leather accessories.  Based in Totnes, in a rustic workshop built by Toby’s Sheds, Matt Nesbitt uses his leathercraft skills to make beautiful wallets, bags, belts and other accessories. Matt takes great pride in honouring the ancient craft of leather making. So you won’t find any machines in his workshop.  Faithful to tradition Remaining faithful to tradition is something of a duty when it comes to the conversation about sustainability in the fashion industry. ‘Reintroducing people to the longevity and...

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Everything you need to know about men’s leather belts

Every man needs a decent leather belt in his wardrobe. And not just to hold your trousers up. A simple belt can make or break an outfit. It can be the final accessory to top-off a stylish look, or a glaring anomaly that completely ruins a carefully put-together outfit. So if you’re struggling to find a belt to complement your outfit, here’s everything you need to know about men’s leather belts How to choose a belt Choosing a leather belt isn’t rocket science but there are a few hard and fast rules to follow when selecting men’s leather belts to match your outfit. Take time to consider the material, colour, buckle and fastenings, and strap width. Here’s a few pointers...

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How to write a travel diary: getting the most out of your leather travel journal

Travelling is a unique opportunity to explore and experience an environment or culture that is different to your home base. You may be jet-setting to a luxury hotel in Zanzibar or putting up a tent with your kids half an hour down the road. Either option presents the chance to discover and adventure somewhere new.  Journalling provides an opportunity to reflect on these discoveries and perspectives. It reinforces experiences as memories.  Making the most of your leather travel journal You may have purchased or been gifted a beautifully hand-crafted leather journal. Something you know you should make use of. But it’s probably sitting on your desk looking pretty, without any record of adventure. So what are the main reasons for...

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Colville Leather's bi-fold wallet collection

The undisputed king of the wallet world, the bi-fold wallet is a go-to option for many men. Simple, elegant and timeless, it’s easy to see why this style is a popular choice for pockets and bags across the land. From traditional designs, to some more modern takes on this vintage style, we craft a range of handcrafted bi-fold wallets for the discerning gentleman. Combining traditional leather craftsmanship, timeless styling and unrivalled quality, each of our bi-fold wallets is a work of art in its own right. Blending style and functionality Perfect for storing your essentials in style, our bi-fold wallets represent a unique blend of fashion and functionality. Each wallet has been designed with practicality and longevity in mind, without...

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Leather accessories for your summer travels

Are you looking to upgrade your look with some unique accessories for your summer travels? Why not invest in some beautifully handcrafted, timeless leather accessories to instantly transform your holiday style.  Our leather accessories are designed and made for longevity. We don’t buy into the world of fast fashion. We’re into creating beautiful products that last and don’t need replacing. Products you can pass on to your children and their children.  For inspiration, look no further than some of these leather accessories that can travel with you, and then grow old with you.  Oak Bark Keychain Keep your keys safe while travelling! This tastefully created leather accessory is a practical must-have. If you’re not a fan of a keychain hanging...

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