Silas Perry, Maker
Leatherbound is a one-man shop. I design and make all the goods myself in addition to running all the other aspects of the business.
I grew up in New Mexico, USA, where I studied Philosophy at the University of New Mexico. Shortly after graduating in 2011, I moved to Taiwan to do a year abroad teaching English. Finding an excellent quality of life here, I extended my stay indefinitely. I launched Leatherbound in 2018 and began doing leatherwork full-time in 2019.
Leatherbound products are handmade using traditional techniques. Cutting, sewing, and finishing are all done by hand. This allows for a high level of refinement, both in strength of construction and aesthetic, not found in mass-produced products.
I stock a very robust offering of vegetable tanned leathers from Italy, France, and Japan from the highest regarded tanneries in the world. These leathers look, smell, and feel great and, of course, age beautifully.
Top tier materials and construction means Leatherbound items will look great for years to come.
All Product Reviews123 reviews
Quality top notch, Silas responsive, the packaging beautiful, the leather exceptional.
Stop shopping around. I am not kidding. I am someone who values quality and can justify spending a little bit more for something that I know is made well and with good intentions. I can promise that is what youre getting when you commission a wallet from Silas. A professional, skilled craftsman who truly provides a work of art that will last for years and become even more beautiful as that time passes. My wallet took a little while longer because there was an unforeseen problem with the leather that Slias worked on diligently. I would rather have my wallet done right as opposed to done right now. If you are someone who appreciates craftsmanship and pieces with personality, you truly need look no further.
This is the second custom piece Silas has made for me. The first was a small card holder and this was a notebook cover for an A5 size notebook. The style perfectly matches the card holder and Silas even prototyped a new style of pen holder for me. I let him know the general idea of what I was looking for but also relied on his expertise to suggest what he felt would work the best. The order was made in the estimated time given and shipping was surprisingly quick to California. I'm already thinking of what to get next.
Silas was very helpful and worked with me to customize my wallet to my specifications. I am extremely happy with the final product. The quality and craftsmanship are exceptional!
This stretch out version of Vertical Bifold fits all international currency folded once yet remain looking compact and slim. Love the leather combination of Chocolate Chèvre and Tobacco Pueblo with accent Epsom leather. Beautiful wallet, Excellent workmanship, Highly recommended!