So many men wander round with bulging wallets stuffed with endless items. Euros from that last booze cruise to Northern France, Tesco receipts from the late night dash to the garage when out of your favourite cigarettes, a plethora of business cards mainly picked up from that guy in the pub who would not shut up and worst of all a bucket load of coppers collected over many months which have slowly destroyed any structure your wallet previously had.
A battered and stuffed wallet not only looks bad but conveys a sense of untidiness of the mind to others. Worst of all stuffed into a back jean pocket it looks like you have a growth. Blazers sharpen a guy’s appearance and offer a surprising amount of storage capacity, via interior pockets. In a better-made blazer, these pockets are specifically designed to fall inward toward your body, concealing bulges and maintaining form. Though when put with a wallet containing half of Fort Knox they misshape the blazer and ruin anyone’s best attempts at a stylish look.
At this point, you may still save your image and your social life that is sabotaged by this unsightly item by either changing your wallet to a slimmer model; by replacing it with a money clip; or by shedding it of unnecessary credit cards, IDs, receipts and sundry junk that have probably been in there since Spandau Ballet last had a number one. All one needs to do is reorder his priorities by asking himself what he is more attached to: his popularity with women or the deformed piece of leather, which has morphed into a tumor growing out of his derrière .
Though The Holborn is one hand to help, we have complied a list of beautiful wallets which are slim and stylish and made of exceptionally good leather. Here we go;
One of our favourite leather producers Madrid based La Portenga present their Humphrey Card Holder, great slim leather card holder perfect for anyone looking to complete a European look. Made of ecological vegetable tanned leather, this leather will acquire a gorgeous dark patina and a vintage effect. Whats also great about this product is that La Portegna provide free monographing for that extra bit of class.
The Il Bussetto craftsmen still use an ancient Italian technique which allows them to manufacture leather goods without using any kind of seams. Their products are completely hand made and it takes a considerable amount of time to create each piece. Primarily a business card holder it can be easy enough adapted to hold all your important cards, IDs and your notes.
Want Les Essentiels De La Vie produce a collection of travel essentials which are simple yet functional, modern yet timeless, long-lasting and sustainable. It doesn’t take more than a quick glance to see that the Kennedy Leather Card Holder is something special. A unconventional design combining a popper and a money clip. This is for the man looking for something with that extra dash of flair.
British designer Alison Lloyd’s Ally Capellino makes a range of small leather goods and belts which are made from supple Italian leather. This beautifully simple card holder with space to fold your notes behind your cards, a handy Oyster card window so you can tap in with ease.
And finally a more conventional looking wallet from Paul Smith. Though thats not taking anything away from this exquisite wallet. A billfold and coin wallet made from burgundy Saffiano leather is embossed with the Paul Smith signature. Features include four credit card slots, a large compartment for notes or receipts and a coin pocket with snap clasp fastening. But at £120 don’t ruin it by ramming the coin wallet full of shrapnel!