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 Reviews87 reviews
I am a repeat customer and simply, the quality of the products hand-made by Silas is simply superb! I am very happy with the fine leather goods that Silas has made for me. Silas is also a great and prompt communicator. Highly recommended!
I've had the wallet for roughly 3-4 weeks now, and I'm absolutely in love with it.
The blue shell cordovan is super smooth and reveals a more "electric blue" palette when exposed to natural sunlight.The craftsmanship is clean, and I love how Silas spliced/grafted the interior leather so that the edges are seamless.
He also accommodated my request to make the right-hand pockets slanted instead of the straight design he showcases on the website.
Shipping time from Taiwan to the US West Coast was average (~2 weeks), but I imagine it'd be faster without the global crisis going on. If there's one thing I'd change, it'd be the thickness of the interior leather (I chose Buttero/Dakota). It's a little thinner than expected, but then again I have no prior experience with quality leather.
Reach out to Silas if you're ever in doubt, and I'm sure he'll take care of you from the initial inquiries/quote to you receiving the product in hand.
Good hand-stitching. The price is reasonable.
I bought this wallet after seeing a comment on reddit, and it was a great choice. I wanted to get a designer wallet, but this surpases it in quality and design. I even got my initials on it instead of a logo, all for a great price. Would recommend to anyone.
I ordered a vertical wallet and upon receipt, packaging and a personal touch from Silas was great. Ordered a chevre exterior and interior wallet and the quality of this wallet is phenomenal. Beautiful smell and soft to the touch. Collect alot of wallets but I feel this is my one stop shop with a reasonable price. Definitely recommend to anyone looking for wallets to allow Silas be your guy. I'll def be ordering more.