What material is your current wallet made from?
You’ve probably not given it much thought when it is working just fine, but when your money starts to spill from a hole in worn fabric, or the rain makes your cards and notes all soggy, it is time to start thinking about investing in a wallet which will actually carry your money in a secure manner.
Let’s take a look at three of the finest popular wallet materials available today:
Sure, it might be a pretty obvious choice, but there are many reasons why leather has been the wallet material of choice throughout the ages:
- It looks and feels great, naturally: Man-made materials, no matter how well made, can never truly match the properties of nature’s finest substances: leather is no exception – it simply looks, feels and even smells better than virtually any other wallet material.
- It is hard-wearing: Leather is super-rugged: in fact, it is one of the few substances which actually improves with age: it will form a naturally beautiful patina with use, which will enhance its appearance and texture; if properly cared for, a leather wallet can last you a lifetime.
Stainless Steel Weave
With the latest high tech threats of RFID theft, it is possible for crooks these days to hack credit cards wirelessly – this has prompted some wallet manufacturers to respond with a high-tech solution: stainless steel woven wallets!
- Secure yourself against RFID theft: Stainless steel woven wallets will block radio signals, meaning that you can feel more secure about carrying your important cards with you.
- One of the most robust materials available: Whilst stainless steel weave wallets will never look or feel as good as more traditional leather varieties, they still make a good option for those in need of added durability.
Whilst duct tape may not be the immediate material that comes to mind when thinking of wallets, it has become a popular choice among individuals who are looking to craft a cheap, durable DIY money/card holder.
- It’s cheap, but not pretty: The biggest advantage of this material is that most of us have a roll or two of the substance lying around at home, meaning that a duct-tape wallet can be constructed for a fraction of the cost of other materials; It won’t be able to match a more conventional wallet in terms of appearance, feel or durability, but then you’ll be able to easily repair or cheaply replace it as it wears down over time.
- It’s easy to customise: There are plenty of patterns that you can use online, when it comes to folding your very own duct-tape wallet: combine this choice with the variety of colours that duct tape is now available in and you could end up with a wallet unlike any other.
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The author of this post writes articles on fashion accessories, from leather journals to travel wallets.