Minimalist Bifold

$89.00

  • Made to order. Typically ships out in 8-14 days.
  • Numerous leather and thread choices available. View the gallery for examples.

    Need help choosing leather? Read this.

    Pueblo is a full grain vegetable tanned leather from the Badalassi Carlo Tannery in Italy. It has a slightly rough feel initially that will turn into a lovely sheen with time. Its unique look and feel has made it one of the most popular leathers in high-end leatherwork.

    'Buttero' and 'Dakota' are the two smooth leathers used, which are produced by neighboring tanneries in the Tuscany region in Italy. They are two of the finest examples of vegetable tanned leather there is. They are of a medium-firm temper and matte finish. 

    Chèvre Crispé is a full grain vegetable tanned goatskin from Relma in France. It has a beautiful natural grain and luxurious texture. 


    Pueblo is a full grain vegetable tanned leather from the Badalassi Carlo Tannery in Italy. It has a slightly rough feel initially that will turn into a lovely sheen with time. Its unique look and feel has made it one of the most popular leathers in high-end leatherwork.

    'Buttero' and 'Dakota' are the two smooth leathers used, which are produced by neighboring tanneries in the Tuscany region in Italy. They are two of the finest examples of vegetable tanned leather there is. They are of a medium-firm temper and matte finish. 


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    Examples and additional personalization options

    Initials will be embossed in the inner bottom right corner for items that fold and in the front bottom right corner for non-folding items, unless specified otherwise.

    PLEASE NOTE: Foil embossing may show signs of wear more rapidly than the item it is embossed upon.

    Order Notes


Category:
  • Holds up to 12 cards + folded cash.
  • Slim design is suitable for front pocket carry.
  • Hand stitched and edges burnished by hand to a smooth, glassy finish
  • 100% Full grain vegetable tanned leather from world-class tanneries.
  • Semi-lined

Dimensions: (When folded) Height 10.25cm (4.04 in) Length 7.8cm (3.07 in) Thickness 0.8cm (.315 in)

If you’d like a couple more card pockets, you can also consider the Vertical Bifold.

Examples

 

Additional information

Weight190 g
Dimensions18.5 × 11 × 5 cm
Exterior

Badalassi Carlo Pueblo – Natural, Conceria Walpier Buttero – Blue, Conceria Walpier Buttero – Green, Conceria Walpier Buttero – Plum, Conceria Walpier Buttero – Taupe, Conceria Walpier Buttero – Natural, Conceria Walpier Buttero – Whiskey, Conceria Walpier Buttero – Chestnut, Conceria Walpier Buttero – Dark Brown, Conceria Walpier Buttero – Burgundy, Conceria Walpier Buttero – Black, Conceria Walpier Buttero – Orange, Conceria Walpier Buttero – Red, Badalassi Carlo Pueblo – Cognac, Badalassi Carlo Pueblo – Tobacco, Badalassi Carlo Pueblo – Violet, Badalassi Carlo Pueblo – Olive, Badalassi Carlo Pueblo – Green, Badalassi Carlo Pueblo – Ortensia, Badalassi Carlo Pueblo – Denim, Badalassi Carlo Pueblo – Navy, Badalassi Carlo Pueblo – Yellow, Conceria Bretagna Art Deco – Dark Red

Interior

Badalassi Carlo Pueblo – Natural, Conceria Walpier Buttero – Blue, Conceria Walpier Buttero – Green, Conceria Walpier Buttero – Plum, Conceria Walpier Buttero – Taupe, Conceria Walpier Buttero – Natural, Conceria Walpier Buttero – Whiskey, Conceria Walpier Buttero – Chestnut, Conceria Walpier Buttero – Dark Brown, Conceria Walpier Buttero – Burgundy, Conceria Walpier Buttero – Black, Conceria Walpier Buttero – Orange, Conceria Walpier Buttero – Red, Badalassi Carlo Pueblo – Cognac, Badalassi Carlo Pueblo – Tobacco, Badalassi Carlo Pueblo – Violet, Badalassi Carlo Pueblo – Olive, Badalassi Carlo Pueblo – Ortensia, Badalassi Carlo Pueblo – Denim, Badalassi Carlo Pueblo – Navy, Badalassi Carlo Pueblo – Yellow, Conceria Bretagna Art Deco – Dark Red

