Architect’s Wallet

$98

The Architect's Wallet eliminates the multiple layers of paper-thin leather dividers of typical wallets, in favor of minimalism and usability. Instead of dozens of cute little slots, it incorporates a write-anywhere Fisher Space Pen and a take-anywhere extra small Moleskine Volant notebook that is slightly larger than a credit card.

With space for three cards inside the notebook flap and five to ten in the thumb-slot pouch (tight fit at first, but the leather will stretch to fit over time), and space for some folded cash and receipts in either slot, the minimalist design will easily fit in the front pocket of all but the skinniest jeans, and the inherent stretch of the leather will conform to your pocket over time.

If you secretly want a purse in your pocket to carry around all of your club membership cards, Mr. Costanza, this is probably not the wallet for you.

If you appreciate the fact that this hand crafted, saddle-stitched piece of thick, rugged 5/6oz leather will very likely be the last wallet you ever have to purchase–in short, if you appreciate fewer high quality things, rather than more mediocre things–we guarantee that this will fit the bill(s).

Available in an array of colors.

Super-Secret*, High-Tech* 'Low-Stress Ordering System:'

We hand-make to order in our Florida studio, ship fast (usually within 2 days), and are not making money on shipping costs, so you get your stuff quickly and without loads of extra fees.
  • Free US economy shipping both ways, with upgraded options available.
  • Low cost shipping for international customers, as well as upgraded options.
  • A pretty damn liberal return policy, in case the goods don't work out for you.
Check the Shipping Information page for a description of our Economy, Upgraded, and Expedited Shipping options. (*note: not actually super-secret OR high-tech--we're just committed to not being jackasses about shipping or returns.)

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  • USA made Horween Chromexcel, Veg Tan, and Latigo Leathers in an array of colors.
  • USA made Fisher Space Pen, chrome (silver color) or matte black.
  • USA made YKK rivet; bright nickel (silver color) or matte black to match pen.
  • Includes two Moleskine Volant xsmall notebooks. Extra replacements available at your local paper goods store or on Amazon.
  • Dimensions: 4.75″x3.5″ (about as tall as an iPhone and as wide as a credit card).

How the designer uses it:

“Obviously, the incorporated pen and notebook is the best part overall…but I’ve been more intrigued by how the design has streamlined how I use a wallet.

I put my two most-used cards inside the notebook flap, face-to-face with magnetic strips not touching.  Keeping them in their own, covered slot seems to have kept the magnetic strips ‘alive’ longer, which is a nice time-saver in checkout lines.

The rare times I have cash or a receipt to save, I’ll either fold and stick them in the pages of the notebook, or slide them behind the credit cards in the inside pocket.

Less frequently used cards (insurance, ATM, and driver’s license) go in the larger slot behind the notebook.  I’ve moved all my annoying club & gift cards to my phone.  All numbers and PIN codes, alongside all my login and password data, are protected by the secure and remarkably useful 1Password app.”

-shawn

A note on stretch & measuring sizes:

Leather stretches--but not on its own, like an old rubber band. We have attempted to size our products to take the stretch into account, and still result in a product that fits appropriately. Different types of our leathers may stretch more (and differently) than others, depending on their own qualities (type of animal, location on hide, etc.), and the method in which they were finished at the tannery. Here are our thoughts and observations on leathers that we work with regularly:
  • Chromexcel (Natural, Ink, Black, etc.) tanned leathers stretch markedly: an average sized bracelet can easily be stretched almost 3/4 of an inch with limited force. Chromexcel often takes on a slightly lighter color when stretched.
  • Veg Tan leathers 'give' slightly less than Chromexcel, but sill move noticably--especially when wet. Stretched Veg Tan typically retains the same color as unstretched.
  • Latigo leathers stretch very, very little, due to their tight grain and tanning processes.
  • Shell Cordovan leathers exhibit minimal stretch compared to the veg tan and chromexcel, due to the unique structure of the leather. They will, however, move slightly with time and pressure--an average bracelet-sized strip of Cordovan can gain just under 1/4" in length with limited, intentional force; this is why our Original Custom Button-Stud Watchband is tight at first, and stretches to fit perfectly after one or two wearings.
  • Russet leathers stretch very little, if at all.
  • Latigo leathers stretch very little.
  • Ultra-Thin HF (Horsefront) leathers are very thin, but due to the characteristics of horsehide, exhibit minimal stretch. They are excellent for when the absolute lightest weight leather is needed, but a very light weight regular chromexcel or veg tan (cow hide) leather would lose its shape.
With that said, if you are not happy with the size shipped to you, please refer to our Return Policies page for return shipping, replacement, or refund instructions.

