The Short Leash Fob


A beautiful open clip design, heavy 5/6oz Horween leather band, and YKK snap/rivets to easily remove key ring(s), this fob holds your keys to your belt or waistband without adding much bulk. Designed to hang your keys just inside a front or rear pocket, and keep them out of the way (and from jangling on your hip), but easily accessible.

“How do I know which color is which??” Select a leather color from the drop down menus below, and the photos will update to reflect your choice.

Check the Shipping Information page for our time to hand-craft your order and shipping options, and our pretty damn liberal return policy, in case the goods don’t work out for you.


Engraving/Monogramming options

See our Engraving/Monogramming page for information.

(standard location-centered between snap and rivet, ‘long-ways’, on finished side of leather) “First Middle Last” style:

(input full name, NOT initials; we will style your engraving per your selection above)

(standard location-roughout/suede side of leather)

Using a clean piece of unlined white paper (computer paper), hand write your message with a black pen–preferably even a sharpie so it will engrave nice and thick, then take a well lit photo of it with your phone and upload it here. Don’t worry if it’s crooked or you need to cross out a word and re-write it, we can adjust it all in photoshop. We’ll tweak as needed to make it engrave well and contact you prior to making to finalize location.

(max file size 2 GB)

Gift Message OR Special Instructions

If you’d prefer a (Twitter-sized) gift message to the recipient, instead of our typical thank-you note to the purchaser, let us know what you’d like on the card. You can also include any special instructions we may have asked you for if you chatted with us via email/messenger so we can make sure your order is perfect. Or, tell us what bourbon we really need to check out, or your favorite meme format…you’ve got 420 characters, go wild.

SKU: fob-short Category:

More Information

Original Release: November 2014
Revision 1: July 2017, revised clip style, ‘figure 8’ design tweak

Customer Reviews

Based on 14 reviews
The Short Leash Fob

My husband loves it! Lots of detail crammed into this great gift. Highly reccommend.

Well made but a little long!

I love the durability of FFF stuff (have had a watch for 4+ years) and the key fob is equally well made. The leather is already wearing well and the clasp is high quality. However, I generally tuck my keys into my rear pocket and find with key ring + keys it's a little long to have everything lay flat in my pocket. But the fob will still live with my keys for years to come!


The Shirt Leash Key Fob is exactly what I've been looking for to hold my keys for YEARS and FFF came through with an awesome piece that's gonna patina beautifully and last a loooong time.

Great work Shawn and crew!

Qualities product

This is the second product I've gotten from this company and the quality has been consistently top notch. Fast shipping too!

Just what I was looking for!

I used to keep my keys on a lanyard but it was old and needed to be replaced. I wanted something that allowed me to hang my keys but a lanyard is just too much material. The Short Leash Fob was exactly what I was looking for in size, style, and functionality. I was amazed at how comfortably my keys sat in my pocket when clipped to a belt loop and provides a low profile as opposed to them being bunched up at the bottom of a pocket.

Love my leather!

I recently purchased another watch band and wallet from Shawn at Form Function Form. Both are high quality and beautiful! Had to buy one for my Dad for Christmas because he's constantly commenting on my watch. Keep up the great work FFF!

Another one!

This is the fourth item purchased from these cats. As before this is incredible, I wear it on my jeans and it looks fantastic and is extremely functional. I'll be back.

Great product and even better customer service

When I bought this fob, I didn't realize that, because of the way the clip is positioned, it's easiest to use on your right side. But as a lefty, I was hoping to use it on my left side--which meant flipping the clip 180 degrees. I let Shawn and the guys at FF know of the predicament, and by the next week, they had sent me a brand new left-handed version. I use it everyday now.