The Designer Wallet Is the Best Last-Minute Gift
Look: you work hard for your cash. So why stuff the spoils of war into something ragged and dog-eared? Your cash deserves better. And frankly, so do you. Presenting: our edit of the best mens designer wallets to keep you looking stylish as you splash the cash.
1| Comme des Garçons
Yes, Commes des Garçons' Rei Kawakubo is responsible for some left-field (and landmark) style. But the French-Japanese outfit does classic just as well in the form of a zip-around chocolate leather wallet. Zip-Around Wallet, mrporter.com
2| River Island
Go cashless on every front with River Island's navy and black card holder; an affordable choice that'll let you simply fritter away the contactless transactions in ignorant (and pretty stylish) bliss. Navy And Black Card Holder, riverisland.com
3| Bottega Veneta
Some brands are so artful with old craftsmanship—so sickeningly skilful—that they needn't rely on logomania or vibrancy. Bottega Veneta is one such example, with the intrecciato wallet favoring the outfit's signature leather weave over gaudy branding. Intrecciato Leather Wallet, matchesfashion.com
Now we're getting fun. If you're fed up of all the boring old navy and monochrome on pub tables and inside pockets nationwide, settle for Givenchy's leather red iteration to heat up your cash flow. Color Block Wallet, farfetch.com
5| Paul Smith
Paul Smith—from here on known forth as the king of subtle color—has turned his skilful hand to the humble cardholder, adding a quiet stripe motif to a proven formula. Your majesty. Leather Cardholder, mrporter.com
6| Herschel Supply Co.
There are other robust alternatives to leather. Look to Canadian outfit Herschel Supply Co. for a zipped, pouch-style wallet that loses the hide, but keeps the cool. Johnny Wallet, topman.com
7| Ralph Lauren
Trip to the Hamptons but flying Norwegian Air? No fear. Ralph Lauren's striped cardholder—a leather camel beauty with a single pop of detail—won't give the game away thanks to classic, Ivy League craftsmanship. Those moneyed WASPs need never know. Striped Cardholder, matchesfashion.com
8| Aspinal of London
There's no such thing as the new black. Unless you settle for croc-style calf leather courtesy of Aspinal of London. The British-born label has cracked the impossible task of replicating exotic skins without using that very thing—and the result is just as handsome. Crocodile Wallet, aspinaloflondon.com
Despite the multi-million empire of apparel, trainers, and everything in-between, Prada began life as a fine leather goods manufacturer. Judging by this tricolor cardholder, they've still got it, too. Saffiano Leather Cardholder, matchesfashion.com
Simply does it—a mantra Mulberry knows all too well. But simple needn't mean corner-cutting. To the contrary, this storied British brand has instilled this wallet with the finest manufacturing: full-grain leather, eight card slots, two receipt pockets, and two bill sleeves to boot. Full-Grain Leather Billfold Wallet, mrporter.com
This story originally appeared on Esquire.co.uk. Minor edits have been made by the Esquiremag.ph editors.