While Joes usually make the effort in their attire when travelling away on business and commuting into the city, they can often be let down when it comes to their accessories. Which is why we’re big fans of Carl Friedrik (formerly Oppermann) and their range of leather goods.

Form Follows Function with Carl Friedrik's Sleek Leather Goods

Brothers Niklas and Mattis Oppermann started Carl Friedrik in 2012. Growing up in Sweden, and with Mattis background in industrial design, their inspiration was always clear: Less is more and form follows function. The result is a range of bags, wallets and tech cases which are fuse essential functionality with high quality materials and craftsmanship.

Every Carl Friedrik product is handmade just outside Naples, Italy by a small team of artisans. They work exclusively with naturally tanned leather, and use it for all of their products. This is because its production method is not only sustainable, but the resulting product is natural and unsurpassed.


Finding a bag that’s not either too casual, too technical, or too extravagant can be arduous for modern professional Joes. But Carl Friedrik is looking to solve that. Their latest offering, Collection 3, features four new bags which combine the refined craftsmanship from the brand’s leather goods with a new found functionality. Made from a recycyled Italian nylon canvas and Carl Friedrik’s smooth Vachetta leather, we think it creates an understated yet elegant solution – perfect for commuters and regular travellers.


They’re range of leather wallets and tech cases are also worth a browse. The Walton laptop sleeve protects your notebook while still quick access and sleek aesthetics. We also love the Swanfield leather card holder, which holds 7 cards and bills in the internal card slots.

All Carl Friedrik leather goods products are sold exclusively on the Carl Friedrik Website, where prices for goods start at £45 for a leather phone case.


Another leather goods brand you should be keeping an on is Ryokō, who’s range of bags, wallets and accessories are now being rolled out here in the UK.



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