Does your wallet leave a nasty square mark in your jeans and trousers? Do you have to empty out all the receipts from it every other week? Its time to throw your old wallet away and buy a Raphael Lean Essential wallet.
Hand crafted in Vancouver, Canada from a single piece of Wicket and Craig vegetable-tanned leather to create a tri-fold wallet, hand-stitched to give it that authentic feeling. Originally a KickStarter campaign, it reached its goal and the young James Raphael set about making his leather craft dream a reality.
There are four colour choices, the natural tanned leather which will darken with use, the medium brown which I went with, dark brown and black which will all age gracefully.
On receipt, the wallet came in a tiny box with a small leather strap to give you a slight indication to what might be inside. Just like most expensive goods, a certificate of authenticity was also included which was quite surprising for the small amount I paid for it. First few uses were a nightmare, the leather was very taut and hard to use. It would take a few minutes to take a card out of the centre fold which was worrying. Every time a card was needed, a battle would ensue. However after a few weeks of use, the leather has softened up and an odd battle between my fingers and my wallet does happen but it has now become a lot easier to gain access to my cards.
Raphael Quality goods will allow you to make the wallet your own. The company will laser cut up to three initials on the back side of your essential wallet.
This tiny wallet shows how much, well how little is needed. Simply four cards and paper money. Anything else can rattle in your pocket or can be left at home. The thing that is most puzzling, why I had not bought one of these earlier.
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