Originally Posted by zissou
RU Chester Mox??? I forgot that everything is a conspiracy theory on the internet.
Am I? A year and a half and my first post complimenting chester mox exactly 5 days ago (a thread I didn't create and was my intro to the brand)?
Originally Posted by zissou
There is a certain degree of 'copying' that goes on, but you have to keep in mind that there are very few truly original designs on the market that have never been made before. Did Redmoon create the simple bifold with a snap closure? Not likely. There is a big difference between someone making something that was like another wallet in existence, but with a few changes, and blatantly copying an original design to the smallest detail, only to add blatant lies:
I agree to some extent.
Chester Mox is a blatant rip-off of Makr. The whole site, not just the wallets, immediately reminds me of Makr, and this is probably not unconscious on their part.
Secondly, it's pointless to go searching for origins. I know Red Moon didn't invent a bi-fold snap wallet, but, then again, neither is Red Moon just another snap bi-fold. That is equally obvious.
Now, I don't know the history of the trucker wallet or whatever else it's called, but what we can say is that Red Moon certainly re-invigorated an interest in that style of wallet amidst a certain circle, and that the independent leather makers (most of whom we know) who started making Red Moon-esque wallets were obviously inspired by Red Moon, right down to the style of the snap, regardless of how far back the history of that style of wallet goes. In other words, there is a point at which originality is irrelevant, and reintroducing and popularizing styles is.
Thirdly, I don't much care for "word on the street..." statements. If it can't be shown, it shouldn't be said IMO.
Fourth, you make a makr style wallet:Card case 01 - $38
This simple card case can hold up to 6 credit cards easily, but will fit more with a little stretching. The flap closure is very secure, but easy to open for quick access.
In natural and British tan:
You were carefull to distinguish yours in certain ways (style and material wise), but it is still an hommage to Makr (and much cheaper).
This falls into the category of "making something that was like another wallet in existence, but with a few changes". And, hell, maybe that design of wallet has existed for the last 20 years, BUT (and this goes back to originality in design versus re-introducing or poplarizing a design) your wallet obviously plays off what Makr not was, but IS doing and what popularity Makr has made and is making for that wallet NOW. Your capitalizing not off whatever flap wallet existed 20 years ago, but now, in the realm of the Makr inspired flap card case, and I'm not too sure how I can see this as anything but shades of grey rather than black and white.