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Need a new wallet. Suggestions? * Got One! *

Post by mfxr » Tue Apr 23, 2013 9:22 pm

Ok it is long overdue, so I need a new wallet.
My main requirement are:

Slim
Probably leather, conventional folding style, flat bill
zip compartment (or very secure section)
Some credit card slots
Not too expensive, (maybe less than $150 as a guide)
vendor must ship internationally (Australia)

Do not want coin compartment or middle foldout bit, as this would impact on the prime directive of being slim.


Thanks :rock:
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Re: Need a new wallet. Suggestions?

Post by tattoo chef » Tue Apr 23, 2013 9:28 pm

I recently (about a month) got one from Greg Stevens and I love it.

This one made out of Horween with an English tan bridle leather lining.


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Post by mfxr » Tue Apr 23, 2013 10:15 pm

Leather looks nice, but the design is maybe too minimal inside. Was this a custom order?
I have added some refinements to my OP also.

Thanks for the suggestion.

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Post by tattoo chef » Tue Apr 23, 2013 10:58 pm

mfxr wrote:Leather looks nice, but the design is maybe too minimal inside. Was this a custom order?
I have added some refinements to my OP also.

Thanks for the suggestion.
Only thing that was custom was the inside lining as usually they are unlined .

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Post by mbakes » Tue Apr 23, 2013 11:10 pm

Check out http://bellroy.com/. This is where I think I am getting my next wallet.

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Post by nolans » Tue Apr 23, 2013 11:11 pm

Bellroy make a few models that might suit, and they are based in Melbourne too.

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Post by koda240 » Tue Apr 23, 2013 11:41 pm

I recently bought a Tumi wallet. Very happy with it. I think they make a good product for a reasonable price and their wallets seem rather resistant to abuse.

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Post by belligero » Wed Apr 24, 2013 12:47 am

For what it's worth, I think zippers on a wallet are a bad idea. Plus they don't exactly help out with the slimness thing.

The one Don posted looks like the perfect wallet, though. Nothing can fall out once it's folded over, the quality looks great, it's made of leather that will look better with age, and it doesn't have any BS card slots. I think I just talked myself into one!
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Post by lilhoody » Wed Apr 24, 2013 2:25 am

Tumi for me, I think mine is two years old now...a gift from my wife. Other than the lack of a zipper, it fits the bill. Zippers are for nylon wallets...nylon wallets are for 1982 and OP shorts!
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Post by mfxr » Wed Apr 24, 2013 3:14 am

I mention the zipper because that is what my current wallet has. there is a flat bill section, with a flat zip section behind it.
I don't need a zip, but I do like the security that this part of my current wallet gives me.
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The Tumi pieces look quite good, some possibilities there.
Also the Bellroy wallets are a great suggestion - the 'hide and seek' wallet they make is def on the shortlist.
The GSD does look good, but I actually prefer those pesky card holders for daily convenience.

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I have fond memories of the time I had a nylon wallet, life was simple then, and I had that thing for years! :love:
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Post by smalls » Wed Apr 24, 2013 3:23 am

Have you looked at Saddleback Matt? I'm loving mine so far. It looks similar to what you've got less the zipper compartment.

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Post by marchone » Wed Apr 24, 2013 5:02 am

The Greg Stevens one looks interesting but it doesn't have a flat bill pocket. It's not convenient to fold paper money. Belroy looks the most well thought out line I've seen. Saddleback seems very thick.

I've had two Coach wallets for years and years. One sized for US bills and another larger for foreign money when traveling. I keep my passport in a separate Coach case but the Belroy Travel Wallet seems the better solution.
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Post by jimyritz » Wed Apr 24, 2013 5:21 am

lilhoody wrote:Tumi for me, I think mine is two years old now...a gift from my wife. Other than the lack of a zipper, it fits the bill. Zippers are for nylon wallets...nylon wallets are for 1982 and OP shorts!
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+1...Tumi "Delta" Tri-fold or any of the Tumi products :headbang:

No zipper :mrgreen:

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Post by justsellbrgs » Wed Apr 24, 2013 5:30 am

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no frills....

As Lefty would say - Wise guy dont carry wallets, they carry their money in a roll….beaner on the outs

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Post by JBZ » Wed Apr 24, 2013 5:53 am

No idea of the quality these days, but I've also had a Coach wallet for several years. It's held up remarkably well, and I imagine Coach puts out several styles (mine has the card slots, which I prefer, but they probably have something more minimalist, too).
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Post by DMB » Wed Apr 24, 2013 6:32 am

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Post by JBZ » Wed Apr 24, 2013 6:35 am

DMB wrote:Filson
Another good suggestion. Probably bullet proof (perhaps literally, knowing Filson).
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Post by tattoo chef » Wed Apr 24, 2013 1:19 pm

marchone wrote:The Greg Stevens one looks interesting but it doesn't have a flat bill pocket. It's not convenient to fold paper money. Belroy looks the most well thought out line I've seen. Saddleback seems very thick.

I've had two Coach wallets for years and years. One sized for US bills and another larger for foreign money when traveling. I keep my passport in a separate Coach case but the Belroy Travel Wallet seems the better solution.
I chose the two card slot wallet from Greg as I almost never carry cash, but he does make one that he will do one cash side and one card side like this.

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Post by T.R. » Thu Apr 25, 2013 10:11 am

There is only one wallet on earth worth carrying:

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It's too hot here for a wallet in the summer. You know, ass sweat and such.

I go with this in the front pocket... much like John's suggestion.... It will hold your cash, your hunting license, a credit card and your DL nicely. :thumbsup:

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However, King Ranch Saddle Shop does offer some cool wallets if a wallet is your style....

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and/or matching checkbook wallet..........

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Down here, King Ranch products are considered the absolute finest and the toughest.

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Post by CGSshorty » Thu Apr 25, 2013 4:15 pm

T.R. wrote:There is only one wallet on earth worth carrying:

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I actually had one of those years ago. One day I woke up and all my stuff was in a brand new Prada black leather wallet. I never saw the BMF again.
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Post by unixshrk » Thu Apr 25, 2013 4:31 pm

CGSshorty wrote:
T.R. wrote:There is only one wallet on earth worth carrying:

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I actually had one of those years ago. One day I woke up and all my stuff was in a brand new Prada black leather wallet. I never saw the BMF again.

You have had me smiling all afternoon. Classic

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Post by lilhoody » Thu Apr 25, 2013 4:38 pm

CGSshorty wrote:
T.R. wrote:There is only one wallet on earth worth carrying:

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I actually had one of those years ago. One day I woke up and all my stuff was in a brand new Prada black leather wallet. I never saw the BMF again.
That sucks man. It probably went the same place my "Prophecy F**cking Clothing" tee shirt went...man I liked that shirt.
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Post by CGSshorty » Thu Apr 25, 2013 4:47 pm

lilhoody wrote:
CGSshorty wrote:
T.R. wrote:There is only one wallet on earth worth carrying:

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I actually had one of those years ago. One day I woke up and all my stuff was in a brand new Prada black leather wallet. I never saw the BMF again.
That sucks man. It probably went the same place my "Prophecy F**cking Clothing" tee shirt went...man I liked that shirt.
Now that I think about it, my Porn Star T-shirts disappeared about the same time.
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Post by goaliechris » Thu Apr 25, 2013 6:01 pm

My favorite wallet brand - Makr. http://makr.com

They have different styles but I have the only below. The flap stays closed even after 3 years. Beautiful leather, incredibly well crafted.

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Post by jeckyll » Thu Apr 25, 2013 7:23 pm

Doesn't Brice have a Saddleback wallet for sale right now?
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