First Splurge! ON a shell cordovan wallet! (Advice etc)

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  1. KenjiKen

    KenjiKen Active Member

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    Hello Everyone,
    This is KenjiKen and today I am splurging on a Shell Cordovan
    wallet! My recent wallet has been outdated and after looking
    on the forum- as well as doing my own research, I have compiled
    a list of wallets that I am looking to purchase. Give me your
    feedback!

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    First wallet is a shell cordovan bifold. I'm not
    a huge fan of the bi fold but I have heard some
    good reviews of it.

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    Here's another wallet, perhaps my favorite!
    http://blog.dalucastraps.com/handmade-shell-cordovan-bi-fold-wallet/
    Found from this website

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    Here's a chester mox shelll cordovan flap wallet (
    a lot cheaper than the Makr one)
    http://www.redclaysoul.com/?p=755

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    Here's a cordovan stitchless wallet? Never heard of them
    found from https://theleathershop.com/

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    Here's another one I found- not digging the color scheme,
    but it definetley looks different!
    Also found at http://blog.dalucastraps.com/daluca-straps-horween-chromexcel-and-shell-cordovan-wallets/

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    Okay, it's either this one or the first one!
    Found from https://theleathershop.com/


    What are your guy's thoughts?
     


  2. MasterplayerC

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    I'm a fan of the 2 wallet method. Card case for cards, billfold for bills. both as slim as possible to keep from accumulating junk.

    Leffot Fold for bills (daily use for about a year, the cordovan has aged really well, I use mine inside-out, so the silver stamp can be seen without having to open it) http://uncrate.com/p/2010/10/leffot-fold-wallet-xl.jpg

    Makr angle wallet for cards (in Kangaroo, which they don't make anymore, because of how thin the leather is compared to cordovan. it has also aged really well after 2 years of daily use)

    Pick a style that works for your needs. My pants are too tight to have anything bulky.
     


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    Hello master player!
    That seems quite sound, a seperate
    case for cards and for bills. I know what you mean,
    I wear slim fit chinos, and skinny jeans so bulky
    wallets can be a pain sometimes.
     


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    Update:
    Just recieved my shell cordovan card holder
    in the mail, I will soon post pics of it!
     


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    Bump!
    Pics coming up soon,
    after a long hiatus I have broken in the
    'cordovan card holder
     


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    Bump, pictures up!

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    and here it is from a different view


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    Overall impressions: It works great for cards. I keep my ID
    credit cards and what not in it. It's slim and also shell cordovan so
    I've noticed it "breaking in."

    More coming up soon.
     


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