1. And... we're back. You'll notice that all of your images are back as well, as are our beloved emoticons, including the infamous :foo: We have also worked with our server folks and developers to fix the issues that were slowing down the site.

    There is still work to be done - the images in existing sigs are not yet linked, for example, and we are working on a way to get the images to load faster - which will improve the performance of the site, especially on the pages with a ton of images, and we will continue to work diligently on that and keep you updated.

    Cheers,

    Fok on behalf of the entire Styleforum team
    Dismiss Notice

Shell Cordovan Wallet Pron

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by NAMOR, Apr 5, 2012.

  1. Churchill W

    Churchill W Senior member

    Messages:
    2,052
    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2013
    Location:
    New York City
    

    Deusis/Guarded Goods
     
    1 person likes this.
  2. Deusis

    Deusis Senior member

    Messages:
    349
    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2013
    Location:
    Minneapolis, MN

    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)

    [​IMG]

    Black Nile Crocodile

    [​IMG]

    Brown Nile Crocodile

    [​IMG]

    Cognac Gold American Alligator

    [​IMG]

    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 Senior member

    Messages:
    349
    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2013
    Location:
    Minneapolis, MN
    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!

    Rocado Whiskey Shell Cordovan Card Holder

    [​IMG]

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

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

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

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    Horween Dark Cognac Shell Cordovan

    [​IMG]
     
    1 person likes this.
  4. Stillmaticbeat

    Stillmaticbeat Senior member

    Messages:
    399
    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2010
    
    How much for the alligator I don't see it listed on the site
     
  5. Deusis

    Deusis Senior member

    Messages:
    349
    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2013
    Location:
    Minneapolis, MN
    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 Senior member

    Messages:
    11,981
    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2008
    
    please let us all know here in a post!
     
  7. DavidLeigh

    DavidLeigh Member

    Messages:
    6
    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2017
    
     
  8. DavidLeigh

    DavidLeigh Member

    Messages:
    6
    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2017
    Ashkand, J Michael Ashland and Guarded Goods are excellent quality.
     
    1 person likes this.
  9. Deusis

    Deusis Senior member

    Messages:
    349
    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2013
    Location:
    Minneapolis, MN
    It just totally depends on what configuration and model you're interested.
     
  10. Deusis

    Deusis Senior member

    Messages:
    349
    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2013
    Location:
    Minneapolis, MN
    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.

    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
    3 people like this.
  11. Irish

    Irish Senior member

    Messages:
    470
    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2012
    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.
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  12. DavidLeigh

    DavidLeigh Member

    Messages:
    6
    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2017
    Is that Guarded Goods?
     
  13. skenney

    skenney Senior member

    Messages:
    172
    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2015
  14. Deusis

    Deusis Senior member

    Messages:
    349
    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2013
    Location:
    Minneapolis, MN
    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 Senior member

    Messages:
    349
    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2013
    Location:
    Minneapolis, MN
    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!

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
    naspratt likes this.
  16. Deusis

    Deusis Senior member

    Messages:
    349
    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2013
    Location:
    Minneapolis, MN
    The newest model to hit the website! This is my first 100% machine stitched wallet so it is priced accordingly. It has two interior card slots with thumb slots to easily slide out your cards. In the version I'm carrying, I have about 8 cards in each slot but it could easily hold more. The exterior has the option of having a bill slot as well.

    Let me know your feedback!

    Interior - Horween Color #8 Shell Cordovan

    [​IMG]

    Exterior (No cash slot) - Horween Color #4 Shell Cordovan

    [​IMG]

    Exterior (With cash slot) -
    Horween Dark Red Whiskey 20-year-old Shell Cordovan

    [​IMG]

    More Interior Details

    [​IMG]
     
    naspratt and Churchill W like this.

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by