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Shell Cordovan Men’s Bifold Wallets

(33 customer reviews)


Large, full-sized bifold that holds 12 cards and cash. It takes a little time to break in.
Dimensions are approximately 3 5/8″ x 4 1/2″
Exterior: Horween Shell Cordovan USA
Interior: Wickett and Craig coated and finshed, USA

Handmade with American craftsmanship. Hand cut, gauged, and pricked with an awl. Saddle stitched on a wooden stitching pony with outdoor rated marine thread that is waxed and braided. I use marine adhesives and all edges are finished by hand. 100% without power tools.

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Weight 8 oz
Shell Color


33 reviews for Shell Cordovan Men’s Bifold Wallets

  1. Cole Owens

    An enormous thank you to Mr. J. Michael. This has to be one of the nicest things I own, period. The edges, precision sewing, quality of leather, and overall attention to detail are undoubtedly the best I have ever seen. This beats any other wallet you will ever buy I can assure you that. The price is more than fair for the quality you are receiving, no one should have any problem with that price after seeing the finished product. Again, thank you J. Michael, I plan to have this wallet for life. Will buy again 100%.

  2. jess

    “Just wanted to tell you that I have been using the bag and the belt and my wallet every day for the last 3 years. Just amazing stuff, I think they will last forever!!!”

  3. jess

    After a lengthy search to fine a wallet I found these great products, I thought the price was a little much at first but I bit the bullet and ordered one anyway – 3 years later I can not recommend them enough, it’s not only survived everyday rough use it looks a feels great, the stitching is all intacked and the leather looks great! 10/10 would buy again – and it gets great compliments too!

  4. jess

    Best quality Of leather ever. My Favorite Leather goods. Will definitely Recomend to everybody, Fast shipping Plus excellent service Thanks For the exceptional Craftsmanship

  5. jess

    Hello, I just received your wallet today. All I can say is it is perfect!! I have researched a lot of wallets and I am so happy with your wallet.. Great quality, excellently done.. Thank you. You have my business for life.

  6. jess

    Thank you J. Michael. Received my wallet 3 days ago. Seriously the best wallet I’ve ever owned! Gonna spread the word over here in Portland.

  7. jess

    Wow! Amazing Quality. Amazing Customer Service!
    I was in the market for a wallet, so I did some research and came across J Michael Ashlands website. I was looking for something quality that would last me many years, so I decided to take the plunge and purchase a wallet here. I honestly cannot say enough about the quality that comes from J Michael. You can literally smell the quality that comes from his products. This wallet will not only last me FOREVER but it is something I can be proud of! Customer service is literally THE BEST! Stop reading this review and buy one of these amazing works of art, you will not regret it. Very happy customer here! I came back to the site to leave a review and buy more amazing products!

  8. jess

    Received the wallet today. Exactly what I was looking for. Great workmanship. Thank you.

  9. jess

    I’ve only had my bifold wallet for about a day, but I already love it. It looks beautiful and as soon as I started handling it out of the package the top notch craftsmanship was evident. The speed was also super impressive. I ordered the wallet on a Tuesday afternoon and received it on Friday. Thanks for the great product and great customer service.

  10. jess

    Mine just arrived yesterday and I have used it for a day now, so far the wallet is fantastic and I got a lot of compliments from my friends and family! The wallet, Bifold, is a little bit big, but you will not even notice it. The wallet is nicely made! Thank you J Michael for a fantastic work of art you have given me. I will definitely recommend your work to anyone that I know that is interested on buying a good looking, hand-crafted, and just a beautiful piece of art leather wallet that is in a good quality and that is worth a price 🙂

  11. jess

    This wallet is by far the best looking and built wallet I have ever seen and used, I wanted to wait to write a review so I figured it was defiantly time. This man has one heck of a talent you can see he takes his time with the build of these wallets so meticulous, I have had many many wallets I have searched everywhere for a tough wallet that would stand my abuse this is the one. You will pay more for these but trust me it is worth it hands down this will be passed down for many generations. This man has a customer for life!!!! Thank You for the great products and the great service.

