Your wallet is a definite cornerstone in your daily carry collection; consequently, there are numerous considerations and factors to bear in mind before taking the plunge.
A wallet enthusiast views his wallet as an investment. Wallets stay with us for a long time and picking one that best suits your needs and tastes is of great importance.
Picking a wallet isn’t just walking to the shop and taking your pick, far from it. The choice of a wallet requires careful consideration because many of us rue decisions after an acquisition. We will act as Sherpas and lead you on how to pick the perfect wallet for you.
1. Discard the library card
If you own a huge attic, the chances are that you’ve filled it with junk. The same applies to simple items like a wallet. No doubt we all own a slew of cards that we deem vital, but are they? Try this; lay all your cards on the table and single out the few you utilize on an everyday basis – those are the only ones that ought to fill your wallet. The rest can make the odd cameo appearance whenever necessary.
2. Stick to the ABC’s
Even for people who genuinely need to bear a batch of cards everyday (credit, debit, business cards, key card) is a coin sac essential? We don’t think so unless you’re European and in any case, candy bays cost a buck nowadays. Your jeans have the fifth pocket for such things anyway.
3. Spring for quality
Leather just like any other naturally occurring material can be derived and processed in a variety of ways, ranging from the elegant to absolute crap. As a result, it’s of utmost importance to know the origin of the leather and the tanning process it underwent.
We wouldn’t recommend you build a house made of rotten timber logged from a run-down forest and we wouldn’t suggest you buy a wallet made from bogus, decrepit commodity leather. If you decide to spend good money on anything, ensure its durability is beyond doubt.
4. Keep it classic
When it comes down to leather finishes, we prefer lighter hues of natural tooling or English bridle leather. Part of the allure of leather is its capacity to adopt character over time. Nothing displays a shine like natural leather over time.
5. Find a match
Picking the perfect wallet does beyond deciding which looks coolest. Contemplate your daily life, for instance, if you wear jeans often, opt for light leather and allow it to soak up a little denim tint and sweat in pursuit of a deserved patina.
For those who wear suits, a more sophisticated classic dark finish would suit them well. For cattle ranchers, a cordovan leather jacket bodes well as they sit on their horse or drive a truck.
Check out our wallet reviews section to get a taste of what to shop next time you go wallet hunting.
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