Most of us are more concerned with what's inside our wallets than the actual wallets themselves. They're one of those accessories that don't get much attention when shopping, at least not as much as when purchasing shoes, a watch or a hat. Because we focus on practicality and comfort when hunting for a wallet, our purchase may suffer in the style department while the rest of our attire is more fashionable.
Yes it's true, wallets should make it easy for owners to locate their money, photographs, credit cards, membership cards, and business cards. Wallets should render their contents easily accessible and properly organized. Let's not forget that although wallets are practical and may not be noticed as much as other accessories, they can still be fashionable and stylish. The following are some of the different wallet styles available for when replacing current wallets or buying them as gifts.
The Sporty Choice- Usually made from lightweight nylon, twill, vinyl, or rubber. These are less expensive than leather wallets, unless you're referring to big designer labels that charge ridiculous amounts.
More casual wallets usually use Velcro or zipper closures, adding to the sporty look of the item. Nylon wallets are great as they are usually durable and waterproof. Polo Sport features these wallets, as does Eddie Bauer. There may be mesh inside the wallet, separating the different wallet compartments.
The Classy Choice- Next come the more classy wallets made of leather: higher scale wallets. These usually use snaps or zippers as closures and come in varying sizes. A style often seen today amongst the fashion savvy are longer, more rectangular wallets. Although trendy, these are not too practical if you tend to keep your wallet in the back pocket of your pants. Bi-fold wallets are more popular; tri-fold wallets would probably encourage the storage of unnecessary papers, which only make wallets unnecessarily fatter.
Whether sporty or classy, wallets are available in fashionable styles and colors with enough variety to suit everyone's taste. Buying a trendy wallet isn't recommended since wallets usually do not change styles with the seasons. Choose a more classic style wallet and one that help access cash and credit cards easily, while still conveying class and style.