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Colony Design wallet

I've been scouting around for a nice leather wallet. Comparing between locally made wallets and the everyday type of wallet that you get from the big stores like Fossil and Camel. I love leather wallets, I've had my trusty old Camel wallet since I turned 21 many moons ago, but it's time to retire it. After some research I found Colony Design, a local leather product design company based in Joburg.

A bit about the company

Founded back in olde 2012 by leather crafter extraordinaire Lisa Akroyd, all her products are hand crafted and each item gets special care. Colony offers some awesome stuff, another want of mine is a messenger or brief bag and they have one which is exactly what I want from a work/laptop/carry everything type of bag. Have a gander at the Colony collection for more drool worthiness.

The Colony wallet

The reason I chose this wallet is... drum roll please... because it's just so damn handsome. That and it's a classic bifold, with no coin holder so that cuts out the bulkiness of most wallets. I must say, I'm damn impressed with their service and their presentation, they do say presentation is everything right. Well, my wallet came in a custom made wooden box. I'm a sucker for detail.

If you'd like one of these wallets, you can buy it direct from the Colony website

Dillon Kin

Dillon Kin is the founder of I Live Under a Rock. He writes about travel, life in Cape Town. Dillon is a foodie, coffee snob and photographer.

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