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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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    Deusis/Guarded Goods
     
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  2. Deusis

    Deusis Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the recommendation!

    I actually have a few hides of Nile Crocodile, Saltwater Crocodile, and American Alligator on hand if you're still going for something made from that.

    Chestnut Saltwater Crocodile (from Heng Long... same tannery Hermes uses)

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    Black Nile Crocodile

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    Brown Nile Crocodile

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    Cognac Gold American Alligator

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    Otherwise if you want to move to shell, I have plenty of those colors on hand as well. Regardless... send me a PM if you're interested!
     
  3. Deusis

    Deusis Well-Known Member

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    I'm doing a Trunk Show at the Rider Boot Shop in Richmond, VA the first weekend of May so I've been doing a little prep. It also has been a good excuse to do a few more machine stitched goods as practice.

    I'm starting to really feel comfortable with where my machine stitching is. Feedback is always appreciated!

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    Rocado Steel Grey Shell Cordovan Card Holder -- I particularly like this color (this one is hand stitched)

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    Horween Natural Shell Cordovan Exterior and Horween Pebble Grain Saddle Shell Cordovan Interior

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    Horween Dark Cognac Shell Cordovan

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  4. Stillmaticbeat

    Stillmaticbeat Well-Known Member

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    How much for the alligator I don't see it listed on the site
     
  5. Deusis

    Deusis Well-Known Member

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    Send me a PM or email if you're interested. I only have a few skins of each color so I don't list it.
     
  6. ThinkDerm

    ThinkDerm Well-Known Member

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    please let us all know here in a post!
     
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  8. DavidLeigh

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    Ashkand, J Michael Ashland and Guarded Goods are excellent quality.
     
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  9. Deusis

    Deusis Well-Known Member

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    It just totally depends on what configuration and model you're interested.
     
  10. Deusis

    Deusis Well-Known Member

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    I made something a little crazy... I was inspired by Voyej (who made a similarly styled wallet) to make something pretty unique.

    I call this the "Frankenstitch" wallet. The entire exterior is made up of different colors or Horween Shell Cordovan in various pieces which are machine stitched to some horsehide. The rest is hand stitched. It was pretty fun to make something like this but it took a ton of time. You can see the entire documented process here.

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  11. Irish

    Irish Well-Known Member

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    Picked up this foldover in No. 4 shell. Beautiful piece of leather. Made by first settlement goods -- it's the same wallet that Context sold. But damn if this thing isn't TIGHT. Can barely get a cc and license in one side.

    Product description on Context says it can fit up to 12 cards. That's not happening. But anyone have experience with whether and how much these stretch over time? Thanks.
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  12. DavidLeigh

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    Is that Guarded Goods?
     
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  14. Deusis

    Deusis Well-Known Member

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    Give it time. It'll be tight at first but stretch out a bit as you put more cards inside of it. I bet you'd be able to get 12 cards in there.
     
  15. Deusis

    Deusis Well-Known Member

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    Let's get this thread back in action with the new upgrade.

    I came across a few pieces of Horween Shell Cordovan on eBay. The seller indicated they were from a factory closing down (my guess is Highland), so I picked up a few of the shells. I have three shells of this Dark Red Whiskey (almost looks like a mix of Color #4 and Whiskey) and some Natural as well. The first thing that was curious to me was the stamp on the back. It isn't the stamp Horween currently uses so I emailed Horween to ask when they used this stamp. It turns out the stamp hasn't been used for 20+ years so these are some old shells. Pretty awesome!

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