- Slimline design
- Premium vegetable tanned English bridle hide exterior
- Vegetable tanned Australian kangaroo hide interior
- Eight card capacity (recommended limit)
- Hand tooled channel for seam protection
- Spring stainless steel money clip
- Extraordinary longevity
- Available in hand or machine stitched varieties
- Waxed Irish linen thread (hand stitched version)
“The wallet is where it all began. It was the first product I designed and where the search within my materials to find dorment function started. However, to activate this dormant function I needed to develop a fusion of new and old construction techniques.
Typically only thin layers of leather are used in wallet design. This means that the stitching has nowhere to sit but on the surface of the leather, leaving the thread exposed to abrasion. To protect the stitching in the Farrah wallet I used a thick external layer of leather that has a channel tooled into it. When the stitching is laid into this channel, it is completely protected. The thick external layer of leather now introduced a substantial stiffness and ridgity to the spine of the wallet. This newfound stiffness is turned into functionality by the design of the money clip. Typically, wallets of this style incorporate a vertical seam along the spine to create a sleeve to accomodate the money clip. The Farrah money clip however is made from a single piece of spring stainless steel and is woven through the rigid spine of the wallet and wet molded into position. Now instead of the leather being compromised by an additional seam to accomodate the money clip, the leather and the money clip work in unison to achieve the function required.
The wallets interior is made from Kangaroo leather, the strongest for its weight in the world. This has been used not only for its strength but also for its suppleness. By having a stiff, thick exterior the softer kangaroo hide interior becomes reactive to the contents of the wallet, when cards are inserted into the wallet the softer leather billows inwards ensuring that the interior seams remain separated and don’t cause abrasion.”
—Tom Farrah, Designer and Manufacturer.
Please note, due to the Handmade nature of Farrah products it can take up to two weeks before dispatch of a product. Please contact us if you require a product by a specified deadline.