In 1887 Frank Smythson had a pioneering vision to create the extraordinary. With his enthusiasm of meticulous craftsmanship and exceptional quality, he established a brand with an aspiration to make the functional and luxurious travel goods and business accessories. Frank Smythson created the world’s first practical, portable diary. Known as ‘the Panama hat of books,’ the remarkable pliability of its hard-wearing binding allowed it to be squashed, folded or rolled up without becoming marked or misshaped. Made with only the highest quality leathers and traditional Brittish craftmanship, Smythsons leather goods offer a wide range of elegantly designed items for men and women.