Caring For Your Leather Wallet

Caring For Your Leather Wallet

You’ve just received your A-SLIM leather wallet. You open the fully recyclable packaging and pull out the pristine leather piece; you have chosen personalisation, embossing the leather with your own initials. With all of our wallets and card holders made from premium full grain leather there’s no need to worry that it will never look as good as it does right now.

It will only get better.

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A leather wallet is not just a functional accessory; it's a timeless piece that can elevate your style and withstand the test of time. However, to ensure its durability and maintain its appearance, proper care is essential. Here are five essential tips to help you care for your leather wallet and ensure it remains in excellent condition for years to come.

1. Keep Away from Heat and Direct Sunlight:

Leather is sensitive to extreme temperatures and direct sunlight. Exposure to heat can cause the leather to dry out, fade, or even crack. Therefore, it's important to keep your wallet away from sources of heat, such as radiators, heaters, or direct sunlight. Instead, store your wallet in a cool, dry place, ideally in a dust bag when not in use.

Sunlight shining through a window

2. Don't Use Harsh Chemicals:

When it comes to cleaning your leather wallet, avoid using harsh chemicals or solvents as they can damage the material. Instead, use a soft, damp cloth or a leather cleaner specifically designed for use on leather goods. Gently wipe the surface to remove dirt or stains, and then allow it to air dry naturally. Remember to always spot test any cleaning product on a small, inconspicuous area before applying it to the entire wallet.

A hand wearing a plastic glove wipes a green cloth over white cleaning product into a brown wallet

3. Avoid Getting It Wet:

Leather is highly susceptible to water damage, so it's important to protect your wallet from moisture. If your wallet does get wet, pat it dry with a clean, absorbent cloth and allow it to air dry naturally. Avoid using a hairdryer or any other heat source to speed up the drying process, as this can cause the leather to shrink or warp.

a blue leather wallet sits on the edge of a sink getting splashed with water

4. Avoid Overfilling and Lots of Change:

Leather, although durable, can stretch and lose its shape if overfilled or subjected to excessive strain. Avoid stuffing your wallet with unnecessary items or carrying an excessive amount of loose change, as it can put pressure on the stitching and the structure of the wallet. Over time, this can lead to stretching, bulging, or even tearing. Opt for a minimalist approach, carrying only the essentials to maintain the wallet's shape and longevity.

Hands empty change out of a brown leather wallet

5. Embrace Scratches

A-SLIM raw leathers are created to develop a patina over time, showcasing its unique charm and history. Minor scratches and scuffs are inherent to this style of leather and should be embraced rather than feared. These imperfections add to the character and uniqueness of your wallet.

Man in a suit holds a leather card holder sitting on leather couch


Caring for your leather wallet is not only about maintaining its physical condition but also preserving its charm and character. A-SLIM uses natural leather that is not tarnished by finishes or coatings that strip the pieces of individuality, making them all the same. These leathers are intended to age and let the natural beauty of each hide shine. By following these simple tips, you can ensure that your leather wallet remains a stylish and functional companion for years to come. With proper care, your leather wallet will continue to exude timeless elegance and become a cherished item in your daily life.