Bill Amberg’s leatherwork studio
Although he’s been celebrated for his leather bags for men and women for 25 years and more, the bespoke commissions his London-based craftsmen and women undertake in furniture, domestic interiors, cars, yachts, aeroplanes and all manner of intriguing one-offs is less high profile. Bill’s passion for leather really comes through in his longish interview with me.
Bill is well known for his dapper appearance, especially in tailoring. Yet when a simple cotton jacket that was too big for me came my way, the strapping Mr Amberg gave it a good home. One of his satchel-like bags was my leaving present from Drapers seven years ago and it’s still one of my favourites. It has aged beautifully and I use it regularly now that I am back at Drapers.
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- The Place London Men’s
- Croots England. Made in Yorkshire. Seen at Pitti Uomo 91
- Christopher Raeburn for Save The Duck at Pitti Uomo 91
- Z Zegna at Pitti Uomo 91
- Johnstons of Elgin at Pitti Uomo 91
- PS by Paul Smith at Pitti Uomo 91
- Pitti Uomo hits 91 not out