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- The natural tanning process of leather wallets
Wallets tend to have a lot of different caracteristics. Some are not even visible when you first see them, other evolves over time. One thing with leather wallets is that they tend to gain a beautiful worn surface and color over time. Kind of like a natural, but slow, tanning process. We got a mail [...]
- Paperwallet – Artist collection
Wallets in paper have a tendency not to be as durable as, say leather wallets, or the ones in metal. This artist collection of paper wallets claims to be faux paper though. Call me ignorant buy I’ve never heard of the material Tyvek before, but they claim it’s “almost indestructible”, “flexible” and “resistant-to-damn-near-everything”. Trust them [...]
- The connoisseur wallet
From Makr comes this very delicious wallet / card case: “Horizon Three Wallet“. It’s very hand made, edge painted and polished to perfection. The leather is Saddle Tan Horween® Chromexcel®. Just look at that – two “®”‘s in the material name! The price is in comparison. A hefty $90. But hey, it’s VERY beautiful!
- Capsule wallet from Porter by Yoshida
This black delight, Capsule Wallet, from japanese label Porter by Yoshida gives me severe cravings. At time of writing it’s out of stock, but keep an eye out for it if it comes back!
- Star gazing
Here’s a wallet that tickles a nerve for me – the Astronomy Billfold. It’s not really that beautiful a wallet in my opinion, but the idea with a lasercut star constellation (Northern Cross and Big Dipper in this case) is just brilliant! Laser cut patterns on wallets is not the uncommon, and there are some [...]
- In the mail
They nice folks over at Lifethreal sent a flowfold wallet for us to review. (Thanks!) To be honest, my initial reaction is that it feels a bit plastic. But then when you start investigating it a bit, pulling and streaching, you quickly realise that the sailcloth it’s made of makes it tough and (I assume) [...]
- The vintage trend
Vintage is reaching over hype at the moment. A backlash is sure to come. Perhaps all newly produced “vintage looking” accessories and artifacts are a sign of that. Nonetheless, some still do it with a genuine touch. Nic & Mel says they bring back the best from history. Can’t say I disagree when looking at [...]
- Retro-Modern they call it
Returning to Etsy to find this very nice wallet (yet another one with iPhone storage capabilities) from Portel based in Tallin, Estonia. The finish to the leather and the tough metal knobs fits perfectly together. Nice one! $79 + p&h.
- Smartphone wallet?
I’m usually not a big fan of wallets that extends the contents to far. Say, to include your phone. These “wallets” tend to be big, bulky and not often downright ugly. However, this time I’m forced to make an exception since the beauty of this piece is just amazing! Strikingly minimalistic! Found via Nuji, and [...]
- Billykirk tri-fold wallet
A wallet handcrafted by Pennsylvanian Amish leather workers? Sure! Check out Billykirks beautiful tri-fold wallet. Rought and slick at the same time, with clear attention to details! That’s how we love it here! Available for $95 at NeedSupply.com.