There is little doubt that the most popular material used to create wallets is leather. And this is a trend that holds true all around the world. And it is no surprise that leather is the material du'jour when creating a wallet - just think of what your average wallet has to go through in a standard working day. They get squeezed, dropped, dragged, stacked, packed and overfilled.. Leather is one of the few materials that is tough enough to survive this beating, and yet supple enough to fit in the pocket of a hipster wearing skinny-leg jeans.
Yet leather largely goes through life under-appreciated. It is a versatile and flexible material that allows different designs, patterns and textures. One of the key advantages of having a leather-constructed wallet is that they will “give” so you can squeeze them into a tight pocket, put a bit more into them when you need, and they will not break or tear. And once you take the extra load out of your leather wallet they will bounce right back to life. At the end of the day your wallet needs to bend to your lifestyle and not the other way around.
Unfortunately the last few years have seen a increase in the number of fake leather wallets entering the market. These are generally constructed from PVC or some other synthetic material that will not be as durable, more likely to scratch and crack. You can tell if a wallet is not genuine leather by the weight, the feel and the overall quality of the wallet.
Another plus for a leather wallet is that it can come in a variety of textures, styles and colours. This makes it an ideal medium to create a real piece of fashion. The colours available in leather wallets are almost limitless, and men are more and more conscience about co-ordinating their accessories with their outfit. Now a lot easier with a bigger range of more cost effective wallets.
We sell more leather wallets all together than any other material, and it is worth considering leather next time you are getting a wallet, either for yourself or as a gift.