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Wallets

Prepare to geek out on how we can offer a 100 year warranty on a leather wallet and why some wallets are more expensive and last longer than other wallets?

Hint: It’s not just marketing.

Long Lasting Leather Wallets
Imagine a cow is killed and skinned. Maybe don’t imagine that. But the hide is sent to the tannery and its thick skin is often split, the top half from the bottom. Now the tannery has two hides to sell to wallet and bag makers. The very expensive top half of the hide is called full grain because it has the full amount of grain. They sell it to companies with thick wristed, calloused handed skilled craftsmen like ours. The grain is the top layer of super tough, tight and water resistant fibers that protected the cow and what gives leather its bareknuckle tough reputation. Grain to leather is what shingles are to a roof.

Not Long Lasting Leather Wallets
The super low priced bottom half of the hide has no grain and the fibers are looser. It’s sold to low quality companies somewhere over the sea whose craftsmen have soft little tear stained hands. That leather wallet falls apart because it can’t keep the moisture in or out very well and dries out quickly. The bottom half of the hide is called split or genuine leather and is painted and shined up to look pretty. That’s like a roofer PAINTING pretty shingles on the decking of your roof instead of laying shingles down.

Perforated Pre-Torn Wallets
A sewing machine is actually a perforation machine and every hole is the beginning of a tear in the wallet. If the needle holes are too close together then the leather will tear like perforated paper. We purposely sew our leather wallets at no more stitches than 7 per inch. Most wallet companies sew at 9 plus stitches in a single inch. And if that hole is in a wallet with tight fibered leather, it won’t tear. If there’s a needle tear in a loose fibered leather wallet, then when the leather dries out in those holes and the tears will expand.

Thread
Wallets sewn with low cost low quality nylon thread will fall apart quickly because it’s made from a whole lot of really short fibers wound together to make a long thread. Those fibers release from eachother with light friction, heat and UV light and the wallet falls apart. Our expensive German thread was engineered for strength and durability. It is made from long continuous filaments of Polyester with no breaks in it. Polyester is the best for thread for leather wallets, but bad for almost everything else. It causes bad sleep in bedding and infertility and skin problems with clothing.

Lining
Instead of lining our wallets with some shiny pretty nylon fabric that tears, we glue and sew tough smooth pigskin to the back of the already tough and thick full grain leather. Since the pigskin is tougher than the cowskin, now our wallets are 2X stronger than everyone else’s.

Wallet Natural Selection
The Survival of Our Fittest Leather Wallets is on display here. Let’s say we designed 3 front pocket ID wallets and they all sold well. Then we designed a 4th slim wallet and it took over 2nd place. So we discontinued the 4th best selling small slim wallet. Then 2 years later, we designed a new small card or cash front pocket wallet that became the 1st place favorite front pocket wallet. So, we dropped the 4th place leather wallet. And so it has gone for 15 years. These are the best of our best wallets. Only the strongest have survived and their great reviews prove it.

This goes for all categories; back pocket bifolds, minimalist front pocket, passport and simple card wallets to bring you our refined and perfected collection of the most popular wallets of our history. All of our leather wallets, but the Front Pocket ID, is lined with a Radio Frequency ID (RFID) blocker. We design and build all of the leather wallets at our own factory. They'll fight over this wallet when you're dead.
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