How to use a Leather Wallet

How many times have you encountered a man's wallet 'beef-up' into indescribable, unusual shape? How many times have you seen another man's wallet torn up especially at the top and bottom seams potion? And how many times, have you noticed a man using an tattered looking wallet with the leather surface peeling up exposing the greyish inner?

Having asked the above questions, we are not surprise that you could be the person owning a wallet in the above conditions...

All above pictures are source from the worldwide web

Are the above a common sight of a leather wallet? We are quite certain that everyone of us have friends who are so 'sentimental' that it can be reflected easily by the state of his leather wallet. Negatively, it also exposes his untidiness, unorganized, or just plain lazy.

An item with sentimental values should be treated and used with dedication and care, so that they can last longer, looking better so as to preserve the values of the item. And this is the exact reason for using a leather wallet, because leather allows for preservation that will aged nicely with used. Just like your sentimental values, the longer it is the sweeter they are.

The main reason for wallets, like the examples above, unable to last long is because of the material and the method they are manufacture.

Materials for common bi-fold wallets are processed leather. They are thin and filmsy, sometimes with pattern prints on the surface. The top surface is an additional layer pasted down just for looking good. And usually, the underside of the leather features a thin lining to cover the unsightly underside. The whole bi-fold wallet is then stitch up on the edges in mass production industries, cutting cost further.

The finale is to stamp the 'most valuable' brand name onto the wallet in gold letterings which is the ONLY thing that you are paying...

Upon using these branded wallets for one year, you noticed that the stitchings at the edges start to fray and tearing up occurs between the external and lining. The cards/receipts you forcifully stored into this classic sized bi-fold (usually only measured 4.25" x 4" x 0.35") does not help the ill-manufactured wallet. Sooner than later, torn-up seems to appear in every part of the wallet. And one of the lousy properties of these processed leathers is that they are unable to absorb any leather conditioner, thus surface dried up and peeling off are common sight.


In summary, a man who can be often judged by their choice of wallets (and shoes), should spend wisely. 

Understand the make of the wallet and the material used rather than just the brand. 

Organized your wallet content. A bi-fold wallet is just this big, the storage is limited. So dont be lazy, get another cardholder for extra cards, or coin pouch.

Dont be superficial. But add depths to the wallet you are using. You will realize that others will eventually view you differently, in a good way.

You can also read up on Obbi Good Label's Leather Wallet in the following articles,

1) OGL Condor Outer Bill-Fold Leather Wallet

2) Wallets made from Yankee Leather (Italy)

3) Obbi Good Label Kingsman Bi-Fold Leather Wallet


Of course, all read up ends with recommendation, and we are definitely not shy because Obbi Good Label's Leather Wallets are confidently handmade to last.

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You can find your preferred designs, and information under our Wallet section.