After a brief hiatus, HAPTIC is back in full effect with our newest product, The Photographer’s Wallet. If you ever wanted the perfect “everyday carry” wallet which has perfect aesthetics and function, The Photographer’s Wallet is for you:
The concept and design philosophy
The general gist and concept was this:
How can I (ERIC KIM) create my own ideal everyday wallet, which is both aesthetically beautiful and functional?
I personally have carried a prototype of this design for almost two years, then switched to the black leather design (with the crimson red stitching, which looks killer) for another 3 years. Our artisan friend Lan from Saigon has finally had the opportunity to hand stitch and create The Photographer’s Wallet just for you.
Available for preorder
The Photographer’s Wallet is currently available for preorder in the HAPTIC shop, and will be available for both American domestic and international orders. We expect shipments to go out early April, 2021.
Features and functions
Below you can see my personal version, and how I set it up. Two spots in the front inner fold available for two SD cards, which has been super clutch for me several times when I either ran out of SD card space or had a corrupted SD card while shooting. This innovation alone is worth the justification of this wallet.
Also there is more than enough room in the two flaps for your credit cards and identify cards, and also for your cash money (I have also been able to fit coins in the back flap).
And if you’re wondering, I haven’t had any issues with any SD cards getting corrupted by being inside The Photographer’s Wallet, or bending or breaking. I personally tested this wallet for 5 years, and I can personally vouch that it is battle tested and solid.
The beautiful golden brass buttons are great, because it’s the most effective and efficient way to easily open and close your wallet, and also not having the anxiety of your cash or other personal things from falling out.
In terms of the color palette, crimson red stitching (nice and thick and criss cross) feels great in terms of texture and hand feel, and is a strong and bold contrast against the black onyx leather. Also the golden brass buttons truly shine with character.
Fits comfortably in a front jeans pocket
The Photographer’s Wallet fits comfortably in the front of my black skinny (stretchy) jeans front pocket, and also fits well in my back jeans pocket. It is also robust and flexible enough to fit inside a bag, backpack or purse.
If The Photographer’s Wallet gives you a bit more security or confidence in your photography, it is worth it.
If The Photographer’s Wallet gives you just even a bit more security when it comes to your photography, it is worth it. Security in knowing you always have an SD card backup, no matter what. No more concerns about running out of storage space while shooting, or corrupted SD cards which may cause you to lose a decisive moment.
It is just an insanely great wallet.
Lastly, this is just an insanely great wallet. Looks great, extremely supple and smooth/strong buttery leather, feels great in the hand, has perfect proportions, etc. I know as guys (and girls) we often look for the perfect wallet— and pay out of the nose for all these crazy designer wallets which aren’t even that well constructed, wabi sabi, or have character.
Each and every Photographer’s Wallet is one of a kind, hand constructed and stitched, and produced with pride and love. The profits go back to our producer artisan friend (Lan, who also hand makes all the Henri Straps), and also helps support me and Cindy.
- Outside dimensions: Width: 12 cm, Height: 9 cm
- Designed for international sized paper currency (United States, Canadian, European, Japanese, etc), credit cards, business cards, and 2 slots for SD cards.