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post #197 of 686
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Originally Posted by tahonng View Post
Are you going to do the suntan thing? Will you keep try to keep it in its original state for as long as possible? Post pics if you decide to tan. Hell pics of the evo as well.

I bought one in a nice chocolate brown color last November.

That cordovan looks real nice!

Right now, I'm just going to use mine and see what happens. It's already started to color ever so slightly on the flap. I may decide to suntan it at some point but have no plans to do so yet.
post #198 of 686
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Originally Posted by PeterParker View Post
I've been using a Tanner bifold wallet; however, it's been wreaking havoc on my credit card. In less than a year, I've had to replace my card 3 times because the mag stripe keeps crapping out. I switched to a chip card, and now the chip is failing.

I keep the minimum number of cards in my wallet so it's pretty slim; the card in question sits in a slot by itself (the upper right slot). I noticed that all of my cards a little distorted, as opposed to staying flat. Constantly replacing my card is getting annoying.

Is anyone else with the Tanner bifold experiencing the same problems?

Mag stripe getting eroded and crudded away type deal? I've had that happen with other wallets... I know you're trying to stay slim but maybe a business card behind the cards so the mag is not rubbing with the leather as much. As for distortion and bending...the more stuff you have in there the less that will probably occur... pics of wallet and distorted stuff?
post #199 of 686
Red wing wallet bought off someone here, cut the wax/vinyl edge shit off

post #200 of 686
Black 2-way fold Tumi - love it.
post #201 of 686
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Originally Posted by Biggie_Robs View Post
That cordovan looks real nice!

Right now, I'm just going to use mine and see what happens. It's already started to color ever so slightly on the flap. I may decide to suntan it at some point but have no plans to do so yet.

Can someone explain the suntanning thing? I have a couple pieces of veg tanned leather goods (keyhook and belt) that I want to turn that nice golden brown color, but right now they're still pretty flesh toned.
post #202 of 686
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Originally Posted by werdswerf View Post
Can someone explain the suntanning thing? I have a couple pieces of veg tanned leather goods (keyhook and belt) that I want to turn that nice golden brown color, but right now they're still pretty flesh toned.

pretty much really just suntanning it like you suntan on the beach during summer.
apply mink oil, put it out under the sun (actually, whichever way 1st doesn't really matters, imo).
tan it longer for darker colour, shorter for lighter colour.
post #203 of 686
Bottega and a money clip
post #204 of 686
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Originally Posted by Obbi View Post
pretty much really just suntanning it like you suntan on the beach during summer.
apply mink oil, put it out under the sun (actually, whichever way 1st doesn't really matters, imo).
tan it longer for darker colour, shorter for lighter colour.

No kidding? I didn't realize you could tan leather the same way you tanned your skin - figured it was always a chemical process.

On a related note, will all natural/undyed leather eventually darken to that nice golden brown color? I'm thinking about picking up this wallet but not if it's always going to look that fleshy color.

~Jordan
post #205 of 686
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Originally Posted by werdswerf View Post
No kidding? I didn't realize you could tan leather the same way you tanned your skin - figured it was always a chemical process. On a related note, will all natural/undyed leather eventually darken to that nice golden brown color? I'm thinking about picking up this wallet but not if it's always going to look that fleshy color. ~Jordan
It's not really tanning so much as changing the color (like the oxidizing of a kakishibu piece or the bleaching of a white shirt), if you leave a fresh hide out in the sun it won't tan, it'll rot
post #206 of 686
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Originally Posted by Guyute View Post
Mag stripe getting eroded and crudded away type deal? I've had that happen with other wallets... I know you're trying to stay slim but maybe a business card behind the cards so the mag is not rubbing with the leather as much. As for distortion and bending...the more stuff you have in there the less that will probably occur... pics of wallet and distorted stuff?

The wallet in question:



The card in question (top right):


The distorted card:


Mag stripe wear:


Wallet sans cards:
post #207 of 686
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It's a really good looking wallet! Nicely worn. I expected much worse bending though...that doesn't seem too bad really and I doubt the problems with the cards are due to that slight bend... it is odd how the cards fit those tanner wallets though...you'd think they'd have a slightly better fit...

as for the mag stripe... I'd try a business card or something else as a liner... its a shame those wallets have those few minor flaws...they look stellar.

Good luck.
post #208 of 686
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Originally Posted by werdswerf View Post
On a related note, will all natural/undyed leather eventually darken to that nice golden brown color? I'm thinking about picking up this wallet but not if it's always going to look that fleshy color.

~Jordan

It will darken. A friend of mine has a natural color Tanner bi-fold wallet that developed a patina without leaving it out in the sun or using a leather conditioner.
post #209 of 686






I've been using this for about 5 years, and it'll probably hold up for another 5. It's awesome quality but it's huge. I need to get that flathead...
post #210 of 686
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Originally Posted by sq4you View Post

fuck, love this haha
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