  12. jess

    The quality and design of this wallet are truly outstanding. The price is somewhat expensive, but there are so many wallets out there that are much more expensive without 1/10th of the quality and beauty of this item. The wallet is just a bit large for me so I am going to give this as a Christmas present. However, I immediately ordered a belt and a mini bifold wallet as a replacement. This item looks to be built to last a lifetime and I will definitely be purchasing a few more items in the future. In an otherwise throw away culture, it is a real pleasure to have the opportunity to purchase such excellent products from a US business with such superb customer service.

    As a side note: I purchased this wallet late on a Monday evening and it arrived on Friday AM. An emailed question was answered almost immediately. Boxing and presentation are perfect for gifts. No sales tax and free shipping make this an even better deal – if that is even possible!

  13. jess

    Wow! What an incredible wallet. Was surfing the internet when i found your site. So glad i did, my old wallet is 16 years old and needed to be retired. Also MADE IN USA means a lot to me!!! This is a great quality wallet!!!!

  14. jess

    Thank you. The wallet is great and I really appreciate the fine work that was put into it. It’s nice to use something that is hand made, as I’m kind of a traditionalist.

  15. jess

    You said I would love it and I do. Thank you so much for your fine craftsmanship and prompt service.

  16. jess

    I just received the shell cordovan bifold I ordered and it is awesome! I’ll say it again: J Michael, you are an artist and a craftsman. Your skills and judgement are apparent in your work and my appreciation has grown with each of the three wallets I have bought from you.

  17. jess

    I had not yet had an opportunity to write you and let you know that I’m thrilled with the Blue Shell Cordovan bifold wallet you made for me. I have always liked fine leather goods, and I really appreciate all of the care and craftsmanship that obviously went into this wallet. The quality of materials is the best I’ve seen. And it was a bargain compared to the products on offer at retail stores. I believe this wallet will last more than my lifetime, and I very much enjoy having it as part of my daily carry.

  18. jess

    Like a lot of people looking for goods on this site I am a leather junkie. From jackets to boots to wallets I love me some leather. I recently picked up a pair of Shell Cordovan boots and absolutely love them, so when I decided to replace my old wallet I Googled “Shell Cordovan Wallets” and the research began. I ended up with a burgundy shell cordovan bifold from J Michael and I couldn’t be happier. This wallet is the real deal. I was afraid that it would be too thick, because in the photos the size of the edges were pretty intense. However, this wallet is exactly the same thickness as my former ‘name brand’ designer wallet. It’s only a few weeks old but it’s taking shape and breaking in nicely. The burgundy shell is dark and beautiful. There is no doubt this wallet will last me the rest of my life (I’ll be 40 next month… so life’s pretty much half over, right?). Last but not least the craftsmanship of this wallet is second to none. The lines of stitching are as perfect as you’re every going to find. The finished edges are perfect. Just a top notch piece of daily kit here. Needless to say I’m a happy customer.

  19. jess

    I just received my shell cordovan men’s bifold wallet. It really meets all my expectations. This wallet is a real peace of art. The craftsmanship reflected by this wallet is outstanding. The attention to details is amazing. Also, shipping via Canada Post is really nice. I live in a small town and delivery with other shipping services could be a little tricky. Most of the time you have to go to the nearest bigger city to get your shipment from the delivery company point of service. With shipping via Canada Post, you get your package right at home with your other mail. Really nice and convinient. Thanks again J Michael for taking the time to make such nice objects that accompanied people every day. Excellent job and keep it up.

  20. jess

    I just received my wallet in the mail. It is absolutely perfect! Thank you so much for everything you did and helping me through this process. Your work is incredible.

  21. jess

    I just received my bifold wallet made from green shell cordovan leather and am extremely impressed. I have over eight wallets made by other leather companies and yours surpasses all of them in craftmanship and style.

  22. jess

    Just received my new black shell cordovan bifold and it’s amazing. Everything from the leather, marine stitching and wallet layout is perfect. This wallet is the real deal, head and shoulders above any other wallet out there. I think it’s a real bargain for what I received, free shipping that was also very quick, and very quick response from my emails. I even love the sailboat on the front! I look forward towards many years of use, and future purchases for my leather goods. J Michael you are a master of your craft. Thank you!!!

