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Old 18 June 2019, 02:41 AM   #1
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Wallet Recommendations?

Looking down at my wallet today -- I realized how beat up and threadbare it is after 8 years of service. I think it's time for a new one.

Can anyone here recommend a good, durable wallet? I'm not looking to break the bank ~ looking to spend around $200 with some room to stretch.

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Old 18 June 2019, 02:45 AM   #2
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Get on eBay and buy a Prada. They really nail the leather and are in budget. Buy from a seller w great feedback and you’ll be fine. Pay attention to the dimensions so you get the correct size.
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Old 18 June 2019, 02:58 AM   #3
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Old 18 June 2019, 03:07 AM   #4
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Perhaps consider one with RFID protection for security.
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Old 18 June 2019, 03:34 AM   #5
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There was a long wallet thread on here a while back that had some brands I was unfamiliar with, but i can't remember the price points; I think many were above $200.
I have a Smythson that I bought on sale couple years that wasn't much more than that, I don't think.
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Old 18 June 2019, 03:35 AM   #6
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Ditch the name brands and go with one from a quality independent shop.

http://onestarleathergoods.com/
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Old 18 June 2019, 03:44 AM   #7
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Might be a little under your budget but a real quality wallet. https://saddlebackleather.com/leather-wallets
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Old 18 June 2019, 03:45 AM   #8
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There was a long wallet thread on here a while back that had some brands I was unfamiliar with, but i can't remember the price points; I think many were above $200.
I have a Smythson that I bought on sale couple years that wasn't much more than that, I don't think.
Yeah, thanks to that thread I discovered Chester Mox. Great great stuff.

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Old 18 June 2019, 04:09 AM   #9
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I have a Burberry that still looks brand new after three years. They are pricy.
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Old 18 June 2019, 04:16 AM   #10
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I’ll bet everyone is shocked I am recommending a Tumi
My wife finally beat me down. I liked my ratty wallet, after sitting on it for 8-9 years it was comfortable.....like an old pair of shoes.

When I finally gave in and bought a new one there was a little Paul on my shoulder saying "buy a Tumi, you should buy a Tumi"

Who am I to ignore such great advice?

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Old 18 June 2019, 04:22 AM   #11
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I'm happy to purchase a Rolex, but since I don't like any wallet thicker than one of those ultra slim cardholders that hold 6 cards and three or four bills in the center, I have no need to spend over €100 on a thick wallet I just don't enjoy carrying. I always go front pants pocket or jacket pocket, and anything thicker than 1/3 of an inch I won't use. I bought a €12 flintronic ultra slim wallet off eBay and I'm perfectly fine with that. Before that I actually used a plastic metro card holder (gifted to me) from a city in Switzerland for about 5 years. It fit about 4 cards and three bills at best. Now if Frank Clegg would make me an ultra slim in green harness belting leather, I would pay the money.
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Old 18 June 2019, 04:50 AM   #12
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I don't work for them, but their wallet works for me... really well..

I've got the Le Mans Luxe and love it...

www.zclip.com
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Old 18 June 2019, 04:57 AM   #13
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A lot of ideas here:
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Old 18 June 2019, 05:02 AM   #14
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Old 18 June 2019, 05:16 AM   #15
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Tumi-brown for me.
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Old 18 June 2019, 06:27 AM   #16
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Get on eBay and buy a Prada. They really nail the leather and are in budget. Buy from a seller w great feedback and you’ll be fine. Pay attention to the dimensions so you get the correct size.
I'll take a look -- thanks for the suggestion.

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Not surprising you'd recommend a Tumi

I'll be sure to check them out, thanks.

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There was a long wallet thread on here a while back that had some brands I was unfamiliar with, but i can't remember the price points; I think many were above $200.
I have a Smythson that I bought on sale couple years that wasn't much more than that, I don't think.
I'll look into Smythson too, thanks

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Ditch the name brands and go with one from a quality independent shop.

http://onestarleathergoods.com/
Looks like they're worth a look, thanks

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My wife finally beat me down. I liked my ratty wallet, after sitting on it for 8-9 years it was comfortable.....like an old pair of shoes.

When I finally gave in and bought a new one there was a little Paul on my shoulder saying "buy a Tumi, you should buy a Tumi"

Who am I to ignore such great advice?

Another vote for Tumi, I'll be sure to check them out

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I don't work for them, but their wallet works for me... really well..

I've got the Le Mans Luxe and love it...

www.zclip.com
Thanks for the suggestion

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Nice thread, thanks for linking it

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Tumi-brown for me.
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Old 18 June 2019, 06:31 AM   #17
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Mont Blanc has a good selection - especially cardholders
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Old 18 June 2019, 06:36 AM   #18
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Bellroy is a great brand - and comes with RFID.
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Old 18 June 2019, 07:06 AM   #19
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I have this Tumi money clip front pocket wallet in brown.
https://www.tumi.com/p/tumi-id-lock-...se-0963357508/
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Old 18 June 2019, 09:30 AM   #20
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Perhaps consider one with RFID protection for security.

I was looking at Mont Blanc wallets this weekend and most (many?) of their latest offerings now include RFID protection. Ironically, only last week I received a new, enhanced drivers license and it came with a sleeve to protect its encryption. I would definitely get a wallet that offers it.
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Old 18 June 2019, 09:32 AM   #21
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I highly recommend Faure Le Page. Which I found out about on TRF
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Old 18 June 2019, 09:36 AM   #22
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Old 18 June 2019, 09:38 AM   #23
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Old 18 June 2019, 09:40 AM   #24
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I’ve had this LV for several years. Still is in great shape and it pretty thin.



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Old 18 June 2019, 10:24 AM   #25
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Old 18 June 2019, 10:49 AM   #26
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Thanks for all of these great recommendations! Now I have way too much research to do with my free time
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Old 18 June 2019, 11:09 AM   #27
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Might be a little under your budget but a real quality wallet. https://saddlebackleather.com/leather-wallets


Agree 100%. Maybe price is under your budget but has the quality many times the price. All of their products do, I have a brief case, small wallet, passport wallet. Other items are on my list.


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Old 18 June 2019, 11:35 AM   #28
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Looking down at my wallet today -- I realized how beat up and threadbare it is after 8 years of service. I think it's time for a new one.

Can anyone here recommend a good, durable wallet? I'm not looking to break the bank ~ looking to spend around $200 with some room to stretch.

Thanks!!
If you want serious functionality and durability, check out Dango Products. The M-Series in particular are pretty cool.

https://www.dangoproducts.com/
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Old 18 June 2019, 12:49 PM   #30
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Ditch the name brands and go with one from a quality independent shop.

http://onestarleathergoods.com/
Thank you for this, Ive been looking for a long time for a vertical wallet that has the features I’m looking for and this may be the one.
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