Tan Camo Money Clip
Tan Camo Money Clip
This handsome money clip wallet is carefully crafted from two great Italian vegetable tanned leathers (Buttero and Camo Vachetta) and accented with an American Bridle Leather. This wallet is intended as a slim option for carrying your cash and cards without the bulk of a traditional billfold wallet.
3-6 Credit cards can be comfortably accommodated by the bank of 3 card slots on the right (more can be added as the wallet breaks in), with plenty of storage behind the assembly for receipts, more cards, etc. The left side flap is also intended to be a catch-all for receipts, business cards, etc. Cash is held in place with an high quality stainless steel and brass spring loaded clip
Due the wide footprint and thin design of this wallet, pressure is greatly reduced in your back pocket when seated.
The exterior of this wallet is a hefty 5oz Italian leather called Camo Vachetta in “Woodland”, a classic neutral camouflage pattern. It has a medium-soft temper, it folds easily, and makes for a very comfortable pocket feel. Italian veg-tan is highly regarded for the depth of color it acquires with use, and over time this leather will darken and grow richer.
The interior paring of American Bridle and Italian Buttero is a deliberate choice as they are both strong, firm leathers, but that is where the similarities end.
The Italian Buttero has a firm temper, making it perfect for card pockets. This is a very unique leather, especially in terms of aging. Having no coating or finish applied, in the beginning, it scratches quite easily. With abrasion, the oils from your hands, and various environmental factors, the scratches will begin to fade as the leather darkens and is further smoothed by use. Those initial scratches become the base for the eventual patina that will develop, and really add an interesting visual depth.
To contrast the smooth, varying nature of Buttero, I have chosen an American Bridle leather to pair with it. This tough as nails leather is textured, highly finished, and has little to no change in color due to use. The relationship between these two leathers will be ever changing as the Buttero ages, and make for a great wallet interior.
All Vulture items are born from the leather. These leathers are scavenged from around the world, then tanned with extracts of bark and liquored with animal fats inside wooden barrels, dyed with aniline (transparent) colorings, air dried, and polished.
Each item begins by gauging the temper and properties of a new leather and then creating a design to highlight and showcase these unique properties. Often times, I will pair leathers of similar tempers for nice visual and textural contrast.