Store your cash and credit cards in style.

VIVIENNE WESTWOOD 'Man Safari' wallet in yellow leopard print, price upon request; EMPORIO ARMANI blue leather billfold wallet with six credit card slots and money clip $250; BURBERRY 'London Leather Cavendish' continental wallet $425 from T GALLERIA by DFS

VIVIENNE WESTWOOD ‘Man Safari’ wallet in yellow leopard print, price upon request; EMPORIO ARMANI blue leather billfold wallet with six credit card slots and money clip $250; BURBERRY ‘London Leather Cavendish’ continental wallet $425 from T GALLERIA by DFS. Alfred Dunhill ‘Sidecar Palladium’ Rollerball Pen In Tortoise $295 From Neiman Marcus (Photo By Leah Friel); Acme ‘Kraze’ Rollerball Pen $75 With Matching Business Card Case $39 (Photo Courtesy Acme Studio).

Clockwise from top: ABAS blue alligator billfold wallet $595 from NEIMAN MARCUS; EMPORIO ARMANI geometric print billfold with six credit card slots and a money clip $325; BURBERRY 'Smoked Check Hipfold' wallet $295 from NORDSTROM; TUMI 'Ticon' global coin wallet in cappuccino with Tumi ID Lock protecting personal data encoded on most IDs, credit cards and passports $145; GIVENCHY printed leather billfold and card wallet, price upon request from MRPORTER.COM.

Clockwise from top: ABAS blue alligator billfold wallet $595 from NEIMAN MARCUS; EMPORIO ARMANI geometric print billfold with six credit card slots and a money clip $325; BURBERRY ‘Smoked Check Hipfold’ wallet $295 from NORDSTROM; TUMI ‘Ticon’ global coin wallet in cappuccino with Tumi ID Lock protecting personal data encoded on most IDs, credit cards and passports $145; GIVENCHY printed leather billfold and card wallet, price upon request from MRPORTER.COM.

In the Boardroom

A fine writing instrument is much more than a tool you use to write with. It shows the type of person you are-classy, sophisticated, professional, and someone who takes what they put on paper very seriously.

“To us, writing is one of the ultimate expressions that a person can have,” says Adrian Olabuenaga, who along with wife Lesley Bailey founded acclaimed pen company ACME Studio, based in Maui. “When you’re using a good pen, you’re more conscious of what is coming out of the tip and on to that piece of paper.”

Whether you’re writing a letter, signing important documents or jotting down notes, the type of pen you use (fountain, rollerball or ballpoint) is really a personal preference. Once you’ve decided what the pen will be used for and how much you are willing to spend (it can go into the thousands), then it’s choosing a design that best represents your style.

At ACME, their pens are often created in collaboration with top designers-think Frank Lloyd Wright and Richard Meier-from around the world. Designs range from “conservative to extremely crazy,” and many of their pens often become collector’s items, increasing in value after they are taken out of circulation.

As for trends in designer pens, it’s bright, bold colors versus an all black pen (even for men) and multi-functionality, especially in this day and age when much of our correspondence happens on a keyboard through email or text message. There are some who still enjoy (and know how) to use a traditional fountain pen, but it seems writing tools are getting technical too.

Just a few months ago, ACME released its 7FP in six different designs featuring seven different functions-it’s a black, red and blue ballpoint pen, a 0.7 mechanical pencil, has an eraser, a capacitive tip (stylus) and a tablet attachment.