Leather Clutch, leather purse, brown leather clutch, simple purse 101
Materials: Full Grain Vegetable Tanned Leather, Solid Brass Hardware, Made In America, Natural Vegetable Based Handmade Dyes, Natural Handmade Leather Conditioner, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Purified Beeswax, Leather
A very modern and classic leather clutch meant for everyday use. This simple leather clutch was designed entirely from one very durable piece of full-grain vegetable tanned leather. Mr. Lentz uses only the highest grade of leather ensuring that this purse will last you a long long time. It comes with a separated pocket section fastened into the clutch. Every purse is hand made one by one in the Mr. Lentz workshop. A lot of care and detail is put into each piece to ensure that every leather clutch comes out to a very high standard.
Please note this purse may come with markings, small scars and other beautiful and natural features, it is a testament to real authentic Full-Grain leather. It will hold up great with heavy use.
The leather is sourced from the top tannery in the U.S. and Mr. Lentz cuts, brands, stamps, and assembles each clutch by hand. The rivets are solid brass with nickel plating, there's nothing better than fine leather goods made from the finest materials. A Mr. Lentz original design.
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The Simple Clutch interior pockets:
The interior pocket is composed of one larger open pocket section as well as two smaller and tighter fitting sections. The larger section can fit folded bills, and can also help separate smaller items from getting lost within. The two smaller sections are great for storing a few credit cards, some lipstick, hair barrettes, or any other little item that needs to be held in place securely.
The Simple Clutch, an original leather clutch design by Mr. Lentz
♦ Hand cut Full-grain vegetable tanned leather sourced from the top U.S. tannery
♦ Leather may include beautiful original markings form the cow's life, such as scarring, welts, brand marks and more
♦ Every piece is heat branded with the Mr. Lentz logo
♦ Each piece is hand stamped with a unique sequential number signifying the order in which it was made in the history of Mr. Lentz Leather Goods
♦ Detailed edge work and finishing
♦ Hand riveted with solid brass, nickel plated rivets for maximum durability and a very long life
♦♦♦ As a special bonus, each piece comes with a tin of Mr. Lentz Spiff N' Shine, meant to condition high quality leather goods
PERSONALIZE WITH INITIALS:
Want to add a custom touch? Consider adding initials or a name stamped onto your item. It's a great idea for those giving items as a gift. Personalization for this item will go on a small tag riveted to the front of the body visible when the flap is open.
- Choose the Stamped option
- Write your personalization in the comment box on checkout
Example- STAMP: JASON
*** IF YOU DO NOT CHOOSE THE STAMPED OPTION WE WILL MAKE YOUR ITEM AS A NON-PERSONALIZED ITEM AND PROCEED TO SHIP THE ORDER.
- Up to 10 Characters Maximum including spaces // on one line only
- Only uppercase letters can be used.
- You can use these symbols as well: . ( ) - + = / & ! ? " " : * > < # @ $ ♥
- Position of personalization is just above the numbers on all wallets and a few will vary (sorry no exceptions there!) for other items, please see the product description for placement
- The personalization will be surrounded by a diamond mark on each end as shown in the photos unless you use your own symbols at the ends in which case I will use my discretion
This process uses cold hammering to impress the letters into the leather.
This option is not available on this marketplace.
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The exterior dimensions of this leather clutch measure approximately: 7.75 inches wide x 4.25 inches tall x 1.875 inches deep (197mm x 108mm x 48mm)
THE CREATION OF YOUR WALLET (applies to all Mr. Lentz Leather Goods)
Now, there aren't too many people makin' wallets with as much care as I do, so I thought I would share the process with y'all:
♦Every morning Mr. Lentz wakes up and brews a pot of Cowboy Coffee, you know - the grainy type with a bit of grind still left in the cup. Sippin' on this, he enters his workshop and pulls out a large 'side' of raw, full-grain, vegetable-tanned leather. Usually a roll of about 24 square feet, of leather smellin' goodness. From this roll he will plan out the day's cuts, which pieces will be best used for wallets, and where the most interesting natural markings lay. Mr. Lentz will then start the cutting and punching process, shaping the wallet down to the millimeter using a series of sharp knives and precision cutting tools.
♦From there, it will be carried over to the Mr. Lentz logo branding machine, a beast of a tool that is capable of over a thousand degrees of heat. The brand is set in place and the logo is impressed on the surface...a sweet smell of singed leather fills the air with a puff of steam. Next, the wallet is carried over to the sequential number machine, where Mr. Lentz first sprays on a bit of water into place before adjusting the machine and pulling down on the lever to set the numbers deep into the leather. This number signifies the order in which the wallet or other leather good was made in the history of Mr. Lentz Leather Goods. It is sequential right from the start of Mr. Lentz's early work, and he has a book to account for every item and number marked.
