There’s a good ol’ SLG (can you tell I’ve worked in corporate retail?) for certain occasions of the day and you owe it to yourself to enjoy them without the weight of several pounds swinging about or protruding from your pocket. Your lets-call-it “going out” wallet should never substitute any sized version of a rolodex (let’s face it, no wallet should serve this purpose) nor append the filthy singles from last night’s bar extravaganza. Simply put, invest in a cardholder — its name states what it should be used for. I surprisingly don’t see too many of these out at night. I personally swap one of my daytime wallet comprised of cash, most of my credit, debit and transportation cards, along with my mom’s beautiful wedding picture (sans former groom) for a cardholder that has only my ID, 1 credit card and maybe 1 solid bill just in case. I wouldn’t recommend testing the limits of how much you can put in them to only stretch the leather out to a point where the only thing it’ll end up actually being good for is a dreaded business card holder. Here are a few cardholders I found that caught my eye recently. Each one can really compliment any outfit and is the perfect suitor for any inner, coat or jean pocket. What’s your favorite style?

Rebel Cavalier - Designer Cardholders

(From left to right, down)
Maison Martin Margiela // Jack Spade
Acne Studios // Balenciaga // Bottega Veneta

And here’s my Goyard one (that’s in dire need of a monogram).

Goyard Cardholder

Photography by Michael Singer