I’ve always liked nice wallets. I’ve also always liked tidy, non-George Costanza wallets. I rarely carry much cash—and if i do, it will be less than $40. I don’t like loading up on people’s business cards, etc. This is why we have electronic assistance in storing numbers, names, etc.
Last year, i went around the corner from our old flat to Hollander & Lexer when i was having a bad day, and decide to buy myself a new wallet. For years now, i’ve noticed that my life takes small changs after i change (A) my wallet and (B) my phone. I am not a superstitious person, however i do acknowledge that finances and communication are 2 reasonably important elements in our daily lives.
I bought a small card case made by Billykirk that day. It was about $90 with tax. Kinda steep for a simple leather case, but beautifully made, with vintage stitching and authentic, non-overfinished faded leather. A beautiful card case, which never bulges out of my rear pocket. Easily carries 5-10 card-related things on me, with room for 2-$20 bills if i need be.
They have nice bags and belts as well if you are in need of gentleman leather goods.