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.

About Me

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.


Modern Bifold Construction

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 Reviews

121 reviews
Second order. Love them both

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.

Great quality and customer service!

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!

Custom Vertical Bifold

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!

Excellent Wallet

I ordered this wallet as a birthday present and was not disappointed. Silas was great in communicating with me about shipping and making sure I got the wallet on time. The wallet came out flawless, even better than expected. I’m very happy with the whole process and will be back for more.

Excellent Everyday Wallet

Building upon the great layout and organization of the Vertical Bifold, the Compact Bifold offers easier access to the hidden pockets as well as a fully-lined billfold slot that can hold all currencies! Clean stitching and burnished edges round out the beautiful burgundy and tan vegetable tanned leathers, making this piece as nice to look at and feel as it is to use. Silas helped answer all my questions throughout the design process and is able to talk through whatever ideas you have for the custom piece you’re interested in!