Shipping to US and US Territories:

For orders within the USA, we offer USPS shipping (low cost, relatively reliable shipping dates) in Economy (First Class), Upgraded (Priority), and Expedited (Express), as well as FedEx/UPS shipping (higher cost, very reliable shipping dates). We offer both FedEx and UPS for two and three-day delivery, as their prices vary, and occasionally the same service level will be markedly cheaper through one carrier; overnight is only through FedEx, and Ground is only through UPS.  

United States Postal Service domestic shipping: Low cost, typically reliable, and typically faster than similarly priced UPS/FedEx ground offerings.  Has been known to suffer delays during times of heavy demand or severe weather.  Only Expedited/Express is date guaranteed, other offerings are subject to occasional delays outside our control.  We do not require signatures on any domestic USPS shipments.

  • Free Economy Shipping (USPS First Class; $0.00): 2-3 days to craft your item, and then 4-6 days in transit (USPS first class is highly variable, and is the first to suffer postal delays during times of high demand, e.g. holidays), for a total of 6-9 days. NOTE: free economy shipping does not include replacement if lost of damaged between leaving our studio and being in your hands. NO GUARANTEE OF DELIVERY DATE.
  • Economy PLUS (USPS First Class; $2.00 per product): Same shipping speed as regular Economy, but we will send a free replacement of any items damaged and/or lost in transit. NO GUARANTEE OF DELIVERY DATE. We will wait 3 weeks from the date of shipment before sending a replacement for a missing shipment, to ensure your package was not simply misplaced by the USPS.  We ask that any late-arriving, previously-thought-lost-and-replaced packages be returned to us; we'll give you a special gift when it makes its way back home.  Any damaged items or packages delivered empty/missing items shall be replaced immediately.
  • Upgraded (USPS Priority; $5.95, free with $175.00 order): 2-3 days for us to craft your item, and then 2-3 days in transit (transit times are typical, and not guaranteed; USPS Priority is not a guaranteed delivery service), for a total of 4-6 days, includes same replacement for damaged/lost items as Economy PLUS.
  • Expedited (USPS Express; $19.99): Same day crafting and shipment (if there is physically time to make and ship your order before the last USPS pick up of the day @ 5:00 pm EST), plus 1-3 day delivery (depending on USPS restrictions to your address, could be as many as 3 days to remote addresses), includes same replacement for damaged/lost items as Economy PLUS. USPS Express IS a guaranteed-date delivery service. Should your package not arrive on its scheduled date (per the tracking number in the shipment confirmation email you receive when your order ships), contact us immediately. Includes same replacement for damaged/lost items as Economy PLUS.

FedEx/UPS domestic shipping.  Higher cost, higher reliability, date-specific delivery. See FedEx's US Package Service Guide and UPS US Service Guide for a more complete description of services and obligations. We do not require signatures on domestic FedEx/UPS shipments. All FedEx/UPS services offered by fff to the 50 US states include a money-back guarantee for shipment costs.  Contact us immediately if your delivery is, per FedEx, "even 60 seconds late."  All FedEx/UPS shipment options include the same replacement for lost/damaged goods as Economy PLUS, above. For UPS Ground shipments, see this map for days in transit to your location (does not include crafting days): UPS Ground transit times (from zip 32804).

  • FedEx/UPS 3-day (rates vary by destination): FedEx "Express Saver," UPS "3 Day Select." Same/next day crafting plus 3-days in transit, for a total of 3-4 days to your door. Delivery to businesses by 4:30 p.m. and to residences by 8 p.m.Check transit times here for specifics to your destination, from zip 32804. Includes same replacement for damaged/lost items as Economy PLUS.
  • FedEx/UPS 2-day (rates vary by destination): FedEx "2Day," UPS "Second Day Air." Same/next day crafting, plus 2 business days in transit, for a total of 2-3 days to your door. Delivery by 4:30 p.m. to most areas (by 8 p.m. to residences). Check transit times here for specifics to your destination, from zip 32804. Includes same replacement for damaged/lost items as Economy PLUS.
  • FedEx Overnight (rates vary by destination): FedEx "Standard Overnight." Same day crafting and shipment (if there is physically time to make and ship your order before the last FedEx pick up of the day at 5:15 pm EST), plus overnight delivery. Next-business-day delivery by 3 p.m. to most U.S. addresses; by 4:30 p.m. to rural areas; and by 8 p.m. to residences. Check transit times here for specifics to your destination, from zip 32804. Includes same replacement for damaged/lost items as Economy PLUS.
  • UPS Ground (rates vary by destination): UPS Ground service. Standard crafting times, 2-9 day UPS Ground delivery (including crafting time) to your door. UPS Ground transit times (from zip 32804). Includes same replacement for damaged/lost items as Economy PLUS.

