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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).
“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.”
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.
Shell Cordovan leathers exhibit minimal stretch compared to the above, 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.
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.
Free Economy Shipping, and free Return Shipping ($0.00): 6-9 days.
Upgraded ($6.00, free with $200.00 order): 5-6 days
Expedited ($20.00): Next day (depending on USPS restrictions to your address).
International Shipping:Note: all delivery times are estimates, and can vary, based 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.
Economy shipping ($6.00 to Canada, $10.00 elsewhere): 10-30+ days (customs dependent, NOTE: delays possible).
Upgraded ($20.00 to Canada, $25.00 elsewhere, free with $200.00 order): 10-15 days (customs dependent, NOTE: delays possible).
Expedited ($40.00 to Canada, $50.00 elsewhere): 4-7 days (customs dependent; NOTE: delays possible).
Currently, all form•function•form products are shipped via the U.S. Postal Service (excepting an occasional FedEx express shipment at customer request--see bottom of page). We continually review our shipping methods to ensure we have selected the ideal balance between cost, speed, and reliability. Below are our current options & policies, subject to change as our knowledge evolves.
Shipping within the United States (including APO/FPO Military addresses and US Territories):
FREE Economy Shipping, and FREE Return Shipping ($0.00): 6-9 days (conservative estimate). Via USPS First Class Mail. The delivery times can vary slightly; sometimes as fast as priority, sometimes a couple days longer. If you have any problems with your order, or wish to return it, contact us for a return label at no additional cost to you (check out our pretty damn liberal return policies).
Upgraded ($6.00, free with $200.00 order): 5-6 days (conservative estimate). Via USPS Priority Mail. All orders over $150 receive free upgraded shipping. Be sure to select the appropriate option when your order totals over $200.
Expedited($20.00): NEXT day (depending on USPS restrictions to your address). Via USPS Express Mail. Expedited orders jump to the head of the line, and are crafted and shipped the same day as your order (unless there is physically no way to get to the post office on time). To check on actual shipping time to your location, visit the USPS Express Mail Service Commitments calculator--our zip code is 32804.
Shipping outside the United States:Note: all delivery times are estimates, and completely can vary, based 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.
Economy shipping ($6.00 to Canada, $10.00 elsewhere): 10-30+ days (customs dependent). Via USPS First Class International. While a low cost alternative, customers are advised that we have experienced a HIGH variation in delivery times: for example, two identically sized packages left our studio within one week of each other, both bound for the Netherlands. One package was there in three days, while the other took almost a month due to Dutch customs inexplicably taking a very long time. We have only ever had one package lost, though (or perhaps it is STILL in transit?)...so, if you don't mind the possibility of waiting, Economy is a good low-cost option.
Upgraded ($20.00 to Canada, $25.00 elsewhere, free with $200.00 order):10-15 days (customs dependent). ViaUSPS Priority Mail International. While this method, of course, also must go through customs (and is therefore subject to delays outside of our control, it tends to be faster than Economy. All orders over $200 receive free upgraded shipping. Be sure to select the appropriate option when your order totals over $200.
Expedited ($30.00 to Canada, $40.00 elsewhere):4-7 days (customs & country dependent). Via USPS Express International. Expedited orders jump to the head of the line, and are crafted and shipped the same day as your order (unless there is physically no way to get to the post office on time)
General Shipping Information/Timeframes/Other Options:
If you prefer overnight or two-day delivery, 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, and feel free to reach out on Facebook or Twitter.
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: