We've been making simple wallets for ourselves for a while now. They started out as two pieces of leather or denim sewn together, and have evolved over time. It's been a little while since we've released a new version, but using this Horween English Tan Dublin leather on a few other projects made us realize we were due for an updated one.
Starting with the absolute best material is the way we approach all our products and our smallest simple wallet is no exception. For leather, that means Horween. We use their product a lot, but we wanted to find something extra special this time. We found it in the company’s Dublin line. Dublin leather is the result of an experiment where Horween asked themselves, “What if we take a top quality cowhide and tan it with the same liquor we use to tan Shell Cordovan?" The result is a beautiful, durable leather that has particularly rich coloring. It’s an orange-brown shade that has tremendous highs and lows. It ages beautifully as the oils in the leather get rubbed and displaced resulting in slightly lighter patches to give this tote some visual complexity. It’s truly a thing of beauty.
The wallet's edges are burnished with beeswax, like on our belts. It's finished off with a heatstamped Gustin logo in the lower right-hand corner. The simple wallet has one slot on either side, and a large slot in the middle.
Made by hand in the San Francisco Bay Area
4" x 2.25" x 0.2
|Fabric||Horween English Tan Dublin full grain leather|
|Trims||Stamped with Gustin logo, natural stitching|
|Shipping||May / June 2015|