I was first started tracking Silent Whisper several months back and you may remember the initial post I made about the brand. Since then I’ve had the pleasure of using several items from the line. I gave all three items I received thorough use and I have to say I like them better now than when I first received them (which is the opposite of what usually happens). The above photo is how the package came as you can see there’s some serious attention to detail paid here. The T-shirt came inside plastic bag and the whole package was stored inside either the dust bag or branded cardboard box. It felt great opening up the mail that day and seeing what was there from the handwritten labels to how carefully each item had been packed. I have to admit that my accessories game is kind of weak and I’ve been looking for a reliable and affordable leather goods brand that I can turn to time and again. I’m happy to report that I may have found it in Silent Whisper. In this review I tackle the following items:
- Position Locator – Bi-fold Wallet Model: AF-W01-005
- The Interwiner – Long Slim Belt Model: AF-BT01-001
- Eyes & Sins Prologue – Roses of War Model: GT-01-001
Read the reviews after the jump
I’ve been on the search for a everyday leather wallet for some time. When I saw this model online I was interested right away. I’ve always wanted something with card slots that wasn’t too slim or too thick. This wallet fits comfortably into my backpocket and carries cards and cash with ease. It helps that the leather feels great to the touch and the details make everything a little sexy. The hand-stitching around the edges and in the cross-hair pattern feel and look great. The Silent Whisper logo is embossed on the inside and the rest of the wallet is suitable understated. My only gripe is that the leather used is raw so initially cards did not slide in and out as smoothly as they would in a lined wallet. This did improve with use however. Perhaps the best thing about this wallet is the price. The wallet goes for $145 (before shipping) which is incredibly reasonable given the quality. This is definitely a step up from Comme wallets and other designer options at a price that won’t break the bank. The hand stitch details really make this wallet for me and it’s something that makes this piece feel much more special than other mass-produced leather goods on the market.
The Interwiner – Long Slim Belt Model: AF-BT01-001 (shown with Rick Owens DRKSHDW waxed jeans)
As with the bi-fold, I was impressed with the quality of the materials on the interwiner belt. The leather feels really smoothy and substantial and the design details are subtle but not boring. The worn black buckle and embossed logo at the end of the belt are really the only distinguishing elements of this belt. The design is meant to be long, so you can either let it hang off your belt loop or wear it as a normal. At $110 this is not the cheapest belt out but I don’t think anyone out there will be disappointed in the value for the price. When it comes to leather goods you do get what you pay for and fortunately for you, this belt is underpriced compared to comparable belts from established designer labels.
I really hope that Silent Whisper puts out another belt soon that is a little thicker and a traditional length. The slim & long design of the belt is perfect for some trousers, but for a more straight-leg cut (with larger belt loops) a regular size belt would be welcome.
Last up is this Eyes & Sins ‘Roses of War’ T-shirt. Eyes & Sins is the forthcoming apparel line from Silent Whisper. I got the T-shirt in a Medium and it just fits right. The material is soft without being sheer and the shirt is custom cut & sewn so it feels a lot more luxe than what most streetwear brands would put out. The Roses of War graphic itself is just dope to me. It references the HUD of an AC-130 gunner which is combined with the distorted black and white rose print. At only $45 , if you like the graphic you shouldn’t hesitate on pulling the trigger. If this is any indication of what’s to come I can’t wait to see more designs from Eyes & Sins very soon.
All in all, I enjoyed wearing and using all these items from Silent Whisper. At their current prices I highly recommend you check out their selection if you’re in the market for leather accessories.