Best Wallets for Men
Is It Time to Upgrade Your Wallet? We’ve Got Your Best Options
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Most men walk around with shabby, over-stuffed wallets they’ve had since high school. Worse, they don’t even realize what an unsightly bulge this wallet is making in their pant pockets. And we get it: you grow attached to your wallet, and you can’t be bothered to care about how it looks or what it communicates about you every time you have to pry it out of your pants. But we’re here to tell you there’s no reason to hold onto that old wallet till the bitter end. If your wallet is fraying, a different color than when you bought it, totally worn out, or all of the above, it’s time for a refresh. Fortunately, there are a number of good-looking, well-made and affordable men’s wallets, and we’ve rounded up the best here.
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The wallet is the dude purse. Most of us don’t carry bags, instead we just fold all our belongings into a 3″ x 4” rectangle then sit on it all day. But that doesn’t mean you have to go with something boring. Lose the velcro jawns and the boring-ass tan trifold your dad gave you for your fifth birthday, and take a peek at these dopest cash-carrying solutions. From classic to downright unusual, there’s a little something for everyone here.
Not yet convinced? Upgrading your wallet situation doesn’t require a major investment; there’s an ample amount of worthy frugal options. Of course there is something to be said about splurging on an everyday accessory that you’ll have for years to come. Whether you’re in the market for a tiny card holder to fit snugly in your back pocket or you want something diary-size for travel we’ve got the best picks for every style and budget. Time to put your money where your money is.
Card cases aren’t for everyone, and for those who still use cash or need to carry more than a handful of cards, bifold wallets are the answer.
damen+hastings Dearborn Bifold Wallet
Thin enough to fit in your front pocket without showing a bulge, but with a carrying capacity for up to four credit cards, an ID (with windowed panel), and a removable money clip, this damen+hastings offering is both stylish and affordable. Its big selling point is its design, which offers a unique twist on the boring old bifold while giving you fast access to your essentials.
$36 at damenandhastings.com
Skagen International Bifold Wallet
Skagen’s line of small leather goods are sleek and simple, and this bi-fold wallet is no exception. It features three credit card slots, four slip pockets, a flap snap pocket, and a bill compartment. The color is also fantastic; it’s versatile while also being different from the run-of-the-mill.
$65.37 at Skagen.com
Hermes Manhattan Leather Wallet
The only way this wallet wouldn’t last a lifetime is if it gets stolen. Crafted from Hermes’ famous high-quality leather, this model has two credit card pockets, three additional pockets, a billfold pocket, and a removable card holder (making it two-for-one if you’re trying to justify the cost!).
$1,525 at Hermes.com
Gucci Stripe Leather Wallet
Logomania much? Then this sporty, vintage-inspired Gucci wallet is for you. It has eight card slots and two bill compartments.
$430 at Gucci.com
Calvin Klein Leather RFID Blocking Wallet
Sleek and sophisticated, if you’re looking for a stylish wallet that won’t break the bank this Calvin Klein one is your ticket. There are a few color options, all of which have a subtle engraved logo, multiple card holders, room for bills, and a driver’s license slot.
$19.99 at Amazon.com
RVCA Crest Bifold Wallet
If you’re looking for something durable and casual to carry on weekends or at the beach check out this model from RVCA. It features eight interior card slots and a clean leather design.
$35 at Amazon.com
Hook & Albert Color-Block Slim Leather Wallet
This black and gray color-block bifold from Hook & Albert features three lots and two bill pockets. Handcrafted using 100% top-grain leather, this wallet is for the minimalist design aficionado who wants to carry around a slim cardholder with a bit of character.
$65 at Amazon.com
Chill Slim Fold Back
Traditionalists with fat pockets will find solace in this hand-stitched leather currency fold, which features a removable wallet that comes built in for seamless storage. Add more with less bulk and keep things suave when closing out at the bar. The company also claims to ship each wallet with a bill(s) inside, since you know, it’s bad luck and all to pass a wallet on without some cash in it.
