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Made in Mayhem’s Washington wallet is thin, but can it last?

The thin cut of leather and lack of sewing of internal card slots provide an incredibly thin bifold card profile, but with that design choice, will it have longevity and durability? The color is awesome, the leather is veg tanned and the lining is suede, nice touches for those looking for an elegant and simple wallet in bold colors.

As noticed in the test it fits 8 cards just fine with 2 per slot, but could hold more once the leather breaks in. Unfortunately, the design was off by about 7mm to allow cash folded  over once to slip into one side of the wallet. That would have been very handy.

The company recommends 12-15 cars which would be the maximum once the leather breaks in in my mind. The company doesn’t mention support for cash, so we’ll assume they didn’t intend for it to carry cash, although that would have been a very nice convenience.

(if you want to see all the features and how many cards and cash it can hold, please watch the video)

The quality is a top-grain veg-leather, which smells great and was cut thin for the desired profile and design. The lining is suede.  Suede is a lower quality leather but this provides a really a nice touch. The leather is stitched on the exterior lines but only glued on the interior slot openings. I’m not sure how long that will hold up over time, but it does help reduce bulk and maintain the slim profile. And I love the color options including this cobalt blue, which is what attracted me to this wallet.The price is $60 with it being sourced and made in the USA. The price is a little high but due to where sourcing and manufacture takes place and the additional touches like the suede lining, it’s right on the edge of acceptability.

Usability is very easy, there’s no struggle to operate the wallet, but again, I wish it had a little more width to accommodate cash. The measurements are 4 1/10” wide by 2 9/10” long and .2” thin, that’s a very nice profile.

I love the persona of the company, which comes across in all their advertising, messaging and packaging. “From quality, we are created, through illumination, we are all seeing, without chains, we are free, gaining strength, ware unyielding, we are made in mayhem”.

Let’s get into the final ratings, for quality a 4, for pricing a 3, features a 3, usability a 3, and finally, perception a 4.  This give us a final score of 3.5 out of 5 or 35 out of 50.

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