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Offline Giles

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Re: Wallets, Chains, and Reins
« Reply #511 on: November 18, 2018, 12:13:33 pm »

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Re: Wallets, Chains, and Reins
« Reply #512 on: November 18, 2018, 12:57:25 pm »
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This one is my Tush card case, beautiful work.
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Re: Wallets, Chains, and Reins
« Reply #513 on: November 28, 2018, 07:41:09 pm »
I have the same er...Tush as Gav and it is really a great wallet. Would recommend it to anyone.
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Re: Wallets, Chains, and Reins
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Re: Wallets, Chains, and Reins
« Reply #515 on: January 05, 2019, 09:11:54 pm »
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Re: Wallets, Chains, and Reins
« Reply #516 on: January 06, 2019, 07:51:08 pm »
Liberty calf zip wallet. Gift from the wife. Been wanting a zip wallet for ages. Nice smooth gun metal zip.












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Re: Wallets, Chains, and Reins
« Reply #517 on: March 06, 2019, 12:14:47 am »
Steerhide wallet (made in Japan)

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« Reply #518 on: April 22, 2019, 03:56:50 am »
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Re: Wallets, Chains, and Reins
« Reply #519 on: April 22, 2019, 06:02:47 am »
^ mighty nice wear and patina!

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Re: Wallets, Chains, and Reins
« Reply #520 on: May 20, 2019, 07:47:03 pm »
For as long as I can remember I have swooned over owning a The Flat Head Wild Child wallet, and today...
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I've read so much 'don't do this...Do this' online regarding conditioning and treatment of veg tan leather that I think I'm just going to leave it as is and just use the damn thing! Neats Foot Oil seems to be the favourite. Most other animal derived oils and balms contain naturally occurring sugars that aren't good for leather and are bacteria factories.

What are you guy's views? (I know, the subject has been covered a million times)
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Wallets, Chains, and Reins
« Reply #521 on: May 20, 2019, 07:55:23 pm »
I don’t really have «views» other than it’s good to use some kind of oil on your leather to stop it drying out.

Mink oil, beeswax based product, olive oil I’ve used them all.

My IHxSE IHB-01 was veg tanned. It has seen four years of constant usage and all I’ve done is use mink oil on it twice and it is in tip top state (it needs another go now though).

I think it is very easy to overthink this kind of thing and a lot of folks in the wider denim community fall into that trap. The gods know I have, although I’m trying to avoid it these days.

Regardless, that is a truly stunning wallet. Congratulations.

I almost went for TFH mid length before I got my IH mid. I now prefer long wallets and both TFH and IH long wallets are next level expensive. Over 1000USD for the IH version. Out of my league these days.

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Re: Wallets, Chains, and Reins
« Reply #522 on: May 20, 2019, 08:14:32 pm »
I hear ya. I'm not a fan of very heavy indigo bleed onto veg tan leather. All of my other wallets have been OGLs. The construction and stitching wasn't great and I had my Condor repaired twice in about 18 months. Lots of threads in the US suggest to stay away from mink oil as it can damage leather rather than protect it. That was the view of a number of leather artisans that make belts and wallets. Can't say I've ever had an issue.

I was lucky enough to hold a couple of IH and TFH wallets in my hand today at Rivet and Hide. I just could not rationalise the additional few hundred pounds for a cordovan wallet. I really like that the Wild Child is a slightly larger bi-fold, but can accommodate a wallet chain or rope, and still looks great. No chain for when I use it at work, chain/rope for my weekend warrior days!

TFH Wild Child and Real McCoy's type 1 M65 bought in 2 weeks. My Ebay sales have been good to me!

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Re: Wallets, Chains, and Reins
« Reply #523 on: May 20, 2019, 08:22:21 pm »
I'd avoid anything that can go rancid, including olive oil, and stick with beeswax-based conditioners. I don't think you need to condition the cordovan part at all.
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Re: Wallets, Chains, and Reins
« Reply #524 on: May 20, 2019, 08:24:45 pm »
I’ve heard that cordovan needs no conditioning. I’ve used olive oil a lot on veg tan. No problems with odours, discolouring or anything. I use it (and all oils) very sparingly though.