Based in the Northern Beaches of Sydney, Hentley have been around the world and back, researching the idea of creating a simple, slim wallet that will stand the test of time. Their search for the best materials to craft their products from led them back home to Australia where they found that kangaroo leather would be the best option. While we’re all familiar with calfskin, many people don’t know that kangaroo hide actually makes for great accessories.
At first the idea of kangaroo leather may sound a bit confronting, but it’s a highly sustainable option. The material is also much stronger than calfskin, even when it’s cut down quite thin, making it a fantastic alternative to more widely used leathers. Due to the premium kangaroo leather they use, Hentley are able to create a range of wallets that will uphold their quality through years of daily use.
The design of the wallets themselves are well thought out and highly functional. Hentley got rid of all hardware that could break easily and reduce the lifespan of the wallets. Instead they only kept what’s actually needed in the products. The range has a few different styles which appeal to different needs; if you prefer a traditional wallet, the Manhattan Classic is for you. It features six card slots which can hold up to two cards each, plus an internal note sleeve to hold cash and receipts. One for those who prefer something a bit more minimal is the Zanzibar; a sleek holder that has four card slots and an internal compartment, which can fit notes. The Manali Adventurer is ideal to take travelling with you. It features a large sleeve that can hold your passport or any other documents you need, as well as five card slots and a note sleeve to carry all your new currency.
Like anything else you own, the better you treat your kangaroo leather wallet the more use you’ll get from it. Interestingly enough, the material tends to get darker with age, which gives them a unique and rich look. Hentley recommends applying their Premium Leather Conditioner, which is made specifically for their leathers but can also be used on other natural premium leathers, to nourish the material. Look after them well and these wallets will stand the test of time and be with you for years.