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The best leather wallets for men this summer

Our pick of the very best men’s wallets that effortlessly combine style with function.

It would be reasonable to assume that, over the past year, leather wallets for men have probably been one of the more overlooked accessories. After all, with nowhere to physically go and spend your money, there’s been no need to consider what you’re carrying it in.

 

But with the real world getting ready to throw open its doors, it’s high time you considered walking through them with a luxury leather wallet that truly reflects your personal style. Whether you’re looking to stand out as you pick up the tab or want to subtly convey that you’re a man of substance, you’ll find your perfect wallet below.

A classic: Charles Laurie London – The Clipper

For the gentleman who wants easy access to his cash as well as his cards, this jet black leather wallet with quick-release money clip works a charm. Made from the finest Tuscan vegetable-tanned leather and stitched with a luxury silk lining, this is a classic men’s wallet that never goes out of fashion. For a final flourish, you can personalise it with up to four embossed initials. Another sublime piece of leather work from Charles Laurie London.

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The slim fit: Aspinal of London – Slim Credit Card Case

If sleek and slimline is your preference, then look no further than this perfectly formed Italian calf leather wallet from Aspinal of London. The deep shine finish with croc print catches the eye, as does the super soft lining of moire silk. With space for up to six cards, this will remain discreet for as long as it’s in your pocket, and catch an admiring nod or two when it’s in your hand.

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When size matters: Aspinal of London – Trifold Wallet

Proof, when compared to the item above, that Aspinal of London can fashion beautiful leather accessories in all sizes. Made in the larger fold-over style, this premium Italian calf leather wallet has been designed to carry all your essentials. With space for six cards, full length notes, a hidden pocket for receipts and a windowed sleeve for ID cards, it really has thought of everything. And that smooth cognac finish is redolent of the classic members’ club armchairs. Complete the bespoke look with up to four personalised initials.

 

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Made to stand-out: Ettinger – Flat Credit Card Case

The word ‘pizzazz’ fell out of favour some time ago. But if it was ever to make a comeback, we’d happily use it to describe this credit card case from Ettinger. Expertly made from bridle hide leather, the top two panels have been tanned a striking butterscotch colour to make sure it steals the limelight whenever it’s on show. Ideal for when you’re out for a meal and want to travel light. A small wallet with bags of character.

 

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The illusionist: Ettinger – Magic Card Wallet

No need to join The Magic Circle, and you can leave the top hat and wand at home too – this black calf leather wallet from Ettinger will endow you with the gift of illusion. Simply place a few folded notes inside, close and then reopen and they will now magically be secure beneath the elastic. Great for saving time when you’re on the go, it also has a crimson jacquard lining and can hold up to four cards too.

 

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Cards only: Charles Laurie London – The Card Case

If the thought of carrying anything more than just a few cards makes you feel weighed down, this Charles Laurie London case is the men’s wallet for you. With four card slots (all with slanted edges for quick access) and a central pocket for folded notes, it allows you to carry the bare essentials in the finest vegetable-tanned leather, lined with premium silk. The Racing Green finish patinas beautifully with age and you can add four embossed initials for a bespoke look.

 

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A travel companion: Ettinger – Passport Case

Alright, so it might not be a wallet in the purest sense of the word, but this leather case from Ettinger is too beautiful to not include in our list. The distinctive tan finish echoes a retro 70s style and the cinnamon-coloured suede lining adds another sense of plush nostalgia. Crafted from waxy cowhide, and with a snug fitting window pocket inside, this travel wallet will safely and stylishly keep your documents safe.

 

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