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Kenneth Cole Men’s Leather Wallet

by Chris

There are some clothes or accessories you can buy which are non-branded but are still acceptable for a guy to wear. Some of these are shirts, shorts, socks, necklaces and maybe some undergarments.

But one of the men’s accessories that you really need to spend money on are formal leather wallets. I am referring to the type of wallets that would match your suit and one that you’d pull-up from your pocket during dates and business meetings. In short, these are the types of wallets you use to impress.

The last time I bought a formal wallet was way back in 2008. It was a Van Heusen wallet and believe it or not, more than 4 years later, that wallet survives to this day. However, I figured out that it’s time for me to replace it because although it is still usable, it is starting to wear out.

So a couple of weeks ago, I went to Rustan’s to buy the most decent but least expensive formal signature wallet that I can find. Let’s face it boys, it’s not easy to earn money so if you have a good eye in spotting shops and a great skill in choosing, you will find a really good one that will suit your needs and taste.

After searching round and round I found myself a Kenneth Cole wallet…


One of the things I liked about this wallet is the size. I am a little bit sensitive about the size because I do not like the pocket of my trousers to bulge when carrying a wallet and so a small one like this is good enough.

Another thing I need in a wallet are plenty of card holders. I have a lot of cards and I am pretty sure you share the same sentiments. I have around 4 ATMs, a couple of credit cards, a debit card, a health card, a gym membership card, a voters ID, a TIN ID, a driver’s license, an SSS ID, a Resorts World card (read: I don’t gamble really) and the list will never end. Now with all that stuff, it is imperative for me to have a wallet like this that will fit at least half of the cards that I own especially the ones I frequently use.


Just one minor quirk I do not like much about it is that the pocket for bills is not that wide. In fact, I think it is too narrow. You can fit in a Philippine bank note with no extra space left on both ends so as a result, there are times when you will accidentally fold the left and right edges of your bills in an ugly way.

Well maybe that’s the disadvantage of a very compact wallet but overall, for 1,950 Pesos, I would say that this genuine leather wallet from Kenneth Cole is worth the price for my needs. I know it is a bit costly, but this is something I can use (and maybe impress my dates with) for quite a long time.


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Neil July 24, 2012 - 11:16 pm

No need to impress a girl with your wallet. Truth is, if a girl’s impressed by your wallet, or pays extra attention to it, she’s probably not worth having around hahaha

It’s a nice wallet though, nice choice.

Joseph July 25, 2012 - 12:03 am

I agree. I also bought a Kenneth Cole wallet last 2008 and until now I’m still using it without any damage so I can say that its a little bit pricey but worth the price. For you Chris, it’s a good decision to buy this 🙂

jaz July 26, 2012 - 11:24 pm

arbor na lang wallet mo chris! hahaha!

Chris July 27, 2012 - 4:56 am

Neil – thanks, you have a point.

Joseph – great to hear that it’s durable

jaz – hahaha, benta ko sayo twice the price. j/k

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Meg September 24, 2012 - 4:02 pm

Hi Chris! Nice post =) As a female, I always am dumbfounded as to what I should give my guy. By the way, what would you like to receive as a gift from a girl – say on your anniversary? I am also thinking of giving him a wallet but I not sure if this is best choice for me to go.. Any suggestions? Also, what Rustan’s branch did you buy your wallet? Thanks again!

Chris October 10, 2012 - 2:02 am

Meg – sorry for the late reply. Yep, I will love a wallet from a girlfriend. I’d also like clothes or shoes or headphones or any electronic gadget.

But of course, it depends on the guy. Gifts are usually not a one-size-fits-all thing. Gifts are somewhat “customized” depending on how well you know the person.

Hope this helps,

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