This minimalist wallet is made from one piece of leather and features two “pockets” for you to put your stuff. It will fit at least three cards and a modest wad of Benjamins (or Washingtons!). This is one of my favorite wallet designs because of it’s “tall” look due to the bottom (rather than side) stitching. This wallet is dark brown and dyed by hand, so there’s a lot of uniqueness/lack of uniformity from piece to piece.
It features red stitching running across the bottom, horizontally. There is an “SN” logo stamp on the backside of these pieces. This leather series is named after all the things I considered naming my dog, but didn’t.
Size: approx 2.75″x 4.25″ (inches)
Customizable: Do you want to get a name or initials stamped on these? Please leave me a note at check out or email me after placing your order!
Re: the leather material
These wallets are made with full-grain leather, which is less processed and leaves the entire — aka full — grain of the hide intact. Wallets will include natural scarring and blemishes (which you can see in the pictures!). Full grain leather is porous (but very durable). It absorbs moisture and oil and, over time, will develop a pretty patina (darker, shinier) that looks better the longer the wallet ages.
Re: the leather tannage
These wallets are made from vegetable tanned leather. (Tanning the process in which cowhide becomes leather.) This type of tanning is called vegetable it uses natural materials in the tanning process, like tree bark. Veg tanning is an old-school method of tanning, and the method has been around for centuries.
Re: the dye job
These wallets are darker brown (rather than naturally light tan or buff-y beige) because I hand-dyed it with a penetrating leather dye. Because of the custom process, the color is not uniform from piece to piece.
Re: cutting and stitching
These wallets are hand-cut and also hand-stitched, not machined. Because of this, there is often lack of uniformity on the wallets. Also, the ends of the nylon threads get burned off to prevent fraying, so there may be some light burn marks on wallets. 😀 Enjoy!