Originally Posted by jmoney711
Yes bifold is great. I'm trying to sway away from the brand names, and looking for real artisans who put the most care in crafting a great product, using high quality materials, and not caring so much about the highest profits.
You should check out One Star Leather Goods
on Etsy. Very simple yet attractive wallets and leather goods, all handcrafted by one guy in Los Angeles. He uses leathers from Horween and Hermann Oak, and he'll do custom orders. I just received an amazing bifold wallet from him yesterday, custom made from dark brown Horween Chromexcel. I posted pics and more info in this
thread I started, but I'll repost the pics here:
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Suffice it to say, I'm extremely pleased with this wallet. I have been searching for a new wallet for almost a year, and this wallet is exactly what I've been looking for. I don't keep much in my wallet, but I still prefer a billfold over a card sleeve, as I like to keep a few bills on me and prefer back pocket carry. This wallet measures 4 1/4 x 3 3/8, and with 5 bills, 3 cards, and a few paper items in it, it's a little over a half inch thick. I hardly even notice it in my back pocket, and I'm sure it will only get thinner as it breaks in. The construction quality seems top-notch and even the thread is sourced from the state of Maine, so this wallet is 100% handmade in the USA of U.S. materials. It looks, feels, and smells fantastic, and I can't wait to break it in and show it off. I'm sure it will last for many decades to come. Totally satisfied, and I absolutely recommend One Star wallets. He's got some nice card sleeve/minimalist type wallets for those who prefer that style, too, and the prices are reasonable.