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Since 2011, we have helped thousands of people find the right wallet for them. Below you can read what the industry experts and critics have said, or you can read what our customers are saying.

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Color and Chic Logo

Feature on Color & Chic Blog

October 17th, 2016

"...a great leather tote bag is a must-have... Once I got my hands on this beautiful bag I could see the passion Derek has..." see the feature

Glam Africa Magazine Feature

Glam Africa Magazine Feature

Summer 2016

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Interview by Hand-Eye Supply

March 31st, 2016

"...I now feel some sort of allegiance to Waskerd and the truly fine, quality, and strong work being done by Derek..." see the feature

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Distinction Magazine

February 20th, 2016

"At his home shop in Norfolk, he makes wallets, bags and other gear. He's trying, he says, to follow our forebears' ways - they knew how their things were made and where they came from. For shaw, it's all personal." see the feature

Two Trends Blog Feature

Two Trends Blog Feature

October 15th, 2015

"This [wristlet] is not only light weight and fits many cards, but can also be used as a substitute for a purse for those days you only may want to carry your wallet and a small gloss. [The Broadsheet] can also be a subtle stylish iconic piece for any man pulling out the wallet to pay the check at dinner." see the feature

Pasadena Magazine Feature

Pasadena Magazine Slim Wallet Feature

November / December 2014

"Waskerd's hand-tailored, and 100 percent hand-stitched leather wallets are slick and fabulously functional accessories for every man..." see the feature

Martha Stewart American Made

Marth Stewart American Made - Style Finalist

September 2014



Best Leather Wallet Review

Best Leather Slim Wallet Reviews

December 3rd, 2014

"...The Waskerd Small Tote Bag looks great... The stitching is impeccable. And, with all Waskerd products, it features the signature stitched logo on the front bottom right corner in white thread to match the thread around the trim of the tote... The Waskerd Small Tote Bag is an ingenious leather bag and definitely serves a niche purpose..." read the review

October 30th, 2014

"When you feast your eyes upon this slim little wallet, it becomes immediately apparent that it has been crafted with passion. It's expertly cut, trimmed and sewn. Attention to detail is a priority and it is apparent from every angle when viewing this wallet." read the review

March 14th, 2014

"...having the Waskerd Strayer Wallet has proven to me that the old way has advantages. In comparison to my life filled with mass-produced generic products it is fast becoming one of my favorite possessions...." read the review

February 15th, 2014

"...The Waskerd Pinnell is a gorgeous approach to minimal wallets and a great approach to money clip wallets. The price...is very reasonable considering the amount of time and effort and care it takes to put this [wallet] together..." read the review

Attire Club Review

Attire Club Review

June 2nd, 2014

"...the Strayer 2-Pocket slim wallet, is a great gift for a dad who needs little storage space for just a few things. You can put a card, a little money and a few other things in it... it is hand-made from high-quality leather which feels and looks good and you can customize the color of the leather and of the stitching in a lot of ways..." see the feature

April 5th, 2014

"Some people take their craftsmanship to a different level and turn it into great brands...Being unique in a world of mass-produced goods is definitely something great, which is why we love the Waskerd brand..." read the review

Volaris Magazine Feature

Volaris Magazine Slim Wallet Feature

April 30th, 2014

"Minimalista: La billetera Strayer tiene el espacio justo para algunos billetes, tu licencia de conducir y una tarjeta de crédito...." see the feature

Philadelphia Weekly: Workshop Visit

Philadelphia Weekly

March 19th, 2014

"...'handmade' is often synonymous with 'shoddy.' [Waskerd] wants to reach back to when something handmade lasted your entire life...the finished products—wallets, bags and other accessories—are clean, geometric pieces in rich earth tones, their smooth surfaces and rough edges boasting an undeniable tactile quality..." see the article

Handmade by Artists Review

Handmade by Artists Review

March 21st, 2014

"...[Waskerd] brings a strong sense of creative integrity to [their] line of handmade leather wallets...[Waskerd] is committed to creating authentic artisan leather goods that appeal to modern shoppers..." read the review

Vencer Wallet Review

Vencer Review

February 1st, 2014

"...When I walked up to the Waskerd booth at the Liberty Fairs trade show, Derek, the founder and head craftsman, was assembling a wallet right then and there with his own two hands...Available in six leather/stitching combinations...the Strayer slim wallet is perfect for anyone in search of a quality carrier for their daily essentials..." read the review

Young & Able Feature

Young & Able Shop Visit

January 1st, 2014

"...each wallet is carefully constructed from full-grain leather (the strongest and most durable leather you can use! ) and waxed [polyester] thread. From cutting to stitching, the entire process from start to finish is done entirely by hand. This results in a unique product that only gains more character as it develops a rich patina with use." read the review

A Headlong Dive Lunch Box Review

A Headlong Dive Small Tote Review

April 17th, 2013

"...my lunches are now living in leather. And while this leathery interpretation doesn't boast an embossed Batman or come with a thermos, I'm back to packing my lunch with pride..." read the review

