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post #271 of 397
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Originally Posted by gsgleason View Post

Is it just the card holder? Very nice.

Yeah, just the card holder. It has a slot on the front and back and then a bigger one on the top. I don't carry have a lot of cards so it works perfect as a light wallet for me.
post #272 of 397
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Originally Posted by tsekh View Post


How much is this? I have been looking for a shell wallet with coin pocket for a long time.

 

200€ shipped to US.

post #273 of 397
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Originally Posted by dibadiba View Post

Didn't realize there was a wallet thread specifically for cordovan! I finished this full #8 Horween cordovan wallet for a customer not long ago; fully hand-stitched.

Nice work!
post #274 of 397

Looking at Japan Cordovan Billfold:

http://global.rakuten.com/en/store/titaya/item/np059_06/

 

Anyone bought from Japan? Is their Corodvan good enough?

post #275 of 397
I am looking for shell cordovan wallet with coin pocket, what choices do I have? I kind of like the eBay one posted a page back, but would like to have one that has more card slots.
post #276 of 397
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Originally Posted by tsekh View Post

I am looking for shell cordovan wallet with coin pocket, what choices do I have? I kind of like the eBay one posted a page back, but would like to have one that has more card slots.

How many card slots? Keep in mind the 'coin pocket' section typically takes up one half of the wallet, while the card slots take up the other half. If you want more card slots, it would either make the wallet larger in terms of width/height for more slots, or thicker to accommodate there being more cards on one side. Typically.
post #277 of 397
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Originally Posted by UnnamedPlayer View Post

Looking at Japan Cordovan Billfold:
http://global.rakuten.com/en/store/titaya/item/np059_06/

Anyone bought from Japan? Is their Corodvan good enough?

this is so cheap is this real?
post #278 of 397
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Originally Posted by dibadiba View Post

How many card slots? Keep in mind the 'coin pocket' section typically takes up one half of the wallet, while the card slots take up the other half. If you want more card slots, it would either make the wallet larger in terms of width/height for more slots, or thicker to accommodate there being more cards on one side. Typically.

4-5?
I have a Huge Boss calf wallet that has a coin pocket on one side, and 5 card slots on the other. Another Paul Smith that is slightly smaller and offer 4 card slots. 3 card slots are just too few.
post #279 of 397
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Originally Posted by Stillmaticbeat View Post

this is so cheap is this real?

I'm looking at them as well. I just searched "cordovan wallet" on that site, apparently there are Japanese tanners that produce "made in japan" shell cordovan.
post #280 of 397
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Originally Posted by tsekh View Post

I'm looking at them as well. I just searched "cordovan wallet" on that site, apparently there are Japanese tanners that produce "made in japan" shell cordovan.

I've worked with Horween cordovan as well as some cordovan from overseas. I like both. With that said, the Horween does feel different. If you bend it, it tends to hold its shape more and has a firmer temper, while the asian cordovan seems softer. Horween is more expensive, mostly because it's practically a 'brand name' now when it comes to leather, and people are willing to pay a premium for goods made out of it. With that said, those wallets do seem quite inexpensive. Don't buy it just because it's cordovan; be sure the inner materials and the workmanship are acceptable to you, too. A lot of brands are jumping on the cordovan bandwagon and I shake my head seeing amateur work using such a premium quality material.
post #281 of 397
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Originally Posted by dibadiba View Post


I've worked with Horween cordovan as well as some cordovan from overseas. I like both. With that said, the Horween does feel different. If you bend it, it tends to hold its shape more and has a firmer temper, while the asian cordovan seems softer. Horween is more expensive, mostly because it's practically a 'brand name' now when it comes to leather, and people are willing to pay a premium for goods made out of it. With that said, those wallets do seem quite inexpensive. Don't buy it just because it's cordovan; be sure the inner materials and the workmanship are acceptable to you, too. A lot of brands are jumping on the cordovan bandwagon and I shake my head seeing amateur work using such a premium quality material.

I like the look of the wallet I linked above.

 

The elatehr does deem to have a glossy sheen and puffiness around the stiching.

 

How hard is it to make a billfold wallet? Doesn't take a lot of effort to make it well.

post #282 of 397
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Originally Posted by dibadiba View Post

Didn't realize there was a wallet thread specifically for cordovan! I finished this full #8 Horween cordovan wallet for a customer not long ago; fully hand-stitched.

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This looks great. Do you have a website?

post #283 of 397
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Originally Posted by UnnamedPlayer View Post

I like the look of the wallet I linked above.
How hard is it to make a billfold wallet? Doesn't take a lot of effort to make it well.
Disagree. i had a chat with a guy who makes (cordovan) wallets and the amount of detail and thought that go into into making one may surprised me (a lot).
post #284 of 397
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Originally Posted by UnnamedPlayer View Post

I like the look of the wallet I linked above.
How hard is it to make a billfold wallet? Doesn't take a lot of effort to make it well.
Disagree. i had a chat with a guy who makes (cordovan) wallets and the amount of detail and thought that go into into making one may surprised me (a lot).


Check out the "One Day Apprentice at Hermes" article in the current Big Black Book. You will quickly change your mind about how much work goes into such "simple" things.

post #285 of 397
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Originally Posted by Apollotrader View Post


Check out the "One Day Apprentice at Hermes" article in the current Big Black Book. You will quickly change your mind about how much work goes into such "simple" things.

no i won't

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