10 best men's wallets

Keep cards and cash safe in a style. IndyBest finds practical accessories for your valuables

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We’ve consulted stylish blokes in-the-know to bring you a selection of wallets that look good and will keep your cash and cards safe - as well as a few extras.  There are slimline options if you want to avoid pocket bulk, as well as roomier accessories that will hold coins, travel docs and even your phone.

1. James wallet yellow beige stripe: £75, laportegna.com

 

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It’s hard to lose this Spanish-made slimline, yellow wallet. The contrasting navy and beige strap gives it a preppy touch and the vegetable-tanned leather will get better with age. Inside, there are six card slots and an ID window.

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2. Mighty Wallet The Joker’s Last Laugh: £14.99, incognito-uk.co.uk

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Batman fans will like this innovative, hard-wearing wallet featuring DC Comics’ super-villain. It’s made of a paper-thin but super-tough, recyclable, water-resistant material, which can hold up to 16 cards on the inside, plus more externally.

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3. River island zip front detail wallet: £17, asos.com

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The contrasting wool-mix texture and the zip detail on this one from the high-street favourite make it look like a luxe piece. It’s compact but will accommodate your most important cards, plus coins and notes.

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4. Comme des Garcons wallet: £105, mrporter.com

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The Japanese label does wallets in some unusual, vibrant colours. This sky blue leather one has all the usual slots plus a coin compartment. It zips up all the way around, which makes it bulkier, but perhaps more secure, than some on the list.

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5. Exentri wallet: £37.50, walletking.co.uk

 

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Here’s a cleverly designed wallet, available in six colours. There’s space for seven cards to be stored in their own pockets, with two easy-access ones on the front and back for your most frequently-used cards. There’s also a note compartment and a stainless steel clasp to keep everything together.

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6. GalenLeather Personalised iPhone 6 wallet case: £19.09, etsy.com

 

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Handmade in Turkey, this combines an iPhone 6 case with card slots and space for notes. It makes a nice gift as you can personalise it with up to three characters. It comes in lots of colours and the visible stitches add to the “handmade” look.

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7. Fossil Derrick 2 in 1 wallet: £45, johnlewis.com

 

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Need a card wallet as well as a roomier holder? This leather offering from the US label gives you the best of both worlds. The holder, with a handy ID window, is removable. Then the wallet itself has plenty of space for more plastic and notes.

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8. Elements sleeve: £49, bellroy.com

 

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Here’s one for adventurous types, designed to withstand the elements, this ultra-slim leather wallet will hold cards, cash and there’s somewhere to stash a key. Everything is secured with the pull-tab closure, which also gives easy access to your valuables. Comes with a three-year warranty.

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9. Pierre Hardy cube print wallet: £175, lyst.co.uk

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If you want am eye-catching accessory, the luxe French fashion brand has a collection of wallets in its distinctive cube print on textured leather. There’s room for multiple cards and notes and it comes in different colour combos.

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10. Passport wallet ocean: £70.80, hardgraft.com

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Frequent flyer? Then keep your cash and travel documents in one place with this wallet that has space for two passports. All UK-based Hard and Graft’s goods are made of Italian leather and come with the brand’s signature red and white tab. This one’s made a navy leather and backed with a grey wool felt. The lot combines for a distinctive, neat piece.

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Verdict

For a well-priced, versatile leather wallet, we like Fossil’s two-in-one design, which gives you the option of going out with just a card holder. If you want a more out-of-the-ordinary colour, Spanish accessory specialists La Portenga’s yellow James wallet or Comme des Garcons sky blue one are a good bet. For something super-hardwearing, try Mighty Wallet’s innovative designs.

 

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