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Accessorising for Autumn – Colville Leather’s guide for men

The days are getting shorter, the air is turning cooler, and the lush green hues of summer are slowly making way for the cosy orange tones of autumn. It’s time to bid farewell to that shorts-and-tee combo you’ve been sporting all summer and give a warm welcome to your ever-faithful chunky knits. Armed with jumpers and jackets, you’re probably feeling ready to take on the new season. An autumn wardrobe isn’t complete though without some staple accessories. Think beanies, boots and belts. Those little extras that give your outfits a personal touch. Here is our guide to accessorising for autumn, with our pick of hats, bags, boots and more, all of which are produced sustainably of course ...  Finisterre Fisherman Beanie A classic ribbed beanie is a must-have for...

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Handmade leather wallets: Colville Leather's exclusive collection

Here at Colville Leather, we understand the importance of a good wallet. It's so much more than a pocket-sized case to store your notes, coins and cards. A good wallet is a faithful friend that travels with you wherever you go. It's a loyal sidekick, a trusted companion. It's a handcrafted Colville Leather wallet. Our exclusive collection of wallets represents an effortless blend of traditional craftsmanship, classic styling and attention to detail. We are passionate about creating timeless accessories.  A beautiful blend of style and functionality   What makes our handmade leather wallets so special? They are the perfect combination of style and functionality. Each wallet is simple and practical in its design, but smart and stylish in equal measure. The high-quality vegetable tanned...

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Colville Leather's Moleskine Notebook Holder, The Tourer

Kickstart your summer journalling Summer is well and truly underway. Whether you’re escaping the humdrum routine of work and jetting off for a chilled week away, or cramming everything but the kitchen sink into the car for the annual family camping trip, summer is a time for adventure. It’s al fresco dinners with friends, barbecues on the beach, family picnics in the park. It’s sharing time with loved ones in the great outdoors. It’s closing your eyes and savouring the feel of the sun’s rays on your face.   And what better way to document all these summer memories, than by keeping a journal? From the funny, to the poignant, to the downright bizarre, capture the details of those summer adventures that you’ll want to treasure for years...

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Handmade goods aren't expensive: consumer goods are too cheap

In this chaotic world of ‘fast fashion’ we live in, we’ve become used to lifeless, low-quality goods produced on a mass scale. The ‘take, make, dispose’ model of the fashion industry has sadly become the norm. People yearn for the latest trends, buying cheaply and replacing quickly. We’ve become accustomed to the small price tag of these mass-produced goods. This poses a huge challenge to craftspeople selling handmade products. All too often, consumers label lovingly handmade items as being ‘too expensive’. A lack of awareness With consumers busy trying to keep up with what’s hot and what’s not in the world of fashion, they’re often not aware of the time, effort and expertise that is poured into a handmade product....

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Colville Leather: how to find the perfect men’s handmade leather belt

Buckle up, it’s time to talk belts! The humble leather belt is much more than just a functional accessory. Over time, it has become a real fashion statement for men. Worn correctly, a leather belt provides the perfect finishing touch to an outfit. A poorly-matched or ill-fitting belt, however, is a different story. Fear not though, we’ve got a handy guide to help you find the perfect handmade leather belt… Size First off, find the right size. This isn’t as straightforward as you might think though, as your waist and belt measurements differ. Here are two simple ways to find your belt size: Measure an existing belt Lay your belt on a flat surface. Measure in inches from the far...

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