Nothing Fancy, the non-stitched minimalist wallet, is the first product in a range of everyday accessories reimagined for a contemporary lifestyle. The wallet has its origins in the classic image of the bundle of banknotes held together by a rubber band. The mission was to create a design with the minimal amount of materials, simplifying the object to its basic function.
Each wallet is created from a single piece of leather, requiring no stitching — shortening the time it takes to produce each one and saving on materials. The custom-made rubber bands make placing banknotes and credit cards into the pockets easy yet maintains the security of a traditional stitched wallet. The use of minimal material also reduces the thickness otherwise found in a traditional wallet.
The same concept has been applied to an coins case, an iPhone holder and a passport holder for a range of contemporary versions of traditional accessories.
Josh Gilman says sometimes it serves to be a Slowpoke. His precision-crafted, handmade leather goods—wallets, card cases and key chains—are marked by simplicity, paying homage to the steady influences of the Old West. In this speed-driven era of mass production, he knows craftsmanship has been compromised in favor of output—so in reaction, he’s taking his time.
Using hides ethically sourced from domestic tanneries, Josh’s slow-crafted goods develop their own story lines, evolving through time and wear.