Modern Bifold

$129.00

  • 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


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  • 2 floating pockets create a space for bills, so you don’t have to fold them
  • No cash slot reduces bulk and keeps the wallet nice and trim
  • Hand stitched and edges burnished by hand to a smooth, glassy finish
  • 100% Full grain vegetable tanned leather from world-class tanneries

Dimensions: (When folded) Height 8.3cm (3.27 in) Length 11cm (4.33 in) Thickness 0.8cm (.315 in)

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 – 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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A.T.
Better than any over priced designer

I will definitely order another piece. So appreciative of the quality, ability to customize and the international customer service.

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E.
6 months in

I commissioned Silas to use the patch of ortensia leather with the most contrast to match my Pelikan M805 Ocean Swirl fountain pen. True enough to his recommendation, 6 months in and the bifold has developed a great patina. Even with my rough handling of the wallet, the stitching has held up wonderfully and show no sign of fraying. Would gladly recommend to friends

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S.G.
Great bespoke service and fantastic quality product

I had been searching for somewhere to get a bespoke leather wallet made as a gift and this was just what I was looking for. The whole ordering process was easy and very personal and the final product was fantastic. Will definitely recommend to others! Thanks again.

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A.G.
Amazing quality and communication

Amazing quality and communication

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J.S.
Just as I requested

Details were good, no flaws. Fast replies. This is my 2d wallet from leather bound. I ordered with no hesitation.