Sunglass Case & Wallet
- Handmade from Soft Guatemalan Full Grain Leather
- Easy-Access Wallet
- Stitched from a Single Piece of Leather
- Attractive Slim Design
- Pockets for Cash and Cards
Length: 6.50 Inches
Height: 0.75 Inches
Genuine Guatemalan Full Grain Leather
USE & CARE
Over time and with use, the leather will assume a unique patina. If desired, condition with mineral oil or beeswax leather conditioner.
PRODUCTION & DESIGN
The Sunglass Case & Wallet is the best product you can buy for the summer. Whether it's for yourself, your friends, partner or family, you can't go wrong with this. Made from the finest full grain leather, this is the only way to store your prized sunglasses, and a perfect way to store your cards and cash as well.
Sunglasses were first traced back to the prehistoric and historic era, in which the Inuit people would wear compressed walrus ivory goggles, with narrow slits to block the rays of the sun. Over the many centuries, glasses evolved in design and style, but never offering any protection from the sun, until polarized sunglasses first became available in 1936 with Edwin H. Land's patented Polaroid filter.
World War II was the birth place of the Ray-Ban's, when Ray Ban created anti-glare aviator style sunglasses using the method of polarization, and subsequently the Ray-Ban Aviator sunglasses exploded in popularity within the celebrity domain and the community in 1937. Nowadays, the sunglasses has become its own industry, with so many different styles and designs, so why not add some extra style to your sunglasses with this sleek Sunglass Case & Wallet.
The flesh side of the soft leather is first stained with natural drab tone and finished with our proprietary beeswax conditioner. Our unique treatment helps the leather to retain its shape without the aid synthetic stabilizers, offering a natural and durable look.
The leather we use, originating from our well established supplier Compiel, is nothing but Full Grain Leather, and if you don't know what that is, then make sure you're sitting comfortably. There are 4 types of leather, and they differ in quality. You have Full Grain Leather, Top Grain Leather, Genuine Leather and Bonded Leather.
We'll start with Bonded Leather. It's more of an insult to call Bonded Leather a leather. It's basically lots of different parts of leather glued and pressed together to make one piece. It's cheap, not at all durable and it will fall apart within weeks. In short, it's no good and we are completely against it.
Genuine Leather is in third place in the running, and is the layer of the hide that remains after the top is taken off for the better quality leathers. This surface can often be given a makeover with a finish, sometimes a spray paint that can give it the look of a better quality. Not something that happens in our house. Don't settle for this, you can do better.
Top Grain Leather is the second highest grade that you'll find. A leather taken from the top layer of the hide that is treated, sanded and refined. It's a good quality leather, but not good enough for Hide and Drink. You can still do better, though, go one more step higher.
Full Grain Leather is the best you can get when it comes to leather, there's no competition here, and Hide and Drink is its biggest fan. Full Grain Leather comes from the top layer of the hide, and has all of the grain, hence its name. It's the best leather than you can buy, and the only leather that we use. You can stop looking now, you've found the cream of the crop.
The tanning process is something that we take pride in. Our rustic leather is created through removing the hair, extracting the moisture, taking out the oils and, of course, the natural preservatives. The leather is placed in a large container filled with new oils, coloring and preservatives, and there it takes on its new color and thus its new personality. The finishing process consists of pressing the leather with heated plates, hung up to dry and sprayed and finished with a sealer. Finally it is pressed once more and then ready for its transformation, in which it is carefully handcrafted by the diligent locals of Pastores, Guatemala, where our workshop is located.