Two and a half years of everyday use should develop some sort of patina on a leather wallet, and for Zach Parks’s bifold, that’s certainly the case. His devotion to his In Blue Leather Arrow wallet has been rewarded and he’s made our Fade Of The Day.
Patina, patina, patina. Think of what leather can do when used a lot and this wallet has it. Darkening to a warm caramel color throughout? Check. Plenty of great creasing set into the leather? Check. Indigo transfer? Check. Knicks, bends, dents, and areas where the contents of the wallet have stretched the leather out? Check, check, check, and check.
With all boxes checked, Zach’s got a winner on his hands. Even more than that, he’s got what we call a rare bird. This model has been discontinued from production so this is one of the last you’ll ever see in the wild.