The Indigo Dyed Travel Wallet made by Corter Leather & Cloth was the passport holder I was looking for! For starters, I, as you probably know, love denim so any product with "indigo" in the description automatically grabs my attention.
The Travel Wallet is part of Corter's 2016 Special Edition Indigo Collection; which also includes indigo dyed Bifold, Mechanic's, Standard Card, & Standard Card Sleeve Wallets. The leather used for this collection is Latigo Leather that the company drum dyed themselves "to be reminiscent of freshly oxidized indigo." Corter also states that the leather is "then hot stuffed by hand with waxes and oils to be soft and ready to use. It will age darker over time, burnishing in spots of high wear and developing a deep blue patina."
Upon receiving my Travel Wallet (On the same day my passport came haha!), I was able to feel how soft the leather is. Not only does the leather feel great, it looks beautiful as well (just look at any of the pictures)! As for the overall quality, it is top notch. The majority of the wallet is perfectly saddle stitched twice (which means it was done entirely by hand, no machines) with matching indigo thread. The result is a stronger, more sturdy leathercraft product than if the wallet was made with a machine.
The split ring is another reason I chose the Travel Wallet as I was able to hook it to a key fob and attach it securely to my belt while keeping it in my front pocket on my trip to Italy. Unnecessary? Probably, but hey, I had peace of mind!
The Travel Wallet has aged quite nicely. The edges in particular are developing a nice, dark patina. The places where the dye soaked in the leather more are starting to stand out, making the wallet more personal and unique to me. The quality of the leather and overall construction will most likely lead to this wallet being the only passport holder I'll need in my lifetime! I hope to "travel" with the Corter Leather & Cloth Indigo Dyed Travel Wallet many more times!