Throughout grade school, we weren’t allowed to have wallets with chains attached to them. The administration alleged that it was for our “safety,” though I suspect that they were actually just trying to stifle my style. In any case, I’m now an adult who earns money, money which I am free to spend on whatever I like. And on that long list of things I can conceivably purchase are, yes, chain wallets. Specifically, JWJ’s grade-school-banned Big Biker Wallet.
To give you a fresh starting point, it’s made with natural, vegetable-tanned leather that will transport your ass to straight to Patina Town. The wallet features enough pockets and slots for most sensible people, and then some. And to keep your banknotes company, it’s lined with a beautiful tattoo-inspired Thomas Henry fabric, which means that you can have your Benjamin Franklins (or George Washingtons) cuddle up next to a pretty woman, a shark, AND a scorpion. What a fun party!
Aside from the YKK zips, linen thread, and leather “chain,” the most obvious attraction is the leather tooling. The wallet features classic Sheridan-style double-rope tooling, which gives the leather a beautiful texture.
Though the Big Biker Wallet is very much at home tucked into a back pocket atop a twin engine hog, you won’t be reprimanded should you be found a Prius-driving poseur. At least, we won’t judge you. It’s hand-cut, hand-stitched, hand-burnished, and hand-tooled, and, as such, takes about a month to get to you. But when a wallet like this lasts you a lifetime, what’s a month?
Available for ~$346.74 ($286.56 excluding VAT) at JWJ.