Who exactly are Bellroy and Clae? Founded in 2010, Bellroy is based out of Melbourne, Australia, the company took its name from Bells Beach and Fitzroy, where founders Hadrien Monloup and Andrew Fallshaw started the company. Bellroy sells 11 varieties of leather wallets and has retailers in 120 countries. Clae was founded in 2001 as a versatile footwear company that focused on a new approach to shoes—taking classic silhouettes and modernizing them for today’s active lifestyle.
With those origins, what do the two have in common? Judging from the limited edition pack put together in their collaboration, a lot. The pack consists of three pieces—a pair of shoes, a wallet, and a key cover. The pieces are all handcrafted from a single piece of unlined nubuck leather—nubuck is top-grain cattle leather that has been sanded or buffed to create a velvet-like feeling.
The accents are all hand-stitched. The leather has a taupe finish, which, for the shoes, has been perforated to provide ventilation. The key cover has a magnetic lock to keep your keys secure. You can also pick up a matching Slim Sleeve.
So, in answer to the question of who Bellroy and Clae are, they are high-end creators of shoes and accessories that you’ll want to add to your closet.