Anyone else notice zipper pulls on wallets aren't as thick & heavy as they used to be

Cinnamon718

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Was looking at compact zip wallet, and the zippered coin wallet, and I though the zippers felt flimsy. They also tapered to one end, where as before I'm pretty sure they were the same thickness from one end to another.
 
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When I was younger, I always liked feeling the weight of a LV zipper on my finger.. It had definite weight to it and it was one of the ways that I could determine authenticity. I remember the zipper pull on my mom's wallet was very, very hefty. I definitely feel that it's gotten more flimsy in recent years. It doesn't feel heavy anymore to me.
 

SoadyJones01

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Absolutely, as the above poster said, older Lv hardware/ zips had more weight to them. My mothers vintage wallet has held up wonderfully in terms of glazing, hardware and canvas and the zip is definitely heavier.
 

midnightman

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They definitely seem more like apparel zippers than the chunkier and more substantial hardware they'd been using up to about a decade ago. Some bags / SLG's are worse than others in this regard, but I agree that it's disappointing to compare the current hardware quality to what it used to be :sad: