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Shell Cordovan Wallet Pron

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by NAMOR, Apr 5, 2012.

  1. Churchill W

    Churchill W Well-Known Member

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  2. rirakuma

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    My shell wallet after about 4 months of use

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  3. rirakuma

    rirakuma Well-Known Member

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    Here's a full shell wallet

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  4. BWV988

    BWV988 Well-Known Member

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    Both are absolutely gorgeous.
     
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    They have a lot of colors besides black. I just bought a Whiskey colored one from them that is currently being sent. Irregular means that their is either a flaw in the leather or in the process of making the wallet.
     
  7. guitar2013

    guitar2013 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks. My bad I did not realize.

    I am interested in the Johnny the fox -Shell Cordovan Bifold Wallet. It is priced at $225. Is that price reasonable for the quality and workmanship? Is there any other brand for me to compare?

    Thanks.
     
  8. Pastor

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    Email the owner Phil (you can contact him through the company website) and let him know what you are looking for. He actually made up a customized version of one of their wallets. It should be here Tue so I'll be able to better comment on quality then. But, I purchased based upon the recommendations of many people on this forum. I looked at several brands and Ashland seemed like one of the best. I'd say that price is about right for a shell wallet. If I'm not mistaken, Allen Edmonds and Brooks Brothers may be higher than Ashland.
     
  9. FENWAY

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    GREAT quality from Ashland. Products are well worth the $
     
  10. UnnamedPlayer

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    Better to pick up a Cordovan wallet from Japan off Rakuten
     
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  11. stevent

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    It's pretty nice for the money, my ashland looks new after a year of use


    It would depend on brand / shell. There is a huge range of quality
     
  12. NAMOR

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  13. UnnamedPlayer

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    Cordovan is Cordovan.

    It all comes from a Horse's Ass
    I don't buy into varying qualities in the leather.

    The construction of the wallet, or shoe, or jacket, is what determines the true quality of the piece.
     
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  14. Pastor

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    Whether you buy in or not there are different qualities of leather. Also, you must consider the finishing process. This is especially true for shell as it goes through a pretty intense process to become usable. This finishing of the raw material is probably equally on par in importance to the construction quality of the item.
     
  15. Pastor

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    Here is my Ashland Wallet in whiskey shell that I just received yesterday. It's a customized piece that Phil made me. It's their Tony The Ant version without a bill slot. I basically needed just a card holder but I wanted to be abel to carry more cards that the "Little New York" could comfortable hold.

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  16. brax

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    This is ridiculous. I can identify Horween shell from Japanese shell very easily. And with five minutes of observation, anyone could do the same.
     
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  17. stevent

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    I agree, I also believe all leather comes from cows so I personally like to save money and get the one that gets sanded down and finished over. As it doesn't really matter as it's all from a cow!
     
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  18. guitar2013

    guitar2013 Well-Known Member

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    It looks awesome.

    Does he charge extra for customization?
     
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    It used less leather and was substantially less in price than the Tony the Any version on their website. I thought it was very reasonable.
     

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