No guy really wants to spend money on the thing that holds his money. But when you finally decide to upgrade your wallet to one worthy of your pocket, it should be more than an afterthought and catch-all accessory. “It should be a perfect balance between design, materials, and the way things are organized,” says Marco Scarpella, merchandising director of Valextra.
Whether it’s a bi-fold, zip, or holder, it should age with you. “Natural vegetable-tanned leather will let you set your mark through the patina developed with use over time,” says Simon Hjalte, creative director of Tarnsjo Garveri. “Look for aesthetics that you appreciate, and don’t compromise on quality.” With that in mind, here are a few to consider.