This three-card-slot wallet includes the write-anywhere Fisher Space Pen that we’re so fond of (here with a clip in matte black, silver, or polished brass options) and holds an included Rhodia A7 pocket size notebook. We like this wallet as an alternative to our original notebook wallet–the Architect’s Wallet–because it adds a cover to keep the notebook from getting beat up if you’re not changing it out often enough, and dedicated card slots in a slightly larger footprint.
Dimensions: 123mm x 98mm (approximately 4-3/4″ x 3-1/2″).
So I had the original Charette and the pen kept falling out and the capacity for cards and cash was quite small. This is a fantastic upgrade. I love the slightly larger Rhodia notebook , over the volant. This can hold cash and each slot can hold about two cards if you absolutely need it to. My one gripe is that the pen clips into the pen sleeve so its hard to remove however I quickly became accustomed to using just the bottom half, although its a bit awkward. I do understand that this was done to negate the problem of losing the pen that was an issue of the original . The black leather with the chrome space pen looks classy.
I have been eying this wallet for some time now and finally pulled the trigger a couple months ago. I wanted to give it a couple months before writing a review. I was looking for something to hold my favorite notebook (the Rhodia A7) as well as some cards and a pen and this is exactly what I needed. I carry 9 cards in the 3 slots, I could maybe squeeze a couple more in but I don't need to. The cut on the top of the slots is slightly different from the pictures but I think this is probably better. The cards are easy to slide in and out. One thing I hadn't thought about when I bought it is that I can stash some cash or business cards behind the notebook. Bonus! You could also put cash behind the card slots but I find that adds a bit too much thickness to that side of the wallet. The pen loop fits my space pen or my Kaweco Liliput just perfectly. Overall I am extremely pleased! Thanks FFF!
My other half does the subtle Christmas nudge: a text message link to what he's like to magically appear under the tree. And this year is was a F.F.F. wallet with space pen and "wittle" notebook.. with his initials! Super easy, online order from my phone- just had to turn it horizontally to view the cart button. BUT somehow I missed the "expedite shipping" option- Thankfully I DM'ed F.F.F. in Instagram and they got back to me THE SAME DAY and Santa had that wallet wrapped and under the tree in time for the holiday! It arrived in a clean white box, and inside were my personalized gifts (I also ordered the Timex 40mm Cobalt Chronograph watch for my father) in small cloth gift bags.. and a personal note- handwritten- into the top of the box! Very nice touch!
Spence opted for the Charette Wallet in Latte with a Chrome pen.. (I was surprised because he's a trained architect that he didn't run with the adorable branding of "The Architects Wallet" BUT he LOVES it! He was carrying a single pocket, really minimalist wallet from FlowFold.. Which now just houses extra gift cards at our front door key dish.
The initials came out perfectly- although if you were looking for them to pop- they don't. It's a very low key vibe. Like a: Oh yeah, no biggie, I just carry my whole life in my back pocket, kinda vibe. Where my wallet from LV has bright and bold, painted bedazzlement- Spence has hipster cool.
He already owns three watches from F.F.F. and I expect that we'll be placing more orders in the not too distant future!
So I stumbled upon this amazing company a little more than a year ago when I was browsing wallets on the internet, my Coach wallet was beginning to fall apart after about a couple of years and I desperately needed a replacement. I came across the Charrette and knew this was what I wanted. I love to jot notes sometimes on the go, and the beauty and functionality definitely appealed to me. I reached out to Shawn and asked for the XS version and some customizations. The final product I received checked all the boxes and exceeded all my expectations. The best part is that this is USA made which is something I actively search for when making purchases. It makes all the difference. Thank you Shawn!!!
A very nice, expensive wallet. It’s good quality and it should last. I love the look of it. And it wears well in my side pocket or my back pocket. I have to keep an eye on the pen because it fell to the ground once already after only a week. Probably the leather loops that hold the pen should be a little smaller so you have to force it in so it cannot fall out accidentally. I’d be pissed if I lost the pen, but it’s a chance I took when I bought it because other reviewers have mentioned this. For this price there should be zero flaws, zero. Still it’s a five star wallet for quality and concept and execution. Tighten up the pen loop and it would be a perfect wallet.
Hands down the best wallet I’ve ever owned in my life. So good that it wears in after half a year and fits even better. Allows you to capture everything and anything. Simply the best.
So I had placed my order for a sweet new multi function wallet/mini note pad. Thinking how could this really get any better. And that’s when it did. Shawn has reached out to me(good thing I used my real number) because the attention to detail and wanting me to have the best wallet I could get went over a number of different fonts with me that were outside of the normal offering which was awesome cause we found the perfect one. Then he explained how it will be a nice subtle yet classy engraving to add to the already sweet look of the leather. So moral of my story is that I’m super happy with the over all experience and even happier with my new wallet. 10/10 would fully recommend to anyone looking for a simple yet multi functional wallet
Great wallet, extremely well made and the design is well thought out and executed. Not many products out there combine functionality and usefulness with very high quality. But this wallet does. EXCELLENT customer service as well. What a find! I will be purchasing more items. Thanks a lot!!