Builtwithsoul

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Announcement    Breaking in your New Leather Wallet
Just like a full-grain leather baseball glove, a full-grain leather wallet has a "break-in" period that one must work through. This transformation starts the first time you put your contents in your wallet. Each pocket works best with 2 or 3 cards, but the leather pockets are designed to fit the cards snuggly and will take some time to loosen up.

If you are having trouble getting your cards in and out of your wallet and you would like to speed up the break-in process, you can add extra cards for a short period of time to stretch it out.First, put 2 or 3 cards in one pocket of the wallet. Then, one at a time, slide additional cards in the pocket behind the other cards. Once you have 4 or 5 cards in one pocket, massage the leather with your hands or put it in your pocket for a short period of time. In just 5-10 minutes, you should be able to take out the extra cards from the overstuffed pocket and see a slight difference.

Note: Be careful not to overstretch the leather as once it has stretched, it will only recoil slightly.

Maintaining Full-Grain Leather
Since your wallet probably won't be exposed to the sun and other elements like a baseball glove, it is not recommended to put anything on your Built With Soul wallet. Each piece is a work of art, and will continue to look and feel better as it ages. The oils from your hands will naturally keep the leather soft and conditioned. If you spill something on your leather wallet or get it dirty, wipe it off using a damp cloth, and let it dry at room temperature. Never place wet leather near a heater or fire to speed up the drying process; this will damage the leather.

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Last updated on Aug 30, 2021

Breaking in your New Leather Wallet
Just like a full-grain leather baseball glove, a full-grain leather wallet has a "break-in" period that one must work through. This transformation starts the first time you put your contents in your wallet. Each pocket works best with 2 or 3 cards, but the leather pockets are designed to fit the cards snuggly and will take some time to loosen up.

If you are having trouble getting your cards in and out of your wallet and you would like to speed up the break-in process, you can add extra cards for a short period of time to stretch it out.First, put 2 or 3 cards in one pocket of the wallet. Then, one at a time, slide additional cards in the pocket behind the other cards. Once you have 4 or 5 cards in one pocket, massage the leather with your hands or put it in your pocket for a short period of time. In just 5-10 minutes, you should be able to take out the extra cards from the overstuffed pocket and see a slight difference.

Note: Be careful not to overstretch the leather as once it has stretched, it will only recoil slightly.

Maintaining Full-Grain Leather
Since your wallet probably won't be exposed to the sun and other elements like a baseball glove, it is not recommended to put anything on your Built With Soul wallet. Each piece is a work of art, and will continue to look and feel better as it ages. The oils from your hands will naturally keep the leather soft and conditioned. If you spill something on your leather wallet or get it dirty, wipe it off using a damp cloth, and let it dry at room temperature. Never place wet leather near a heater or fire to speed up the drying process; this will damage the leather.

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Handmade wallets, belts and leather from Allen, TX

Built With Soul was established at the request of friends and family that wanted access to the work I was doing and wanted to help support my need to create. Built With Soul is not a full-time business, but with your support, who knows what the future might be! Each of our items is 100% handmade. No machinery is used during our process (maybe one day I'll get that sewing machine!).

Each of the items available here are 100% handmade. perfection is what I strive for, but it is not uncommon for each piece to have some "character." The leather goods offered here are artisan products. They are not mass produced, store bought, made in a factory located far-far-away.

If I am not happy with the product, it doesn't get sent until I am. I would certainly not expect anything less.


About the Maker

I am life-long creative, that is a professional graphic designer and marketing professional. A US Army Veteran, I am one that likes to keep his knuckles in the grass, I love all things that are handmade. My journey to leather started 27 years ago when I visited my wife's family in Trenton, Mo. While on that trip, I visited the family saddle shop, and that smell of leather never left me. I only wish it didn't take me that long to give it a go! Now that I did, I AM HOOKED!!!

Outside of leather, you can usually find me in the garage building motorcycles. A Harley and chopper addict, I am known to usually have a "project or two" in the works.

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