  23. jess

    Love the wallet. Really fantastic. Again, many thanks!

  24. jess

    I am writing to unequivocally praise the shell cordovan bifold wallet that you made for me (and which I received on a Saturday morning less than a week after I ordered it!). Your recommendation of the red exterior and black interior produces a magnificent-looking wallet. It projects an image of elegance, quiet and classic elegance. The craftsmanship is incredible. In fact — and this is not hyperbole — the word that probably is more appropriate than “craftsmanship” is “artistry.” Over years of buying briefcases and wallets, I have learned that edges often separate the superb from the rest. Your edges are the best, I think, that I have ever seen on a wallet.

    I am a 67-year-old professional. I have owned a number of high-priced and high-quality wallets, American and Italian. None were shell cordovan — though one is American alligator — and this wallet, I believe, surpasses them all. The price is more-than-reasonable.

    Should anyone reading this review wonder, the red is conservative — but classical, stylish conservative, not dull. It is pretty much the color traditionally associated with the word “cordovan” and perhaps slightly less red than the Saphir #71 cordovan shoe polish. I look forward to seeing the patina that it will develop, though I suspect that if I live out my normal lifespan, this wallet will still have a great deal of life left in it.

    Thank you!

  25. jess

    J Michael thank you for the beautiful wallets, I’ve been using the shell cordovan and I have to say it’s like nothing else I’ve ever owned! The other wallet which is sterrhide feels amazing too! I haven’t used it yet but the sterrhide is so soft and pliable I love it too. The leather smell is still there on both, and the construction quality is by far the best I’ve seen. If anybody wants some great USA handmade quality leather products stop whatever your doing and send J an email, YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED. HE WENT ABOVE AND BEYOND FOR ME AND I’M SURE HE WOULD DO THE SAME FOR YOU!!!! both wallets are bifold regular version. Thanks again man your great!!

  26. jess

    I can say, without question, that the products that I’ve ordered and received from J Michael are perhaps the finest quality that can be had anywhere. The thought and attention that go into his products are not frequently encountered in today’s throw away society. I have no doubt that these wallets will last my entire lifetime. I applaud the effort and talent that is displayed in his work. J Michael has earned a lifetime customer, and I’ll gladly and enthusiastically recommend his products to anyone. Truly, truly impressive! Thanks J Michael!!!

  27. jess

    Recently ordered chocolate brown cordovan wallet, I can saying only one word Wow! Collecting funds for another one,I like different colors,great and fast service.

  28. jess

    I received the dark brown shell cordovan bifold that you made. Less than a week since I placed the order and I have it. That’s amazing by itself. Everything about it is quality as I’m finding out is normal with any order I place. This is probably going to be my favorite. The lighter brown calfskin pockets inside are a perfect touch. All I can say is thank you.

  29. jess

    Received my wallet today, job well done! The chocolate brown with red stitching is exactly what I thought it would be. I couldn’t be happier! Thanks for such a great job and excellent customer service! I will be recommending you and requiring your services in the future. Rare to find someone who takes such pride in their work these days. Which is sad really. Great job!

  30. jess

    I received my wallet and it I amazing, I have been looking for years for a wallet that can hold up to my abuse. This is it! The craftsmanship is second to none, it’s just beautiful. Thank you so much for contacting me when the shell cordovan arrived, well worth the wait. Definitely the finest wallet available.

  31. jess

    It just arrived. And it’s beautiful!… I will definitely recommend your work, and if I need any leather items, I know whom to ask!

  32. jess

    I finally received my shell wallet today, THANK YOU SO MUCH! I’m so happy and I can’t describe using words how beautiful the wallet is, your amazing craftsmanship with the legendary Horween Shell Cordovan = Awesomeness, the wallet has nice glossiness and weight to it and when holding it on hand the feel and smell of shell just so amazing and luxury and yet feels like a tank which I believe it will last a life time or even pass down to my son!

  33. jess

    WOW!! I’m just blown away!!! I have never seen a wallet this nice. Thank you so much. You are more than generous. The wallet is both too beautiful to use, and too beautiful not to! As with all you have made me, the craftsmanship is off the hook! I’m a Happy Happy Happy customer!

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