The wallet…probably the one accessory that men have the most interaction with. A daily carry essential along our keys (and probably masks considering the current scenario), the wallet could be the one accessory that says more about you after your personality.
Despite being a statement piece that goes beyond the simple purpose of storing cash and cards, the wallet has been an underrated item, giving it the same consideration as the place where it is commonly put: the back pocket. Even if its commonly place on the back of your denims, a wallet does its magic by two means: subtlety and functionality, without crushing your outfit and giving the impression that one of your buttocks is bigger than the other.
It’s time to upgrade the wallet given by dad and by one that meets your own style and spending needs.
Choosing the right wallet
Despite its size, choosing the right wallet could be quite a challenge, so first things first:
As they say ”to each his own”, there are different types of wallets for different tastes, and in this case style and functionality play the same key importance, above we mentioned some of the most common types.
Not To Use A Wallet
When it comes to its use, the answer depends on how well the wallet adapts to your daily routine: a blindfold is useless if you carry a few cards while the same applies to a card holder if you carry a lot of cards, ID’s, money, or change. However, the most common no no about how to use a wallet is Seinfeld’s George Costanza’s wallet. It might sound a cliche, but it is the most common reference or cautionary tale for ‘what NOT to do with your wallet”.
This expression (which you can also find on Urban Dictionary) makes reference to the episode from late 1980s show Seinfeld where George Constanza’s wallet was so overstuffed with a lot of unnecessary things to such an extend that the wallet reaches its max and eventually explodes on the street, in a shower of money and receipts.
It might seem we are overreacting, but no, most of us have our wallets at least one time like this. Reference over, imagine pulling out this type of wallet for a job interview or evening dinner, surely all the effort put to the resume and roses could go down the…
Our Picks On: Wallets
Black Patent Faux-leather Bifold Wallet. Ten card slots, two note slots, and embossed logo Approx. 4.5″ length x 3.5″ height.
Black Bee Card Holder. Textured leather. Logo stamp in gold-tone. Four card slots and one note slot. Approx. 4″ length x 3″ height.
Black & White V Lines Card Holder. Grained calfskin card holder in black. Four card slots. Leather and textile lining. Approx. 4.25″ length x 3″ height.
Black Intrecciato Money Clip Wallet. Intrecciato-woven nappa leather bifold wallet in black. Six card slots, and money clip at interior. Tonal textile lining. Approx. 4.5″ length x 3.5″ height x 0.25″ width.
Green & Pink Puzzle Card Holder. Panelled grained calfskin card holder colorblocked in multicolor. Four card slots and one central note slot. Approx. 4″ length x 3″ height.
Multicolor Alec Coin Card Holder. D-ring hardware at side. Zip closure. Approx. 5.5″ length x 4″ width.
Black Bifold Card Holder. Grained leather bifold cardholder in black. Two note slots, two card slots, and logo embossed at tonal leather interior. Approx. 4″ length x 3″ height x 0.5″ width.
SSENSE Exclusive Black ‘Le Gadjo’ Wallet. Corduroy wallet in black. Strap at top. Zip closure. Approx. 4.5″ length x 5.5″ height.
Blue Valentino Garavani ‘VLTN’ Neck Wallet. Buffed calfskin wallet in blue. Adjustable and detachable leather neck strap with lobster clasp fastening. Press-stud fastening. Six card slots and one note slot at interior. Approx. 3.5″ length x 4″ height x 1″ width.