Here at BestLeather we come across a large number of wallets. While most are amazing, some catch my eye more than others. When I was given the opportunity to review the Eastwood Roper Wallet, it instantly caught my eye with the gorgeous Saddle Tan color and functional design. Byline Supply Co aimed to create a classic, yet rugged wallet design to commemorate cowboy culture and Clint Eastwood himself. Let us find out if they succeeded in this venture.
ABOUT BYLINE SUPPLY CO
Austin Boyd’s appreciation for well-made American heritage goods was born from a leather belt his grandfather made years ago. He noticed how well constructed goods were from this time and felt he needed to offer the same experience to people today. These goods told the story of the owner, even after they had passed. This ideal is what Portland-based Byline Supply Co is rooted on and strives to communicate these ideals to their respective customers through the goods they produce. From their website: “We exist to help you live your legacy, and give you a piece of true American heritage.” Learn more about Byline Supply Co here.
This beauty is handcrafted from U.S. sourced Wickett and Craig English Bridle leather. The Saddle Tan color is lovely to my eye, and has already started to age nicely. The wallet is machine stitched with bonded 207 thread on a world renown Cobra class 4s machine, used by the best saddle makers in the world. If you notice, the edges are black. This is achieved by a combination paint/dye that penetrates the leather and will not chip off over time like regular edge paint. All this along with the solid brass snaps and eyelet (for the lanyard), customers can rest assured that no detail was overlooked.
I’m not usually one for larger wallets, but this design definitely won me over. After opening the wallet you see there are two cash slots on each side underneath the card slots, one card slot on the left for the most commonly used card, and three on the right that can hold at least 8 cards before breaking it in a bit. It is a seriously roomy wallet. Because of the roominess, the Eastwood Roper is definitely larger so it may not always fit in your back pocket if you’ve got smaller pockets. Although I did not use the brass eyelet to attach a lanyard (not included with the wallet), I can see why many would use this to keep their wallet secure in their pocket.
This thing looks good while still being rugged and durable. The leather and thread color along with the black painted edges look sleek and timeless, and again looks even better with age. The inside of the wallet is nicely put together and the cards are organized in a way that makes them easy to find and access when they are needed most. I found using this wallet in day-to-day life quite enjoyable and effortless.
After spending several weeks with the Eastwood Roper wallet, I am very pleased with its functionality, durability, and just how darn good it looks. I habitually touch the Wickett and Craig leather just because of how nice it is. At $105, it is getting pricey for a wallet. I believe it is worth it for something of this quality, plus people will ideally use this wallet for the rest of their lives. I am confident Clint Eastwood would approve. The Eastwood Roper Wallet is available in Saddle Tan, Brown, and Natural leathers and remember to check out the full product line from Byline Supply Co on their website.