First and foremost I must apologize for all of the delays in email response time and shipment times. We run have run into several issues in a short amount of time and we are doing our best to sort them all out.
Regarding the NON PRE-SALE orders. We had a very large batch of these orders go missing during our move. We have since gotten to the bottom of the issue and the wallets are being resent as soon as possible. We are willing to process refunds if you are not satisfied with the wait time thus far, and frankly I wouldn't blame you. I really don't like letting my customers down, but we were hit with a lot of issues at once. Some of the tracking are still not showing updates, but the wallets are in fact on their way. The tracking number sent in your original emails should be updating shortly.
Regarding the PRE-SALE orders. We were set to make these weeks ago, but during a move of our apartment and workshop, which turned out to be redundant, we ended up breaking a crucial part of our manual wallet press, which helps us cut the outer shapes and sewing holes in a consistent manner.
The sale we had was due to be a moving sale. We had already had an apartment on hold and we were ready to move. The apartment we had on hold ended up going back to the previous tenants two weeks before we were set to move. We were lucky enough to secure our old place, as nobody had signed up for it, but we still had already packed everything in storage in anticipation for the move. During the move back into our current apartment, we ended up damaging a crucial tool for use making the wallets. We have repaired the tool and the pre-sale orders will be going out this week.
I thank everyone for their continuing patience, and sincerely apologize for all of the delays.
No need for over complication.
Hand stitched with a 25lb breaking strength thread, Phil's Wallet uses just two strips of recycled leather & hearty sewing to maximize durability.
Thinner stuffed than most are empty.
Just 3"x4" and under 1/8" thick. Two external card pockets capable of 10+ cards and a center cash wedge for
up to 20 American dollar bills.
Made to be abused.
No Special Care Needed.
My wallet has been through bicycle crashes, accidental hot tub soaks, and tossed out of a moving vehicle. It keeps coming back stronger!
The Simple Wallet
This isn't a revolutionary new design that will change the way people carry money, my wallets are as simple as possible so that I make the
most of the few materials I can locally recycle.
Phil's Wallets will always be 100% hand
made in America using 100% recycled leathers.
I strive not just for simplicity in design,
but in the spirit of every aspect of my business.
That's why we run everything out of our home
workspace, from sewing of the wallets to the designing of the website and packaging.
Stitching is Herculean. Craftsmanship is pragmatic. It's even picking up some nice grey dye from my jeans. Kicks more ass than any wallet has the right to.
LGBT War Machine
The quality is excellent and it is slim enough to be almost unnoticeable in my pocket and prevents me stuffing it with receipts and business cards, but is the perfect size for me to carry walking around cash in.
Received my wallet yesterday and took it out of my pocket today. Most comfortable wallet I've ever had in my pocket, and it can hold everything I need from my trifold that was about 4 times its size.
As a bartender, I like to be able to fit fat wads of cash in my wallet (even if they are mostly singles.) Amazingly, this lil guy does the job happily.
Compact, well-made with good strong stitches and fits everything I need. It also fits nicely in my front pocket where it protects me from backaches and my smartphone from getting scratched.
It's thinner than my empty old wallet, even loaded up with 4 plastic cards on each side pocket and a small wad of bills in the middle. I'm probably going to order a few to give as xmas presents!
Bas van Oerle
I've been getting a bunch of compliments on my wallet from people recently, I didn't know that was a thing that people commented others on, but there you go!
I put about fifteen bills and four or five cards and it's thinner than my old wallet when it was empty! Color scheme's a huge plus and quality is tops.
The difference in comfort after carrying a big tri-fold wallet for a long time is really something. The look of the wallet is great and the leather looks even better after being a bit worn.
Was worried that it wouldn't hold lots of bills, but it did NOT fail me, even stuffed with more bills than I'd expected to hold at any given time. Love the design, love the simplicity.
Unless you're absolutely dying to keep all of your old receipts on you at all times, get this. I hardly even notice I have it on me when I head out.
Had mine for about 3 months now. Only problem is with dark denim the dye transfers over a bit. Built quality is great, but I might dye the entire thing black since it looks odd.
Frequently Asked Questions.
We get that all of the time.
I recycle all of the leather by hand. I come across such a variety of colors that I could not possibly offer any kind of choice. I do however only use relatively neutral earth tone color schemes in my wallets. If you absolutely despise your color you can send it back at your own expense for a different color, no questions asked. Just email me first.
While my wallet is designed for U.S. bills I have many international customers who use my wallets.
Alternative sized bills can be folded in 3 and still tucked away within the wallet.
"How long will shipping take?"
Wallets typically leave my shop a day or two after purchase and from then it can take up to 7 business days priority and up to 2 weeks economy. International varies. The estimates through your tracking are usually pretty accurate.
"So what the heck is recycled leather?"
Recycled leather is leather that I personally recycle by hand from a variety of sources where it would have otherwise gone to waste. No new leather will ever be put into production for any Phil's Wallet. That being said, I do have strict guidelines of what is acceptable. Only high quality leathers of just the right thickness make it to your pockets.
Leather Nerds Beware:
This is not a full grain leather wallet. All of my wallets are made from 100% hand recycled leather. A uniquely textured but still extremely durable substitute. In addition to the many environmental benefits of using materials that would have gone to waste, I actually prefer the feel of my wallets and find I can make them even thinner and more durable.
"What about this Guarantee?"
All wallets are backed by a five year guarantee protecting any defects that may have occurred as a result of an
error on our end. This includes but is not limited to thread breakage, wallet un-stitching, and inferior materials.
This does not cover any damage that is caused by extreme usage beyond anything you should be subjecting a wallet to. [But send a message anyways, we are usually pretty cool about these so long as the system is not being abused.]
Just send back the wallet at your own expense with an explanation note and we will replace it, no hassles.
"Will I receive an email confirmation?"
You should receive a confirmation right away. You will receive another email with your tracking when your order ships. This could take us up to 3 business days (I usually get them out the same day but I like to be on the safe side of things.)
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