Forget the designer brands, most of them mass produce in Asia to cater for their global marketplace. For truly top-notch luxury leather wallets for men, look to the companies listed below.
Although 125 years old, Smythsons languished for much of its history, including a spell as a subsidiary of John Menzies, the newsagents, until a management buyout in 1998 became a catalyst for the establishment of a forward-looking modern luxury brand, with a heritage to draw on. With its stationary lines now secondary to its leather goods, Smythsons offers a range of wallets that value simplicity and quality of manufacture over design, innovation, or gimmicks. They have three Royal Warrants, and their wallets are built to last a lifetime.
Pick of the pack: Panama 8 card calfskin wallet £175.
Established in the 1980s by Trevor Pickett, Pickett’s website doesn’t invoke the quality of it’s products. With its shops in London’s Sloane Street and the Burlington Arcade however, Pickett sells an extensive range of high-grade British leather goods, alongside Pachminas and other accessories. They dabble in exotic leathers, including lambskin, ostrich, lizard and crocodile, and their wallets are simple, elegant, and understated, often employing two colours, ...Read More