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    So my wallet from Target is finally falling apart after several years of wear and I'm in the market for a new (and hopefully longer lasting) one.


    It's apparently fashionable to ditch traditional wallets in favor of card cases and money clips these days, but that's just not for me. I'm a solid bifold kind of guy.


    At the moment I'm looking at:


    The Brooks Brothers bifold ( http://www.brooksbrothers.com/IWCatP...=&sectionsize= );


    The medium-sized Saddleback bifold ( http://www.saddlebackleather.com/Cla...et-Bifold.html ).


    I'm also interested in this wallet from Unionmade, though at $72 it's a bit more money than I'd like to spend, and I'd prefer brown, which they don't appear to have ( http://www.unionmadegoods.com/tanner...ack__2025.html ).


    My tastes lean toward something slim and minimalist and I'm looking to spend about $50 or less. I prefer made in the US (or Canada, UK, etc) and full-grain leather though I realize there are probably only a few options like that in my price range.


    Am I missing anything obvious? Any recommendations or experience with any of those products?

    Ben

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    This one is $88 but meets all other criteria. Super slim, made out of a single piece of thin full grain leather. Made in NY. So far (over a year) mine is in perfect shape. The leather is high quality and looks better now than when I got it. The logo is kinda goofy but hardly noticeable. I love this wallet.


    http://www.hickorees.com/brand/maxx-...bi-fold-wallet

    "You don't need money to dress better than you do" - Salvatore Romano

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      #3


      ^ that maxx and unicorn one is a continuing favorite, very nice. I have a Tusk wallet that I really like, it's chocolate brown on the outside, and royal blue on the inside, a little bit different - pretty slim too


      The M&U one is expensive, but if you're looking for slim and minimalistic, it fits the bill.


      I think the medium saddleback in chestnut looks real nice as well

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        #4


        Allen Edmonds makes great leather peices. I've physically examined their bifold wallet and check book wallet. Both are some of the softest feeling leather I've felt on a wallet. Though they may not be minimalistic enough for u.

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          #5


          I would get the Saddleback because of the warranty. Turns it into a 1 time investment. I agree with Ben that the chestnut looks real nice.

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            #6


            Thanks for the input. I think I'm going to go for the Saddleback. I like the simple, utilitarian design and it gives me everything I want in my price range. It's not as "nice" looking as some of the others but the only people who ever see my wallet are cashiers so that's no biggie.

            Ben

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              #7


              Good choice, IMO.


              Pics, review, timeline review please?

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                #8


                I will... I ended up picking the tobacco brown color, which is maybe not the most fashionable choice but I think it will develop a nice patina over time (and it's a similar color to my current cheapie wallet, which I like a lot, other than its cheapness).


                I've heard some reviews that say this wallet is so tough, it can actually break your cards and stuff, so I might experiment with a little pre-breaking-in to soften up the leather before I use it. But I guess I'll wait and see what it looks like when I get it.

                Ben

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                  #9


                  I've been looking for the same as BenR basically and came across something that might be interesting.


                  The J Peterman Baseball Glove Wallet.

                  http://factualromance.com/men/accessories/29/


                  Seems like it picks up a great patina. $69 + shipping.

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                    #10


                    This is sort of unrelated, but I'm looking at the Saddleback small wallet (the card holder) and I am debating between chestnut and tobacco. I think I like the tobacco better, but is it really that much less stylish than the chestnut? Which one do you guys think would look better in a year or two?

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