This is a discussion on Where to buy a quality wallet? within the Related Gear & Equipment forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by QKShooter The STEWART STAND woven micro-mesh Stainless Steel fabric wallets. They are usually priced about $90.00 though. One added advantage. They block ...
Very true.I have a Tumi wallet I bought at least 13 years ago,still looks brand new. I ended up giving it to a buddy several months ago when his old wallet fell apart. He's too cheap to buy a good wallet so the Tumi should last another 10 years. I have a few Fossil wallets that I rotate through every few months,and they have lasted years.
I always get them from some Wilson Place that sets up in the mall around Christmas. I haven't seen them this year though.
I have had many wallets through the years, usually they last about 7-10 years for me. I get them at places like Foley's, Macy's, Dillards--- nothing fancy.
Changing them out after one has been well broken in is a pain. So, I don't change them out until a wallet is absolutely hopeless.
I have a "great" one, meaning it was manufactured in Italy, purchased there by my son as a gift to me, and likely cost him a lot of money. That sits in the draw and never gets used. It is just too much trouble to break a new one in.
What I look for is a convenient place that will securely hold DL, CHL, AAA card and Insurance card. Another compartment that will similarly hold a credit card or two securely. A third compartment for SAM's card, a debit card, and some stuff like medical insurance card. Note, no room for pictures. Dollars? Seldom carry more than a few bills anyway.
We guys need to get the essentials in one wallet, in one pocket. The ladies of course ---well who knows what goes in those pocket books, purses, whatever they call it.
Lately, I've been carrying some medical supplies in a "ladies" bag with several compartments. It is almost gender neutral, and I don't really care what people think I look like when I carry it. It could almost pass for a Fanny Pack, except it gets slung over the shoulder. But, that isn't where my Colt lives.
The big downside to that purse is that I tend to leave it places --- which is a good reason to not carry a gun in a fanny pack, purse or off the body.
One time I left my "purse" at the Martial Arts place where I do my thing. I thought I was going to get some kidding, but it turned out the owner was afraid to touch it because he thought I had a gun inside.
I picked up a "biker wallet" (leather trifold with chain and belt loop) at some rally about 10 years ago. I might have paid $20. Still going strong. I keep my credit cards in a "pleather" business card holder in a different pocket. On my second one of those in the same 10 year period.
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Count me in with the Coach bunch. I've used their wallets for years and swear by them.
After all these years, I have decided that the Special Ops " The Wallett Jr. " is the best I have ever owned. I like it so much I ordered 3 more in case they quit making it. I have carries the same one for 3 years now and it still looks like new.
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I have been carrying a Samsonite tri fold full grain leather for 13 years. It is just now starting to show wear. And Yes, I carry it full of cards and a little cash. I figure another year and I'll buy a new one.
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I prefer a minimalist design that only accommodates three cards on each side e.g. DL/CCW/Military on one side, and two bankcards & Insurance on the other. I carry my cash (when I have it) in my late father’s old silver-dollar money clip. This so-called wallet is something I found in Italy but it's a fairly common design here too. I think 'Fossil' is a good brand here in the States.
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I am going to check out Coach and Tumi. Thanks everyone for your opinions.