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post #46 of 74
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I ended up going for a Tom Ford wallet and card holder. Waiting on the delivery from Harrods will upload pictures when i get them

post #47 of 74
I know not high style but I am very happy with my new royal blue Coach wallet I got when DW was getting a new purse. 60% off doesn't hurt either.
post #48 of 74
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post #49 of 74
Actually looking at some of the Ettinger offerings I see that some have their big branding stamped without foil. Those look pretty good.
post #50 of 74
For any of you Ettinger owners, particularly billfolds/wallets. Is there any cloth in the construction? I find this is the first thing to go on my wallets. My Ghurka, though it has a beautiful patina, has become a PITA because the fabric inside is torn and ratty. Why can't the luxury providers make something that lasts more than a couple years?
post #51 of 74
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Originally Posted by velomane View Post

For any of you Ettinger owners, particularly billfolds/wallets. Is there any cloth in the construction? I find this is the first thing to go on my wallets. My Ghurka, though it has a beautiful patina, has become a PITA because the fabric inside is torn and ratty. Why can't the luxury providers make something that lasts more than a couple years?

Because they want repeat business. They want you to come back to their store so they can sell you something else... :-)
post #52 of 74
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Originally Posted by velomane View Post

For any of you Ettinger owners, particularly billfolds/wallets. Is there any cloth in the construction? I find this is the first thing to go on my wallets. My Ghurka, though it has a beautiful patina, has become a PITA because the fabric inside is torn and ratty. Why can't the luxury providers make something that lasts more than a couple years?

+1. I've got a lovely wallet that has developed a fantastic patina over the past two decades but the cloth lining of the note and change pockets has decayed and ripped and now when I store money in it, I run the risk of it either slipping out or disappearing into the inside of the wallet.

Interestingly, my wife has a slim-line purse of a similar vintage that has a silk lining and she's used it daily for the past 18 years. The silk lining is fine, whereas the artificial lining in my wallet has decayed and torn over the time. So, whilst leather/suede might be best for lining material, silk could be second-best, well ahead of nylon/polyester fabrics.
post #53 of 74
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Problem is that the price to Aus is bullshit when Pediwear sell it for $70 less, just not in green.

 

The downside living at down under I guess. I live in Indonesia/Singapore and shipping here is ridiculous as well, at times the shipping cost could actually cost more than the stuff itself. 

 

 

Going back to the topic, how fast do you wear your wallet out? I myself typically gets a new wallet every 4 years, I also rotate the use of the wallets switching them around every couple of months. My point is, if you wear your wallet out quickly, I wouldn't go for something expensive and personalized, it won't last long and you would just spend an X amount again getting a new one.

post #54 of 74
You could buy a wallet without cloth like this one:

https://frankcleggleatherworks.com/index.php/product/view/Bifold_Wallet
post #55 of 74
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You could buy a wallet without cloth like this one:

https://frankcleggleatherworks.com/index.php/product/view/Bifold_Wallet

I dont trust anyone that calls a billfold wallet a bifold.

nice green version though.

post #56 of 74
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Originally Posted by SHS View Post

You could try one from Saddleback. They look very durable.

Saddleback wallets are monstrously thick.

I like their biefcases, but their wallets are just too big and clunky for my tastes.
post #57 of 74
I know OP has already decided, but I was actually browsing recently for a new wallet, nicer than the typical $20 junk I buy, and I'm thinking about the Coronado leather wallet #8 (#8 model, not color) which is in Horween Chromexcel leather which I like. It has no fabric lining.

http://coronadoleather.com/i-7873011-coronado-cxl-wallet8.html
post #58 of 74
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Originally Posted by mkarim View Post

Because they want repeat business. They want you to come back to their store so they can sell you something else... :-)
If I bought a wallet and it fell apart with less than 2 years, I can assure you I wouldn't be buying anything else from that company.
post #59 of 74
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If I bought a wallet and it fell apart with less than 2 years, I can assure you I wouldn't be buying anything else from that company.

True. I've had a MontBlanc wallet for 12 years. I've used it every day and it still looks almost new.
post #60 of 74

It can be hard choosing a wallet. I wouldn't look in a department store for one. Personally, I like Makr's offerings.

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