Chester Mox - Antiqued Italian Calf Bi-Fold: An Exceptional Wallet
A while ago, I was contacted by the excellent folks over at Chester Mox to see if I was interested in taking a look at one of their products. I had heard a few nice things here and there about this young company out of LA, but had yet to meet anyone who had any first-hand experience with their offerings. After a little back and forth, they were kind enough to send me their Antiqued DB Italian Calf Bi-fold, which you see pictured above. Now, in some cases, product reviews on the web may seem like thinly veiled plots to receive free goodies, with the recipient then compelled to write a few nice words of lukewarm support or hyperbolic enthusiasm. This is not one of those cases. Once I received my wallet, I was completely blown away by the quality and presentation of this wonderful piece, and would recommend Chester Mox to any of you out there who needs some new leather goods, or a great gift for a loved one. The customer support is amazing and I could not be a stronger supporter of what this company has to offer.
Upon opening the box you see above, the quality of the wallet was quickly evident - the leather looks better in person than it could in any picture. CM makes all their products by hand in Los Angeles and has been doing so for years. They use quality leathers like Horween Shell and Italian box calf, and it shows. The antiquing is wonderful and reminds me of the leather found on extremely expensive British footwear. The stitching is subtle and complimentary, and the build quality feels very solid. There are numerous card slots and two hidden interior pockets for cash or various other cards. The slots were a little stiff at first, but they wear in quickly. The fact that CM personalized my wallet for this review was icing on the cake and another example of how much they truly care about customer satisfaction. I opted for the bi-fold as a more mature alternative to the cardholder/money clip abomination I had been using, and the shape is perfect for me. The tall style is sophisticated, without being too ungainly. Although it is a little thick in my back pants pocket, it still works, and also fits perfectly in a jacket breast pocket.
I don’t want to write too much more, for fear of losing you all, but the bottom line is that if have been considering a new wallet, or have been overwhelmed by all the various choices in the small leather goods market these days, you don’t have to look further than Chester Mox. The quality of their goods is simply too difficult to pass up at the price point they offer. Go forth and purchase.