Nicolas Hollows started his hand crafted leather goods operation in 2008 after inheriting tools from his family. On his website, he writes, ‘I found that I really enjoyed being able to make something practical, durable and (sometimes) beautiful, so I started making more and learning more’.
After the passing of his uncle-in-law in 2007, he discovered a box of leather working tools in his in-laws garage. He initially made a wallet, sketching it out of scrap leather. Soon enough, after a year of trial and error, he began to create more elegant and well-crafted pieces.
Hollows currently hand makes a selection of accessories including belts, wallets, key reins and covers. One of his most popular items, the Waveform Bi-Fold Wallet has two oversized hidden slots, comfortably holds 8-10 cards and has one full-length bill slot. It’s available in 4 different tan leathers and is available from his site for US$135. Another popular item are his leather key covers, a great way to add character to your mundane pieces of metal. Available for $15 each, however currently sold out.
Check him out at: http://www.hollowsleather.com/