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belt and wallet #4571235
11/11/17 09:14 PM
11/11/17 09:14 PM
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Golden Meadow, LA
mobilaltima Offline OP
mobilaltima  Offline OP
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Golden Meadow, LA
After 10 years using my trusty Nautica wallet that I think i paid only $25 for, its starting to fall apart. I'd just like some suggestions on a good leather wallet, I'm used to tri-fold wallets, but iI'm not averse to a billfold. Also, is a front pocket wallet much better than a regular one? I dont mind spending a few $$$ to get a decent one that will last me 10-15 years. I also bought a nice Dockers leather belt two years ago to attend my grandmothers funeral, I only planned on using it for funerals and "dressy" events, but I've found myelf using it almost everyday since, its starting to split near the holes. Suggestions on a durable leather belt that can be worn with nice clothes and everyday attire would be appreciated. Thanks. I rather spend a few bucks on leather items that will last a long time versus having to buy new every few years.


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Re: belt and wallet [Re: mobilaltima] #4571240
11/11/17 09:18 PM
11/11/17 09:18 PM
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Tennessee
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Tennessee


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Re: belt and wallet [Re: OTCW] #4571260
11/11/17 09:36 PM
11/11/17 09:36 PM
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1/2 hr N.E. of Detroit
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My waist size is 38 and I generally buy Size 40 belt. So how do I determine the correct belt size, when online-ordering Orion leather belts?


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Re: belt and wallet [Re: mobilaltima] #4571261
11/11/17 09:36 PM
11/11/17 09:36 PM
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Elizabethtown, Pa
Al Offline
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Orvis wait for sales. Wilson Leather. Both have brick and mortar stores.


Re: belt and wallet [Re: mobilaltima] #4571271
11/11/17 09:43 PM
11/11/17 09:43 PM
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Kentucky
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Kentucky
Visconti makes great wallets. Theyíre about $50 or more I think. I like them because they wear well and most have a coin pouch.

Re: belt and wallet [Re: mobilaltima] #4571279
11/11/17 09:51 PM
11/11/17 09:51 PM
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Central Coast, Calif.
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I use a flip side wallet and like it better than any leather wallet Iíve used.


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So keep in mind how much you paid for this advice.
Re: belt and wallet [Re: mobilaltima] #4571300
11/11/17 10:08 PM
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WI
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WI
Anything top grain leather will work for a belt. See if you have a local shoe maker that sells/makes belts. Most leather belts sold in stores are split grain. I have an American Eagle belt that's top grain leather and I've worn it daily for probably 5 years now and it's still in great condition. Wear it skiing even.


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Re: belt and wallet [Re: mobilaltima] #4571307
11/11/17 10:15 PM
11/11/17 10:15 PM
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Ontario, Canada
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Ontario, Canada
Although not leather I have recently switched to a Grip-6 belt and love it. https://grip6.com

For wallet I use an Umbra aluminum card carrier and a money clip for cash in my pocket.
It comes in other colours like Black/Silver. But here is an example.

http://www.umbra.com/cad/bungee-card-case-rainbow


Last edited by StevieC; 11/11/17 10:18 PM.

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Re: belt and wallet [Re: mobilaltima] #4571308
11/11/17 10:16 PM
11/11/17 10:16 PM
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Oneida County, NY
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Big Skinny wallet.
Mission Belt.


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Re: belt and wallet [Re: mobilaltima] #4571342
11/11/17 10:42 PM
11/11/17 10:42 PM
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The Midwest
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Wallets? I keep my wallet in my front pocket and cant stand one that is thick. Once you get a minimalist wallet, you'll never wanna go back to an old thick wallet again. And I no longer keep business cards in my wallet people hand to me which only makes it thicker. If you get one that will last for 20 years, it will suck to put in your front pocket. I have an Allett wallet and it's made in the USA.

https://www.all-ett.com/product/slim-leather-sport-wallet/


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Re: belt and wallet [Re: mobilaltima] #4571363
11/11/17 11:16 PM
11/11/17 11:16 PM
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San Antonio, TX
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I struggled to find the perfect wallet for years. I went into the coach store with my wife once so she could look at purses. I found a men's wallet in there that I had to have. It was $125 but I feel it was worth it. Its a bi fold and made of top quality leather and its nice. Not too thick either. I like carrying it in my back pocket but I always take it out when I drive. this is the one I have in brown: http://www.coach.com/coach-slim-billfold-id-wallet/74900.html?dwvar_color=BLK


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Re: belt and wallet [Re: mobilaltima] #4571379
11/11/17 11:55 PM
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Several years ago I bought a Dockers-branded leather trifold, and it still looks/works great.


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Re: belt and wallet [Re: mobilaltima] #4571385
11/12/17 12:14 AM
11/12/17 12:14 AM
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Posts: 36
Louisiana
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Louisiana
http://www.saddlebackleather.com/leather-front-pocket-wallet

I have this front pocket wallet as well as a few belts and some other items from Saddleback. They make the highest quality leather items I've ever seen. Everything is full grain leather and I think will outlast me.

Re: belt and wallet [Re: skyactiv] #4571514
11/12/17 08:13 AM
11/12/17 08:13 AM
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Posts: 313
northern NY
Driz Offline
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northern NY
Originally Posted By: skyactiv
Wallets? I keep my wallet in my front pocket and cant stand one that is thick. Once you get a minimalist wallet, you'll never wanna go back to an old thick wallet again. And I no longer keep business cards in my wallet people hand to me which only makes it thicker. If you get one that will last for 20 years, it will suck to put in your front pocket. I have an Allett wallet and it's made in the USA.

https://www.all-ett.com/product/slim-leather-sport-wallet/



So true. Screw all that junk to drag around. I donít keep mine in the back pocket either and most time pitch it on the console. When I do carry it itís front pocket left side with the other front being reserved for my Ruger LCP.
A buddy of mine told me that his chiropractor warned him about fat wallets. He said they were really rough on your spine when you drive a lot. It makes sense.

Re: belt and wallet [Re: mobilaltima] #4571578
11/12/17 10:04 AM
11/12/17 10:04 AM
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N. Georgia Mtns
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N. Georgia Mtns
Back in 1973, an old gentleman I worked with had a hobby of working with leather. Belts, wallets, bridles, etc... He was truly gifted. I honestly didn't know someone could be that good with the quality and craftmanship he produced. Everything he made had a wait time of three months or more. My dad was hard on wallets due to the nature of his job. I decided to get him a wallet from "Jimbo". Ordered it so he'd have it by Christmas that year. My dad passed away on October 3rd, 2015. As I handled his affairs, my mom had passed away a month and a half earlier, I was amazed to see he still used that same wallet after 42 years. And, for what my dad put that through, it was still in pretty decent shape. I gave it to my sister as a momento. I just use cheap wallets now and replace them when necessary. But, if I could get a wallet made by Jimbo, I'd do it, pay whatever he wanted for it, and never look back.

Last edited by Sierra048; 11/12/17 10:07 AM.

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