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There prices on their website and Phil can quote you for custom work. It was very reasonable.
I don't want to detract form the shoe discussion but I thought some of you may be interested in seeing my new wallet. It's Whiskey Shell Cordovan and made by Phil at Ashland Leather. It's a customized pattern and it turned out great. It's the Tony the Ant model without the bill slot. I wish AE would make something of this quality in the wallet department. I ended up selling the AE shell wallet that I purchased from them because it did not seem like good quality to me.
Whiskey shell sighting. Although not Aldens I thought some here may be interested. Ashland Leather Whiskey Shell wallet. It's the Tony the Ant wallet customized a bit by Phil. I wanted the card slots but not the bill slot (I don't usually carry cash). It came out awesome.
Here is my Ashland Wallet in whiskey shell that I just received yesterday. It's a customized piece that Phil made me. It's their Tony The Ant version without a bill slot. I basically needed just a card holder but I wanted to be abel to carry more cards that the "Little New York" could comfortable hold.
Whether you buy in or not there are different qualities of leather. Also, you must consider the finishing process. This is especially true for shell as it goes through a pretty intense process to become usable. This finishing of the raw material is probably equally on par in importance to the construction quality of the item.
I live about 2 hours from that outlet and I've visited there many times. I really love Charleston, You should visit if you are ever in the area.
I just counted and I have 32 pair of shoes across AE, Alden, & Carmina. Of course this number does not include sneakers, sandles, ect… It's really too many but I have trouble when deciding to sell a pair. I like them all. I've sold shoes in the past and I almost always regret it (i.e. the Alden Ravello LWB). On top of that there are still several styles that I want. I'm not sure it will ever end.
Email the owner Phil (you can contact him through the company website) and let him know what you are looking for. He actually made up a customized version of one of their wallets. It should be here Tue so I'll be able to better comment on quality then. But, I purchased based upon the recommendations of many people on this forum. I looked at several brands and Ashland seemed like one of the best. I'd say that price is about right for a shell wallet. If I'm not...
They have a lot of colors besides black. I just bought a Whiskey colored one from them that is currently being sent. Irregular means that their is either a flaw in the leather or in the process of making the wallet.
Probably the most standard answer is going to a Black Park Avenue and a Walnut Strand. These are also two of AE's most popular shoes.I'm in suits about every day and I wear both of these equally. As a minister I do wear black a little more than most people though so you can take that into consideration.
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