A tribute to Dad, A tribute to the Craftsman

The Traveler case for iPhone 5/5S

Our Dad, a veteran of World War II, carried a hand-stitched, leather coin pouch that he as likely picked up at his local Men’s Store as from a street vendor in Afghanistan, one of the many countries he lived in during his life.  He used this rugged pouch to carry a cache of coins that could be distributed to delight a six year-old son who had spotted a bubblegum dispenser or to purchase a cup of coffee for a friend in need of a listening ear and a shoulder of support.  That coin pouch exemplified a truism about Dad Holmes; he always had a little something set aside to give.  Over several decades that pouch was opened thousands of times, and yet when he passed, every stitch had remained in place, the leather, though worn, held true.

When we embarked on the design process to bring a collection of leather wallets and a slim lined, but durable iPhone 5/5s case, we turned to Dad’s coin pouch for inspiration.  The three Pad & Quill litmus tests we focused on were: superior craftsmanship, beauty in design and evoking history and adventure.  These were all encapsulated in that one little coin pouch.




This slim-line iPhone 5/5s case is crafted by hand, from premium, full-grain leather.  It’s a curious blend of avant-garde and old fangled innovation, with French Piping, turned edges, parachute stitching and a clever slide pocket to hold your ID and credit cards.  No two cases are same due to natural leather and hand assembly. The Traveler slides with ease into your pocket, it’s designed to carry anywhere and to take everywhere.


Introducing the New Pad & Quill Wallets!

The Midtown Wallet

Wallets-513This micro wallet is a perfect compliment to our iPhone cases or leather bags.  Crafted with the same superior materials of full grain leather and parachute thread, this wallet holds numerous cards and cash while maintaining a low profile that slides easily into a back pocket or a suit coat.  We’ve removed the plastic ID shield, assuring that this wallet will become a talisman of your own legacy. Includes our signature cherry wood ampersand.

The Odyssey Wallet

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Destined to become a classic, this Pad & Quill travel wallet is a design team favorite.  Hand stitched, premium full grain leather, articulated into a billfold that will carry your Passport, cash, cards, tickets and other amenities, for your tempestuous as well as tame travels.   The Odyssey is particularly designed for international travel including a finely crafted pen from Japan you’ll require while passing through customs documents. Includes our signature cherry wood ampersand.

The Journeyman Wallet

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With names like The Traveler and the Midtown, Petula Clark would be pleased if we named our new bi-fold wallet The Downtown, but this creation is anything but carefree.  The Journeyman is intentionally designed with eye-catching beauty, which will wear like an old bomber jacket.  Crafted from full grain leather, hand stitched parachute thread and rigorous attention to detail, the versatility of this wallet will impress you and everyone you encounter when you slide it from your pocket.  Constructed with multiple card slots, cash holders and some nifty hidden compartments, this is a classic take everywhere wallet.  We even considered including a laminated Pad&Quill business card, because, yes, you will be asked about it that often. Includes our signature cherry wood ampersand

Brian and Kari