$52 at SoChill.com
Fossil Leather Bifold
Making a good-looking wallet for $40 isn’t easy, but Fossil got it right. The endured-looking leather is rugged and stylish (without looking like it’s about to unravel). Also noteworthy is that the logo is on the inside, making the exterior look really clean. This one has room for your cash and includes five card slots and an ID window making it convenient for everyday use.
$44 at Amazon.com
Perfect for those of us who cringe whenever you see an inexplicably stuffed wallet, these are designed to store and protect the credit and debit cards you use most often, and cut back on pocket bulk. If you’re the type who prefers cards over cash and can’t stand the bulk of a bi-fold, the card case is for you.
Filson Card Case
Filson is one of those heritage brands that actually does interesting stuff relevant to the modern day hustle. There are so many beard oil/32oz denim/leather goods “Cult of Man” companies these days — Filson is what they wish they were. This cardholder is made of 100% genuine English bridle leather, hand-stitched in the USA, and comes finished with five compartments for credit cards and space for cash storage.
$95 at Filson.com
Minimalist in look. Rugged in performance. The Ridge Wallet was inspired by life’s great wallet holder hack – the rubber band – eliminate bulkiness with a seamless design that combines form and function without restricting storage. An expandable track allows for up to 12 cards and an integrated money clip for carrying around extra cash, plus comes RFID-protected to prevent wireless credit card and identity theft.
$72-$115 at Huckberry.com
Edward Field The Classic
Made in the USA from soft full-grain Italian leather, this Edward Field case comes in a number of colors to let you cherry pick the statement you’re looking to make. It’s stitched together using ultra strong nylon cording to guarantee total endurance and durability for your day-to-day.
$129 at Edward-Field.com
Phone and Travel Wallets
Here to keep all your essentials — including your phone and passport — secure, these are the carry-alls of the wallet world. Best for keeping on top of your daily hustle or for being the most organized jet setter, these phone and travel wallets are proof that you don’t have to sacrifice form for function.
Trafalgar Cortina Passport Case
Next time you’re at the airport, and you’ve got your passport, boarding pass, ID and cash all in one spot, you’ll be thankful for this pick. Trust. Available in honey maple or black, the Trafalgar passport case comes will have you looking slick and feeling organized.
$25.54 at Amazon.com
Bellroy Leather Phone Pocket
The two most important things in your pockets are your money and your phone, so why should your cash get all the special treatment? This zip-around wallet has slots for your phone, cash, and eight cards making it a great choice for anyone seeking quick access to all their essentials while on the go.
$79.95 at Amazon.com
Bellroy All-Conditions Essentials Pocket
Made using water-resistant material, this all-star travel accessory has five internal pockets for coins, keys, folded bills, and cables. It even has a micro pen for customs forms and leftover space for your smartphone.
$89.95 at Bellroy.com
Lameeku Wallet Case
This iPhone X case/wallet protects your phone from dust and scratches while being able to store your cards. It comes in black or, if you’re looking for something bold, mint green or rose gold.
$17.99 at Amazon.com
For those who like to ball the hardest, money clips are the ultimate cash-carrying accessory. Made with the single purpose of keeping your bills together, it makes all transactions just that much more impressionable. Though not as commonly used as the other wallet styles here, you’ll definitely make a statement with a money clip.
Ox & Bull Trading Co. Money Clip
Think money clips are only designed to hold your big faces? Think again. This one by Ox and Bull Trading Co. includes an eight-gig flash drive. How’s that for wearable technology?
$39.99 at OxandBull.com
Timberland Minimalist Money Clip Wallet
This one does double-duty as both a wallet (with room for 4 credit cards and an ID) and a money clip, for your convenience.
$16.99 at Amazon.com
Ultimately, your wallet should be a function of who you are: your style preferences and your needs. If you don’t carry cash around, skip the money clips. If you rarely flash ID, you won’t need a dedicated ID window. As one of the most unique accessories you’ll own as a man, your wallet should also communicate something about you, whether that’s by the material, the design, or the color choice.
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