High Quality wallet brands??

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by silbeej, Mar 22, 2008.

  1. silbeej macrumors 6502a

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    So i'm interested in a decently high quality wallet and/or money clip. I currently have a fossil wallet, but i'm having one hell of a time finding decent leather brands. I also just picked up a money clip, but i'm going to send it back because the magnetic flip can't hold more than 3 bills, and the card slots are soo tight i can hardly get three cards into it. I don't want to go out and get a no name or buxton one. So if you wouldn't mind posting brands that you really like, it would be appreciated. I'm more interested in a good money clip, so preference to that would be best.
     
  2. Eric Lewis macrumors 68020

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    i have both of these (louis vuitton)

    http://www.eluxury.com/estore/browse/product_detail.jsp?id=11238735

    http://www.eluxury.com/estore/browse/product_detail.jsp?id=10260922

    I pefer the first one

    the second is too small
     
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  5. Eric Lewis macrumors 68020

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    actually not that bad

    pretty cheap

    they last forever

    and dont rip/tear/ or the stitches dont come loose

    its amazing quality
     
  6. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    lol i want to hear your thoughts on pretty expensive! :p

    my friend has one of those wallets and yea he makes sure everyone knows it costs 400 bucks lol
     
  7. DJMastaWes macrumors 65816

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    I've gone through a few wallets (and i'm only 16).
    Most of them have held up nicely. Companies like Marc Jacobs and Calvin Klein have pleased me.

    I had a Walmart wallet once that left black marks on ALL of my cards, so all of my cards look really dirty. Then I had a fossil wallet and the part that holds the coins ripped, so my change was falling all over the place.
     
  8. biturbomunkie macrumors 6502a

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    am i the only dude who finds those LV prints fugly? i told my ex that LV's monogram's hideous, so she bought me an equally repulsive LV checkerboard (or whatever it's called) wallet AND a matching keychain condom thingy! :eek:

    while i'm not testosterone-poisoned, i think a guy should stick to something that is simple and understated. to the OP, if you really want brand and high quality, consider versace, ferragamo and bally. i got this non-flashy, bi-fold leather money clip by versace at a private sale for about ~$90 a few years ago and it's still in great condition.
     
  9. r1ch4rd macrumors 6502a

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    I think that if you get a wallet that really does last forever then the price is justified. However, I think you would get bored with a wallet after a while. I would spend less knowing that I would want to replace it in a year anyway.

    I was once in a queue at a nice shop in Manchester and the guy in front of me had a really nice LV wallet. He was sure to flash it about as well. He looked like a complete c*ck. What you really want is something nice but understated.
     
  10. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Yes, dreadfully ugly. It's like people who own a Burberry wallet or something. Ugly and overdone. Sorry everyone. Patterns are nice, but not LV.


    Here's what I have. It's black, has separate sections for cash, and receipts + cards. It also has the world's best coin pocket. It's the perfect wallet, and it was designed by Lee, the denim company.

    I usually plan on buying a new wallet every 2 years because I get bored with my wallet (and they don't tend to last), but unless I find a wallet with this type of change pocket, I don't think I could go back to the typical wallet. This change pocket allows me to actually SEE the face of every coin, and makes sorting through change a piece of cake.

    My wallet easily holds:

    - cash
    - coins
    - numerous receipts
    - 12 cards
    - a security pass card for my office (at uni)
    - 2 coffee loyalty cards (a buy 5 coffees, get 1 free; and another "buy 8 coffees, get 1 free")
    - and a points card at a bubble tea shop......since I'm Asian and it's mandatory.
     

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  11. prostuff1 macrumors 65816

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    I can't really comment on brands that would work well and last long but i can give some input between a money clip and a wallet.

    I just recently switched over to using a money clip full time and I really do like it more then a wallet. The whole point of a money clip is to carry less stuff with you. My wallet used to be full of stuff but after sitting down and really thinking about what i need/use every day it really is very little. I carry 2 credit cards, my ATM/debit card, license, school uni ID, and 3-4 others that tell blood type, emergency contact stuff, and insurance stuff. All in all, that is more cards then i actually need all the time. If i were to really carry only the ons that matter then it would be ID, school, ID and the credit and debit cards. The money clip may have been a little tight the first time but it will stretch out a little as you use it. You do have to find a good one that has a strong enough magnet to actually hold some bills in place. The only downside I have found with the money clip is when it comes to receipts, as i like to hold on to mine after i buy something. I have started to just keeps those at home in a envelope until i need them.

