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post #16 of 21

Just echoing the Launer recommendation; that's what I have (just a simple plain black one) and it's great. Thin, plenty of room, high quality and not even that expensive. I couldn't see any reason to go bespoke for something like this, but I guess I don't consider a wallet much more than a functional item rather than a particularly aesthetic one (beyond the basics of being neat and tidy). The ready-made Launer was enough for me.

 

I did "aftermarket mod" it by adding some metal corners to it to reduce wear and tear at those points though. Wasn't interested in the expensive gold corners Launer offer as I was perfectly happy with non-precious metal ones you can buy for pennies and fit yourself with a pair of pliers. Yeah, I can be cheap when I want to be...

post #17 of 21
I have a Pickett Calfskin Note Case with Lambskin Lining which I love.:

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post #18 of 21
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My own experience was with a Brigg hip wallet in bridle leather. The quality was great for the price, but it was like carrying around a small hardcover book in my pocket.
It's certainly thicker, but I think you are more sensitive about these things than I am.
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Also, the refinement level of Brigg's workmanship is more suitable to luggage and bags. On smaller items, the stitching can appear a bit heavy-handed, even a bit rough-shod.
I actually prefer the Brigg for use with my tweeds (a big part of my wardrobe) ... and like the more 'substantial' workmanship in that context. That said, when it comes to suits -- other than country -- I typically use a calfskin wallet as I want the refinement.

As for my hard-sided luggage -- the type that only sees the trunk of a car -- oddly I went with Hermes. They gave me a nice 'heavy-handed' -- but hardly rough-shod -- stitching appropriate for luggage.
post #19 of 21
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I have a Pickett Calfskin Note Case with Lambskin Lining which I love.:
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Sounds wonderfully soft.
post #20 of 21
It is lovely leather, there are a few pics in my blog:

http://godatum.blogspot.com/2011/02/my-new-wallets.html
post #21 of 21
Fosters made me a hip wallet in bridle leather which has been excellent. I particularly wanted a hard wearing leather as every OTR wallet I've had in the past has disintegrated at the 'hinge'. So far this one has been great, and was only £190 (from memory) which I thought was good value for a bespoke product. However, they did screw up a bit - I got them to copy a favourite OTR wallet and asked them to make it 1cm higher, which they forgot to do.

I have just bought this coat wallet from Ettinger, which is is bridle leather rather than calf and is a bit thicker than I'd like, but doesn't seem to affect the shape of my jackets too much.
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