Despite author Donald Horne’s original disparaging reference, Australia really is The Lucky Country. C’mon, we’ve got some of the world’s best riding conditions and terrain, and we’ve also got craftspeople whose products are proud ambassadors of our resources.
We’re ardent fans of Joram Salisbury and Cameron Paterson’s leatherwork. Their Patebury toe straps continue to be a permanent fixture on our bikes, and although Patebury has evolved into Paterson Salisbury and their cycling accoutrements into wallets and totes, the standard of their leatherwork is still of the utmost quality.
Red is a lucky colour, according to Chinese tradition, making it an ideal colour for a wallet, one of which we received from Paterson Salisbury — just in time for Christmas. As we’ve come to expect, the workmanship is absolutely beyond reproach.
As you can see, perfectly-etched personalisation is offered as an option on all Paterson Salisbury products. Their whole range is constructed from kangaroo leather, prepared at a tannery in Sydney that has been in the business since 1883.
The construction is the real hero, however. Have a close look at the bevelled and burnished edges. A wallet is the most essential items of one’s daily carry, and this example by Paterson Salisbury is crafted to accompany you for many years.
Their superior Leather Tote Bags would also make a perfect gift for a significant other who appreciates fine accessories and quality handmade goods — especially those that are Made In Australia.
The Paterson Salisbury Kangaroo Leather Classic Wallet is priced at AU$195 and can be purchased through their Etsy shop. All orders are placed before November 20th will be received in time for Christmas.