An Italian leather wallet, of course! Ok, I know what you’re thinking, but honestly, have you ever thought about the unnerving selection there is for wallets these days? Maybe this is something you actually spend time thinking about, even if it is only once every 15 or 20 years when you decide that it’s finally time to replace your Italian leather wallet and probably only because the hole in it has become so large your money no longer stays put. Well, allow me to enlighten you about the wonderful world of wallets and maybe it will be easier to pick a gift out for someone this Holiday season or perhaps even for yourself, in which case I’ll feel I have rightfully done my job.
The two types of most commonly used and sought after wallets for men are the bifold wallet and the trifold. As you can surely image these are exactly as they are named.
The Bifold Wallet folds over just once, making two equal halfs. It typically consists of a fold long ways to places your money in that is often divided into two or three secetions so if you need to separate your money for any reason, you can. The bifold is also known for having 6-10 credit card slots and if you’re really lucky an additional transparent flap where your id can be stored for easy access because everyone knows how much of a pain in the neck it is to have to constantly take your id card or drivers license in and out. In Europe, where coins count for a lot, you can often find a snap closure coin case on one side of your wallet like the one found below.
The Trifold Wallet is usually not far behind the bilfold as far as preference. This style folds twice creating three equally sized panels and is usually smaller but bulkier in size than the bifold. In many cases there is a transparent window in the middle or side of the wallet to display your id and of course tons of space for credit cards.
Then you have specialty wallets for specific occasions. For example there is the Coat Wallet which is a sleeker design in order to gently slide into your pocket. Or a nice Money Clip Wallet for those who are minimalists or like to change from a larger wallet to something easier to carry in the evening on a night out. One side folds open that is strictly for your bills of money and the other side of the wallet usually has about 3 slots for cards and on occasion a flap for your id. In my opinion, the Money Clip Wallet is a nice, elegant type of gift especially since it can serve an alternative purpose.
And of course, let’s not forget about the Front Pocket Wallet. And what’s this one, you ask. Not much different than a traditional bifold really except for the fact that it’s specifically designed to be slim enough for your front pocket as opposed to placing it in the backside of your pants pocket. If you prefer to carry your wallet in front and some may argue it’s a more secure place than your backside, this is the wallet for you.
So the next time you’re searching for a gift for yourself, friend or partner be sure you know what kind of wallet type personality they are. It truly is like women and handbags. We all have a preference.