International Shipping:

Due to the uncertain nature of USPS and its partner parcel delivery services worldwide, as well as the customs officers used in this low-cost shipping method, all USPS delivery times are estimates, and can vary wildly, based largely on your country's customs offices. We include appropriate paperwork, but sometimes things just take an inexplicably long time to clear customs, and there is unfortunately absolutely nothing we can do to hurry the process along.  For day-specific delivery, please use the FedEx delivery options.  Additionally, any customs duties/fees/VAT imposed by governmental authorities or local carrier shall be the customer's responsibility (contact us with questions or concerns on this point).
Please note: form•function•form shall not be responsible for loss or damage to any order shipped internationally via USPS.  For guaranteed delivery dates and packages insured against loss, theft, and damage, please use the FedEx delivery options.  No refunds shall be offered on international shipping fees or lost/stolen merchandise shipped via USPS.
In an extremely high percentage of the time, international shipments sent via USPS (our 'economy' and 'upgraded' options) have made it to their destination without any problem, particularly to any country offering electronic delivery confirmation service (see USPS first class international "E-USPS DELCON INTL" participating countries at the usps.com page here, and USPS Priority mail international participating countries here). As of March 2014, the following countries appear to be able to track packages end-to-end using Economy and Upgraded shipping, but we do not guarantee this capability: Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland.

  • Economy shipping via USPS First Class Package International (approximately $10; price varies by location and shipment weight, add products to cart to find your exact shipping fee--free with $175 order): 10-30+ days (customs dependent, NOTE: customs delays are possible and completely unavoidable from our end.  If your country's customs office is slow, or backed up, your package will simply sit until they get to it).
  • Upgraded via USPS Priority International (price varies by location, does not depend on weight of shipment, approximately $25): 10-15 days (customs dependent, NOTE: customs delays are still possible with USPS priority shipments.  They happen less often than with economy/first class, but DO still occur occasionally, particularly in times of high demand).
  • Expedited via FedEx International Priority (price varies by location, depending on weight, typically between $50 and $60): Date-specific shipping, typically in 1-3 business days.  Check your specific country here at FedEx's Rate and Transit Time estimator, from US zip code 32804. All international Expedited orders are crafted and shipped the same day (if there is physically time to make and ship your order before the last FedEx pick up of the day). We do not ship 'signature required.' If you would like us to require a signature at delivery, contact us after placing your order.

Return Shipping

  • All returns are subject to our returns policy, visible here.
  • Free return shipping for all US orders.  Contact us via our contact page for a pre-paid label.
  • International customers are encouraged to ship return orders via insured, signature-confirmation methods.  form•function•form shall not be responsible for return shipments that are lost, damaged, or otherwise do not make it to our studio in the condition they left your hands.  Contact us prior to returning any goods; we reserve the right to refuse delivery/refund/replacement of any goods returned without prior authorization.
General Shipping Information/Timeframes/Other Options: If you prefer delivery by some method not listed here, or have a question about shipping policies, send us an email, and you should hear back within hours; if you haven't heard back quickly enough, feel free to send another email without worrying that you're bothering us--sometimes emails come in and in the rush of getting other things out the door they fall behind--every question is read, and we immediately respond to any problem. Never hesitate to contact us with questions or concerns about your order, and feel free to reach out on Facebook or Twitter (or any of our other contact methods). Every product is made by hand in our studios in Florida. The vast majority of orders ship within two to three business days. However, in times of extreme high demand, new orders may ship out slightly later. We will keep customers updated via our Facebook page and email on new and unexpected multiple-day shipping delays. Of course, if you ever have a question about--or problem with--your order, please shoot out an email:

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