Vegetable Tan Billfold
- Made in America (in our Atlanta studio)
- 4.5 inches by 3.25 inches
- Four card slots (each holds multiple cards), plus room for cash
- Italian or French vegetable-tanned leather
- Can be monogrammed
A leather billfold is a true classic, one that only gets better when you make it out of a truly beautiful piece of leather. The Vegetable Tan billfold is cut from a beautiful, European vegetable-tanned leather that's made with a traditional process in Italy or France. This leather quickly acquires a patina for a gorgeous, timeless look.
"Vegetable Tan" isn't a color so much as a process. The leather is tanned with tree bark and other organic matter. But the tannery doesn't dye it or oil it (unlike all of the other types of leather we keep in stock at the KMM & Co. studio). The result is a uniquely light-colored leather that puts the hide's natural grain on full display.
One of the most beloved qualities of vegetable-tanned leather is the dramatic patina it acquires when you expose it to sunlight, the oils in your hands, and even the dye in your jeans. This leather will age beautifully with wear. It's perfect for someone who wants a wallet that will show where it's been through years of use.
Due to the unique nature of each hide and dye batch, your wallet may be a slightly different color than the one pictured. Vegetable Tan leather comes in a wide array of shades, and color variance between dye lots is a completely normal feature of this type of leather.
Most of us aren’t destined to become style icons. But we’d like to think that the KMM & Co. billfold could join the canon of iconic accessories. A luxurious scarf, a perfectly-proportioned pair of glasses, a watch that could just as easily be a family heirloom as something new -- we think a billfold holds its own among the most classic accessories.
Every time we sell a billfold, a member of the KMM & Co. team pulls up a chair and settles in to make it from scratch. Each of these wallets has lots of pieces. And putting those pieces together requires knowledge of a variety of heritage leather-working techniques. The process starts when we carefully cut out each piece of the wallet. Next comes hand-stitching. And no billfold leaves our work table without repeated rounds of burnishing.
The billfold features four card slots that can hold about 12 cards in total (plus room for cash, of course). It’s the perfect wallet for you if you like your accessories classic and long-lasting -- and if you want to have the space to tuck away a memento or two, maybe a meaningful photograph or a handwritten note you want to keep close.
These wallets are made by hand and made to order. At the busiest times of the year, they can take up to a week to ship. Need yours faster? Email firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll see what we can do! All orders over $50 ship free within the continental United States. (We can ship to other locations, too!)
If you aren't happy with your order, you can return it for free within 30 days of receipt. However, we can't accept returns of items that are customized for you, such as wallets embossed with your initials. Check out our return policy for more details.
I wasn’t always a big fan of veg tanned leather because it starts out so light, but I really like how quickly this has worn in. Th e leather was always beautiful but has just gotten darker and become a more interesting color. My last wallet looks like vinyl compared to this one! The leather is beautiful and the craftsmanship is impeccable!
I've had my billfold for almost a year and it looks better every day. Picks up a lot of color from raw denim. Love this thing!