Thread

Off-white, Beige, Tan, Ochre, Brown, Dark Brown, Yellow, Golden Yellow, Orange, Red, Dark Red, Burgundy, Green, Olive, Turquoise, Cobalt Blue, Navy, Gray, Black

How it's made

Here’s how we make our minimalist bifold.We use traditional techniques with leather from some of the highest regarded tanneries in the world to produce an item that is built to last for many years and age beautifully.Below, I’m using Pueblo from the Badalassi Carlo tannery in Italy. It’s a vegetable tanned leather that has a slightly roughed up surface that gives it its distinctive, vintage look. These fibers will compact over time, giving it a great looking sheen.These are the hand tools I’ll be using in making the wallet.
Leather is selected and pieces are cut. The exterior is the ortensia color, a stunning blue-green, and the interior is the cognac color.
The “T-slot” is thinned down with a French edger to reduce bulk.
Pockets are creased.
Edges are beveled and burnished.Bevelling removes a thin strip of leather, rounding the edge.Burnishing is a process of using friction to compact the fibers. It’s only possible to burnish vegetable tanned leather. Pueblo burnishes beautifully, becoming quite glassy.I use water, CMC, and mill wax in the edge finishing. Varying grits of sandpaper are also essential in achieving a super smooth edge.
Pockets are glued to panels.
T-slot is sewn to panel.
Pocket is glued beneath T-slot, and left side is trimmed. Trimming provides a perfectly smooth edge, which will greatly aid in edge finishing.
Pocket is sewn on. The edge is then creased, beveled, and burnished as before.
Lining is glued to body.
Panels are glued on to body, and the wallet is trimmed to size.
Stitching holes are made.
Wallet is saddle stitched. Saddle stitching is a method of using two needles to achieve a very strong stitch that won’t unravel if a thread is cut.
Outer edges are creased, beveled, and burnished.
The wallet is finished.
Thanks for taking a look at our build process!

Compare Wallets

ProductCard CapacityCash CapacityFront Pocket FriendlyPrice
3 Pocket Minimalist Wallet6~5 folded billsYes$55.00
5 Pocket Minimalist Wallet8~5 folded billsYes$69.00
Compact Wallet10~10 folded billsYes$95.00
Minimalist Bifold12~10 folded billsYes$89.00
Vertical Bifold12~10 folded billsYes$109.00
Money Clip Wallet12~30 billsYes$119.00
Modern Bifold14~20 billsBorderline$129.00
Classic Bifold14~30 billsNo$149.00
Long Wallet12+~50 billsNo$179.00

Listed capacities are a rough guide to help you choose a suitable wallet. If no wallet suits your desired carry, I’d be happy to discuss making a custom wallet for you. If you need further recommendations, feel free to contact me.

Note: Cards and cash compete for space in many of the wallet designs, so carrying at or near capacity for both cards and cash simultaneously won’t be possible.

Customer Reviews

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T.P.
Great quality wallet.

Have had the wallet for a few weeks now and I'm liking it. It's a good size and the leather feels good. The construction is well done and the wallet was exactly as I ordered.

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S.E.
Responsive and Quality-Oriented

Silas provided almost instant feedback to my customization request. When I received the product, it was as good as what it looks like on the website. Quality craftsmanship!

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S.
Very satisfied

The creator was very understanding and designed the wallet to my exact preferred specifications. The look and feel of the wallet is excellent. 10/10 will recommend to others.

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N.W.
Wow

This is a very well made wallet. Highly recommend if you’re alright with waiting 4-5 weeks for processing and delivery

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J.M.
Fantastic job with the wallet and customization!

I had a fairly unique custom job for Silas and he exceeded expectations. He worked with me every step of the way and he turned out a fantastic product. Everyone who sees my wallet is not only surprised by the quality but the price as well. For a custom made product, the quality is amazing for the price. I will definitely order in the future if I ever have need for more goods and will recommend to all of my friends.