Bellroy is billing their new collaboration with Barneys New York as ‘considered meets classic,’ and we don’t think the project could have a more fitting tagline. Up until Bellroy came onto the scene just 6 years ago – a ‘high end wallet’ was simply an expensive one. Sure, these nicer billfolds would be made from fine leather and feature attractive cuts, but they were thick and bulky like everything else out there. This collaboration between the beloved wallet maker and the nearly 100 year old luxury retailer Barneys New York signifies a broader coming together in the men’s carry market. It shows that now high end men’s wallets can be both well designed and boast a classic flair.
The new collection includes 5 offerings in all, each being crafted from tactile materials, and sees exclusive colorways like bold ocean blue and rich plum to the more classic tan and black for more subtle carry options. When it came to details, no stone was left unturned as Bellroy utilized premium vegetable tanned leather with features like hand-painted edges and embossed silver foil on the outside while nubuck and suede finished things off on the interior. You can expect to see these beauties hit the retail scene very soon. [Purchase]