♦If you chose to personalize your wallet, then Mr. Lentz will heat up another branding tool, as well capable of over 1,000 degrees. The letters are hand placed into the tool in the old-fashioned typesetter's way, then the wallet is again sprayed with a mist of water. Mr. Lentz will hold the branding tool above the wallet, carefully aligning the initials in place, then with a quick and brisk movement, the numbers are pressed and held into place as the tool brands the leather.
♦The wallet is then set out to dry in the natural heat and wind of the Southwest's desert air for several hours. Once fully dry, the wallet is brought over to be oiled and conditioned. Mr. Lentz is proud to say that he makes his own leather conditioner from all-natural materials as well. It is the same leather conditioner that he ships free with every wallet as a can of Spiff N' Shine (also hand-filled! ) The wallet is set on a table and rubbed down from side to side with a few layers of an oil-wax mixture. This process is then repeated on the backside and over again until the wallet has fully absorbed just the right amount as to be soft and pliable.
♦Once oiled, every wallet is hand-buffed with a soft cloth before each rivet is placed into the leather, one by one. The rivets are assembled together with several hundred pounds of force, creating a super-durable and tight fit... one that will last a long long time. The wallet is then hand hammered into shape, thus keeping its tightly made corners and folds.
♦Each wallet is then fit with a paper sleeve made from recycled materials, and attached with a free tin of Mr. Lentz Spiff N' Shine. Then, finally - after a day or so of work - it is off to the postal service to make its way to you and your pocket. It will last you a long long time.
Thanks for reading, I hope you enjoyed hearing about all of the work that went into this purely handcrafted piece of leather goodness!
Free shipping to all U.S. 50 states on orders of $80+ unless otherwise noted due to increased USPS shipping rates, reduced rate shipping international.
International shipments may incur a customs or duty fee, though it is rare and random. The responsibility for paying the duty fee is that of the buyer, but Mr. Lentz does try to help his customers out with this fee by charging less than half the actual shipping cost.
PLEASE NOTE: If your international package has not arrived within 2 weeks, please go to your local Post Office and give them the tracking number for your package - they may be holding it for you to pick up. The tracking number is provided in the shipping confirmation email that Etsy will send you when your item is marked as shipped.
Why buy from MR. LENTZ:
COMMITMENT TO NATURE:
Mr. Lentz works hard to find new ways to work with natural materials. After weeks of experimenting he has proven that it is possible to work with leather in an all-natural and non-toxic fashion. Mr. Lentz creates without destroying.
Every material used in the Mr. Lentz Shop is thought over, and over, and over again to assess its impact on the environment. Mr. Lentz tries to use upcycled and sustainable materials in his work when possible. He stays far away from toxic elements, even creating his own dyes from vegetable matter, and his own leather conditioner from all natural ingredients. Mr. Lentz firmly believes in creating without destroying.
Every MR. LENTZ accessory is handmade from start to finish in the Mr. Lentz workshop. Each piece is designed, sustainably sourced, cut and assembled with extreme attention to even the smallest details.
Each item in the shop is one of a kind in terms of appearance and all are made to order as a limited series. All items include a unique sequential number stamped into the leather.
Jan 26-Feb 2
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3,630 reviews5 out of 5 stars
Mr. Lentz has been pleasurable and responsive to my inquiries. I absolutely love my clutch. It fits my iPhone 6 Plus (inside a Tech21 case), cash, credit cards and ID as well as lipstick and keys. It's perfect for quick errands in the city, trips to the gym, walks with the dog or a night out. I love my clutch!
The entire transaction with Mr. Lentz was quite pleasant! I encourage interested shoppers to add the strap, snap closure, and pockets – well worth the investment! The clutch is just the right size to fit cards, cash, an iPhone, and accoutrements. I'll be visiting this shop again the next time I'm in market for high quality handmade leather goods.
Used it a few times-going to the movies, casual outing with friends, etc., and it's a really great size for the essentials. Fits my phone, tiny wallet, and small extras like keys and ChapStick without getting bulky. The added hand strap was a great add-on for when I need both hands free but don't want to leave my stuff lying around. The button clasp feels really secure. The leather appears to be good construction. I'm excited for the wear patterns that'll eventually set in with more use. Great for a gift, I think.
Mr Lentz was very easy to work with. After seeing the wallet, then exchanging for the clutch I was a little shocked at how thin the leather was and how simple the design was for the price paid. Probably would have passed it in the store. I will use it for special occasions, not a daily user. The wrist strap is a nice addition to have.
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