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Unfolding the wonderful world of wallets


Men’s wallets used to come in only two options: classic leather for dads, and Velcro for anyone under the age of 12. Now there’s one for every occasion — fashion meets function meets finances!

The zip wallet has become somewhat of a standard. Like the Velcro wallet, it holds a lot and can be found in fun colours, but the harsh opening sound and juvenile aesthetic have been left behind. Passport holders and oversized wallets, aka “the man clutch,” are essential for the frequent flyer, when you need to carry more than you would in your own city. And the male equivalent of the “bar purse,” the card holder, is a popular choice for the gay on the go. Slide in your ID, debit/credit cards, fold up your cash — and it won’t leave an awkward bulge in your pocket. One awkward bulge is enough.

Normally, I’d feature a range of products, from designer to dollar store, but I firmly believe in investing more in your shoes, watch and wallet so that everything else that’s on you will look expensive. It’s also good karma to have a beautifully crafted home in which your money can live. 


Passport holder: Want Les Essentiels de la Vie, $120


Card holder: Alexander Wang, $145


Navy & multicolour card holder: Il Bussetto, $105


Cowhide leather zip wallet: Comme des Garçons, $195


Brown leather & gold credit-card holder: Paul Smith, $165


Jasper waxed wallet in white: Acne, $200


The Consortium wallet: Varsity Brown, $60


Prism coin purse (black, with gold): Alexander Wang, $145


Green leather zip wallet: Comme des Garçons, $90


 Card holder: Natalia Brilli, $185

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