Just like a good man is hard to find, so too is a good wallet. But if you met Barrett Alley, you may just kill two birds with one stone.
Barrett is a Dallas, Texas based leather goods designer who takes great care in handcrafting items for the modern man that have integrity, style and durability. He utilizes U.S. vegetable tanned leather as well as a selection of organic materials such as cotton, linen, glass, bone and vintage metals.
The Revelation Wallet has three separate areas for your credit cards, business cards and folded cash. I love the exposed stitch which is made with an ivory colored thread. All their goods are hand stitched using a traditonal saddle stitch. Although a slower process, the end result is a much stronger and durable product.
This is the Devilish Wallet, which took a lot of time and care to perfect. Each is individually numbered with 5 card pockets and a large bill opening. The highest quality leather allows it to age beautifully over time. As stated on their site, "Our leather is cut by hand with a knife and pieces are trimmed to fit together perfectly." As Barrett shared, "I worked on prototypes for over two years to get it just right."
My favorite part is you get to pick out which antique lining you prefer...
The Petite Pill Pouch is such a stylish way for a man to carry his meds or vitamins. At 1.75 inches by 2 inches, it's made to fit inside your jean coin pocket. I could use one of these for my next plane trip...
The uber handsome Dom Sunglasses Case comes in 5 different colors with some incredible antique lining options.
The Judas Pouch may just be my favorite creation of Barrett's. It's finished off with a deerskin strap and an antique bone button. It's one of those items a guy can have and use for a lifetime...and it just gets better with age.
It' always so nice to stumble upon a good artisan and craftsman, to find goods you know are top notch and made with care and passion. See all of Barrett's beautifully handcrafted creations, (which make amazing gifts) here.
Photos: Barrett Alley Content: Sweet Peach