Personalised Black Buffalo Leather Handmade Credit Card Wallet
by Paper High
The best men’s wallets are the ones that have live your life with you — all those nights out, overseas trips, celebrations, bad dates and the odd misplacement. A wallet keeps your essentials intact, providing a safe haven for cash, cards, stamps, receipts and photos. The men’s wallet started life as a small bag full of coins carried around by the Ancient Greeks. Pockets and sections were gradually introduced for calling cards and paper money in the 17th and 18th centuries, until it morphed slowly into the modern foldable, pocket-sized wallet we know and love today. The wallet comes in a myriad styles, from simple cardholders to bi-folds and tri-folds, through to zip-arounds, phone cases and travel wallets. And they come in an equally bewitching array of materials, including leathers, nylon, suede, canvas, cork and more. A good wallet becomes a familiar friend, and taking time in the choosing is just the start of what could be a long and happy relationship.
If you’re choosing a men’s wallet for yourself, you’re probably set on a basic style. If you’re buying it as a gift, you might need to do a little more research by asking a few questions of its intended owner. First up, what size fits the bill (ahem)? If you’re after a small wallet for men, you might want to consider a simple men’s card holder wallet. This will generally only have space for cards, but may accommodate a few notes. It is compact, sleek, and very slim, so can be carried discreetly and with comfort.
A bi-fold wallet is not too big or too small, and is probably the most popular size. Bi-folds are usually rectangular in shape and fold in half. They are stylish and compact, but when open feature a long pocket for notes and multiple slots for plastic. Bi-folds often (though not always) have a small integrated coin purse. They fold easily to fit inside a jacket pocket or back pocket. Tri-folds do all this but with even more room, and have a bulkier profile.
Also called breast wallets — because they are designed to fit in the inside pocket of your jacket — long wallets are longer (yep) and feature more compartments than a bi-fold wallet. Traditionally they have bigger pockets for paper money, so they can hold all kinds of different currencies. A long wallet for men is rectangular in shape and can hold a lot of items without becoming too bulky.
If you’re heading overseas, it’s worth investing in a good travel wallet. Also known as a passport holder wallet, it’s a wallet big enough to keep all your travel documents in one place, so you’re not searching through multiple bags at the airport. These wallets are tall, slim and capacious, with plenty of room for a passport, driver’s license, boarding cards, local currency, credit cards and even a pen.
Make a list of must-haves. Do you need a coin compartment? A keyring? Are you happy with the open, folded style or would you prefer a men’s zipper wallet, or one with a press-stud closure to minimise the risk of losing anything? Some men’s wallets come with a clear pocket inside, which can be great for housing a family photo or ID card you need to flash often. Would you like a classic black, chocolate or tan men’s leather wallet, or are you after something more flamboyant? All these questions and more can be answered by browsing the men’s wallet pages at Hardtofind until you happen upon the one that calls your name.
Men’s wallets make a lovely gift. It’s something he will have for a long time and you will cross his mind over the coming years when he gets it out of his pocket. They say it’s the thought that counts, and a personalised gift shows how much consideration has gone into finding a wallet that’s extra special to the recipient. It’s never been easier to make your gift truly one of a kind by adding his name or initials, or even a personal inscription inside. Tip: When searching for your wallet, check the ‘Can be personalised’ box in Special features.
A top-quality wallet will last a lifetime and withstand the wear and tear of everyday life. Waterproofed canvas and nylon are great choices that will survive heavy usage into the future. But perhaps the go-to if you want a durable and timeless wallet is leather. A classic black men’s leather wallet, or any other neutral shade, will go with everything and will even start to look better when it develops that lovely patina with age. Look after your leather wallet and it will look after you. If you don’t want animal skin but you still like the luxurious look and feel of leather, check out the vegan leather wallet options here at Hardtofind — made from eco-friendly synthetics or plant fibres.
So now you hopefully have an idea about what kind of men’s wallet you’re looking for. In these pages, you’ll find all the best men’s wallets Australia-wide. You’ll also discover a wide range of other necessities and gifts for him including cufflinks, ties, and other men’s accessories.
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