Review of my Shell Cordovan Wallet

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  1. rebel222

    rebel222 Senior member

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    I was telling Sri about my Shell Cordovan Wallet from Brooks Brothers, and he asked me to post pictures of it. I decided I would do so and post a review. My wife gave this to me for our anniversary a few days ago. The quality of construction is very nice. It is handmade in Japan. I am not sure what company makes it, but I am very happy with the construction. I have used it for a few days, and the shell shows absolutely no sign of use. The interior calfskin is very soft. I have a feeling the interior will get stained from normal use, but that does not concern me. This is the same wallet as the Black Fleece wallet on BB, but the Black Fleece comes in different colors.

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  2. pandamonium

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    Very handsome. Could we see an outside/inside picture with your things inside? I'm curious to see how it bulges.
     


  3. rebel222

    rebel222 Senior member

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    Very handsome. Could we see an outside/inside picture with your things inside? I'm curious to see how it bulges.

    That's what she said... Sorry, I couldn't resist. Here are some crappy cell phone pics.

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  4. stant62

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    May want to blur out the driver license info...

    Beautiful wallet though!
     


  5. rebel222

    rebel222 Senior member

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    May want to blur out the driver license info...

    Beautiful wallet though!


    Yeah. just realized that... done
     


  6. gregaz

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    Thanks for this. I have also been considering getting a shell cordovan wallet, and this one from AE is my top contender. I haven't been to their store to handle it in person yet.


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  7. pandamonium

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    It looks really, really good, especially filled up like that.

    FYI, your drivers license number is showing.
     


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    srivats Senior member

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    L, it looks fantastic. The #8 shell is going to develop a fantastic patina with the burnishing the wallet will get from regular everyday use. Thanks so much for sharing the pics here!
     


  10. forex

    forex Senior member

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    Nice wallet, I like the Navy/Red Black Fleece cordovan wallet,goes to my list!
     


  11. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    The wallet looks really good. BB does a great job with shell accessories. I now buy mostly all of my accessories from BB, especially items in shell.
     


  12. Eustace

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    Looks great. Congrats on the anniversary.
     


  13. JayJay

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    ...I like the Navy/Red Black Fleece cordovan...
    It's my favorite color combo. The items are very well made and the cordovan should age very nicely.
     


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    It looks great and I have wanted one. Just too expensive, for the time being

    I think the Japanese shell is sorely underrated.
     


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