Orange has always been a favourite colour of mine, even before Tangerine Tango was named the 2012 Pantone Color of the Year. So of course I was excited to see some orange leathers in Roots Canada SS12 collection. What immediately caught my attention was the Kristina Bag that was made from Prince Norwegian leather. I instantly commented on how amazing it would be, if it was available in men’s wallets. A pet peeve of mine has always been the lack of imagination and colour in men’s leather wallets and over the last year, I had been on the lookout for a wallet that popped.
Last week, I got an email with the subject line, “Ask and you shall receive … from Roots.” To my surprise, the email was to inform me that Roots decide to create me a custom wallet made from the new orange leather they were using in the SS12 collection. Needless to say I was shocked and thrilled. The next day I picked it up from their offices here in Toronto and was thrilled with the results. The leather is so soft and smells heavenly. I have since discovered after hopping into the Eaton Centre store that the wallet was fashioned around the Small Zip Around Wallet also made with Prince Leather. This goes to prove that there are advantages to making your products here in Canada. Thanks Roots Canada for the wallet, it’s wonderful.