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Just a note to start, the photo on this product on dooyoo is not the right one. That photo is of the 2-in-1 wallet which is different to this one.
I gave this wallet to my boyfriend for christmas last year. It is always hard to decide what to get for men since they do not use or buy as many things as women do like makeup or jewellery, however a wallet is always a good idea since it will be an accessory they will always have with them to remind them of you. I thought it was time for him to have a proper leather 'man wallet' rather than just shoving cash in his pockets all the time!
It is even a better idea when the wallet you give is multifunctional like this fossil brown leather wallet. It has slots for your cards but also a spot to put your ID in or something like that to be visible automatically through a plastic casing. Because this wallet folds away quite small it doesn't take up that much room and nicely replaced my boyfriends old one as he had a little one for everything, but I noticed it was a bit inconvenient as sometimes men need to put all their cards in the wallet at once.
The wallet comes in a very nice and fancy tin box which he now uses to keep his passport and important cards in at home. The box is very well designed, it is brown with a blue top which closes perfectly and very tightly. On top it has some vintage aviator logos which makes it look very manly and cool.
The wallet itself is beautifully finished with a really nice and strong brown leather which is still intact and looking very nice, which means it is very durable because he does not take much care of things normally. It is kind of vintage and has a worn effect which is really nice and different. You can tell it's really nice quality leather though.
Inside it has 8 pockets to place cards of standard size. The notes part is also very nice and it has a nice squared vintage lining which matches the leather on the front. Maybe a downside of this notes compartment is that if you go to a country with euros they stick out a little, as he has often complained.
The wallet also has a logo on a metal badge embedded within the leather and it says 'genuine FOSSIL classic' on it. The price was 35 pounds on the John Lewis website and I do not think the wallet was expensive at all considering some real leather wallet I had seen for much much more. And this one is of great quality and I think will last many years.
Overall it is a great wallet for a man, it looks very manly when he takes it out and he loves it! I know fossil do a few different wallets so they are definitely worth a look!
My husband recently changed his job and started his own section of his own company. Its a long story and not one that I think many people outside his industry would get but needless to say it was a long drawn-out affair. Negotiations took about nine months and then there was a bit of a storm when he left but now thankfully it has all settled down but he did very well and I am very proud of him. I wanted to buy him something to mark the occasion and to tell him well done and that we were proud of him. I wanted it to be something that he could use and possibly take to his new job everyday and so we decided (me and the kids) on a wallet. I find men are so hard to buy for. With a woman you can always go for jewellery or clothes, shoes etc but when it comes to a man there is not much of a choice. Plus, my husband is a bit fussy when it comes to gifts and generally likes to pick things for himself but I think I did fairly well with this gift as he says he really likes it and uses it now as his everyday wallet.
I had to look round for quite a while as I wanted something that was firstly in my price range but not exactly high street such as Next or Debenhams that everyone else would have. I tried the Fossil store in Covent Garden as I really like Fossil bags and thought they might have something in the mens section. The products they have in their store are a bit different than what you find in normal shops and are really well made and good quality so I was quite excited to find a wallet in there that I liked.
This wallet is a trifold wallet which basically means that it folds in three when you fold it up to place it in your pocket. My husband likes these the best as it means he can carry it in his front pocket in his jeans rather than a two fold wallet which opens and closes like a book and really only fits in your back pocket. He likes the trifold because it closes up a lot smaller than other wallets and can be small and inconspicuous.
The wallet is made of a lovely aged leather and has that old time old fashioned look that a lot of Fossil products do. The leather of the wallet has quite a bobbled, textured look to it and I like the look of this a lot more than a plain smooth leather. I think this is definitely a young persons wallet as my dad is not fond of this when my husband showed him but it s perfect for my hubbies age.
When you open up the wallet there are obviously three sections to it. On the left hand side there is a clear plastic section for a drivers license. This allows you to slot in the license underneath the plastic section. My husband puts his train season ticket in here as its something he uses everyday. There is a hole in the plastic so you can get some kind of friction on the card you have in here and are able to get it out of the wallet easily.
The middle and the right section of the wallet have three slots each for you to put credit cards in and my husband says this is enough for him as he does not have store cards or anything like that. The whole width of the wallet has a slot in it then allowing you to carry notes which my husband says fit in well although he never usually has any in there when I look for a bit of coffee money!!
What I really liked about this wallet when I bought it in the store was that it came in a really nice silver presentation tin, a sort of old fashioned looking tin to go with the look and feel of the wallet and I think this made it more like a gift than just buying a wallet with no gift packaging to go with it. In this way it was then easy to wrap up and it looked like I had spent a lot more money than I actually had. The wallet cost me £35 which I didn't think was too costly at all and my husband really liked it and the thought behind it so that was the main point.