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Looking for men's wallet suggestions

Cheryl17

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I'm thinking about buying my husband a new leather wallet for Christmas. His current wallet, which I bought him years ago, is a Coach. Other than Coach, I don't have any idea which wallets to consider and would appreciate some advice.

Thanks in advance,

Cheryl
 

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i have a wallet that is very thin but hold a bunch of cards.

"The Original wallet prevents back pain and sciatic nerve damage; it is even Chiropractor recommended!""

this is the important fact of wallets.. if you have FAT wallet it can contribute to back pain. they come in leather, rip stop nylon, and recycled plastic.

I have the rip stop nylon type and they are great. plus in red it hard to misplace.

have a look

http://www.all-ett.com/original-wallet/ :D
 

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A wallet is sort of a personal choice for guys. Like a purse is for women. That's why we keep the same one for years- even if it is falling apart. I just bought a Joseph Abboud bifold online. It seems well made. Here's one outlet that I have used and received good service: http://www.shoebuy.com/joseph-abboud-wallets.htm
You may want to get it locally where if he wants another style, he can exchange it easily.

Jim Ricks
 

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I tell you this, the Cole-Haan wallet I got about 5 years ago is the best wallet I've had in my 57 years. I like it so much I got my dad one for his birthday last year.
 

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I would guess that your husband, if he's like most men, prefers function over form when it comes to a wallet. Give me a relatively thin bifold that hold all of my cards and provides convenient access to my ID, and I couldn't care less what name it has on the outside. I buy a new wallet about every two years, and I seldom spend over $25. I would not want my wife to buy me a wallet, as she'd likely pick out something nice looking that wasn't particularly functional.
I second the idea of buying at a local dept store that has a large selection (and keeping the receipt). If it's ultra high quality you're after, then I'd consider spending the extra money on having something hand-crafted by a local leatherworker.
 

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My favorite place for all leather goods is:
www.levenger.com.

My husband got the "travel" wallet from there years ago and still loves it. He uses it as his regular wallet, because it's long and thin.
 

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A wallet is sort of a personal choice for guys. Like a purse is for women. That's why we keep the same one for years- even if it is falling apart.
I would guess that your husband, if he's like most men, prefers function over form when it comes to a wallet. ... I seldom spend over $25. I would not want my wife to buy me a wallet, as she'd likely pick out something nice looking that wasn't particularly functional.
Both spot on. Same reason we keep our ratty clothes that have holes in them. They're comfortable. Guys don't like change.

I think I kept my last wallet for about 10+ years. It was falling apart. My wife bought me a new one for Christmas several years back. Things didn't fit in it the way my old one did. Not as much room for credit cards. My pictures didn't fit. I didn't switch over to it until a couple years later when my old one totally fell apart.

A good quality leather wallet lasts a long time.
 

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I agree. You can't buy a man a wallet! Get him a gift card to a place that sells lots of different kinds of wallets. It's much smarter than hoping the one you bought is the one they will actually want to use!
 

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My favorite place for all leather goods is:
www.levenger.com.

My husband got the "travel" wallet from there years ago and still loves it. He uses it as his regular wallet, because it's long and thin.

Thanks so much for posting this Levenger link, Amy!
Seems years ago I got something from them (maybe a time manager binder back in the late 80's??).

Anyway, I've been looking for a wallet for my sis that would hold tons. (Her current one is overflowing and splitting at the seams.) I have an el cheapo in my Amazon shopping cart, but just didn't feel it had the quality I wanted.

They had an accordian that had amazing mostly 5* reviews for over 6 years, so I splurged and got it for her.

Sorry to the OP for kinda hijacking, but your thread solved one of my big shopping dilemmas. Thanks!
 
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I've had coach wallets for the last 15 years and they are the best I've ever owned.

I would get him another one.
 

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pocketbook vs wallet

The difference between a pocketbook and a wallet is representative of one of the major differences between men and women . In general the wallet is utilitarian and direct in its basic approach. The wallet is intended to display its contents for direct and easy access. It is designed for decisive action when such action is needed. Any man can easily find what he wants in another mans wallet.

The pocketbook is a repository of needed items,uneeded items, memories, and dreams. It must be searched to find what you want. It is full of surprises. To find something in a pocketbook an indirect approach is the best method. Only the owner of the pocketbook has sufficient personal knowledge to easily find what is sought.

Consequently it is best to let a man buy his own wallet or have another man help in the selection. :)
 

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Try a Big Skinny....I bought one last month and love it! It fits many cards and is considerably less thick than my older wallet, with the same cards in it. It has pockets that will allow up to 3 cards per slot. Nice looking too!

http://www.bigskinny.net/
 

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I've carried a men's Louis Vuitton wallet for years. Very good quality.

My luggage for decades has always been tumi, and their quality has always been outstanding, but I've found the brass zippers on Louis Vuitton luggage to be much more durable, and the Louis bags absolutely hold up longer, albeit they cost more.
 
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This is a "Christmas gift" thread that was brought out of mothballs by a spammer (deleted between posts 18 & 19.)
 
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