If you’re going to offer to get the drinks in, pay for tickets or pick up the tab (and you most definitely should) you’re going to want to pull out a quality wallet. Even more so if you’re dishing out business cards to prospective clients – crumpled ones from your pocket never quite do the job.
A fine leather wallet is a sure-fire signifier that you’re a man who understands the importance of investing in style and craftsmanship over throwaway fashion. Pick right and it’ll last decades, even a lifetime — or at least until we’re all paying for things using chips embedded in our forearms…
Here, we present our pick of the best wallet styles out there, for however you choose to roll, fold or stash your cash…
Pare things back with a simple cardholder
The cardholder is a gem of design. Small, slim and simple, it keeps all the cards and notes you may need safe, without ruining the lines of your jacket, or creating unsightly trouser bulges. Bennett Winch source the best Tuscan leather to make their card holders, but meticulous stitch them in London – to ensure a quality British finish.
Like the style? This is the one to buy: Bennett Winch Farringdon Card Holder
Bennett Winch Farringdon Card Holder
Secure your change with a zip wallet
Coin wallets aren’t often adopted by men – but there’s no reason you shouldn’t champion this neglected accessory. Compact and well-made, there is no better way to store your change. Czech & Speake designed their wallet specifically for men, imbuing it with an ‘athletic and masculine style’.
Like the style? This is the one to buy: Czech & Speake Zip around Wallet in black leather
Czech & Speake Zip around Wallet
Keep things classic with a billfold
The classic design, the billfold, will never go out of fashion. With several slots of differing sizes, room to slip your notes in without crumpling them, and handy compartments for your train tickets or Amex Centurion black card, this style will ensure you know exactly where your money is when you need it. Forbes & Lewis have perfected the utilitarian, unisex design – meaning their wallets work for anyone. That includes you.
Like the style? This is the one to buy: Forbes & Lewis Billfold Wallet in tan
Forbes & Lewis Billfold Wallet in tan
Get smart with a sleek coat wallet
Designed to be carried in your jacket pocket – slim-cut to avoid any bulges and taller to make them easier to be fished from deep pockets – jacket wallets are the perfect wallet alternative for men who are suited and booted most of their days. They’re a little different, exude both style and confidence, and if bought from artisans like Ettinger – with their chrome-tanned calf leather and vivid dyes – they’ll last a lifetime.
Like the style? This is the one to buy: Ettinger Sterling Coat Wallet
Ettinger Sterling Coat Wallet
Upgraded your wallet? Now give a boost to the rest of your spring wardrobe…