You spend a lot of time and money picking out the right trousers, so why not take the same time and care over the accessory you slip into their back pocket every single day? If your wallet’s looking battered and fit-to-burst, it’s high time to upgrade. From minimalist billfolds to designer card holders, here’s our edit of the best wallets on the market for men right now.
Just because you have to wear a suit 9-5 doesn’t mean your wallet has to be serious too. We’re big fans of this new season Louis Vuitton coated canvas wallet, complete with eight roomy card slots, a notes compartment and an exterior painted with the label’s eye-popping neon Karakoram pattern.
If you want to keep those coins from jangling around in your pocket, try this timeless black all-in-one cut from Bottega Veneta’s signature Intrecciato leather, complete with poppered change pouch.
Inspired by the Dazzle Camouflage used during the World Wars, this zip-over wallet is perfect for the man who can’t seem to get rid of his change (no matter how many tip jars he contributes to).
In fashion, the rules of camouflage reverse: if you want to blend in, go for a black or brown wallet; but if you want to stand out, go for camo.
If you’re a loyalty card junkie, go for something that’s got space to spare. This Ettinger wallet has an extra sleeve for overflow cards that you can slip in or out when needed.
If you’re the kind of man who’s more likely to wear a pair of jeans to the office than a suit, forget serious, traditional black leather. This Tom Ford navy crocodile skin billfold is going to complement that smart-casual dress code perfectly.
The ultimate minimalist move when it comes to wallets? Ditch the traditional notes pocket for a cash clip. Not only will this slim down the wallet construction itself (meaning it won’t spoil the line of your suit), but it will also make you look like a boss when you whip it out packed with cash when the bill comes.
If you’re headed out in the evening, you don’t need a wallet packed with the kind of loyalty cards and coffee stampers you might need day-to-day. A card holder holds all the after hours essentials (travel card, ID, bank card) you’re going to need at the bar.
The only scratches you’ll find inside this wallet are on the scratch-effect metallic leather lining, not on your credit cards (which will be suitably protected in their own leather pouches).
If you are a lover of colour then you can’t do much better than Valextra. A simple billfold with a separate card holder to hold debit cards and a work pass is a must have purchase for any organised mind. Add in a pop of colour and the likelihood of you losing your wallet has greatly decreased.