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The British Belt Co. Shell Cordovan Wallet

The British Belt Co. Shell Cordovan Wallet

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Shell Cordovan Bifold, Made in the UK

Showcasing the craftsmanship of two historic English brands, The British Belt Company and Clayton & Sons, this bifold wallet makes a handsome addition to your daily carry. The British Belt Co. has been making leather goods since 1946, and today its collection includes everything from belts and bags to notebook covers and hip flasks. For this wallet, it uses shell cordovan from Clayton & Sons, a renowned tannery established in 1840 in Chesterfield, where it still operates to this day. Lined with natural full-grain calf leather, the bifold features a traditional layout with a bill pocket and four card slots on each side.

Note: At checkout, you’ll have your choice of leather color: black or oxblood.

The British Belt Co. Shell Cordovan Wallet

The Holy Grail of Leathers

Pioneered in the Middle Ages by the Moors, shell cordovan has roots in Spain, with the city of Cordoba lending its name to this rare leather. It comes from the fibrous flat muscle, or shell, taken from a specific part of a horse’s hide. Rather than creasing, it has a rippling effect that allows craftsmen to use it for beautiful items like shoes or wallets in a variety of rich colors. Regarded as one of the most durable forms of leather, it’s also celebrated for its supple texture. The shell cordovan from Clayton & Sons is widely known for its high density and natural water and stretch resistance.

The British Belt Co. Shell Cordovan Wallet
The British Belt Co. Shell Cordovan Wallet
The British Belt Co. Shell Cordovan Wallet


  • The British Belt Co.
  • Shell cordovan from Clayton & Sons
  • Natural full-grain calf lining
  • 8 card slots (4 on each side)
  • Bill pocket
  • Matching stitching
  • Dimensions, open: 8.7 x 3.7 in (22.1 x 9.4 cm)
  • Dimensions, closed: 4.3 x 3.7 in (10.9 x 9.4 cm)
  • Handcrafted in the UK


All orders will be shipped by Massdrop.

Estimated ship date is Dec 10, 2018 PT.

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Received mine yesterday, and I'm very happy to report I am very impressed. As few details were nagging at me but I took the plunge nonetheless, as follows: I wasn't sure that, in the card slots below what you can see, if there was fabric or some other material. Happily - the very nice, soft leather lining both sides of the bill pocket and line the credit card pockets. Germane to me is that there is no fabric in this wallet. It wasn't clear if, in addition to the 8 credit card pockets, there were the so-called hidden pockets from the center of the wallet.... The answer is YES - those pockets are open and available for use. Some others wondered if the edges were finished. the answer to this is an absolute YES as well This wallet is very nicely made and I'm quite stunned frankly they were able to hit that price point with a wallet whose exterior and interior pockets are all shell cordovan. The Ashland wallets at 2x the price on Massdrop only have the exterior cordovan. I bought a British Belt Co, well, 'belt' (go figure) and was quite impressed so I rolled the dice. Other observations: My current wallet is a "neiman marcus" (looks like a Bosco) bifold "slim" (Ebay purchase). The British Belt Co. wallet is definitely a bit thicker, likely due to the thicker leather and use of leather instead of fabric between card slots. Once in my back pocket for a period of time, I'm sure it'll compress a bit. It definitely needs breaking in. With the lined leather, full use of cordovan for exterior/interior bits, and finished edges, this is a much more classy piece. I'm sure other brands will hold up just fine, but they have a more informal, rustic (dare I say unfinished?) look that appealing in its own right.