Like a fine wine, leather only gets better with time. The natural quality of our top-grain leather ensures that each handmade wallet is unique, gaining distinctive marks as the leather ages. Over time, these premium leather wallets form perfectly to the shape of whatever pocket they are put in. Within two weeks, your product molds and shapes, preventing the flap from opening up and slimming down the overall profile. That's why the premium leather we work with is naturally stiff when unboxed, aging beautifully over time. When sourcing this leather, we prefer to use bulls instead of cows; cows become pregnant during their life span, causing stretch marks to appear on the skin and in turn leaving imperfections on the leather. Where our production is concerned, happy leather really is better leather; the quality of a cow's life directly impacts the value, smoothness and marks that appear on the finished leather product.
In the age of plastic and metal, why do we continue to use leather? Perhaps it's the unique quality of craftsmanship – there is something beautiful about a handcrafted leather wallet, something inimitable and special. Our products are marked by suppleness that highly-trained leather workers achieve with a precise tanning method. We also employ a two-toned finish to our leathers, giving them a distinctive look and color that will endure as the wallet softens, bends and forms to the way it is used, whether in pocket, purse or hand. These core qualities, combined with the unique characteristics of each wallet, gives every Ekster® owner a one-of-a-kind wallet.
THE TANNING PROCESS
The tanning process is the most intrinsic part of producing luxury leather wallets. It's a method that can be traced back to the ancient Greeks, 3000 years ago. During this stage, the leather is dried and treated, permanently changing the structure of the proteins that make up the hide using tannins (hence the name tanning!). Leather craftsmen work meticulously in our factories to create genuine top-grain leather in a variety of colors and textures. Their craftsmanship is evident in the fusion of old-school leather work with modern techniques, through which we produce luxury leather wallets that are more resistant to stains, water and heat, and able to maintain their colors longer.
Our products are tanned under gold-rated LWG environmental protocols. This is the highest quality genuine leather available across the globe, and our tanneries serve only top-of-the-line luxury leather brands. It requires strength and precision to transform a hide into top-grain leather, and immense craftsmanship to build a luxury men’s leather wallet out of it. It also demands dedication to sustainable practices that ensure the betterment of those involved in the production. While many assume that leather making is harmful to the animal kingdom, this is not necessarily true! All the bulls that provide our leather spend their lives disease-free and well-fed. Furthermore, all our leather is a waste product of the meat industry. We're dedicated to doing our part to reduce waste, and to lower the impact we have on the environment as much as possible.
But leather is only part of the story. How do you make the best handmade luxury men’s wallet? To us, modern craftsmanship means a nuanced mixing of old and new, fusing tradition and innovation. While one appreciates the stylish design and smooth texture of handcrafted wallets, it is the advanced technology packed inside that takes a premium men’s wallet from being a useful fashion accessory to a personalized, high-tech juggernaut of comfort and security. All our luxury men’s leather wallets and other leather products can be fitted with a solar charged GPS tracking card and RFID-scanning protection, making its high-tech capabilities discreet until needed. An appreciation for traditional methods, a commitment to sustainable practices, and an eye on the future of security: now that’s craftsmanship.
The beauty and allure of leather is not something new. It was revered by Pharaohs in ancient Egypt, and has been ubiquitously used over time as a versatile material as well as an undying sign of status and class. Its protective ability made it popular amongst foot soldiers of Ancient Greece and Rome; in medieval ages, it was used for its water resistance and ability to store perishables. In the past, wholly organic methods of tanning were improvised using whatever natural materials were at hand. People would even use bodily excrement like feces to tan their leathers! Fortunately, leather producers today aren’t subject to such desperate conditions, and are able to enjoy modern leather production that is safer (and less gross) for those who produce it as well as those who purchase it.
I can’t say enough good things about Ekster’s customer service. Bought the Parliament wallet through Touch of Modern approximately 8 mo. ago and had issue with the slide mechanism. Ekster directed me to start the process through TOMO and without any question Ekster replaces the wallet promptly. Out of all the wallets I have owned over the last 30 yrs this one is truly the most innovative, sleek, well built, and the customer service to back the product should it fail. I will absolutely be a return customer and continue to buy their products.
Thanks for a pleasant transaction and creating a great product!!!
I have had my wallet for a month now, and I am a lifetime customer. It functions beautifully for all of my needs, and EVERYONE who sees it comments on it saying it’s so cool and asking where I got mine from. Already 3 people have ordered their own after seeing mine. Great purchase!
