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Key types of wallets for men

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Wallets: they’re an integral part of any man’s everyday carry — stylish, practical accessories that store our cash, cards and ID documents. The rise of the digital wallet...

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The vegan leather dilemma

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While environmentalists and animal-rights groups have long been championing vegan leather as an ethical alternative to animal leather, it seems the rest of the world is only just...

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Travel in the pandemic

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How has international travel been affected by the pandemic? We’ve surveyed Carl Friedrik customers, analysed Google Trends data and conducted wider research in a bid to answer this...

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Genuine leather: the difficult truth

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Although widely used in leather-related discourse, genuine leather is perhaps the most misunderstood term in the industry, if not the entire fashion world. You’ll see it stamped on...

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Must-have EDC essentials for gents

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EDC: what started as a niche hobby with a limited following on obscure internet forums has quickly evolved into a thriving subculture. The community is diverse, counting preppers,...

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Italian leather: the best leather in the world?

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Much like delicately aged French wine or grass-fed Argentinian beef, Italian leather is synonymous with quality and tradition. The Italian peninsula has long been regarded as the epicentre...

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Suitcase packing guide: how to pack efficiently

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Every year, as your long-awaited holiday etches ever closer, attention must inevitably turn to an irritating and often time-consuming task: suitcase packing. A calculated approach to this task...

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What is full-grain leather?

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If you’re a fan of leather, like us, it may have left you asking yourself, ‘What is full grain leather?’ And, ‘What makes it different from other types...

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What is vegetable tanned leather?

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Vegetable tanned leather is championed by leather connoisseurs, skilled artisans and, well, us (we incorporate it into all of our products). It’s a multifaceted topic that we love...

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Introducing: Collection 3

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About a year ago we realised there was something missing with men’s backpacks. Despite there being no shortage of backpacks on the market, we found all to be...

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The Carl Friedrik visual identity

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The new Carl Friedrik visual identity is the result of a collaboration with the creative agency Two Times Elliott and tireless efforts of our own team. Here we’d...

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