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Wallets That Show The World What You’ve Got

That you have style in spades and that you’ve got it all together – cards, cash, coins and everything else in life.

By Chris Ong      13 April 2021

Now that you may be heading into office or socialising on weeknights and weekends much more, you will definitely be flashing more. Of your wallet, that is. Unlike when you were back at home where it’s fine to have your currency strewn all over your desk-cum-dining table, or stuffed here and there (such as in your sweatpants and shorts), you can less afford to be so blasé about your assets when you are out in public. Time to do a re-org of what’s in your pocket, and since you are at it, might as well purchase a nice, new wallet – like the fancy ones here – to make sure everything’s easily found in its right place.

Polo Ralph Lauren Leather Wallet In Tan With All Over Bears
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Leather Wallet In Tan With All Over Bears, $203.99, Polo Ralph Lauren

Here’s how to add a little whimsy to the traditional billfold-style wallet – add some bears. Printed illustrations of Polo Ralph Lauren’s iconic bear mascot, dressed in varied collegiate-style clothes, to be exact. It shows that you’ve grown-up (because it’s classic-looking and made of brown leather) yet reveals that you’ve got a fun side, too (’cos of the cute bear prints).

Available at ASOS

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Burberry TB-Monogram Coated-Canvas Bi-Fold Wallet
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TB-Monogram Coated-Canvas Bi-Fold Wallet, $445 (USD $330), Burberry

Not afraid of a maximalist monogram pattern? Try Burberry’s bifold one, then. The bold TB monogram is a design based on the British brand founder Thomas Burberry’s initials, and is printed all over the front and back of this brown coated-canvas money holder that has two canvas-lined note compartments, two slip pockets and eight card slots.

Available at MatchesFashion

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Mastermind World Printed Leather Billfold Wallet
Photo: Mr Porter

Printed Leather Billfold Wallet, $740 (£401.25), Mastermind World

A tough guy with a past (or, at least you want to adopt the facade of one), eh? This will help lend more effect to your guise, we mean, your character. It’s got the Japanese label’s skull emblem printed on the front, engraved silver stud snap fastenings and a detachable chain (for that punk-slash-biker aesthetic). Oh, and it’s made of black cow leather and has a slip pocket, coin pocket, internal card slot and a bill sleeve (hey, practical details still matter for tough guys).

Available at Mr Porter

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Gucci Logo-Embossed Leather Bifold Wallet
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Logo-Embossed Leather Bifold Wallet, $660 (USD $492), Gucci

Say, you want a classic-style wallet with some kind of pattern or print that still spells “luxury brand” without appearing ostentatious. Well, here’s what to put your money on. It’s by Italian luxury house Gucci (so it’s of quality-make and branded); is made of black perforated leather (so it’s chic and textured); and features numerous card slots (12) and an embossed GG motif print (so everyone knows you’re all Gucci).

Available at MatchesFashion

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Neighborhood + Porter-Yoshida & Co Bandana Canvas Billfold Wallet
Photo: Mr Porter

Bandana Canvas Billfold Wallet, $215 (£116.67), Neighborhood + Porter-Yoshida & Co

Prefer something less serious, and more casual? This billfold piece will give you all the street cred you want. A collab between lauded street-style Japanese brands, Neighborhood and Porter-Yoshida & Co, it’s made from black printed canvas inset with a bandana motif and comes with Velcro fastening. What makes this even cooler is that it’s been treated with bleach, to create that used, vintage, faded effect.

Available at Mr Porter

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Maison Margiela Crinkled Zip-Around Wallet
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Crinkled Zip-Around Wallet, $430 (USD $321), Maison Margiela

No, this wallet is not wrapped in aluminum or tin, but is made of a silver-coloured coated canvas on the outside and black leather on the inside. What elevates this to an avant-garde piece is the crinkled material – it’s on purpose, as expected from the experimental brand. On a more pragmatic note, the zip helps keep everything safely kept away.

Available at MatchesFashion

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Sacai X Porter Nylon Trifold Wallet
Photo: HBX

Nylon Trifold Wallet, $384 (USD $286), Sacai X Porter

Here’s another casual piece from a tie-up between two Japanese brands, Sacai and Porter. This khaki nylon product’s made in Japan, and comes with a Velcro closure, coin pocket and four card slots. Coupled with an adjustable 37-cm-long strap (so you can hang this off you without fear of losing it), this is a compact and handy companion for days when you are rushing out and about.

Available at HBX

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Bottega Veneta Intrecciato-Embossed Leather Billfold Wallet
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Intrecciato-Embossed Leather Billfold Wallet (In Lawn Green), $549 (£298.71), Bottega Veneta

The Italian brand’s signature intrecciato weave (it’s a technique for weaving leather) is cleverly reinterpreted as an embossed pattern for this wallet that comes with eight card slots, two receipt pockets and two bill sleeves. What makes this an even more standout piece – the bright green calf leather (it comes in black, too, for those less inclined to such vibrancy). It’s probably the exact shade of envy when your mates see you whip this statement-maker out.

Available at Mr Porter

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All products are subject to availability and prices are subject to change. Prices stated are correct as of time of posting and are based on current exchange rates.

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