About this project
Wallet + Easel = WEZEL
I had one of the big, trifold, back pocket wallets- it had everything I had ever collected in it. Unfortunately, one day, it slipped out of my pocket and all was lost, even my very first driver's license. I wanted to keep it so my kids could make fun of my baby face (before the beard). From that day forward I started only buying wallets to put in my front pocket. I tried many of the various card-, cash-, receipt-holding front wallet styles, but none of them lasted or they just didn't feel right.
One day, while stroking my beard, I said to myself, "Self, what if I bought leather and made my own wallet?" I stopped by the local leather store and talked to "Leather Mike" (not his name, but that is what I call him) and bought some leather scraps. I hand cut and stitched pieces of leather together until I found the right size and style I liked. Still a bit unsettled, however, my beard knew better: the WEZEL was not yet born.
It wasn't until I was entertaining my bored self and playing with my wallet when I noticed that the credit cards from one side could fit into the pocket on the other side. I tossed the wallet down on the desk and noticed that the spine propped up. In that moment my beard said, "That's it! This sucker can transform into a stand for your phone!" The Wezel was born, and 20 handmade prototypes later we have perfected it!
Stop the pain!
Get this- the average back pocket wallet is more than one and a half inches thick! Nobody should sit that lop-sided.
Uncle Lenny’s Wallet Thickness
Wezel Wallet Thickness
Holds cards and cash
Transforms into a cell phone stand
Holds ANY phone, even with a case
Help us! We Need You.
To make the WEZEL dream come true we need your help. We are currently making these one at a time out of our neighbor's garage. By picking one of the rewards below you can help us take it to the next level and we can get these professionally handmade here in the 'Merica.
Pledge & Rewards
Stretch Goal = $15,000 = More Colors
If we get 150% of our goal we can double our colors. Help a WEZEL out and tell your friends and get more choices.
Colors Available ($10K - $14.99K)
Additional Colors Available ($15K +)
WEZEL supports iPads!
Flip your Wezel upside down and use it like a kickstand for bigger devices.
Work dat Wezel!
We had some questions about how to actually make the wallet "Wezel." So, we made this video for your viewing pleasure. We hope it makes it more clear how you can rock and roll with your Wezel Wallet.
How to load your Wezel! These wallets are super tight brand new. They stretch and mold around how you use your wallet. #genuineleatherrocks
Creators of the Wezel Wallet
Scott Sorensen & Kyle Parkin
Risks and challenges
It turns out that making leather wallets is hard to do. I have made dozens of these trying to perfect the design, and I finally nailed it. The next step is producing these as efficiently and affordably as possible. This means finding a tannery for high-quality, consistent leather thickness and color, and finding a way to produce larger quantities. So far we have made all of these wallets in my neighbor's garage, and with the interest we've started to get from people we can tell this won't be sustainable for long.
My business partner and I are working on this full time, and are putting our hearts and souls into it. We wholeheartedly believe that Wezel is a fantastic idea... it's one of those simple but incredibly useful inventions that leave you thinking, "Why didn't I think of that?"
We are determined to make the contacts and connections it takes to get this up and running. With your help we can take it to the next level and get these professionally handmade here in 'Merica.
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