s Decade Leather
August 17, 2014

I’ve been spending a lot of time experimenting with new designs lately. Here’s an example of a custom card wallet I put together a bit ago. The pocket closure design was adapted from work by John Faler (check his page out here). 

I loved making the semi-gusset for this wallet. It was the first time I attempted a design like this and it turned out fairly successful. The natural veg tan that this wallet is made out of will darken and develop a deep caramel patina.

July 7, 2014

I finally finished up some new billfold models in new leather configurations and got them posted to the shop

I’m loving the new design, which has been slimmed down. I also introduced a subtle curve to the pocket design that I think adds a bit of form to the function of these utilitarian billfolds.

New leathers include:

Natural steer Chromexcel with natural horse front Chromexcel interior
Natural veg tan
Medium Brown English Bridle (from Wicket & Craig)

Chocolate Chromexcel
Rust Dublin

Visit my Etsy shop for more delicious pictures and to purchase your own.

February 12, 2014

Here’s a sneak peak at my new 2014 billfold models. These aren’t up in the shop yet, but they will be soon.

This guy is made from a natural Chromexcel shell with natural Chromexcel horsehide guts. I love it.

There are several other leather/thread combinations on the way.

February 11, 2014

I made this notebook as a belated Christmas present for myself. The exterior is the last usable scrap of the roll gorgeous whiskey Chromexcel that was my first ever leather purchase. 

It features a lined, brass snap closure ,and the interior is made of Wicket & Craig natural veg tan leather.

I can’t wait to watch this thing age.

February 6, 2014

I love this deluxe card wallet with bison shell and natural veg tan guts. The texture of the bison is astounding and the veg tan interior should wear in beautifully in the coming years. 

Like it? You can pick up your own in the shop.

February 4, 2014

Back again! Let’s never speak of the 2013 holidays again, okay?

Now that I’m finally caught up on orders, I able to devote more time toward marketing and my future plans for Decade Leather Co. A lot of things are in the works for 2014, including new leathers, models and, maybe if you’re nice, a shiny new website.

The wheels are turning.

Meanwhile, enjoy this commuter’s wallet, in natural veg tan, with all brass snaps. I’m loving these and have even added one to my personal collection.

They’re great as business card holders, or as a compact wallet while you’re on the go. 

You can pick up your own right now on the Decade Leather Co. online store.

December 16, 2013

I’ve been working a lot with this new Wickett & Craig natural veg tan leather that I picked up a while ago. The leather starts off a nice fleshy natural color, but with a little love, some leather conditioner and time, it will turn a nice brown.

Here it is in one of my deluxe card wallets. You can pick up your own here.

November 14, 2013

Getting it done with Snooks Eaglin this afternoon

November 5, 2013

Every now and then I make a wallet that I’m especially proud of. This is one of those times. After a couple of failed attempts to make my lady the business card holder that she so desperately needed, I came up with this design for a commuter’s wallet. 

It features one main pocket with welted construction to several business cards right out of the package (it should expand to fit more as you use it) and a rear pocket for your metro card of other frequently-access bits.  

I’ve got a couple of these made, so far, but only this one in natural horse Chromexcel and brass snaps is available. You can pick it up here.

October 25, 2013

This rust Dublin deluxe card wallet is one of the best I’ve ever made. I love the mottled finish. It gives the leather a depth and dimension that’s just stunning.

You can buy one for yourself or a loved one here.

I’m in the process of revamping my lineup, so you might see some changes sooner or later. Fear not! Things will only improve.

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