Leather wallets are a classic. An institution that most have visited in their lifetime. Leather has been the standard material choice for a wallet since the 1960's. Now, there's a new kid on the block. Metal wallets have arrived and look as if they're gonna be more than a passing fad. We picked up metal wallets in 2017 and we haven't gone back. Boasting a sleek finish, minimalism and a certain elegance, they're worth considering for your next wallet purchase. Having owned variants of both, we're in a position to take a closer look at metal vs leather wallets.
Two of the most popular materials in the ring market today, the choice between stainless steel vs titanium rings is always an interesting one. Especially popular in men's jewelry, stainless steel and titanium are both fine choices for your next ring - or more commonly - for your wedding ring. It's important to know the differences before you choose and in this post, we'll compare stainless steel vs titanium rings across 3 important properties.
So often an extension of ourselves, choosing the right wallet is crucial. Function, form and style are so important when choosing a wallet - but you really to think about what that wallet says about you too. Here at The Urban Upgrade, we've tried out many different types of wallets and made sure our wallet collection has a great solution for every wallet seeker. Here's our 3 step guide on how to choose your next wallet.
A recent trend we've hopped on here at the The Urban Upgrade is wood design. We stock a beautiful wooden watch, and now wooden rings too. Understandably, we get quite a lot of questions about using wood as a design material. The design looks beautiful, but the worry for most is the durability of wood rings. We thought we'd take the opportunity to answer the question: Are Wood Rings a Good Idea? We think they are. Here's why.
Here at The Urban Upgrade, we're big fans of minimalism (if you hadn't already noticed!). We recently made the switch to metal card holders as wallets and it's largely been a great choice. But sometimes, you need a wallet that holds everything. You're looking for something that'll hold all your coins, receipts and cards. As a result, we started looking around for large capacity wallet that we hoped you guys would love. Well, we found one and it's now in stock. Here's why we think you'll love it.
Wanna know why leather wallets are timeless? Well, picture this: It's 200,000 years ago. The first caveman buys wood for the first fire from his neighbor. He pulls out his leather wallet (he killed the cow to make it yesterday) from his strip of clothing to make the transaction. Crazy, but leather wallets have really been around that long. OK, so maybe I made that up. But, the point is, leather wallets have been around a hell of a long time. The 17th century in fact (that's actually true I promise!). So, why are we still using leather wallets over 300 years later? We took a good long look at our old leather wallets and came up with reasons why we think people turn to them now, and will for years to come.
Advancing craftsmanship means we can now do stuff with wood we couldn't have dreamed of even 20 years ago. Wooden belts, rings and now watches are starting to pop. With a beautiful aesthetic look and that natural feel, we can certainly see why. At The Urban Upgrade, we're huge fans of wooden watches - here's our 3 reasons why wooden watches are trending.
You've probably seen a pictures of an RFID blocking metal wallet. Yeah, they look kind of cool, but is there any need to get a new wallet? Yours has served you just fine for all these years and how much better can a wallet get? Well, here at the Urban Upgrade, we're really excited about our new RFID blocking metal wallet. Here's why.