We Made a $5,000 Hermes Wallet for $70!
Hermes is a big inspiration for many leathercrafters. They’ve been a huge name in hand sewn leathergoods for many, many years and their craft is world renown. He’ve admired the Hermes bifolds for a long time, especially Hermes Alligator bifolds and we decided to order up the exact materials they use to see if we could make one too!
This leather bifold is hand made in the Hermes style with American Alligator belly and italian vachetta (Hermes would use French Calf, which is priced similarly but we like this leather a bit better). The pattern is simple, but the construction is very time consuming and results in a beautifully performing bifold wallet. It did not cost $5,000 to make either, only $70!