Benjamin Franklin is the founding father who winks at us, that ambitious urban entrepreneur who seems made of flesh rather than marble ...
~ Walter Isaacson (Benjamin Franklin, An American Life)
Franklin was a successful inventor, writer, publisher, diplomat, drafter/signer of our Declaration of Independence, abolitionist, entrepreneur, and networker. Another true Renaissance man and Mission Man.
Our Benjamin Collection is an intentional nod (and wink!) to good ole Ben, who would have felt right at home grabbing his namesake collection as his EDC (everyday carry for your Benjamins). In fact, social critic David Brook called Franklin our founding Yuppie. Intentionality was our emphasis, from the hand-selected, marbled, twice-tanned leather (both chrome and vegetable tanning) to the rich yet simplistic lines visible in each Benjamin leather good. We can imagine Mr. Franklin proudly carrying his collection on the streets of Philadelphia, Paris, or anywhere in the world his business or exploits might take him.
Where will your adventures take you with the Benjamin by your side?
When the call is for traveling light, this lean, minimalist chrome/veg re-tanned offering carries the basics comfortably. Dark grey fabric lines the ID window and this front pocket wallet is otherwise the same item that comes with our bi-fold wallet replete with matching aesthetics, but we sell it separately for those who prefer a leaner alternative to the bulk of a classic wallet. With nearly every financial and commercial transaction migrating to mobile devices, some eagerly embrace the nimble ease of a cashless lifestyle. Now they need not sacrifice the lifelong gratification of carrying a wallet rich with character.
- Full grain US steerhide chrome/veg twice-tanned marbled leather
- Strong UV and weather resistant marine grade polyester thread
- 2 card slots and ID window
- Durable gray cotton lining
- Thin profile
- Brass rivet detail
- Mission Mercantile Lifetime Promise
- Dimensions: 4" L x 2.75" H
- Weight: 0.6 oz.