The wallet design is run of the mill. It's thinness is too. I think the strategy was to make the wallet out of really cheap low-grade glove leather and cheap and thin inner liner material to get at thinness, but it fails. In fact, the divider of the bill fold compartment tore on inspection, so I remove it, which was really easy (it just tore out neatly) and had the benefit of making the wallet a bit thinner! Ironically, the quality of the workmanship carried through to the rest of the wallet. The the overall effect is a wallet that is not noticeably thinner than an ordinary wallet, and that is floppy and really cheap looking. What makes a wallet thin is how much stuff it contains. The design here scaffolds pockets for credit cards in a way that stacks them to make a thick middle ridge through the middle of the wallet. (Think of mattresses stacked but overlapping 1/4 of their width; they would be thinner at the ends but thicker in the middle where the mattresses overlap.) The overall effect is a wallet that is just as thick as your previous wallet and possibly thicker down the middle. In addition, even empty it is as thick as most thin wallets when fully loaded. The reality is that cheap materials don't make a wallet thin-- carrying less does. My solution, I went out and bought a $150.00 wallet guaranteed for a lifetime that is noticeably thinner and made me think carefully about what I truly needed to carry around with me, and I'm ecstatic with the outcome! You pay for what you get. And it turns out that making a good quality thin wallet is expensive, especially out of leather. You can't do it and sell at a profit for twenty bucks. Besides if you think that you use it daily, so dividing $150.00 by the number of days left to you is dirt cheap for most people (excepting of course the unlucky souls who reach for their wallets and, struggling to wrestle its girth from their pockets, carelessly step in front of a bus.) In one year, it's cost less than a dollar a day. If you judge by the number of times you handle it, it a fraction of that! now multiply by the number of days left! Go ahead, let the frugal, cheap, and short sighted make this false economy and buy yourself quality.
Merchant Response:We're so sorry you're unhappy with this! We would be happy to take this back for a return for a full refund, even if its personalized. We don't want you to be stuck with something you don't like. Just email us with your order # or last name if you'd like to do this.
Also, we are having this made by a new manufacturer soon, so the leather quality should be much better. It will be a polished finish leather instead of the soft finish it currently has.