I’ve been using the same bifold wallet for the past 6+ years and it has gotten to a point where it is unusable. There are things falling apart and it is pretty much useless. So when I say it was time for a new wallet, I truly mean it. Lucky for me, Levart Leather Goods was interested in having one of their wallets reviewed and after using their 5 Card Leather Wallet for the past few weeks I am never going back to my original wallet again.
Let’s take a closer look at this Levart wallet.
The wallet is made out of beautiful English Bridle vegetable tanned leather that is sourced from Wickett & Craig. Right away you can tell the quality of this wallet is top notch and the hand made craftsmanship add to this. I have been using this as my everyday wallet for the past few weeks and it has held up perfectly.
By design, it is a minimal and simple wallet with one card slot on the front of the wallet and 4 slots on the inside. Having only 5 card slots was new to me as I have been used to my big and bulky bifold wallet, however, I found out that I only really use 2-3 of my cards on a daily basis so this wallet was ideal. I found myself usually carrying 4 cards and then using the last open card slot as a way to carry cash.
As mentioned, this is a minimalist wallet and it plays that role well. If you are looking for a wallet that will hold 10 cards, a wad a cash, pictures and all of your receipts then this is not going to be the wallet for you. However, if you are like me and carry only a handful of cards and some cash then this will work out great for you.
The card slots themselves took a few days of use before they were broken it, but after that initial period it become much easier to quickly access the cards.
The wallet is slim enough to be carried in your front pocket if you wish, although I carried it in my back pocket the majority of the time. Overall, the functionality of this wallet was ideal after the initial breaking in period, which is to be expected.
Every time I pulled this wallet out, whether at a restaurant, bar or a baseball game, I seemed to catch a compliment from someone I was with. Granted, most of my friends are not leather lovers like myself so when they see a high quality wallet it catches their eye.
I have the black wallet with the brown tiger thread, but on Levart’s website you can choose from 3 different leather colors (burgundy, chestnut and tan) and 8 different thread colors. You even have the option to add your initials for an extra 6 bucks.
All in all, I was impressed with Levart’s 5 Card Wallet and it has completely replaced my old bifold wallet as my everyday carry. If you are looking for a high quality minimal wallet that is both functionally and aesthetically pleasing than you can;t go wrong here.
Matter of fact, we are currently running a giveaway in partnership with Levart where you have a chance to win one of these wallets as well as some other leather goods from them. If you are interested, see the form below.Video submission contest