I'm not sure what you consider "a junky wallet," but Alpine Swiss has appeared on recent lists of top brand wallets in US and definitely provides a "bang for buck" benefit. How you decide is up to you, but they warrant a look.
Another question, if I may: What, if any, is the advantage of wearing unlined (dress) gloves? It seems to me that, if the weather is cold enough to wear gloves, lining would make them more functional by being warmer.
This is probably not a major issue to anyone here, but it is something I'm curious about: Among people knowledgeable about clothing styles, other things being equal (e.g., fit, fabric, quality), is a double-breasted overcoat generally considered more upscale-looking than a single-breasted one?
Among men in the US who wear upscale dresswear clothing regularly and who wear braces, probably Thurston and Brooks Brothers are among the leading brands. My guess is this is true among SF members and among the US population generally. I am curious: Among SF members who wear $750+ suits regularly, is there a brand/label of belt that is most popular? Is a specific type more popular than others? Alligator? Crocodile? Other exotic skin? High-end leather? Does anyone on the...