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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.
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.
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:
Free Economy Shipping, and free Return Shipping (USPS First Class; $0.00): 6-9 days.
Upgraded (USPS Priority; $6.00, free with $175.00 order): 5-6 days
Expedited (USPS Express; $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. 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).
We are not responsible for delays caused by customs or other shipping issues, and will not refund shipping costs based on any delays while your order is in transit. If your order is delayed, let us know and we will initiate an investigation with the USPS to locate your package. If it is determined to be lost, we will ship your product again for free using economy shipping--any upgraded/expedited shipping for the reshipment can be accommodated at the customer's expense. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but unfortunately international shipping can be problematic at times, and while the vast majority of shipments make it without issue, occasionally things just take an inordinately long time, and very rarely completely disappear despite our best efforts. That's the worst case scenario...we will work very hard to make sure you are happy with our service, as well as our products.
Economy shipping ($8.00 to Canada, $12.00 elsewhere, free with $175 order): 10-30+ days (customs dependent, NOTE: delays possible).
Upgraded ($22.00 to Canada, $26.00 elsewhere): 10-15 days (customs dependent, NOTE: delays possible).
Expedited ($40.00 to Canada, $50.00 elsewhere): 4-7 days (customs dependent; NOTE: delays possible). NOTE: Watches are prohibited from shipment via expedited (Priority Mail Express International) to many countries. You may view the list of restrictions for your country in the "individual country listings" menu on the left side of the page here: Go to your country and do a page search for "watches" to see if it listed. If your order contains a watch, you may still ship via economy (first class package international) or upgraded (priority international) shipping.
Currently, all form•function•form products are shipped via the U.S. Postal Service (excepting an occasional FedEx or UPS 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. 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).
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 $175.00 order): 5-6 days (conservative estimate). Via USPS Priority Mail. All orders over $175 receive free upgraded shipping. Be sure to select the appropriate option when your order totals over $175.
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.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).
Economy shipping ($8.00 to Canada, $12.00 elsewhere, free with $175 order): 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. Some countries may be able to track Economy packages in their systems with the provided package identification number, but we do not have an exhaustive list (At this time, the following countries appear to be able to track packages end-to-end using Economy 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).
Upgraded ($22.00 to Canada, $26.00 elsewhere):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. Typically does not include tracking, though select countries do supply tracking data (see below for a list, current as of November 2013). The USPS is continually (and rather erratically) updating and changing their offerings in the priority shipping method, so we can not guarantee up-to-date information on what is available to be tracked. (At this time, the following countries appear to be able to track packages end-to-end using 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).
Expedited ($40.00 to Canada, $50.00 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). There are occasionally still delays in customs, but they are infrequent. Package tracking is supposed to be available end-to-end--there could possibly be an issue with scanning packages (or, rather packages NOT being scanned) in certain countries, but tracking for express packages has been very consistent for us to date.
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, 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: