3 Leather Essential Items for Everyday Carry | Popov Leather

3 Leather Essential Items for Everyday Carry

Leather is an iconic sign of luxury and superior class. Real leather is timeless, and as seasons come and go, it never goes out of style. Leather accessories are highly durable and can last for generations if well taken care of.

My team and I at Popov Leather have a reputation for producing high-quality locally made leather items.

If you want durable and well-designed leather items that offer long-term value, you’ll be glad to know that every item on this list is made using full-grain leather. This is the best type of leather, and ages beautifully by developing its own unique patina.

Everyday carry essentials, also known as EDCs, are items that you carry daily and are useful in your day-to-day activities. Although such items can vary from person to person, the list I’m going to share is pretty universal.

1 - Leather Wallet

Handcrafted leather wallet

A wallet is essential for everyone. Whether you carry cash or cards, it helps secure everything safely in your pocket or handbag.

A wallet is also an extension of your personal style. When making your selection, you should look for one that is well-designed and attractive to you.

Leather wallets are aesthetically unique and classy.

There are a variety of leather wallets to choose from depending on the design you’re after. These wallets are sewn using thick Tiger Thread meaning they’ll never come apart.

Leather Wallet Designs

You need a wallet that will not only last many years but is also expertly designed.

The following is a summary of leather wallets made to suit different styles and needs.

Wallet Design Unique Features
Traditional wallet
  • Minimalist design
  • Has 6 card slots
  • Fits USA, UK, and Canadian cash
5 card wallet
  • Wide enough to hold up to 10 bills
  • The 5 slots can each hold 2 cards
  • Perfect for front pocket
Trifold wallet
  • Can secure 4 cards
  • Has an ID window that can fit 2 cards in each pocket
  • Can easily hold up to 20 bills with extra space for receipts and notes
Card holder
  • Minimalist design that disappears in your jeans
  • Can easily fit 6 cards and folded cash
ID wallet
  • Has an economic size that’s perfect for the front pocket.
  • 2 card slots that can fit 3 cards each
  • The reverse side has an ID slot
  • The middle slot can fit folded cash
Checkbook wallet
  • Snaps shut to secure your checkbook and cash
  • It has generous room for at least 8 cards
  • Specifically designed for standard checkbook sizes
  • Can fit unfolded cash inside 2 pockets
4 Card Billfold
  • Features a coin pouch that snaps shut to secure coins or keys
  • 4 card slots that can fit 2 cards each
  • Perfectly fits USA, UK, and Canadian cash
Long wallet
  • Features an optional lever snap chain.
  • Has room for 16 cards.
  • Has 2 pockets that can hold unfolded cash
  • Can fit a checkbook inside
Slim wallet
  • Slim and perfect for the front pocket
  • Has 1 card slot
  • 1 snap pouch that can fit cards and coins

All the wallets listed above are available at Popov Leather. They come in four different earth colors namely:

  • English tan
  • Heritage brown
  • Natural
  • Black

Here’s what a happy customer had to say after ordering a wallet.

“Absolutely would recommend. Excellent service and follow up. Received extremely fast. Forget china!!! This is where you need to buy. 5 stars. Great product, service and follow up. Shipped very fast. Cannot say enough . Love the real smell of leather. You cannot duplicate that !!!!!!.”

John G, USA

2. Leather Sunglasses & Eyeglass Case

Leather sunglasses case

For both men and women, sunglasses are an essential item and fashion accessory. Some of us have to put on glasses to aid in reading. Whichever the case, we need to have our glasses with us at all times.

Your glasses can easily get scratched or smudged if you’re carrying them loose in your bag, or tucking them into your shirt collar. But normal eyeglass cases can be bulky and poor quality.

You need a light and stylish case to help keep your glasses safe and accessible. A leather glasses case is not only stunning but will keep your lenses scratch-free, whether in your bag or on your car dashboard.

Handcrafted Leather Sunglass Case Designs

Leather sunglasses cases come in different shades to suit different preferences.

They are soft inside and thick, meaning they’ll cushion your eyeglasses in case of a fall or if they’re rubbed against something rough.

