I used reverse dark cognac Shell Cordovan leather from the Horween tannery. This high end leather is beautiful and will develop a beautiful patina. There are two card slots behind the inside cover and a pocket with card slot on the other side. One card pocket is on the outside which is perfect for the couple cards used the most. The edges were beveled then burnished to a nice shine. I saddle stitched the wallet with Vinymo thread. This method of hand sewing is more durable than a machine stitch.