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post #16 of 24

As above, it somewhat depends on pocket, leather and really what you mean by "last".

 

I have a textured leather bill fold wallet that I use in my hip pocket, technically it is still fully functional and structurally sound but the leather has lost its texture on both sides where it sits against my thigh and so aesthetically it isnt attractive any more - it took about 6 months of daily use in jeans to get to this state. On the flipside I have a jacket wallet that I now have used 5-6 days a week for 3 years and other than the corners and lower fold "corner" it looks new and even the corners are only showing light marks from folding.

post #17 of 24
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Originally Posted by deadAngle View Post
 

Back pocket kills wallets.  Your butt sweat goes through the pocket and attacks the leather.

 

This is true.....

post #18 of 24
I have a Launer bill fold style wallet and that is 17 years old and gives no concerns whatever about longevity. I suspect that a further 17 years is more than likely. During this time it has lived in one back pocket or the other with no degradation whatever.

Are some using cheap nasty wallets rather than decent quality one wonders
post #19 of 24
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This is true.....

Disagree entirely - cheap wallets may, decent ones do not.
post #20 of 24
I've owned wallets from high to medium quality, and when used as a hip wallet, the curvature of the buttocks did ultimately affect the shape of each and every one ... including products by Launer. That said I can't speak to 'butt sweat'. I never find my wallet to be moist after use.

My current wallet has been more affected by the number of cards (six total ) I carry. It's not 'worn out' per se -- no seams are unraveling -- but it has lost some shape ... or, more accurately ... a bit too much 'shape' has been added to it. It's time for a new one.


I guess much depends on how one uses a wallet, and what one considers to be 'worn out'. Now that I'm retired, I use my hip wallet a lot. I find that after about a year -- no matter the maker or quality -- the shape is getting the look that says to me "Get a new one!"
post #21 of 24

@RSS - Good to see you posting again! 

 

I'm currently using a tri-fold wallet that I've had for the past 17-18 years. I've given it a rest occasionally and used another wallet - use a very slim, credit-card slip - but I keep on coming back to the tri-fold. It's quite slim, too, and well made with fine stitching. The leather's darkened considerably over the years but it looks as though it will easily hold up for another 17-18 years. 

 

The only problem is that the lining, which was (I think) silk, has worn out with time and has started to tear. It would have been better if it were lined with leather, rather than silk/other fabric. 

post #22 of 24

Until I lose it in a taxicab

post #23 of 24

Which is once per year

post #24 of 24
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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post
 

@RSS - Good to see you posting again! 

 

I'm currently using a tri-fold wallet that I've had for the past 17-18 years. I've given it a rest occasionally and used another wallet - use a very slim, credit-card slip - but I keep on coming back to the tri-fold. It's quite slim, too, and well made with fine stitching. The leather's darkened considerably over the years but it looks as though it will easily hold up for another 17-18 years. 

 

The only problem is that the lining, which was (I think) silk, has worn out with time and has started to tear. It would have been better if it were lined with leather, rather than silk/other fabric. 

 

Please post pics of tri-fold. Is that as tall as a regular wallet?

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