Mediocre (more marvellous, actually) Success.

September 7, 2009
Not having a great deal of money at any one time (or ever, really…), I’ve never given much thought to the receptacle that holds the little funds I do possess. The wallet I’ve had for much of my adolescence was purchased in one of those excitement-inducing rummage boxes in my local Topman for the sum of €4 or thereabouts.

A simple grayscale affair, the wallet’s covered in a Union Jack print and offered ample room for library and loyalty cards etc. However, just like the best of us it is getting on and looking that bit worse for wear and so I’ve embarked on another e-trek to secure a wardrobe (or is it more bag..?) staple.

A rifle through is somewhat fruitful in that I love everything but can afford nothing.

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^ Raf Simons Magnet – Blue, black and shiny. I mean, you’d think Raf fashioned it specially for me…

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^ Martin Margiela Discoball – The enigmatic artisan goes d-i-s-c-o.

The same re: Matches. More delectable possibilities. Unlikely possibilities.

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^ Marc Marmel Red Cracked Leather Wallet – a) Red cracked leather & b) simultaneously distressed and decadent.

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^ YSL Blue Stamped Wallet – A more souped-up grayscale alternative.

Buuut I’ve a lump of store credit for use in Circus so Swiss-wiz Eveline Enri’s Mediocre Success is looking much more appealing. More specifically a black, pleated nappa leather hotty that’s been making eyes at me across the shopfloor over the weekend. Time to seal the deal, I reckon…

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^ Should I be censoring this…?

Images from Oki-ni, Matches and Mediocre Success

  • Nutrient Agar September 7, 2009 at 6:36 pm

    That Marc Marmel Red Cracked Leather Wallet looks so good, but £166? I'm sorta new to this whole high street fashion stuff, but damn that's expensive. I need to get myself a wallet also. Can hopefully get a nice price via my sister's Zara employee discount.

  • Last Style of Defense September 8, 2009 at 9:36 pm

    Hmmm, I need a new wallet. I had my CDG for a while and its getting tatty : /You not coming to London for Fashion Night Out?!

  • Terence Sambo September 9, 2009 at 8:14 am

    i love Marc Marmel leather goods, cos they always seem well aged, like stuff u found in a thrift store, but i got to give a nod to the YSL & MMM wallets too :o]

  • Frank&Rémy September 9, 2009 at 10:11 am

    Finally another Mens Fashionblog! Very nice my man, keep up the good work!

  • Mat September 11, 2009 at 9:01 am

    it's all about the margiela one for me, raf close second.

  • Ian September 13, 2009 at 3:07 am

    mmm…the discoball one…

  • Blank Label September 14, 2009 at 2:44 am

    god i love the YSL wallet. the color is exciting!these were successful finds!