WANT Les Essentiels de La Vie Kenyatta Dopp Kit – Blue Caviar – £265

WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie is fast becoming a byword for exceptional leather goods. While Ape to Gentleman have the utmost respect for the quality of fine, traditional leather brands, WANT brings something more – that same quality but with a functional design take on classic originals – perfect for the modern gentleman. Described by WANT as:

Premium quality leather goods.

‘Premium’ is really an injustice when when describing a WANT product. A better way to describe them would be to tell you of WANT’s exacting attention to detail, use of exquisite materials and a functional design style that almost translates to art. I must admit though, it’s difficult to convey how well made and thought out the WANT products are without you seeing, feeling and smelling them for yourself.

WANT Les Essentials de la Vie Kenyatta Dopp Kit – checker canvas/Cognac – £170

From city bags to travel luggage and small leather goods WANT are winning in every area. Of particular note to avid Ape to Gentleman readers will be the WANT Kenyatta Dopp Kits (wash bags); generously sized at 6″ height, 12″ width, 5″ depth and handmade in materials such as French calf skin leather, with colour-ways like Blue or Black Caviar they really are the wash bag of choice, we haven’t seen anything finer.

WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie wash bags are available from Niven & Joshua.