Upgrade: Wallets from Makr

From time to time we’ll put together an order of small leather goods.  For this latest round, we sent a a handful of leathers down to Jason at Makr.  I’ve been carrying the “flap wallet” for a while now, and I really like it – although it did take some getting used to.  It’s slim and secure and different, so let the Costanza wallet go.  We have a select few available for purchase, details can be found at the end of this post.

Shades of Makr

Counter-clockwise from the top left: Natural Essex, Brandy Shell, Dark Brown Shell, Color #4 Shell, Green Shell, Navy Shell, Black Shell, and Tan Chromexcel.

The simplicity of the design and the natural character of the leather is a great combination – wallets are some of my favorite leather goods, since they see so much use and only get better as they burnish.

Some other styles - counter-clockwise from the left: Dark Brown Shell, Color #4 Shell, Natural Essex, Tan Chromexcel, Green Shell

Some other styles - counter-clockwise from the left: Dark Brown Shell, Color #4 Shell, Natural Essex, Tan Chromexcel, Green Shell

My favorite part of the wallet is actually the inside. Some have ink stamps, measuring machine stamps (showing square footage of the original piece in silver foil), finished backs (e.g. the Chromexcel), and dye spots from when we hand stained the shells.

The inside is the best part - counter-clockwise from the right: Tan Chromexcel, Color #4 Shell, Navy Shell, Black Shell, Color #4 (again)

The inside is the best part - counter-clockwise from the right: Tan Chromexcel, Color #4 Shell, Navy Shell, Black Shell, Color #4 (again)

The boxes are hand-inked, a nice touch.

The boxes are hand-inked, a nice touch.

Prices range from $110 to $200 plus shipping (Visa or MasterCard) – please email for more details – nick(at)horween.com

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7 responses to “Upgrade: Wallets from Makr

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  2. I love the Costanza reference. 😉

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  4. Hey, I read a lot of blogs on a daily basis and for the most part, people lack substance but, I just wanted to make a quick comment to say GREAT blog!…..I”ll be checking in on a regularly now….Keep up the good work! 🙂

    – Marc Shaw

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  6. Thanks, have never seen this article before. Very useful. Regards Ramon

  7. I love Makr products, they really are nice and seem to be uber handmade. I wish everyone wasnt going towards the Made In China thing. Kudos to Makr!

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