What It Is: Handcrafted leather wallets and cardholders from US leathersmith (yup, I made up a job there) Barrett Alley. Available in four different styles – from the classic billfold style (‘Devilish’) to the streamlined, cards-and-cash-only sleeve (‘Revelation’), these manage to straddle the line between rugged masculinity and chi-chi metrosexual…they may even have a place in your favourite lady’s purse as a nod to the menswear trend.
Who It’s For: Your husband, who’s still hanging on to his velcro-strap wallet from god-knows-when. Your dad, as a sweet birthday treat that he’d probably never splurge on for himself. Your boss, as a lovely retirement gift from the whole team so he can spend his hard-earned pension.
What It Costs: Depends on the style and finish you opt for. Prices start at $95 and go up to $490, but most are in the $120 – $190 range.
Where It’s At: The Barrett Alley website, which does indeed ship all over the world. If you live in or are visiting Vancouver, you can also pick them up at Lark.