A main thrust of innovation's always been to find ways to make things lightweight but still sturdy -- it's what made the space shuttle fly, and what would've made Oliver Miller's NBA career take off, if Suns R&D had gotten him before he weighed as much as the space shuttle. Lightening your back-pocket load while still protecting your money, Barrett Alley wallets.
An HP grad who studied fashion design at UT before switching to a more potentially lucrative major (linguistics!), Alley spent three years of trial and error figuring out how to take traditional Western-style leather techniques and apply them to thinner materials, but not Thinner materials, because who wants Chuck Bass's dad with hair? The essential elements are vegetable-tanned leather (either from a Colorado tannery that specializes in one-offs or a vaunted New England operation, with hunter-harvested deerskin used when cows aren't), plus mid-19th c. hemp indigo lining from Japanese home looms, much of it formerly used in futons and kimonos hopefully worn by Richard Chamberlain, but only briefly, 'cause the geishas were all over that Dick. Construction's done by hand, with leather cut by a knife, and saddle-stitching done with actual fingers, leading to finished products ranging from the Destiny (looks like an ancient torn & frayed envelope) to the Revelation, a credit-carrier for those who've learned a big truth: people who hate waiting for you to run your card will often pay for you in cash.
Alley also makes similar quality sunglasses holders and "Petite Pill Pouches", or "the classy way to carry your drugs" -- intended for prescriptions, but equally good for the stuff that makes you fly high before experiencing the burrito-pounding depression known as the Big Low.