There are a lot of wallets out there, but not many that will hold up to the rigors of carrying your various personal financial effectsâ€”while handsomely showing some well-earned wear over the years. This antiqued calf leather wallet from Chester Mox fits the bill. (And your billfolds.) Hereâ€™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 tanneriesâ€”including Ilceaâ€™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, Ilceaâ€™s antiqued calf (known as â€śmuseum calfâ€ť in the shoemaking world), will probably outlast youâ€”and generations to come.