My COMME des GARÇONS Zip Wallet & Obey Fur Rubrik Cap

I've wanted a Comme des Garçon zip wallet for, what I can imagine to be, the longest time. It didn't take too much persuasion after seeing it at the Santa Monica Barney's store. I retired my Louis Vuitton Damier Graphite wallet right there and then.

In line with the Japanese label's signature aesthetic, the zip wallet is the perfect marriage between design and function. It is spacious (there are three card slots and a coin pocket!), without being too bulky, and constructed out of cow-hide for a lasting, patina finish that will age beautifully over time and use.

My other recent purchase came from OAK: an Obey Fur Rubrik Cap. My co-workers called it a "fancy, trucker's hat," and I can't agree more. Although the LA "winters" don't really require a heavy cap made out of fur and wool like this, I love how much of a statement accessory this is.

I've been enamored by militaristic and utilitarian pieces as of late, as you can see in the last picture above, which might reflect the tough economic times we're in. I guess my armor of choice for these tumultuous times are leather, wool and fur. As Anna Wintour once said in The September Issue, "there is always a way to [use] and wear fur."

As Seen On MyBelonging: Commes des Garçon zip wallet (Barney's NY), Obey Rubrik Cap (OAKNYC)