Building Blocks of Menswear: Wallets


That small, disorganized leather contraption carries every detail of a man’s life. It’s the equivalent to a woman’s purse with less extravagant details that we, as women, love and enjoy. The simplicity and basic need of the wallet is appealing to men because it simply holds money.

Once paper money came into existence in the 1600s, merchants and buyers needed an item that would store their money. Wallets contained a large, open space and multiple card slots that colonists used to store “calling cards”, or their identification. By the 1800s, wallets were popularly used in Europe and the United States. With the increase of its popularity, another prominent issue was pick-pocketers. As a result, chains were used to keep wallets close to the owner and they would feel if someone was tugging away.

Now wallets have transformed from simple men’s necessity to all around accessory. They are used by both men and women and come in all shapes and sizes. Since women have taken to the fashionable staple, wallets have evolved into hard cases, flat cases, long, studded and other accessorized fashions. Wallets secretly hold the personality of the owner. They can be as funky and outlandish as you want, but no one will know because they are hidden in your pocket or purse. Wallets have helped men stay organized, while women added more spunk to their outfits. This beloved accessory will never go far from fashion and will always be reinvented.

This is where Terracotta New York comes into action. When thinking of a wallet, you can't imagine how a scarf can add any character to it. However with the vibrant colors and designs, Terracotta scarves can enhance any wallet you carry. Obviously the scarf can't wrap around the wallet or it would lose its functionality, but coordinating personalities between the wallet and scarf would definitely make your outfit shine! Yes that sounds crazy, but personality relates to more than whether a person is introverted or extroverted. Through colors, patterns, designs and textures, a scarf-wallet combination will make you stand out and bring lots of attention to a new look. 

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Source: Ball and Buck, Wallet History


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