Esquire Best Wallets for Men

Esquire Slim Wallet Review

April 1st, 2013

"Shopping Guide: The 15 Best Wallets to Buy This Spring" see the review

The Fine Young Gentlemen Review

The Fine Young Gentleman Review

March 27th, 2013

"...the concept behind the brand is pretty simple. Minimal, practical, attractive and hand crafted goods...But for all of you Made In America fanatics, the best part of the brand may be that everything is produced in Derek's studio in [Philadelphia]..." read the review

Racked Philadelphia Review

Racked Philadelphia Review

February 4th, 2013

"If you've got more cow in your wallet than you do in your hamburger, then Derek Shaw is your guy. The leather craftsman's label, Waskerd, centers around slim-profile personal accessories hand-stitched by the designer in his Manayunk studio..." read the review

Baltimore Sun Gift Review

Baltimore Sun Review

November 19th, 2012

"Handcrafted straight outta Philly, Waskerds are the anti-bulging-pant-pocket wallet. You know -- the one your father probably guards with his life because he needs those year-old movie theater tickets dagnabbit." read the review

The Blue Owl Seattle Washington Review

Blue Owl Workshop Slim Wallet Review

September 7th, 2012

"Every item is handcrafted and handmade by designer and artist Derek Shaw. Derek has a solid vision and Waskerd is just getting started! We love to support small labels that have top notch craftsmanship and we are proud to support Derek and his crafts... Wait until [you see] the goods up close, they are impressive!" read the review

Organized Mom Little Idea Machine Review

Organized Mom Little Idea Machine Review

February 1st, 2012

"Derek sent me a few [products] to sample and I was immediately in love with not only the quality, but the smell and feel of his products as well. [The Little Idea Machine] is a brilliant product intended to hold business cards and notes... this piece boasts beautiful stitching and quality leather... One of my favorite things about Derek's products is the packaging. Each item he sells comes delicately wrapped, and with a beautiful leather business card attached. So clever!" read the review

Black and Tanned NY Slim Wallet Review

Black and Tanned NY Slim Wallet Review

December 14th, 2011

"I've been using [the Studio] for a little more than a month, and have been holding off on posting until I put it through a little abuse. Well, abuse it's taken, and I can honestly say this thing's a great pickup. The leather is soft but sturdy, the design minimal but functional, and it feels like it's going to last for ages..." read the review

Junebug Wedding Slim Wallet Review

Junebug Weddings Slim Wallet Feature

December 14th, 2011

"Designer Derek Shaw from Waskerd is passionate about making the highest quality leather wallets, with the highest quality tools and materials, with his own two talented hands, and we love the results. Each wallet is one of a kind and made to help you keep things simple and de-clutter your life. Derek loves working with wedding parties too, so Waskerd offers a free wallet for the groom when he purchases one for all his groomsmen, and you can even get them monogrammed with your groomsmen's initials!..." read more

The New American Consumer Handcrafted Slim Wallet Review

T>N>A>C Slim Wallet Review

December 5th, 2011

"[Waskerd's] rough-hewn, hand-stitched approach to leatherwork harkens back to a simpler time...This wallet is begging for the age and patina that comes along with a few years in the back pocket...Bottom Line, Waskerd is a promising new entry into the leatherwork scene..."

Guyism Handcrafted Slim Wallet Review

Guyism Slim Wallet Review

November 1st, 2011

"Originally a lighter shade of brown, the leather has picked up a nice patina quite early from wear in the back pocket of my jeans. At $55, it's an excellent value... you'd be hard pressed to find another company offering a similar handmade product right here in the States. If you are looking for a new wallet or cardholder and would like something a little rugged, with character, and at a great price we definitely recommend looking into Waskerd..."

Off The Cuff Handcrafted Slim Wallet Review

Off The Cuff Slim Wallet Review

October 28th, 2011

"When I do not need to have access to all my cards, change and cash I now switch gears and pull out a handy, trim and equally outstanding little wallet. The three-pocket Astoria from Waskerd is another great example of a renewed interest in low-impact craftsmanship..." read the review

Young Man Old Man Handcrafted Slim Wallet Review

Young Man Old Man Slim Wallet Review

October 27th, 2011

"I love this thing. It has held up great so far. It's been through rain, sweat, fire (though not directly of course), sitting, standing, and everything in between... You can see the leather has darkened a bit. You can also see the blue on the edges from my jeans... I love that..." read the review

October 6th, 2011

"The leather is really nice. It's a soft, sueded type leather (which surprised me), but it feels really sturdy. It's reassuring quality-wise to know that Derek makes every wallet by hand, and that he stands by all his wallets with a guarantee..." read the review

September 29th, 2011

"The products are great, but what caught my attention most was the level of craftsmanship and detail behind every product..." read the review

Disco Stu Handcrafted Slim Wallet Review

Eyefivestyle Slim Wallet Review

October 18th, 2011

"I got this Studio two-pocket wallet from Waskerd by Derek Shaw and for the few weeks that I've been using it I've been enjoying having a simpler place to keep my cards and cash immensely. The leather is entirely hand cut and stitched, and I dig that the sturdy thread and even the logo have a rustic feel and look. All in all I'm stoked on the wallet..."

*Read customer testimonials here.