TUREK LEATHER WORKS HORWEEN FRONT POCKET WALLET REVIEW – $32

Whenever someone shows me a small leather company, I am immediately interested. Many times I find some of the most gorgeous and well-made products from these small companies. Turek Leather Works has continued this interest with their handy and affordable Horween Front Pocket Wallet.

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ABOUT TUREK LEATHER WORKS

Robert Turek believes in handmade, high quality, long lasting, affordable goods. Based in rural Illinois, Turek Leather Works was established in 2014 and is a fresh new leather company born from “love and passion for elegant style” and proves these beliefs by crafting some gorgeous goods out of Horween leathers – one of the oldest tanneries in the United States. As we will see from the review, this is one of the nicest handmade Horween front pocket wallets I’ve seen at this price point.

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CONSTRUCTION

The rich Dark Brown Horween Chromexcel leather is so beautiful, and when bent shows some light pull-up in the leather that disappears after a short time. Its aroma will make you smile. Each piece is hand cut, and then hand burnished and slicked to ensure a finished and smooth edge. For the stitching, it’s all done by hand using the saddle stitch method to provide unrivaled durability. The wallet they sent me was certainly up to the standards they claim to stand behind. Please visit Turek Leather Works’ website for detailed information on their production process.

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FUNCTIONALITY

This wallet is quite handy. When all I have to do is open it up and take out whatever I need, it makes life so easy. Keep in mind this is more of a minimal wallet designed for your front pocket, so it will hold what you need but probably not a whole lot more than that. After breaking the wallet in a little, I managed six to seven cards on one side and ten to twelve folded bills on the other side. The wallet will easily slide into your pants, even if they are on the tighter side.

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AESTHETIC

If you are someone like me and appreciate minimal and simplistic designs that get the job done, look no further. Being only 2.5” wide and 4.5” high when folded, Turek did a great job of creating a sleek little wallet to hold your essentials. I’ve gotten nothing but compliments about it.

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CONCLUSION

The Horween Chromexcel 2 Pocket Bifold Front Pocket Wallet has definitely impressed me with its sleek and minimal look, high quality construction, and excellent price point. The wallet is available to purchase from Turek Leather Works’ website and buyers can choose from several different thread options. Be sure to check out their other great looking selection of handmade goods. Robert Turek has also provided a 10% discount to the readers of this review. Just enter the code: BESTLEATHER at checkout.

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16 Comments

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  1. Your links lead to an error message: Error 404: NOT FOUND!This domain name has just been registered.

    I tried two and got this message each time.

    This is one I need! 🙂

    Will check back a bit later to link over from your post.

    Nice review!

    • Hi Rust – thanks for the comment. I just double checked all of the links and they seem to work without issue. Not sure what is going on. Just in case, here’s the link to their website for you: http://turekleatherworks.com/. Thanks for reading the review! ~Tim

  2. Rust,

    Can I ask what browser you’re using? I’ve done thorough testing, and the site should be fully functional. We also have an etsy shop at: turekleatherworks.etsy.com with this wallet if the site won’t load.

    Thanks for alerting us to this.

    Robert Turek
    Turek Leather Works

    • Thank you for getting back to me. I just tried two of the embedded links again and am directed to the same error message. I am using firefox browser.

      I went ahead and tried to open in Safari browser, linking from this site, and received the same error message! Very odd. I cannot access your site at all, even using the link left below by Tim.

      • I’m very sorry you are experiencing those issues. I’ll investigate this further and see if I can replicate it, and correct it.

  3. Looks to be very high quality. Is this wallet offered without the Christianity references?

    • If you prefer an unbranded wallet, just make a note when ordering and we’ll leave off the makers mark.

      • I don’t mind the brand as much as the religion. I guess more openly my question is whether this is a pro- christian company. As much as I think this product looks amazing, I honestly don’t feel comfortable supporting a company which promotes christianity….

      • We’re proudly a Christian company. We also donate a portion of sales revenue to Christian missionaries in Peru.

      • You are utterly ridiculous, and this is coming from someone who’s Agnostic.

      • I am anti-religious, so my position is not ridiculous at all.

        Additionally, you listing being Agnostic as a justification for calling me ridiculous is not only absurd but strongly suggests you have no idea what agnosticism actually is.

      • You’re behavior is ridiculous and childish. So what if you’re an Atheist. That’s no excuse to troll people and companies for no other reason than to throw the fact that you do not approve of their beliefs in their face.
        You’re not stupid. At least I do not think you are. You knew before you commented that this was a religious based company. Stop trolling, and grow up. If you do not believe in what others believe, just move on and keep your comments to yourself. It’s the respectful thing to do.
        Lastly, how does me calling you out equate to me not knowing what being Agnostic means? Sounds good, but makes absolutely no logical sense…

      • I’ll take these in order:

        1) Confirming my suspicions rather than running under an assumption, I’m told, denotes intelligence. To that end, I do my best to make sure I understand a situation before coming to a conclusion about it. In this case, I suspected, but was not sure about, the affiliation of the company. Some organizations will promote a Christian product, even though they are not a Christian company. In determining that this group is very religious, I know that I need to take my business elsewhere. I was curious, polite and honest- there is nothing childish what I’ve done.

        2) I never said I was an atheist. Unlike me, you are making assumptions.

        3) Was I trolling when I said that I think this product looks amazing? My experience with trolls is that they are far from complementary and usually contrary to anything I propose. Perhaps your experience has been different than mine- I can’t say. But I assure you, it was not my intent to troll these folks.

        4) You are not aware of the hypocrisy surrounding your statement “Stop trolling, and grow up. If you do not believe in what others
        believe, just move on and keep your comments to yourself. It’s the
        respectful thing to do”, are you? I would say not as you clearly do not believe in what I believe, yet you did not keep your comments to yourself and move on. Why are you chastising me for a crime you committed in the process of chastisement?

        5) Agnosticism is the belief that the metaphysical is unknown/ unknowable. Such a belief in no way relates to wallet sales or the conversation I was having with this business owner. To that end, one could only logically arrive at you having a different or perhaps incomplete understanding of what it is to be Agnostic.

        In summary, it would appear that the only person trolling here is you. Per your prescription for solvency on this trolling issue, I would recommend that you follow your own advice and grow up, as well as don’t involve yourself in conversations which do not pertain to you.

        I’ll add that you are correct- I am not stupid. To that end, because you will no doubt need to get the last word in (further cementing your hypocritical behavior), I will simply ignore you. I do not believe you will see your error(s), so its for the best that we not communicate again. Good luck with the dispensing of your views. I’m sure the rest of the Internet will be just as receptive as I’ve been.

  4. Just wanted to say thank you for your Christian beliefs and your willingness to stand up for them! Oh and your leather goods look great!

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