Like a great pair of jeans, these wallets always get better with age.
These wallets are made from a used pair of Strike Gold X Self Edge Wavy Standard Jeans. I loved those jeans so much, but too many bicycle rides caused a crotch blowout. I couldn’t bear to just get rid of them because the denim is just so unique. They used a 17oz unsanforized right hand twill Japanese selvedge denim with super short slubby yarn. The most striking thing about these wallets, other than the denim, is the gold sparkle selvedge line, which I paired with a golden yellow upholstery and red leather.
This wallet is made from raw shuttle loom denim, with a really unusual gold thread in the selvage line. The fake suede for the front pocket is a burgundy color and has a chain stitched cuff. The larger pocket is made from gold and burgundy upholstery scraps, and is also chain stitched.
These wallets are very thin and super durable. I used strong materials and stitched them using an antique industrial chain stitch machine (the sort used for hemming jeans). The smaller pocket holds your cards, while bills, checks and whatever else can go into the bigger pocket. The wallet folds in half and the side with the cards gets tucked into the lip (where the selvage edge is). When it’s closed, nothing falls out, and the wallet is extremely compact. The key to the design is reducing redundancies in the fabric folds to keep the wallet simple and slim.
The bigger pocket can also be used for carrying change, in fact I’m getting great feedback from buyers overseas who use my wallets to carry all their change currency (Euros, etc). They love that the coins don’t fall out.
On the side of the wallet is a loop used for attaching wallet chains, key chains or whatever.
These wallets are handmade by me, so each one is unique and may vary slightly from the one photographed.