There are a lot of wallets out there, but not many that will hold up to the rigors of carrying your various personal financial effects—while handsomely showing some well-earned wear over the years. This antiqued calf leather wallet from Chester Mox fits the bill. (And your billfolds.) Here’s what else you need to know about it.

The Story: A husband and wife whose family was in the wallet biz decided to update their offerings, including some handsome angle-cut wallets and using leather sourced from some of the finest Italian tanneries—including Ilcea’s antiqued calf, a favorite among high-end shoemakers.

In Other Words, This Is: The Italian bench-made double monks of bifold wallets.

Who to Channel: A man who carries cash and plastic neatly tucked into their own slots; a 1950s day trader; a guy with a really handsome wallet.

When to Use It: Now. Or, with the holidays around the corner, give it to some lucky giftee. Plus, they do laser-engraved monograms.

Expiration Date: Possibly never. The leather, Ilcea’s antiqued calf (known as “museum calf” in the shoemaking world), will probably outlast you—and generations to come.

A few more detailed looks at the wallet…

—N.B.

CONTRIBUTORS

  • Najib Benouar