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post #241 of 452
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Why are people buying so many fucking wallets?

Don't wallets last for decades?
Do you move your shit between different wallets depending on mood/occassion/dress style?

Lol, they are so much fun to collect, like Pokemon cards! Collect all 24! :P

I keep only one wallet at a time. Earlier this year sold off 3+ wallets. It's a hassle to swap cards, cash between wallets throughout the week
post #242 of 452

I forgot to update. I got my mitchell leather natural shell money clip cardholder. it's functionally incredible. i love it. the natural shell isnt quite as lustrous as it was in the pics on the website, but maybe i need to treat it with some conditioner or something...or maybe time will be the answer.

 

The leather itself has some blemishes but thats part of the character i suppose. Just a couple dark dot-spots.

 

I opted for the smaller Mitchell leather emblem instead of the gigantic horween mitchell stamp that the poster a couple pages back used for his gorgeous colour 8 money clip.

 

I love how slim and streamlined it is. I was using a zissou card wallet for the last year and loved it to hell, but it was too small with my recent need for more cards. this is the perfect compromise between a card wallet and a full bi-fold.

 

Here's some shitty phone cam pics. dont have a good cam right now.

 

 The first is the most accurate colour representation. the rest had a flash and are not nearly that orange. 

 

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post #243 of 452
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Originally Posted by dgonsh View Post

I forgot to update. I got my mitchell leather natural shell money clip cardholder. it's functionally incredible. i love it. the natural shell isnt quite as lustrous as it was in the pics on the website, but maybe i need to treat it with some conditioner or something...or maybe time will be the answer.

I was wondering how that project turned out. Thanks for posting -- it looks marvelous! The patina will develop with time; after three and change months, the deep shine is just starting to come out on mine.

I'm kind of using it as a control while conditioning the hell out of some burgundy shell boots I picked up the next month... so far the wallet finish looks far better than that of the boots. Lesson learned.
post #244 of 452

Shell will develop the beautiful patina we all want more quickly on a wallet than boots or shoes because it is constantly being polished in your pocket. Your body also helps by adding a little moisture and by putting pressure on a wallet.

 

My whiskey shell cordovan wallet I've used for almost 6 years now is basically a dark golden brown at this point.

post #245 of 452

I'm looking forward to seeing that in my dark green shell Ashland card wallet I received last week.

Excellent craftsmanship, wonderfully couloured shell and the perfect size for my needs. thumbs-up.gif

post #246 of 452
Mine is for sale, if anyone is interested PM me. I originally paid $120 and I think $95 is fair price. It's only three weeks old.
post #247 of 452
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Which one is this?
post #248 of 452
Nevermind.
Edited by mb1233 - 1/4/13 at 11:08pm
post #249 of 452
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Originally Posted by dgonsh View Post

I forgot to update. I got my mitchell leather natural shell money clip cardholder. it's functionally incredible. i love it. the natural shell isnt quite as lustrous as it was in the pics on the website, but maybe i need to treat it with some conditioner or something...or maybe time will be the answer.

 

The leather itself has some blemishes but thats part of the character i suppose. Just a couple dark dot-spots.

 

I opted for the smaller Mitchell leather emblem instead of the gigantic horween mitchell stamp that the poster a couple pages back used for his gorgeous colour 8 money clip.

 

I love how slim and streamlined it is. I was using a zissou card wallet for the last year and loved it to hell, but it was too small with my recent need for more cards. this is the perfect compromise between a card wallet and a full bi-fold.

 

Here's some shitty phone cam pics. dont have a good cam right now.

 

 The first is the most accurate colour representation. the rest had a flash and are not nearly that orange. 

 

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Wow That looks amazing.

Just wondering- is their a Horween Shell Cordovan stamp on the back of it?

I've noticed it in a lot of wallets

post #250 of 452
Nevermind. Reread the question.
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These were my last 2 cordovan shells...probably the thickest I've ever seen and

made 2 excellent pieces. Both are "natural". The first is a wallet made from a single

piece of shell and folded. The only seams are on the 2 edges. The second is a 

horizontal open wallet. Both are hand-sewn with heavy kevlar thread @ 6 spi.

I'm a software guy and just do this for fun.

 

post #252 of 452
If you're on the fence about purchasing from Ashland Leather, don't be. Nice craftsmanship, quality materials. Fat Herbie in color 8 Reverse....loving it

post #253 of 452

I'll second the praise of Phil at Ashland Leather. I have a beautiful "saddle" cordovan

Fat Herbie from him. Great to work with, excellent communication, top quality and

fast turnaround.

post #254 of 452

Thank you guys for the kind words. Let's keep the shell cordovan wallet pictures coming!

 

I hope to show some pictures of some rare shell colors soon: Intense Blue, Dark Green, and Color #2 (a reddish brown)

post #255 of 452
Great thread!

Here's a cordovan wallet/card case I made under the guise of a design project started with some friends. To make a long story short, I lived abroad for a little while and my wallet went on a major diet. I got used to a pared down wallet and when I got back to the states, I designed a few concepts that focused on compartmentalization in a small footprint.

Being a huge fan of Horween Cordovan and also some of the leathers other tanneries churn out, it was easy to decide on what to use. However the biggest challenge was making sure the wallet didn't turn out too thick but the finished product was just about perfect dimensionally, for me at least. It holds about 4-5 cards, and 6-8 folded bills. Three compartments, (2 for cards in front, 1 in mid) and 1 compartment in the back for cash.

Sorry for the low quality pics but you can kind of get the idea. It's made using Horween black cordovan, about 4 to 5 oz on average and linen thread.







I can carry this in my front, back or even jacket pocket if I'm wearing a suit. And it's cordovan so my jacket pocket has a hint of cordovan scent now smile.gif
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