I’ve kept it pretty simple as far as wallets and accessories go. I’ve also kept it rather boring. I’ve been using the same vinylish wallet for the last two years, and the other month I finally put it down for a Corter Leather snap wallet.
I’ll admit, I’m late on the whole “handmade leather goods” fad, but it’s a good one to follow, and it makes sense. These guys that are making a living making these items, and at the same time also making quality stuff that can last you many years if treated properly. It’s definitely nice to have history with the items in your pockets, and shelving out the money for a nice, hand-made wallet makes that possible. Some of the leaders in crafting “leather goods” are currently BillyKirk, Tanner Goods, and Corter Leather.
After about a week with my wallet, I went ahead and grabbed a few more things from Eric over at Corter. It’s aged so nicely in just the last two months I’ve been using it on a daily basis. All of these items started off as a natural leather color, and over time with the proper oiling and sun exposure – they tan into a dark brown. I can only imagine what these will look like in five years.
Just like denim, leather evolution is awesome and it just gets better by the day.