Navigating city streets, desert highways, dirt roads, and everything in between requires minimal bulk and fuss-free carrying of your essentials. That was the design premise of the clutch — an elegant, durable, and secure women's wallet that only gets better with every scuff it picks up along the way.
The clutch begins as a large swatch of waxy 6oz Chromexcel leather that is cut from the hide by hand, along with two lighter weight Latigo "wing" sections and a corresponding Latigo washer. I then bevel the edges of the individual sections, punch the stitch holes and hardware slots, and set the snap. Hand stitching the wings to the body comes next, which is done with beeswax-coated thread to help lock each stitch in place. Corners are backstitched for extra reinforcement — the same logic behind the leather washer under the snap. The edges are then sanded smooth, coated with beeswax, and burnished. Each clutch comes in a natural tea-dyed cotton bag and includes a handwritten information card.
- body - 6oz Horween (Illinois) Black Chromexcel
- side panels - 4oz Horween Pronghorn Latigo
- solid brass snap - New Jersey
- waxed thread - Maine
- drawstring bag - Kentucky
- approximately - 8" x 4.5" (closed)
- made in the U.S.A.