There is an inherent problem with getting a shell cordovan wallet. A shell is much thicker than traditional leather. I think that it is impossible go bend the shell to conform to the sharp corners of the wallet. There are no sharp corners on shoes. I gave two high end leather artisans the job of making me a shell wallet but each had the exact same problem. While I guess that it might be possible to have the corners thinned out, I've never seem it done. The compromise that Brooks Brothers and other wallet makers strike is to use the thinner, Japanese cordovan which is good but nowhere near the quality that Skip produces. My solution: rather than getting a traditional wallet, get a simple rectangular wallet with three card holders on each side. These can be made without having to bend the shell as much.