We use a wallet to keep our cash, credit cards, driving license and other id cards in one hopefully safe place. Most wallets are made from leather and are usually, but not always, foldable.
The term wallet derives from an ancient Greek word kibisis. The word kibisis was used to describe the sack that Pegasus used to hold the head of Medusa.
Different types of wallet include breast wallets, bi-fold wallets, tri-fold wallets and travel wallets just to name a few.
These days leading retailers offer a wide selection of top quality leather wallets. Top brands include Aspinal of London, The Bridge, Tumi and Burberry.
Aspinal of London
Started in 2001 by Iain Burton Aspinal of London sell luxury leather products for both men and women. They started life as an online retailer but now have stores in Harrods and Selfridges as well as outlets of their own. As well as selling mens leather wallets they sell everything from cufflinks to luxury ladies handbags. I visit to their website or one of the stores is well worth it, their products make ideal gift ideas for men or women.
Charlie Clifford started Tumi way back in 1975. They sell luxury travel bags and accessories. Black is one of the main colours used to great effect. They have some fascinating ideas including solar powered backpacks that allow you to charge your mobile phones and their Tumi Tracer program which allows people to register their bag and can be traced if it is ever lost. Their products make for great luxury gift ideas.
Again The Bridge products are perfect as luxury gift ideas for both men and women. Their range of luxury leather wallets for men are very popular and are handmade in Italy using only the best full grain leather. They will make a perfect Christmas gift idea for the man in your life!