I don’t mind admitting it: I’m at a point in my life where many of my friends are hitting that big landmark age (the big three oh-oh). Obviously this requires a gift which is a bit more special than the usual signed photo of myself. Whenever I’m stuck for a present, I opt for a Comme des Garçons wallet or change purse. If you haven’t seen them already, the wallets come in a range of colours and styles so there has to be one to suit every taste. My favourites are the Colour Plain range. The colours they’ve chosen are just perfect – typically for Comme… they’re slightly unusual, and uncompromising but have a classic air to them. Like they just don’t need to try that hard.
They aren’t that cheap, but I think they’re quite reasonably priced (they start at about £40) – and the good thing is that they look more expensive than they are. Perfect! You can get the full range from the Dover Street E-shop.