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post #166 of 186
snowK - you eventually got it?
post #167 of 186
He needs to scale up and take in trainees, grow his business. He is a great craftsman but his customer service is suffering because he is a one man show.
Someone from this forum needs to invest in him and start a great thing.
P.S. His prices are in line with other upper market craftsmans. He is no longer a bargain ,but he is meticulous and completely custom.
post #168 of 186
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Originally Posted by ThinkDerm View Post

snowK - you eventually got it?

 

Yeah I finally got it 

 

It's a very nice wallet w/ my initials! 

 

It took me about a year to get which is okay since hes a one guy in operation. My wallet is Ebene Full Alligator exterior/interior design lined with french goat skin. 

 

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post #169 of 186
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Originally Posted by Medwed View Post

He needs to scale up and take in trainees, grow his business. He is a great craftsman but his customer service is suffering because he is a one man show.
Someone from this forum needs to invest in him and start a great thing.
P.S. His prices are in line with other upper market craftsmans. He is no longer a bargain ,but he is meticulous and completely custom.

 

His work is great. 

 

I plan to buy another wallet made of shagreen, ostrich, and another alligator piece. I wished I got it for a bargain though. I don't mind paying him premium for HQ piece of work.

post #170 of 186

Posting here so I can find this one day when I can actually afford one :)

post #171 of 186
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Originally Posted by SnowKING View Post

Yeah I finally got it 

It's a very nice wallet w/ my initials! 

It took me about a year to get which is okay since hes a one guy in operation. My wallet is Ebene Full Alligator exterior/interior design lined with french goat skin. 

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Why did you decide not to go with alligator lining? I feel that most retail alligator products come with calf lining , except for Hermes or Valextra perhaps. Why not go 100% alligator?
post #172 of 186
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I work hard and to reward myself, I indulge in purchasing quality goods. For many years, I was buying designer goods, believing the hype, thinking that 'they' make the best products. But something clicked and I realised just how materialistic my life had become. I got rid of literally everything. Even still, I yearned to possess items of style; I still loved the design. So I began a journey to better understand what makes an item truly great, unique and of high quality. After some research, I quickly found an answer. It's products which are made-to-order or in small batches, usually by small companies and individuals. It's these artisan products which have a much greater depth of integrity and honesty.

 

With artisan made products. You're are not merely buying just another product where the company is selling a logo for an extortionate price. You're buying into somebody else's passion and the love for creation using the best materials and craftsmanship.

 

 

Well said

post #173 of 186
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Why did you decide not to go with alligator lining? I feel that most retail alligator products come with calf lining , except for Hermes or Valextra perhaps. Why not go 100% alligator?

 

I don't think you know how wallets are made. I think it would be waste to go with alligator lining instead of goat/lamb skin. Hughes can make you a 100% alligator wallet with alligator lining but it would cost you a lot of money compared to a wallet lined with goat/lamb skin. 

 

The wallet that I ordered from Hughes is a full alligator wallet meaning that the he used alligator for the interior/exterior and lined it with cow/goat/lamb. I think is how most wallets are made if you're buying a alligator wallet from a retail.  

 

http://i.imgur.com/1f513o8.jpg

 

Once the wallet has been assembled, it will look like this.

 

http://i1084.photobucket.com/albums/j406/EClearanceRack/wallet3.jpg

post #174 of 186
may you show a photo of your wallet?
post #175 of 186
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Originally Posted by SnowKING View Post

I don't think you know how wallets are made. I think it would be waste to go with alligator lining instead of goat/lamb skin. Hughes can make you a 100% alligator wallet with alligator lining but it would cost you a lot of money compared to a wallet lined with goat/lamb skin. 

The wallet that I ordered from Hughes is a full alligator wallet meaning that the he used alligator for the interior/exterior and lined it with cow/goat/lamb. I think is how most wallets are made if you're buying a alligator wallet from a retail.  

http://i.imgur.com/1f513o8.jpg

Once the wallet has been assembled, it will look like this.

http://i1084.photobucket.com/albums/j406/EClearanceRack/wallet3.jpg

I simply misunderstood the 'lining' reference. I thought by lining you meant interior of the wallet , such as most retail wallets are made with a cheaper calf interior. Yours is made exactly like mine, alligator skins inside and outside. My wallet : http://hughes-handcrafted.tumblr.com/post/14406100108/cherrywood-o-full-alligator-card-wallet-custom
post #176 of 186
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I simply misunderstood the 'lining' reference. I thought by lining you meant interior of the wallet , such as most retail wallets are made with a cheaper calf interior. Yours is made exactly like mine, alligator skins inside and outside. My wallet : http://hughes-handcrafted.tumblr.com/post/14406100108/cherrywood-o-full-alligator-card-wallet-custom

 

No worries. most retail wallets have exterior alligator, interior calf or whatever animal hide they use. Ralph lauren sells a full alligator billfold for about 2k USD and a exterior alligator, interior calf/goat/cow hermes bill fold wallet. 

 

When Hughes shop reopens, I'm going to buy a bill fold that fits all world currency bills made out of either shagreen ( very durable and reliable than alligator, cheaper) or alligator. I prefer a 3 card each side with a single currency compartment is my ideal billfold wallet.

 

 

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may you show a photo of your wallet?

 

not my wallet but it looks exactly the same and has 2 credit card slots on each side. 

 

http://instagram.com/p/fzrmP6MqAH/

post #177 of 186

Awesome looking wallet. Can anyone give me a brief idea of how much to commission a normal size wallet( rough figures) and average waiting time? 

post #178 of 186
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Originally Posted by romeo4966 View Post
 

Nice lookin wallet  looks better when interior and exterior is all alligator.

 

Yeah it really does.  

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Originally Posted by MarcusL View Post
 

Awesome looking wallet. Can anyone give me a brief idea of how much to commission a normal size wallet( rough figures) and average waiting time? 

 

it all depends regarding the dimensions, features, and whether you want full alligator or just the exterior alligator and interior calf/goat/

post #179 of 186
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Originally Posted by SnowKING View Post
 

 

Yeah it really does.  

 

it all depends regarding the dimensions, features, and whether you want full alligator or just the exterior alligator and interior calf/goat/

 

 

 

 

I think wallets more or less like this, alligator exterior, interior calf/goat. 

post #180 of 186
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I think wallets more or less like this, alligator exterior, interior calf/goat. 

I don't get your question?

 

I actually have the prices of both and in my opinion, its better to get the full alligator wallet. I have looked over all his pictures he posted on tumblr/instagram and there is not one wallet that he posted which is the interior calf/goat, exterior alligator. 

 

If you want durability and a wallet that wears like steel, get stingray. 

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