Open and shut case in part two:
So it appears that as long as there are over filled wallets in this world Bellroy will have a fight on its hands and that seems to fill the brand with joy.
As life, business and technology become further and further entwined the ability to ‘carry’ and with no little amount of style and design is something that drives Bellroy, along with the flexibility to adapt, and remain true to core values of design, and remain socially and environmentally aware.
They have stayed with the brand’s original craftsmen in India, using their expertise and low impact approaches to create the wonders that are Bellroy wallets.
As I said earlier the devil is in the detail, and the details seem to be one of the main gears, with the product becoming part or at least a reflection of the lives of its creators.
This 'life' of the product, the part it plays within its owners is also part of the fabric of Bellroy, hence the brands’ desire to find European stockists such as StuartsLondon to enable customers to experience quicker sales and so on, due in no small part to the brand’s home being the other side of the world in Australia.
The ranges of what some may see as ‘just’ a wallet, are incredible from Bellroy, simple style and design differences, to variations of requirement and provision make the range something to behold.
Tanned cow leather with zip fastening, the wallet holds both folded notes and up to 15 cards, making it somewhat of a Tardis in the collection.
Similar in look to the Very blue steel, both sporting the bird icon and contrast stitching with pattern inner, this also comes in tan and also black. There is a waterproof version of this range known as the Very Protective, with all similar features and all have a three year guarantee.
Utilising a similar round edge shape the larger Take Out wallet, which comes in chai and java has a zip round fasten, but features a removable inner wallet. It is described as the 'wallet that lives in your bag, but should you feel like travelling lighter’, so the adaptability of Bellroy can be seen fully in this design.
The Slim range airs on the side of the ‘standard’ shape, with delightful detailing, two card slots, attainable by simply pulling a tab, holding 15 cards and folded notes and comes in tan or black or cocoa with embossed logo.
The Hide and Seek is a round leading edge shape, sporting bird logo made of premium leather and features a protected card section and hidden note storage compartment. It is surprising how much this wallet actually holds, while remaining sleek and stylish.
Coming in black, cocoa and java all have contrast stitching.
The larger rectangular Travel wallet in midnight or cocoa has a passport, tickets and bills section, along with the James Bond style micro travel pen with refills and holds eight cards. The three year warranty makes travel worries a thing of the past.
The Travel is a very muted style, with embossed logo.
For those who like to keep things in their right place, the Passport sleeve wallet does exactly that providing sections for passport and tickets, with two easy access card slots. That’s it, done and dusted, oh except for that cool micro pen.
Using a similar shape and design the Card sleeve in black, tan or blue steel with embossed logo is a slim card holder, for two to six cards.
Whatever your preference, it is obvious the quality in this brand, it is also obvious that money in your pocket has never been this cool.
For the Bellroy Carryology site simply visit: www.carryology.com