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post #16 of 36
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Originally Posted by SkinnyGoomba View Post
what do these wallets cost?

$390, but mine popped up on eBay much cheaper... Sent the link to my wife.
post #17 of 36
Very nice.
post #18 of 36
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Originally Posted by rebel222 View Post
$390, but mine popped up on eBay much cheaper... Sent the link to my wife.

Yeah,$400 for BF wallets,kind of steep,let's hope that christmas discounts will be good.
post #19 of 36
That is a sumptuous, gorgeous wallet. Congrats on the wallet, and on finding such a sympathetic wife.
post #20 of 36
carries a hefty price tag, but that looks like a nice piece!
post #21 of 36
I considered the BB model but in real life (rather than pictures) the shell looks like plastic. The shine sits on the top rather than getting the deep color that we are accustomed to from Horween.
post #22 of 36
I just asked Foster & Son for a quote to copy a favourite wallet in cordovan. If BB OTR costs 400 bucks I think I better be sitting down when they tell me the price.
post #23 of 36
Wow, really sharp.

Congratulations on having such a fantastic wife
post #24 of 36
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.
post #25 of 36
I like the wallet. Cordovan looks so much better on small leather goods then on shoes.
post #26 of 36
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Originally Posted by emmanuel View Post
I like the wallet. Cordovan looks so much better on small leather goods then on shoes.
It looks really good on briefcases and document cases, too.
post #27 of 36
You guys should check this out:

Made by Whitehouse Cox of England using Horween Shell Cordovan at USD480
post #28 of 36
^^ Ooh that one is nice - all cordovan!
post #29 of 36
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Originally Posted by Fishball View Post
You guys should check this out:

Made by Whitehouse Cox of England using Horween Shell Cordovan at USD480

Looks good, but I prefer the contrast of the BB wallet.
post #30 of 36
No pictures loaded over here. Links?
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