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KitAkira

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wouldn't really call that "cheap" though
 

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I've never owned a japanese wallet like that so I can't say that the craftsmanship is extraordinary or not, but even a medicore leatherworker can make a veggie wallet that will last you at least 2 years for like 20 bucks.
 

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Do you have any insight regarding the first three being $200 or more cheaper than the rest? I must be missing something obvious but it is early. RedMoon was my girlfriends inspiration for working with leather and she has made some great stuff. I might buy her one of the $79 models so she can learn more about the construction. So far, she has learned everything she knows off the PYC: Leather thread on SuFu and the Billy Kirk website/checking out his stuff at Blackbird.

*just realized their use of the word 'kid' probably means children not the age of the animal the leather comes from. I told you it was early out here!
 

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Originally Posted by DBoon
I've never owned a japanese wallet like that so I can't say that the craftsmanship is extraordinary or not, but even a medicore leatherworker can make a veggie wallet that will last you at least 2 years for like 20 bucks.

This is true. We actually got out of Tandy with leather and all the needed tools for about $50. I know there is a level of expertise, likely better materials and definately better equipment used but the prices are hard to justify. $150 or so seems reasonable for the high-end after doing a bit of research.
 

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the kids ones are barely big enough to fit a credit card and to put bills in it you have to fold your bills and stick em in a side pocket. the leather's really high quality and if i'm not mistaken they're sewn with some animal's sinew, although i might be mistaking it with flathead wallets. if you feel like it costs too much you can always by knockoffs from corter. http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=18578 and you guys might want to do a quick search next time.
 

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Originally Posted by indesertum
and you guys might want to do a quick search next time.

In light of recent developments, Cultizm, this thread has merit. Futhermore, we obviously didn't want to do a search or we wouldn't be posting in this thread. Chastising us for not necro-ing a thread from 2006 is ridiculous.
 

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how ridiculously hard is it to typed red moon in the search box and click on the first thread that comes up and write about cultizm there. it's not even new news.
 

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Originally Posted by upnorth
I just bought a poor man's "red moon" for under $20.

Time's like this calls for some belt tightening.


You just wasted $15.16...and if you started spending then we wouldn't be in a recession.
 

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Originally Posted by Brutus
You just wasted $15.16...and if you started spending then we wouldn't be in a recession.



Well, if I wanted to help the economy, I would probably get something made in USA from a US store. (Not a japanese wallet from Germany)

By the way, I don't think I wasted $15.16. It makes a good beater wallet and if anything, the leather is pretty decent for the price. To each his own I guess.
 

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I wasn't saying you should spend $300 on a RedMoon...I like them but not enough to hurt my back and put a hole in my pocket. Of course, if I did that then I could pour some money into the American economy with medical bills and tailor work.
 

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I have a Corter wallet which is a very similar design to the Redmoon wallets. I too had fears about back pain and such but it hasn't been anything less than delightful. Also, Corter makes awesome stuff at about half the price of Redmoon. I am about to comission my second wallet from him. I am thinking of using a different wallet with each of my project jeans and since I'll be adding another project jean to my collection I figure adding another wallet is appropriate.
 

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