The leather sunglasses case from Popov Leather features a double-walled interior and a magnetic snap that easily shuts with no pressure required.

If you’re wondering whether this case will fit your sunglasses, it’s designed to fit glasses that are up to 2.5 inches high and 5.5 inches wide.

You can personalize your shades too just like Howard who had them engraved with his initials.

black leather sunglasses cases
Popov Leather - Black Leather Sunglasses Cases

“This is a great way to store your sunglasses. I was force to buy a second one after my wife decided she should keep the first one for herself. I had the second one personalized with my initials so she wouldn’t do it a second time.”

Howard B, Canada.

3. Leather Tote Bag

No matter how many bags you own, you have to admit that tote bags provide a comfortable option for carrying essentials. 

You probably find yourself grabbing your tote a lot of the time because it’s so convenient no matter what you’re up to.

A leather tote bag is the best as it combines comfort and style effortlessly. It’s also going to last you a lifetime and develop a beautiful patina as it ages. This means that no matter how many times you use it, it will just get more and more appealing. 

The leather tote bag is a fashion accessory that you can take anywhere. It’s spacious enough to fit everything you need, allowing you to carry any number of things in a beautiful and sophisticated manner.

woman holding leather tote bag
Popov Leather - Leather Tote Bag

Special Features of the Leather Tote Bag From Popov Leather

The leather tote bag from Popov Leather is roomy and is sewn with thick Tiger Thread. This makes the straps strong enough to hold all the weight of your essentials without the fear of them coming apart.

You can use the leather tote bag to:

  • Carry groceries and home essentials
  • Carry your laptop and books
  • Carry your gym essentials

The bag is roomy enough to hold all of the above including your phone, wallet, headphones, and keys.

The tote bag weighs 1.9 pounds and the handles drop to 12.5 inches, making it comfortable to carry on your shoulders.

The leather tote bag features a side pocket for easy access of your notebook, and inner compartments to secure your phone, eyeglasses, and wallet. 

You can get this bag for yourself or as a gift for your loved one just like our anonymous buyer from Australia who had this to say.

woman wearing leather tote bags
Popov Leather - Tote Bags

How to Maintain Your Full Grain Leather Accessories

Items made from real leather are pretty low maintenance and are meant to last a lifetime if they’re well taken care of.

Full-grain leather develops a patina as it ages. It’s a process that happens over time from wear and the accumulation of oils and dirt, making the item more beautiful and unique as it ages.

To make sure your leather accessories age gracefully, follow these simple tips:

  • Use a soft microfibre cloth and mild soap to get rid of dust and dirt. 
  • Avoid harsh leather cleaners as they’ll ruin full-grain leather.
  • Only use warm water to dampen the cloth. Make sure to wring out the excess water to leave it damp and not saturated.
  • Do not scrub the leather, just wipe gently.
  • Avoid using a dryer on your leather items as it could dry out and warp the leather. Let it dry naturally in the shape that you want it to remain in.
  • Storage is key. Keep your leather items away from the radiator or any heat source as it can dry out and harden the leather.
  • Use a quality leather conditioner to keep your items moisturized and waterproof.

If you take good care of your leather items, they’ll last you a lifetime and will never fall apart.

Use It for a Lifetime

When you buy a leather product, you expect it to last you a lifetime. At Popov Leather, we’re so confident about our products that we offer a lifetime guarantee for every one.

The leather is hand sewn using thick Tiger Thread for a quality piece that will never unravel.

Everything is made in the USA using Horween Derby full-grain leather. We burnish and polish the edges to produce high-quality and classy end products.

If you’d love to order the above items or any other leather accessories, click on the item and hit “Add to cart.” Feel free to contact us for any information or additional questions.

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Heritage brown leather tote bag

Article by Ryan Popoff

Ryan Popoff is the creative mind behind Popov Leather wallets, iPhone cases, belts, watch bands and journals since 2013. With a Bachelor Degree in Fine Arts, my leatherworking journey began at home. I wanted to create a simple leather wallet that could fit into my front pocket and — to my delight — it was a hit with family and friends. Hopefully you love our honest, quality leather goods too! Reach out with questions.

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