IN SEARCH OF THE PERFECT CARD HOLDER
In this modem fast-paced world full of scanning, tapping and even paying with phones it feels like the old wallet is slowly becoming more redundant with every passing day. I know I for one have not carried a traditional wallet for about 9 or so years now.
Although a wallet is a necessity, and something you don’t want to be without – it doesn’t mean you want to carry half your life around in it. My biggest problem with a traditional wallet is that you end up filling it with receipts and random pieces of paper. If you’re a minimalist like I am, or trying to be one in the future, a card holder is the way to go.
A card holder doesn’t have to be expensive to last; I have had £5 eBay find that lasted me 2 years. Whilst on the other end of the spectrum I spent almost £200 on one that fell apart within 4 months. I do now have a few brands that a trust and tend to gravitate towards when I am on the hunt for a card holder so here are my top 6 brands.
Secrid – Industrial design and fashion come together in their pocket-sized essentials. Made in Holland with great care for quality, people and the environment. A better world starts in your pocket all with RFID / NFC protecting built into every card holder.
Zippo – Mostly known for their over 550 million lighters and becoming one of America’s most iconic brands, is now in the high-quality leather accessories range. The stylish range is a natural extension for Zippo and features an array of trendy wallets, satchels, toiletry bags and key rings all made from high quality leathers and materials, debossed with a Zippo logo and available in a selection of colours.
Hammond & co – Was a bespoke men’s tailor and menswear line located in London, relaunched by British fashion designer Patrick Grant, Hammond & Co. is now diffusion line available exclusively at British clothing retailer Debenhams. The new range is an essential for the modern gent. Crafted from genuine leather with data protection lining, it features a navy slot and the brand’s signature fox print on the lining.
15:21 – Stockholm-based brand with a love for functional minimalist design. They make everyday essentials – the things you touch and hold the most in natural cork. The concept behind 15:21 is to blend Scandinavian simplicity with nature’s own aesthetics. All our products are made in fine quality Portuguese cork.
David Hampton – Founded in 1983 to create beautiful and practical luxury leather goods to be cherished for a lifetime. Their travel card holder is crafted from eco friendly Richmond leather and which is durable and looks great without harming the environment. It is perfect for those days when you need to carry a few extra cards than normal.
Jekyll & Hide – Founded in 2003, the Jekyll & Hide team travels far and wide across South America, Asia, Africa and Europe to source the finest leather the world has to offer. This results in a range of timeless yet effortlessly modern travel and business bags, handbags, belts and jackets. They are as functional as they are fashionable and this card holder is just just that with enough space to carry 7 cards you will not feel short-changed with this handsome card holder. Small and compact, perfect for everyday use or a night out.
Secrid – Miniwallet Nile Red – £60.00
Zippo – Leather Card Holder – £10.00
Hammond & co – Black Leather Card Holder – £20.00
15:21 – Cork Cardholder – €39.00
David Hampton – Leather Travel Card Holder – £65.00
Jekyll & Hide – Texas Card Holder
Written by @llomotes editor in chief
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