Finding The Wallet That Suits You
So, whats in your wallet? Money of course and since you’ll be flashing it around to friends, colleagues and complete strangers every time you pay for something, your wallet should make a statement about who you are. Look at it this way, would you expect to see Rambo sporting a pink, fluffy “hello kitty” wallet? I wouldn’t, although if this was his preference, I’m not about to tell him otherwise. While men’s wallets come in a huge variety of styles, materials, colors and sizes, there is a few basic types of wallets that most will fall under.
The bifold. The simplest type of the wallets, sleek, modern, and minimalist, bifolds have the decided advantage of not weighing your pants down to your ankles or causing a strange bulge in your pocket. This makes for the perfect wallet to carry when going out on the town. You won’t want to carry more than some cash and a few cards in a bifold. Bifolds have no ID flap and can have as few or as many card compartments as Trifolds. These wallets are also unlikely to have coin pouches.
The trifold. With more room for credit cards, ID cards, and cash, trifold wallets are good for traveling. They often have little zipper pockets for storing change. No matter what kind of wallet you choose, you should definitely avoid overstuffing it. A crammed wallet looks messy and disorganized. Trifolds often have an ID flap with a plastic window and may also have an additional window for displaying your loved ones photo.
Credit Card Holder. For men who would rather keep their wallets thin, storing credit cards in a separate holder is a great option. Credit card holders are normally small bifold or one-case metal holders, just big enough to hold five to ten cards. You can keep it in your jacket pocket, where it will be out of the way and unobtrusive. Some styles of wallets allow for card holders that you can detach from the wallet and carry separately.
Money Clip. Those who would rather not have to dig out their wallets may go for a small money clip to keep money folded and gathered and tucked away. This allows for quick and easy access and no fuss. As with the detachable credit card holders, some wallets come with money clips built in. A money clip can be a great little flashy accessory. A sleek silver or gold one looks very modern, and those with more elaborate ornamentation, such as stingray leather or engraving, pack an even bigger style punch.
Styles. Men’s Wallets can be found in a range of fabrics, from nylon and microfiber to classic leather and even exotic leathers such as ostrich, crocodile, stingray or even lizard and snakeskin.. The material styles are best reserved for everyday use and more casual events, while the best choice for evening or dressy occasions is a good quality leather wallet. A men’s wallet says a lot and is no less a fashion statement than a woman’s handbag, so make sure your wallet fits in with the feel of your outfit and the occasion. Owning a few wallets to suit various situations and styles will allow you to fit in as the occasion demands.
Finally, a wallet should suit your personality. If you’re buying a gift for someone who likes to stand out from the crowd, you’ll find exotic leather wallets made from stingray, crocodile leather or even lizard skin, offer a completely unique wallet. If you have mad keen fishermen in the family, you can even get them a shark skin wallet!