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post #31 of 51
I use a Versace wallet that mainly stays in the bag I have with me that day. In my pocket I keep a deep brown guccisima money clip. I do need a new business card holder...any recommendations?
post #32 of 51
I have a burgundy (almost reddish) shell cordovan wallet from Japan, I love it
post #33 of 51
A really old, old, old YSL wallet is what I use. My Dad gave it to me:

post #34 of 51
I can DEFINITELY get behind the sentimental attachment aspect, Migo! Those memories make it priceless!

As for me, maybe my "most beautiful" answer is a bit far-fetched- but in truth a wallet can only do so much. ANY wallet. So there's "beauty" to me in saving money!

There WAS a very nice men's clothing shop in my area that unfortunately was poorly located, obscure and went out of business. But the fellow who ran it was extremely nice to me and more than once let me have things for less than the ticket said.

So my "most beautiful" wallet is beautiful for the memory of being treated fairly and because it's really all the basic things I hoped for: genuine leather, black and the "passcase" style with a permanently attached flip-up flap on the inside left half, with picture window for ID. It was marked $25, this great gent sold it to me for $10. And, oh, yes, the wallet dimensions are conveniently large and the leather "feels" nice and soft! Being "sensible" is sometimes VERY beautiful! Sam, if you're reading, thanks for the royal treatment! Kindness IS remembered!

Jerry
post #35 of 51
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Originally Posted by grimslade View Post
Note the antiquing and contrast stitching.

Who makes this?
post #36 of 51
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Originally Posted by distinctive View Post
Who makes this?



It's a J. Peterman wallet, made out of what they claim is baseball-glove leather. This is what it looks like new.


The "antiquing" is mine, although it has, as claimed, gotten better with age (so far). Whether it's the "most beautiful" or not, I don't know. But I've been pleased with it, and it's more my speed than some of the fancier ones in this thread.

EDIT: here's the classic J. Peterman catalog copy about the wallet:

The shops in Zurich, or on upper Madison or on Old Bond Street...the kind of shops where you have to ring a buzzer to get inside, have wallets these days made of ostrich, sea snake, lizard...and once in Hong Kong I actually saw wallets made from chicken feet...all costing so much that once you buy one you have nothing left over to put in it.
Accordingly, I now wish to draw your attention to something different: a wallet made out of a baseball mitt.
This is not a joke.
Stop and think about that wonderful dark pocket of leather in the middle of a baseball glove, lovingly used and punished for half a lifetime. Is it wearing out? Is it ready to throw away? No, it's just quietly getting better.
This wallet is made out of that leather: baseball-glove leather. Centercut. Beautifully cut and sewn and made to last and made to darken; made to be with you for a long time.
Baseball-Glove Wallet (No. 1004). Regular billfold size, 6 credit card pockets, 2 inside pockets, full-length compartment for bills, lined throughout.
Handsome, simple, hard to argue with.

LL
post #37 of 51
Good job on the antiquing...maybe Elaine wrote that description
post #38 of 51
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Good job on the antiquing...maybe Elaine wrote that description

I prefer the Thief's Wallet. "His name was George. He killed my mother."
post #39 of 51
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I prefer the Thief's Wallet. "His name was George. He killed my mother."

"It was where he kept his card; his dirty little secret."
post #40 of 51
+1 for pulp fiction innuendo.

Me? My inner pimp wants something a scaly, limbless, elongate reptile from the order Squamatahad to die for.

post #41 of 51
My usual wallet is made of zebra skin, with the hair still attached so you can see the stripes. Definitely a conversation piece, but not quite the hide quality of a nice wallet. Day to day, I prefer a money clip, as I like to avoid the wallet bulge.
post #42 of 51
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Originally Posted by SantosLHalper View Post
My usual wallet is made of zebra skin, with the hair still attached so you can see the stripes. Definitely a conversation piece, but not quite the hide quality of a nice wallet. Day to day, I prefer a money clip, as I like to avoid the wallet bulge.

What do those who use money clips do about credit cards, etc?
post #43 of 51
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What do those who use money clips do about credit cards, etc?

My friend wraps his bills around his credit cards and license, and then uses the money clip around that.

I use a money clip for my money and a small leather card holder for my cards and ID.
post #44 of 51
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i love that.

that is like a wingtip full brogue on a wallet!
post #45 of 51
Brian, totally forgot you wanted more pics(?)

if you still do, let me know...basically it opens up to hold 8 cards and has a billfold area that isnt full size so your notes need to be folded
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