The Benefits of Nylon Micro-Fiber Fabric
First invented in the late 1950s, the nylon micro-fiber was originally created as a fabric for swimwear. It's an incredibly thin material whose threads are even slimmer than silk. Woven together nylon micro-fibers threads create a paper thin fabric, but don't let that fool you. This material is also extremely tough. Its denier count is very high and ensures the fabric is resistant against tearing and typical erosion. It's also waterproof, which is a feature that is hugely popular among Big Skinny's customers. A wallet made entirely of nylon microfiber offers durability, protection against water damage, and it is machine washable.
Leather: Why Top Grain Cowhide Reigns Supreme
Unlike "genuine" leather, top grain cowhide is a high quality, supple leather that's soft and luxurious to the touch. It's also very durable and dense. Wallets crafted from top grain cowhide are guaranteed to last longer. The visual appeal of the top grain wallet is also higher. It has a sleek and professional look.
Hybrid Wallets: Get the Best of Both
The size reduction achieved by the nylon microfiber fabrics is truly remarkable. Big Skinny wallets made with this fabric are typically half the size of a regular leather wallet. To retain the benefits of the slim fabrics wallets and the elegant look of the leather wallets, Big Skinny has created a hybrid wallet that uses fabric on the inside and leather for the outer shell. So, in the leather versus fabrics debate both can still come out on top.