Zipper Wallet

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Color
Bourbon Brown
  • Handmade from Soft & Attractive Full Grain Leather
  • Bourbon Brown Exterior
  • Perfect for Everyday Use
  • Durable with Double Stitched Seams & Brooklyn-based YKK Zipper
  • Perfect for Storing Cash, Credit Cards, Smartphone, Personal Items

SPECIFICATIONS

Dimensions

Length: 9 inches

Height: 4 inches

Width: 0.25 inches

Materials

Full Grain Leather, Durable YKK Zipper

USE & CARE

Over time and with use, the leather will assume a unique patina. If desired, condition with mineral oil or beeswax leather conditioner.

PRODUCTION & DESIGN

This slim wallet with rustic accents is meant to be passed on to future generations.

This sleek and stylish product is your new home to your credit cards, your cash and your business cards. Designed for everyday use, this beauty can even fit your smartphone comfortably and it boasts a zipper to prevent any of its contents escaping. Watch out, however, as you'll be reaching to pay for the check every time once you own this delightful accessory.

The heavy-duty zipper is made by Japanese-founded and Brooklyn-based YKK, a zipper and hardware manufacturer widely respected in the worlds of fashion and accessories. The bottom features a heavier, double-leather overlay with double-stitched seams offering long lasting support. Seams are sewn using bonded nylon thread with a burned and melted finish offering no loose ends during your travel.

The flesh side of the soft leather is first stained with natural drab tone and finished with our proprietary beeswax conditioner. Our unique treatment helps the wallet to retain its shape without the aid of synthetic stabilizers.

The leather we use, originating from our well established supplier Compiel, is only Full Grain Leather, and if you don't know what that is, then make sure you're sitting comfortably. There are 4 types of leather, and they are not all the same in quality. You have Full Grain Leather, Top Grain Leather, Genuine Leather and Bonded Leather.

We'll start with Bonded Leather. It's more of an insult to call Bonded Leather a leather. It's basically lots of different parts of leather glued and pressed together to make one piece, it's cheap, not at all durable and it will fall apart within weeks. In short, it's no good and we are completely against it.

Genuine Leather is in third place in the running, and is the layer of the hide that remains after the top is taken off for the better quality leathers. This surface can often be given a makeover with a finish, sometimes a spray paint that can give it the look of a better quality. Not something that happens in our house. Don't settle for this, you can do better.

Top Grain Leather is the second highest grade that you'll find. A leather taken from the top layer of the hide, that is then treated, sanded and refined. It's a good quality leather, but not good enough for Hide and Drink. You can still do better, though, go one more step higher.

Full Grain Leather is the best you can get when it comes to leather, there's no competition here, and Hide and Drink is its biggest fan. Full Grain Leather comes from the top layer of the hide, and has all of the grain, hence its name. It's the best leather than you can buy, and the only leather that we use. You can stop looking now, you've found the cream of the crop.

The tanning process is something that we take pride in. Our rustic leather is created through removing the hair, extracting the moisture, taking out the oils and, of course, the natural preservatives. The leather is placed in a large container filled with new oils, coloring and preservatives, and there it takes on its new color and thus its new personality. The finishing process consists of pressing the leather with heated plates, hung up to dry and sprayed and finished with a sealer. Finally it is pressed once more and then ready for its transformation, in which it is carefully handcrafted by the diligent locals of Pastores, Guatemala, where our workshop is located.

 




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