Buying Designer Wallets – Before you Buy a Leather Wallet
November 01, 2010 :: Posted by - :: Category - Wallets
Wallets make important accessories not only for the men, but for the women also, and who wouldn’t want a sleek and classy designer wallet? With so many different styles and materials available in the market like linen, suede, canvas, leather, calfskin, micro fiber, vinyl or nylon, there are plenty of choices for everyone. And of course, with all the different varieties in shapes, sizes and styles (medium wallets, credit card wallets, mini wallets, checkbook wallets or agendas), buying a designer wallet can be very challenging.
What’s more, you are being bombarded with ads of all kinds and brochures and catalogs seem to spilling out of your letterbox, and all of this seems to be confusing you even more.
And then you have the question of which designer wallets to buy? Are you looking for a Tommy Hilfiger or is it a Prada? Will a Bosca be better than a Bisadora? Or, is that Coach leather wallet more striking than the Liz Claiborne one? Rolfs are the hottest new designer wallets on the block or is it still a Guess? With so many elegant designer wallets available in the market today, making a choice can be very difficult.
Designer Leather Wallets: What to look for before you buy a Leather Wallet
The reason why designer leather wallets are so special is because they usually last for a long, long time! And, they come in all colors, materials, shapes and sizes. Now, don’t get me wrong – even the fake ones come in all shapes and sizes, but lets face facts- designer wallets are just that much more special.
When buying a designer wallet and a leather one at that, you are getting style as well as durability. Unfortunately, since not every type of leather is made in the same manner, picking out any leather wallet will not do. Genuine leather does not necessarily mean the wallet is made of ‘real’ leather. It simply means that the wallet is a genuine leather product. All-natural leather like rawhide means that the wallet is made from animal hide. The different types of rawhide available are: alligator, goat, bovine, ostrich, lamb and more exotic types like moose and deer. Keeping all this in mind, shopping for leather is indeed not easy. With so many options available out there, it can be very confusing for the uneducated shopper.
Another important factor to know before you go ahead and buy that wallet is to know what kind of fold you want. There are many different types of folds, but the two most popular ones are: the bi-fold, which means the wallet is folded into two halves, and the tri-fold means the wallet is folded into three parts. Choosing a fold entirely depends on your preference and choice.
Remember that when you are buying an all-natural leather product, then you are buying quality. However, this requires a lot of maintenance since leather tends to dry up over a period of time. Special oils are available that help add luster to leather. On the other hand, there are other types of polishing methods like clove oil or using a soft cloth to help keep your leather wallet looking brand new.
Another very important consideration is the way the wallet is threaded. Though it may not seem as important to you, threading is indeed a very important feature of a wallet. Steady and thick threading will definitely improve the way the wallet is made. Good threading will never get frayed and the wallet can last for a lifetime.
All in all, choosing a designer wallet has a lot to do with your personal preferences. Owning a designer wallet and leather one at that is the perfect example of style and class, without being too overt or loud. With good care and maintenance, a good leather wallet can stay with you for your whole life. Expensive though it is, its still a worthwhile investment.
Tags: designer wallets, leather wallet
Leave a Reply