Your wallet goes with you everywhere, from the baseball field, to work trips, and every grocery store run in between. That’s why you need a wallet that can handle the wear and tear of everyday life. Our durable bifold leather wallets are crafted from premium leather, so you won’t need to worry about them breaking down. More than that, a man knows that a wallet can say a lot about him – that’s why it also needs to look respectable. A lot rides in your wallet, so why would you settle for anything less than the best? Browse our range of bifold leather wallets for men, and pick one that reflects your appreciation for grit, durability, and rugged good looks.
BIFOLD LEATHER WALLETS MAKE A MEMORABLE GIFT
Searching for a thoughtful gift? You’re in the right place. Your man says he doesn't need a new wallet? Wait until he’s seen one of our leather wallets. A new wallet brings a fresh start – along with that irresistible leather smell. Get him a high-quality wallet that captures his personality and will last through the years, graciously aging along with him. Our bifold leather wallets make the perfect gift for any occasion – and you can even match the functionality and durability of his new wallet with one of our leather bags, a duffle bag, or a backpack!
BISON LEATHER VS. COW LEATHER BIFOLD WALLETS
Bifold leather wallets in bison or cow leather are both incredible options. The main differences are in the grain pattern and how the leather is processed.
Bison leather, like cow leather, is made by skilled artisans. The distinctive grain of bison leather is highly desirable, so to preserve this feature, the bison hides are not stretched during the tanning process.
In its natural state, a bison hide is not necessarily stronger than cowhide. (Both are the strongest type of easily obtainable animal hides, and they’re similar in strength and elasticity.) But, a leather’s strength is dictated by the thickness of the hide or the leather grade. As mentioned above, bison hides are typically not stretched as much as cowhide, which means bison leather wallets may be considered even stronger than cow leather wallets.
APPEARANCE & QUALITY
The same grades of quality (full-grain, top-grain, etc.) apply to both bison leather and cow leather. Even though a bison is a much larger animal than a cow, bison hides are generally smaller in size because they’re not stretched like cowhides. Artisans and manufacturers go to great lengths to protect the unique grain patterning of bison leather.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1. How do I choose between a trifold and a bifold leather wallet?
Traditional billfolds, whether bifold or trifold, carry timeless appeal. A high quality leather wallet is a treasure. (Bet you can still picture Granddad pulling that soft, weathered billfold from his pocket at the filling station.) Billfolds come in two main variations: bifolds and trifolds.
Bifold leather wallets fold in half, dividing the wallet into two sections. Trifold leather wallets are folded twice, dividing the wallet into thirds. Because of the extra fold, trifolds tend to take up more space in a pocket, but depending on the design (and how it’s filled), that isn’t always the case. Keep in mind that both bifolds and trifolds are prone to overstuffing, simply because there is space available!
2. 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. 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 leather wallets in a way that preserves the natural quality and beauty – here’s how:
- 3-4 Soft, clean cloths
- Straw & toothpick (optional)
- Leather Cleaner
- Leather Conditioner
Clean the inside:
Remove all contents from inside your billfold, 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 billfold. (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.
You don’t need to fully clean and condition 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 bifold leather wallet.