Think of Hermès SLGs and a number of designs immediately come to mind. There’s the full-leather wallets like Bearn, Dogon and Kelly, as well as bi-material versions like the contemporary Silk’In wallets in Epsom calfskin exterior that’s paired with a printed silk twill interior. The silk print typically changes from season to season, coming in a variety of designs that add a pop of colour whenever you unzip the wallet to whip out that credit card or cash.
Available in two sizes, (technically there’s 3 in the Silk’In family, but the third’s the Change Purse so it doesn’t exactly count) starting with the Compact size that measures 9.5 cm by 11.5 cm, which comes with 4 card slots, and another 2 roomier slots on either end that will fit folded notes and receipts. Because it comes with a printed silk twill lining, it’s a bit more forgiving, which means you can easily fit 2 or 3 cards within the slots.
But if you do need more space, that’s where the Classic comes in. Measuring 20 cm by 11.5 cm, this one comes with 12 card slots and another 2 flat pockets that will fit full-length bills (great for those who don’t believe in folding notes). The zipped compartment runs entirely across from end-to-end, and will definitely fit way, way more than the Compact would.
Priced at SGD1200 for the Silk’In Compact and SGD1850 for the Silk’In Classic, you will be able to find the wallets available across all Hermès boutiques islandwide. And, if you haven’t exactly noticed, the current wallets come furnished with a Barenia leather tab, while previous versions (circa pre-2016) came in a reinforced silk tab that matched the wallet’s interior. Word has it that the leather tab is a tad ‘stronger’ than the silk version, which is always a good thing for those who are buying for the sake of its longevity in the first place.