Miscellaneous Goods has been shipping unique products for some time now, including their version 2.0 wallet. The wallet is laser engraved with their own message. I think it’s clever when the flap is open, it says “lose it”, meaning when it’s open your contents can fall out. When it’s closed, of course you “keep it” which is also lasered on the outside. If we look at the sewing we can see it has what looks like a whip pattern. We’ve seen this before on other wallets like the Ezra Arthur Cash Fold Deluxe. There’s only one color for this, which is a nice medium brown.
Regarding features, we see a single piece of leather that wraps around, then sewn. That creates a pouch area which the top lip folds down into, that’s it. It can be used for coins, cards, cash, whatever you like. When the flap folds down it keeps everything inside, preventing them from falling out. Will the single tucked flap not come untucked? No, actually, it’s in there very well, nice design.
In the card and cash insertion test, I was able to get five cards in plus six slips of cash, folded into fourths. Four cards would be the minimum carry, eight is reasonable. The company says it can hold up to 25 cards, incredible. One of the most impressive things is it works with every currency. Even the massive 50 pound sterling note, which thankfully will be retired in 2021.
It’s designed and made in the United States and is made from full grain veg tan leather from several tanneries, but they’re all within the United States, and the edges are lightly buffed. It’s a very generous six ounce leather, very thick. It uses a golden color waxed cotton thread. There’s no glue used to construct the wallet, it’s just where leather meets leather and is sewn. I can’t find where they terminate the thread, but with how the leather is cut and folded it provides a natural cavity which is why it can hold so much. As an example you can place your finger into the wallet without touching the sides.
It’s priced at $58, and is simple in nature. As it breaks in with a typical carry load it will form around your contents and your pocket. There’s no concerns about things falling out of this wallet, despite its simplicity.
It measures 4.5 x 2.5 x 0.4, and it weighs 37 grams. That is a lot for this wallet, which is excellent and due to the high weight of leather. Tyler Deeb is the owner and designer of Miscellaneous Goods, and he directs his efforts to create useful, good products that serve his customers well. Besides this wallet, Miscellaneous Goods sells other “miscellaneous goods”. They also sell deodorant soap, cologne, incense, playing cards, cases for playing cards, and hand sanitizers.
Now onto the final score. For quality a 5, price a 3, feature, a 3, usability a 3, and perception a 3. That gives us a final score of 36 out of 50.