Today we’re incredibly excited to announce a new product to the worn&wound shop–a series of wallets, handmade in America. We’ve tossed around the idea of making a wallet for a while, but we wanted to make sure that if and when we did, we’d make something not just great, but incredible. After all, there are a lot of wallets on the market.
As fans of leather goods, we keep an eye on brands and makers of particular skill, and Monk Made Goods stood out from the rest. A one-man shop in West Virginia run by Jason Boone, Monk’s goods are nothing short of art. Our managing editor, Ilya, bought one of his wallets last year, and we were all enamored by the quality of the piece. Everything, from the stitching to the burnishing to the way the card slots inside of the wallet stacked, was executed with the highest attention to detail. Yet, like our High Craft straps, had a certain charm that only comes from handcraft.
So, we hit up Jason to see if he’d be down to collaborate, and as luck would have it, he very much was. Together with Jason, we hammered out the details of the wallet, being sure to make it uniquely styled for worn&wound. We started with a classic eight-slot concept with six card slots, two hidden pockets and a cash compartment. For the shape, we took a cue from Monk’s Japanese-inspired goods and stuck with large-radius, rounded edges, as they really show off the high-quality burnishing that takes place. For the card slots, we mixed things up a bit, and went with a straight cut that dips down, allowing for extra easy grasping while maintaining a clean appearance.