I searched for so long trying to find a great wallet and after too many I finally have one that I absolutely love. It holds just enough for what i need and the quality is spot on. I felt compelled to write a quick review.
This is the best minimalist wallet I have ever seen. I have researched literally dozens of different systems and none compare to the Senate Card holder! The feature I love the most is the trigger release that pushes the cards up. It actually collates them making it easy to pick the card you want to use. The handy money band is also cool! I used to carry a money clip. However, now I don't have to, because my Senate card holder does it all!
I absolutely love this wallet. I initially bought it for the tracking capabilities and to protect my credit card information, but beyond this, the overall aesthetic of the wallet is masculine, sleek, and minimalistic. I love the amount of storage, ID card slots, The leather is premium feeling and the small attention to detail is amazing.
As promised its amazing can store all i need for a night out or business and pleasure thank you
This wallet is so nice, the feel, the smell from this wallet damn this is premium. Had this wallet for bout 3 days now not used on how the form factor is but gotta get use to it and it’s a stealthy slim wallet. I recommend this to any one that wants a pretty neat leather minimalistic wallet . Ekster earns another 5 🌟
This is my first product from here and it’s amazing, I’m about to purchase another one, I’ve had many compliments on the wallet, it’s professional, and it goes with your everyday use
Got this wallet in the bronze color. Leather feels very high quality and the color’s my favorite so far. Had an old Ekster so it’s nice to add a limited edition to my collection too.
Best Wallet I ever purchased. Most convenient for the people who carry low amounts of cash and use credit cards for their daily purchases
All I expected. A slim wallet which is easy to carry in your pocket. No more fumbling at the shops to find the right card as the spring action allows easy access. Highly recommend.
I bought this a wallet with tracker card for a Christmas present for someone special. After using the wallet for a few weeks, I decided that I deserved the same spoilong myself. I like the protection from having my cards scanned, but also being able to locate my wallet with the tracker. What a very handy and useful item for today’s high tech protection needs. And it is so simple to get at the correct credit card when I need it.
About a month into it, I approve. Does the job and looks very sleek. Will get another if ever needed!!
This wallet is simply perfect for people who only use cards as payment method, if you usually use bills or money it is not a good solution for you
When I received my wallet, it was a bit different from expected. I expected more storage like my previous bifold. I got used to the wallet now and love it! Two credit cards, three normal cards, all I need in a day.
Love the leather quality but the left flap stayed open in the beginning. After keeping the wallet in my pocket for about a week, the flap stayed closed. I think that's how it works, the leather needs to adapt I guess.
This transformed my wallet experience. So efficient, sleek and stylish. Fan for life!
The slim designed coupled with how many times I’ve had a mini heart attack looking for it makes this wallet with the tracker worth it and every dollar I keep in it. Mechanics are the most solid I’ve seen with this type of style. Wish bills wouldn’t needed to be folded into 1/3s but cash strap makes up for that. Will be ordering multiples for family as gifts
I love, love the Parliament wallet! Slick and Stylish as well as fictional. I love the feel of the leather and the extra pockets not to mention the cool 007 card retractor. if I may make one suggestion, I am not a fan of the cash band. it works if you want to carry a few bills but anything more than a few. maybe if the band was vertical? other than that
I love the sleekness, the color and best of all the look I get in public from whomever is at the register when I pull it out and pop my debit card out. Those reactions are gold. I’m very satisfied with my purchase.
I absolutely love this wallet! A man will use a few wallets in his lifetime. For me, this is definitely the one. I love how light and compact its design is compared to other wallets I've ever used. I also love how I feel like a CEO or James Bond when I take a card out. I hate the annoying feeling of having a tough time removing your ID or cards from other wallet slits when you've had your wallet for quite some time; with this wallet, I definitely don't have that problem. It's sleek, convenient, and well-designed. Ekster gets a 5/5 from me!
This is truly the best you will ever buy! I’ve recommended this to so many people that I should get a cut of the profits.
I can feel my friends jealousy pierce my skin as I whip out this stunning eye candy of a wallet.. it just looks and feels so damn high-end and looks like something out of a james bond movies with that card button..
My friend has this wallet and since I saw it I knew I had to have it. Just arrived and it is exactly as I wanted it to be. So nice to not have to walk around with a huge wallet bulging out of my pants. I easily fit 5 cards into the main slot plus 2 more inside the leather plus change plus cash and still it remains the same slim size it was with nothing. Highly recommend this product and from this buyer. Ps get the blue