Wanna know why leather wallets are timeless? Well, picture this:
It’s 200,000 years ago. The first caveman buys wood for the first fire from his neighbor. He pulls out his leather wallet (he killed the cow to make it yesterday) from his strip of clothing to make the transaction. Crazy, but leather wallets have really been around that long.
OK, so maybe I made that up. But, the point is, leather wallets have been around a hell of a long time. The 17th century in fact (that’s actually true I promise!).
So, why are we still using leather wallets over 300 years later? We took a good long look at our old leather wallets and came up with reasons why we think people turn to them now, and will for years to come.
Better With Age
Leather is one of those really cool materials that almost gets better with age. A really nicely aged leather wallet has style and class. It says ‘hey I use my wallet all the time cause I got loads of cash’.
A leather wallet is a rare breed in its nonjudgmentalness (definitely a real word). We would never judge another’s wallet for being a little well-worn would we? Can you say the same about another’s shoes or their suit? You would never say anything about one’s shoes or suit (I hope!), but you’d be thinking it. A well-worn wallet just never registers on your shabbiness radar.
Cash to Card Society
The second reason why leather wallets are timeless is more of a happy consequence of a technological shift. Like it or not, we’re moving towards a cashless society.
I love holding cash, but when you can expect to buy a coffee everyday with your card and you can use contactless technology to make it quicker, the writing is clear to see on the wall.
Happily, we’ll still need wallets for years to come as the transition that’s most apparent is from cash to cards. You still need somewhere to stick your 935684734 cards, and a leather wallet still does the trick.
Because leather wallets last so long, you start to develop a certain nostalgia for them. It’s your wallet where you earned your first dollar, got your first credit card, held your first condom (not sorry). After a while they’re not just a part of your everyday carry, they’re a part of you.
I had my last leather wallet for over a decade. And I’ve still got it.
You wanna know why leather wallets are timeless?
It’s because 300 years later, leather wallets still do their job with practicality and class.
We stock a quality, reasonably priced leather wallet here at The Urban Upgrade. Enough room to carry all your cards, bills and coins in a slim wallet. Get it in brown or black here: Baellerry Leather Wallet