From essential objects for our daily life, men's wallets become ultra-glamorous accessories that give a touch of elegance and refinement to men’s look. For spring summer 2019, the most prestigious international fashion houses create collections of small leather goods in which wallets and purses are the absolute protagonists, thanks to brand-new models and refined effects on leather.
Classic or super-equipped. How to choose the most suitable wallet for your style
Wallet is an accessory that we surely cannot do without. It follows us every day, allowing to keep in order all the most important things. But it’s not only a useful object, because it has become over time one of the favorite accessories for elegant and fashionable men.
For Spring Summer 2019, the trendiest designers and fashion houses created wonderful collections of leather or fabric wallets and purses, with many models to choose from according to our needs.
For who loves tradition there are the classic folded wallets, to wear in the back pockets of tailored or casual trousers. The simplest lines choose brown or black leather, like the classic ones proposed by Piquadro and Michael Kors or the minimal-style wallets proposed by Saint Laurent, Giorgio Armani and Rick Owens.
There are also the bi-fold leather types, which fold-up twice to give more space to credit cards, proposed in dark shades by Salvatore Ferragamo, Tom Ford, Dior and Ermenegildo Zegna.
If you need a lot of space to hold everything you need, there are the continental wallets with zip closure by Givenchy and Brioni, or the organizer models with many pockets for credit cards and documents, proposed by Corneliani and Canali
The wallets with flap, with slightly elongated proportions, are perfect in combination with the comfortable and fashionable men's bags. Saint Laurent proposed them with a zip-closed coins-pocket and a beautiful metallic logo tag, while Valentino Garavani opts for a maxi logo printed on the wallet’s front side.
Among the most particular models, there are the hard-case wallets by Thom Browne and those equipped with metal chain hooking the jeans loops, proposed by Dolce & Gabbana, Tom Ford and Off-White.
Even the document cases are indispensable accessories and could be classic, like those proposed by Tod's, or extremely creative and colorful, such as the wearable necklace-like passport holders seen in the Jacquemus’ fashion show.
Focus on details for the most refined wallets
The most trendy and elegant wallets and credit card holders focus their attention on details and small decorations.
The logo decorates with embossed or engraved motifs the leather surface of the wallets by Fendi and Gucci, or becomes a small metallic tag in the Hermés and Balenciaga purses.
Prada and MCM decide to underline the various parts of their wallets with multicolored pockets, perfect to find quickly everything we need. Valentino Garavani accessorize its larger wallets with wrist straps, to wear them instead of clutch bags.
The trendiest decorations of the summer collections are the studs, in rock version for Christian Louboutin, shaped like little skulls for Alexander McQueen, or star-shaped, proposed in gold, silver or tone-on-tone with the leather color to decorate the ultra-glamour wallets by Jimmy Choo.
Prints and colors to give a joyful touch to the trendiest men's wallets
Who said that the men's wallet must necessarily be in brown, black or blue leather? Among the trendiest types of spring summer 2019, there are many prints and colors, which give a pinch of joy and vitality to the style of trendy men:
Among the most popular summer colors there are yellow, proposed by Tom Ford, and red proposed by Felisi
Utility-style for the colorful camouflage printed wallets created by Valentino Garavani or those in military green by Alexander McQueen
Multicolored stripes for Givenchy, Bally and Thom Browne
Sensual and bold look for the leopard prints by Tom Ford and Dolce & Gabbana
80s-style graffiti-effect prints for Balenciaga, Fendi and Maison Margiela
Optical-style geometric patterns for Dolce & Gabbana, Versace and Balenciaga
Burberry proposes its iconic Scottish tartan in various shades of color, but also its emblem with the knight used to decorate leather wallets with vintage effects
Special effects on leather for the finest wallets
Leather is the perfect material to create the most refined, elegant and precious wallets and credit card holders, because it’s a valuable material that allows many different effects. Fashion designers love using leather, to give free reign to their imagination creating particular textures and handicraft effects.
Among the most creative innovations there are the embossed textures proposed by Alexander McQueen, which mimic a skeleton-effect on the wallets surfaces.
Many prestigious brands decide to create their small leather goods collections in line with their heritage. For example, Bottega Veneta creates monochromatic or multicolored wallets in woven leather, which is the most important feature of its style.
Among the most refined leathers there are both those by Prada, which chooses Saffiano leather, by Salvatore Ferragamo, Loewe and Montblanc, who prefer textured leather, and by Berluti, which creates aging effects and chooses warm brown shades for its wallets. Among the most precious wallets and purses, there are those in crocodile printed leather created by Saint Laurent and Orciani.
For who prefers a more sporty and casual look, there are the leather and fabric wallets by Ermenegildo Zegna and the nylon purses by Y-3.