    Just my 2 cents
     
  12. cycocelica macrumors 68000

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    I have had a no name brand forever. I have been looking for a Louis Vutton wallet though. A tad expensive but very high quality and will last you forever.
     
  13. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    I feel the same. As you can see, I carry my entire life with me in my wallet, but I think I want a money clip for when I go out. However, I think I'd be better served with a smaller wallet rather than a clip. I'm not sure, really. I think carrying bills and 3 cards is good enough.
     
  14. OnlyMarcusCannn macrumors regular

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    As many before have said before, Louis Vuitton is a good place to get a wallet. I actually owned one for about two years and it was the best wallet I'd had. Needless to say, it was stolen, but that's another topic. Even then, a nice Calvin Klein will suffice for a few years.
     
  15. rhsgolfer33 macrumors 6502a

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    Personally, if I had gobs of money to spend on a wallet, I would probably go with a Ferragamo wallet. They're super nice, very durable, and look good without all that ugly monograming and such.

    Ferragamo

    But I think I'll stick to buying plain black wallets for $10-$25 that last 2-3 years before I go and drop $200-$400 on one.
     
  16. Mr.Noisy macrumors 65816

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    I used to be happy with Vans wallets, fancied a change from the brand now using a leather one, CAD by cheet, quality, holds all business cards, credit cards and cash (before the other half spends it), never used a leather wallet before :)
     
  17. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    But those wallets are $300 that look like $20 wallets! Is there a point, really? Why not just buy a $20 wallet?

    I'd get a Porter International wallet. I was going to get one before, but I bought the one I have now instead. They look nicer, but I'm sure the wallet I have now is probably a better wallet. ;)
     
  18. yg17 macrumors G5

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    I have a $30 Fossil wallet....

    It definitely isn't that bad.

    It is cheap (a $400 wallet IS NOT cheap)

    It's lasted me a good 6 or 7 years and will probably last me 6 or 7 more years

    It's never ripped, torn and the stitches are still in tact

    It, in my opinion, is excellent quality.
     
  19. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    I bought this Coach wallet for my father some time back. He has to carry another for his badge but this is the one he loves. It has that coin pocket which I thought he'd never use for coins but he does. It is a good jump from Fossil and not as fugly as LV. I would buy Ferragamo before I'd buy LV fwiw.
     

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  20. ravenvii macrumors 604

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    I have a Fossil too. Pretty good wallet, no complaints.

    Before that, I had an awesome wallet with "Bad Mother ****er" printed on it. Best wallet ever. Too bad it wore out in about 2 1/2 years, and I had to replace it.
     
  21. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

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    Personally I am with a 20-30 buck leather wallet. Even if they last 2-3 years it still takes 6-10 years just to break even on a cost of 100 buck wallet.
    That starts adding up because those wallets even do not last that long just to break even.

    I have some leather wallet that that is 1 year old and by the looks of it will be in need of being replaced in about a year like normal. At 20 bucks though it will take me 20 years just to get to the cost of a 200 dollar wallet.

    To me it is what is the point beside bragging about it.

    Personally I am a fan of the duck tape wallet.
     
  22. Eric Lewis macrumors 68020

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    Well id say 600+ on a wallet is a bit munch

    then i have my mother spending $1500 or more on a purse
    which is more of a waiste
     
  23. d_and_n5000 macrumors 6502a

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    Am I the only one that thinks spending more than about thirty dollars on a wallet is completely useless? There's no point, at all, as far as I can see. I can understand a little higher than that, even though I wouldn't pay it, but one, two, three hundred? That's ridiculous.

    If I'm going to buy a $400 wallet, the damn thing better scan my irises to make sure I'm the only one to get into it.
     
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    And refill itself, and clean my house, and write my masters thesis, and...
     

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