The sleek nature combined with the soft Vachetta leather gives this new line of Ekster’s men’s Italian leather wallets a spectacular appeal. The Torino Tan features a bright catchy beige that will transform into a unique darker shade over time thanks to the ‘patina’ process. The Bologna Black is a classic black, perfect for those who want to keep it simple but cultured. The Brescia Bronze will also get darker with time to obtain a color that is distinctive to only your wallet.
What makes Vachetta leather unique is that it’s completely untreated; it uses no chemical protectors or moisturizing oils, giving it a soft and smooth appearance. Made from a bull’s shoulder, Vachetta leather ages beautifully and durably. While this kind of leather is prone to marks and stains because of the lack of protectors, it is distinctive because of a process known as ‘patina’. The leather starts off as a light beige color and becomes darker over time as it’s exposed to sunlight.
OUR TRIP TO TUSCANY
Within Italy, the highest quality leather is produced in Santa Croce, Tuscany - the world’s most reputed leather manufacturer. We planned a visit during the leather carnival in February to truly understand Italian artisanship and leather production on a much deeper level. The resilience, supple nature, and varied range of colors offered were perfect for Ekster and our new dream-collection.
Santa Croce thrives on leather production today. But in the middle of the 18th century, it was quite a poor town relying on inadequate agriculture. It was only at the beginning of the 19th century that the town started to gain recognition for leather tanning. What makes this leather stand out is the natural tanning methods adopted by the Italians. They use vegetable tanning, which ensures exceptional quality and versatility.
Based on 25158 reviews
Great wallet so far they’re not lying about it being soft.
The wallet is exactly as described- I love it. It’s about half the size of my old wallet but has all the necessary.
Warnings: you need to have the full amount of cards in the holder for it to keep them inside it… be careful if you turn it upside down.
Also: it can hold about 4 bills without noticeably being unable to close- not for your cash holders.
With those two caveats- this may be my favorite accessory. Absolutely love it.
Same dimensions as my old wallet, slightly thicker, but far more capacity for cards. One thing not mentioned in many reviews is the beautiful smell of the leather. I'm asked for ID, but get weird looks as I'm pressing my wallet to my nose.