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 Reviews143 reviews
Very impressed with the quality of the wallet and Shell Cordovan. The craftsmanship is top notch. Silas was great with communication throughout the process. He even agreed to use the more marbled pieces of the shell to get the look I was after
I initially ordered this wallet with a burgundy exterior from Leder Ogawa and ortensia Pueblo leather.
However, after some pleasant back and forth with Silas, I ended up choosing teal Buffalo leather for the interior instead, with thread matched to the interior.
I am very pleased with the quality of the final product, the deep burgundy is gorgeous while the teal of the buffalo adds a nice contrast, the leathers are in excellent condition and you can easily tell that both the Cordovan and buffalo is of formidable quality.
The construction is nothing short of excellent, the cut of the leather is flawless, and the stitchwork impressive, with some nicely painted edges, and subtle embossed initials. I have absolutely no doubts that this wallet will outlast me (with proper care of course).
I found the utility of the Compact Bifold style to be perfect for some one with a minimal amount of cards and bills in their wallet at any given time (Though I believe Silas can accommodate a couple more card slots if requested). The wallet fits well in my inner jacket pocket without bulging out and is overall a great size for suits.
The ordering experience was also a point of pleasantness, communication from Silas was great and he really helped me narrow down the final selection of leather for the interior, when I initially had some doubts about what to go with.
I can highly recommend ordering from Leatherbound, and I certainly will be ordering wallets for family members in the future.
I ordered a minimalist wallet made out of blue sharkskin. I was surprised at how great it looks in person, super eye-catching. The stitching and craftmanship is also really well done and feels like it will last a very long time. Silas was also very responsive on Instagram and answered all of my questions/recommendations! Would absolutely recommend and will buy something again in the future.
Outstanding customer service quality, quick communication, flawless return process. Highly recommended.