New item alert!The leather minimalist wallet has been one of my most popular items since I first launched Tagsmith, and it’s always been one of my favorites. The streamlined design holds credit cards, cash, or business cards securely in one pocket, and has always appealed to both men and women who appreciate timeless, classic handcrafted leather goods. My original design held cards in a single vertical pocket, so I was excited to introduce a horizontal version to give customers an additional option.
For this item, I wanted to use Horween Chromexcel, the original “pull up” leather, which is one of my favorite leathers to work with and to use when I make my own personal items. It’s durable, feels great, and just has so much character. I glue the leather together before I sew it to make sure this wallet is not coming apart. Then, to keep the look polished, I edge the sides, sand them, then apply two coats of paint by hand (I use imported Italian edge paint - fancy and durable!). This ensures a smooth finish and feels really good to the touch.As with most of my items, I can personalize this wallet for you. I offer a gold foil and silver foil, both of which really pop on the darker leathers. For a more subtle look, I can also blind emboss the personalization. I use my hot stamp machine and make an impression with no color added. Adding initials really gives it a personal touch, making it an awesome gift for someone close to you, as well as a work colleague or friend. It comes in a Tagsmith gift box for easy gift giving.
I hope you think these card holders are as cool as I do. Grab one for yourself, and if you’re interested in gifting them at Christmas, just make sure to get your orders in early. The card holders tend to be a hot item during the holidays.