The Urban Graduate [legal.tender]
When it comes to housing our money, men and women are simply different. Women…use approximately 10% of their designer bags to hold money or credit cards (any more would distort “the look of the bag”). Men…well, we use the same amount of space but chock it full of everything (money, cards, ticket stubs, condoms, receipts, and the occasional Quizno’s card). To a guy, a wallet is purely meant for FUNCTIONALITY, not fashion.
Fortunately, there is a way for the Urban Grad to exhibit style while still preserving man law. Follow along:
1. Cut the Fat – Most wallets look like jumbo Quarter Pounders, and not from the cash. Take some of that excess junk out of your billfold!! Slim, with minimalist features is the functional way to go. Billfold by Hermes
2. Prioritize – If you’re a cash kind of guy, get a wallet that will hold your cash (i.e. above) or a money clip (shown below). If you’re a card kind of guy, get a wallet built to carry cards effectively (i.e. below). Simple as that. Money Clip by Canali; Card Holder by Mismo
3. Choose a color.…within functional limitations – Yes, black and brown are the standards. But for some occasions (i.e. trip to Vegas) it is reasonable to have a more festive wallet. Don’t over do it — stick to something that complements your personality. Wallets by Prada & Marc by Marc Jacobs
4. Business Cards go in Business Card Cases – I cannot stress this enough. Cases are made to protect the integrity of the card, and the businessman. You’ll look like a novice if you pull out a wallet to give a business card to a prospective client. Leather Card Case by Entermodal