New Wallet Advise

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by JonathanCWalker, Feb 14, 2013.

  1. JonathanCWalker

    JonathanCWalker Senior member

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    Hi guys,

    Im looking for a new wallet and really struggling to find anything i really like. I need minimum 6 cards and notes are if anyone can give me some ideas it would be great.

    JW
     
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    Personal accessory, such as wallet, needs to be made to order imho. Store bought wallets are lacking in every imaginable way. A good rule of thumb is ; if you saw your wallet at the antique auction would you want to bid on it ?
     
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    Hayward Senior member

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    The above post is ridiculous. Wallets are a consumable.
     
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    Launer, Ettinger.
     
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    If true, where would you recommend making such an order?
     
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    I am genuinely a big fan of Chester Mox wallets. They're very reasonably priced, and made by hand in the Los Angeles area. I wrote a review of them here, and you can find reviews on PutThisOn and Hodinkee's blogs as well. The affordable laser-cut monogramming/personalization is a nice option on them too.
     
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    Is the stitching like that . . . on purpose?
     
  11. Andrew Viny

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    Those Chester Mox wallets look a lot like Makr wallets... Which I think I prefer... I'm also looking for a new wallet. Can't really find the right one. I really like my brother's LV. http://www.ellst.com/product_images..._Wallet_Damier_Canvas_For_Men__19171_zoom.jpg There are six card slots (mounted 90 degrees from the standard bill fold) and a standard bill slot in the back. This orientation shift makes the wallet more square in aspect which I like. The coated leather seems durable and this version of the LV pattern is a little more classic and a little less gaudy.
     
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    The LV canvas goods aren't made out of leather (well, the trimming is made of leather).

    The monogram/damier canvas parts are actually made out of fabric (canvas, of course), which has been coated in vinyl.
     
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    Well it certainly is nice.
     
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    Ettinger makes a decent product in the not too expensive range. I personally like the brown with tan interior. I also like their navy with tan interior.

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    I bought mine from MontBlanc about 12 years ago for $275, have used it every day since (that's about 4,000 uses) and it still looks almost new today. By the looks of it, it will likely last me another 10 years. It is a very minimal, classic design so it will never go out of style.
     
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