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You probably don’t realize that a wallet is one of the most essential accessories that a man can own.
What other accessory do you know stores some of the most important things that a person owns? We’re talking about everything from cash to credit cards to ID cards to that vital business card. Needless to say, it’s a pretty important item to have.
Whether you’re purchasing a quality wallet for the first time or looking for a replacement, here are some pointers to assist you in your search.
What Material Should I Look For in a Wallet?
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Today, wallets can be made of nylon, twill, vinyl, rubber or leather. Anything other than leather are sporty and casual. These wallets are lightweight, waterproof and rather durable. However, they’re not as stylish or classy as a leather. They’re great for guys who are outdoors or facing the elements, but not so much in the office.
Leather wallets, while more expensive, are stylish and classy. They’re strong, durable, and come in a variety of colors, textures and styles. These are what you want if you’re looking for a timeless and fashionable wallet.
Look For Practicality
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At it’s basic function a wallet should be one that can organize your cash, credit cards, ATM card, business cards, ID and whatever else you think is essential to carry around. It should also be easy for you to access these items.
A tri-fold wallet, for example, is recommended since it features a slot for your picture ID, one for your cash and another for whatever else you have. The problem is that these may want you to store more in your wallet than you have to. If that’s the case, you could get a wallet for business cards and store cash in your pocket or in a money clip, but that probably isn’t necessary since you could store the business card info in your phone at some point.
In short, you need a wallet that will hold your basic necessities, which can be kept organized, easy to get to and small enough to keep in your pocket (which is why the large, rectangular wallets aren’t recommended since they can easily fall out).
Does It Have to Be a Designer Item?
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The good news is that you don’t have to break the bank to buy a quality wallet. Sure, a quality wallet may cost you more than you would like or think, you don’t necessarily have to chose a designer brand.
Remember, you’re looking for something that is practical and does it’s job, not some trendy accessory that is for looks more than anything else. While a designer wallet may look great, and even have some interesting features, they’re not a must-have-item.
Keep your decision simple, and stay with a classic look. We’re sure that you can find a wallet that will hold everything you need without spending a fortune. After-all, the design and material of most wallets hasn’t changed in sometime and don’t really change with the seasons. Also, it will last you for years to come, which makes a good wallet a wise investment.