There’s nothing more exciting than new brown leather in your favorite shade. From lighter tan to deeper chocolate tones, brown leather will always work its attention-grabbing magic. Where else would you want all that charming spirit of adventure than in something you carry with you everywhere? All of our brown leather wallets are handcrafted with either full grain or top grain leather and high-quality stitching.
But they’re more than just nice to look at – they’re also sensible and tough as nails, so you can rest assured they won’t break down before you do. With so much riding in your wallet, why settle for anything but the best? Choose a wallet that will always have your back and will make a lasting impression wherever you go. Browse through our selection of brown leather wallets, and pick the right match for your adventure-seeking soul.
RECOGNIZING HIGH-QUALITY VS. LOW-QUALITY LEATHER
There are varying grades of leather quality, and the difference between high-grade and low-grade leather is like the difference between Pappy and Jack: they can both look great from the outside, but one sip and you know which one cost more to make. (Pro tip: Know your bourbon. And know your leather.)
Here are four keys to identifying high-quality versus low-quality leather:
Leather is a natural material made from real animal skin. Its surface structure should not be completely uniform. (Hints of imperfections are a good sign in leather.) A perfectly uniform grain actually indicates lower quality.
Again, remember leather is a natural material. High-quality leather is soft and pliable. When you run your fingers across your brown leather wallet, it shouldn’t feel perfectly smooth. Press your finger into the leather - the surface will stretch and wrinkle a bit, like skin.
There is no way around it - high-quality leather costs more to produce than low-quality leather. If the price of that leather wallet seems too good to be true, it probably is.
OUR BROWN LEATHER WALLETS MAKE A MEMORABLE GIFT
Searching for a thoughtful yet practical gift that honors the wild in your favorite person? We’ve got you covered. We know they said they don't need a new wallet, but they haven’t seen these brown leather beauties. A new wallet brings a fresh start – and that irresistible leather smell. Get them a high-quality wallet that reflects their personality and will stay stylish through the years. Our brown leather wallets are the perfect gifts for birthdays, holidays, anniversaries, graduations, and other special moments. Take it up a few notches, and match the wallet with one of our leather bags for his next hunting trip with the boys or her girls’ trip up the coast.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1. What is the difference between Full Grain and Top Grain Leather?
Here are 3 key differences between full grain leather and top grain leather:
Full grain leather comes from the top layer of the hide and includes all of the natural grain, while top grain leather has the outermost layer of the hide removed. (Yeah, it sounds kind of backwards, but we don’t make the rules.)
Quality & Cost
Full grain leather is the highest quality grade of leather, and it comes from the top layer of the hide which includes all of the natural grain. It’s more expensive for manufacturers to buy and more difficult for them to work with. This is reflected in the cost to the consumer.
Top grain leather is the second highest grade of leather and has the outermost layer of hide removed. This difference makes the leather thinner and more workable for the manufacturer, which is reflected in the price compared to full grain leather.
The natural surface of full grain leather is incredibly unique—it tells a story through natural imperfections, marks, and even light brands in the surface. The natural grain from the top surface is sanded away from top grain leather, which removes imperfections and blemishes. After sanding away the natural grain, top grain leather is imprinted with an imitation grain to give it more a uniform look, but the hide loses some of its strongest fibers as a result. However, if uniform is what you’re looking for, then you’re in luck with top grain leather.
For a deeper dive into the differences between full- and top-grain leather, check out this article.
What’s the right way to clean a leather wallet?
Cleaning leather wallets (the right way) is more about protecting and moisturizing the leather than making it look brand new. High quality leather wallets develop a unique patina and look even better over time, and we don’t want to prevent that. Instead, we recommend cleaning to preserve the leather’s natural quality and beauty – here’s how:
Clean the inside:
Remove all contents from inside your wallet, and shake out any loose dirt that may have collected in there. To get into the corners, use a straw to blow out any lint, dust, or dirt that may be hiding. (A toothpick can help with stubborn corners, but be very careful.)
Clean the outside:
Use a dry cloth to remove any surface dust, and then wipe down the exterior using a cleaner that is specially formulated for leather. Apply the cleaner with a soft cloth in a circular motion; then remove with a slightly damp cloth to avoid clogging the pores of the leather.
Condition the outside:
Find a leather conditioner, and test an inconspicuous spot before applying it to your entire wallet. (Conditioning can slightly change the color of the leather, so be sure you’re happy with the effect.) If you’re happy with the conditioner, apply it to a clean cloth, and then gently rub over the entire leather wallet, taking special care around any embellishments.
Note that you don’t need to complete a full cleaning and conditioning process very often. (Really, the brisk dusting will go a long way when it comes to everyday care.) But taking time to clean and condition your leather wallets at least twice a year (up to once a month) will enhance the natural beauty of the leather, prevent it from drying out over time, and ultimately extend the life of your leather wallet.