For many men the following perennial dilemma applies: how should we carry our currency? While the traditional wallet or coin purse are both sound options, from experience the former tends to become bulky while the latter oft veers on the feminine side of things (neither of which are messages I’m wanting my currency to convey – you?). Let’s pause to understand what it is we’re hoping to accomplish. For me the goal has been consistent: to find something that fuses function with design. Ideally the result is sleek, luxurious and detail-oriented – a quality piece that is carefully thoughtful in both its construction and purpose. The solution? The unassuming efficiency of a credit card holder, which, I’ll have you know, has been constant in proving itself useful (and not only for its ability to slip into the back pocket of even the skinniest jeans).
Regarding options, there are many. Take Mulberry’s Cross-Grain Leather Cardholder for instance. Constructed from the butteriest of leathers, Mulberry’s cardholder offers discretion, craftsmanship, and room for five credit cards (or, and speaking from experience, three credit cards and solid wad of cash). Conversely Balenciaga’s Studded Leather Cardholder packs just the right punch – namely one with attitude. Five rows of square studs, each finished in the same cool blue tone as the surrounding leather, add texture (an obvious benefit here being grip). While Burberry’s Textured Leather Wallet does in-fact have a zip and therefore could be interpreted as a coin purse, I consider it a seriously secure cardholder (this being entirely justified seeing that there are in-fact three interior card slots). But the pièce de résistance must be Bottega Veneta’s Intrecciato Woven-Leather Cardholder, in all its hand-crafted Italian glory. Featuring the brand’s signature weave, Bottega Veneta’s cardholder offers unparalleled luxury and efficiency (there’s space for six card holders). I couldn’t ask for more.
– Your choice of credit cardholder speaks volumes. Make the right impression and shop a wide selection of cardholders at MR PORTER.COM. Photographs by Alexander Atkins.