Most bifold leather wallets are big, bulky and a little uncomfortable to carry around. Most minimalist wallets are slim and trim, but don’t usually look as great as a classic leather bifold. Grovemade, however, seems to have found a solution, a nice compromise between the two.
The Grovemade Leather Compact has the shape of a traditional bifold wallet, but is 30% smaller. It’s made of vegetable-tanned, full-grain leather in Portland, Oregon, and seeks to “couple all the functionality of a traditional wallet with a minimalist aesthetic.” A worthy endeavor, if we may say so. Grovemade accomplishes this by ditching the traditional bifold method of laying bills flat; instead, they must be folded in half before being placed into the wallet.
All together, it can hold 4-8 cards and several bills of cash. It fits comfortably in both your front or back pocket, as well as in a jacket pocket. Grovemade also says that the leather takes on it’s own character as it ages.