If your wallet is beginning to bulk up with unwanted receipts and express Starbucks cards, the first thing you need to do is throw those away and then indulge in sleek leather wallets and card sleeves. Unlike earlier versions where leather wallets featured thick insides and a foldable design, the daily accessory is now riding the minimalist wave by simply employing a lightweight, streamlined design. Here are our top picks of the best leather wallets in the game right now, and what you need to keep in mind before buying one.
Whom does it suit
Slim wallets suit a particular lifestyle – in short, their use depends on our travel essentials and spending habits. Men who are more inclined towards cash payments may not find a slim wallet conducive; men who swear by plastic will love this accessory.
What it allows you to carry
Slim wallets and card sleeves are designed to carry essentials minus the clutter. Its external and internal pockets are crafted to carry paper money as well as cards and coins. Think debit cards, credit cards, driving licence, an ID, and miscellaneous membership cards. Do not overstuff it.
If you’re looking to buy one, these are our favourite pieces of the season.
This signature Gucci piece is elegant in every sense of the word. Cased in black and grey, its GG Supreme canvas boasts a monogrammed tiger motif.
Price: Upon request
The Lapis Bard card sleeve offers compact space for just a note or two, but it compensates with spacious card storage. Crafted with full-grain leather, it has an elegant dual-tone effect.
Price: Rs 4,000
This Michael Kors sleeve is simple, old school, and stylish. Crafted from cross-grain leather, it boasts sophisticated texture and raw design.
Price: Rs 5,500
If you still want space to carry all your essentials, then indulge in the Secrid slim wallet. It boasts a stonewashed leather design with a wax surface that’s scratch-resistant.
Price: Upon request
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