This is a short post about a wallet. But a really nice wallet, that we’ve loved for ages.
The Maxx & Unicorn Bi-Fold wallet comes from a young Brooklyn designer who makes really interesting accessories. His carry items all have an innovative twist – with the wallets usually made from a single folded piece of leather.
You can get the Bi-Fold in a large variety of colors and leather treatments, with most of them produced in pretty low runs.
Or if you’d prefer to buy what we think is a ‘remarkably similar’ design, there’s always the Woolrich wallet that looks almost identical and is more expensive to boot.
Note: If we got this wrong, and this was in fact designed independently, please let us know. We checked with Alter, and they also believe that Woolrich has ‘borrowed heavily’.
If you don’t read the comments on Carryology, you often miss out on some really rich dialogue. In the case of this wallet, we now know that Woolrich did indeed copy the Maxx & Unicorn. And we have also discovered a design used amongst leather workers for many years that is most probably the inspiration for the Maxx & Unicorn wallet. Here are some pictures from a 2003 journal kindly provided by one of our readers Peter (an avid leatherworker).