Much like The Police, flip-flops, and facepalming to the latest bizarre decision by the South African government, there’s another thing that never goes out of style: leather. From Steve McQueen’s iconic racer jacket to Michael Jackson’s red zippered showstopper in the Thriller video, leather is a timeless style item that’s worth making room in your wardrobe for. But we know leather can cost a lot and be difficult to find, so that’s why we’ve scoured local men’s specialist retailers Markham and Fabiani to show you that leather-bound fashion is accessible and affordable to all the gents out there.
Brogue shoes – R625
Yup, it’s wedding season, and all of us males with a lack of planning will need to ensure we’ve got the right shoes for the occasion(s). These utility brogues feature a subtle tone body, with pin pinch detail through the leather surface. Hardy soles and a comfortable inner give these incredible shoes some serious longevity.
Utility watch with Red Stritch detail – R350
And of course, you need the accessories to finalise your look, and this utility watch with genuine leather strap is an absolute stunner (seriously, look at it). This timeless accessory sports red buttons and watch hands, with bold numbers on the quarter.
Skinny textured belt
A bad belt can ruin a look (trust us, we’ve seen some shockers), so every guy needs that reliable, durable, and subtle brown leather belt in their wardrobe arsenal. This textured belt is a no-fuss essential that’s practical and simple enough to be worn with a daily attire or perfectly complimented with a suit and chinos.
Young males need to look the part when working or studying too, and looking after your important documents is crucial, and if you can make a bold statement at the same time, that’s a bonus. This leather portfolio will help you make that impression at your next pitch. It zips open to reveal two internal pockets for your small essentials and is perfectly sized to fit in overhead compartments or under your seat.
Embossed card holder
Us men are constantly trying to simplify our lives, and the traditional wallet is always a cause for concern. Fabiani has introduced a simple yet stylish card holder that’s been crafted from genuine leather. Featuring an embossed design and three compartments, the card holder allows you to keep your most important cards at hand without creating bulk in your pockets. We’re sold.
And of course, if you want to take a step up from the portfolio and are in the market for a new briefcase/laptop bag, this particular leather beauty brings classic elegance to an office-ready look, with several internal pockets and a durable exterior to help you keep on-top of busy days.
And if you’d like to check out some more leather items, head over here. And in case you didn’t know, Markham and Fabiani are part of the TFG online mall. This means you can indulge in a variety of brands and TFG stores (such as Totalsports, Due South, Sportscene, and more) in one seamless online e-mall experience, and throwing all your desired items into one single online cart, rather than having to do different checkouts for each store.
The respective sites are also fully mobile-optimised, and have a few more innovative tech enhancements to improve the shopper experience; like the introduction of automated wish list messaging and a special occasion reminder calendar personalised to each shopper.
Store account holders can pay using their store cards, as well as credit cards. But if that isn’t enough option for you the site also features EFT, SnapScan and eGift Cards alternative forms of payment. Pretty nifty, no?
Visit the TFG online to browse and shop.