Minimalist wallets have seen a huge spike in popularity over the past few years, and we’d be kidding ourselves if we said that Kickstarter wasn’t a huge contributing factor. It seems that we get emails from product designers on a daily basis promoting the next best minimalist wallet. Slimmer. Smarter. Better. One would think there’s only so much you could do with a wallet, but these guys are really are pumping out some great stuff. We’re all for the shift into the slim wallet era. Anytime we can de-clutter our lives in any aspect, we’re all in. Not to mention the fact that our “can’t leave home without ‘em” smartphones have eliminated the need for a lot of the stuff that used to clutter up our wallets from coupons to photos.
So you’ve decided it’s about time you invest into a streamlined, minimalist wallet for yourself, but you have no idea where to start. As we previously mentioned, this market has become increasingly overwhelming, and it’s only becoming more saturated as time progresses. Thankfully we not only write about, but test these products each and every day. It’s our job to take the stress out of finding great products for guys, which is why we’ve compiled a list of the 20 best minimalist wallets on the market (in no particular order). We’ve got a little bit of everything, from wooden constructed wallets to simple leather card holders. If you’re looking for something minimal, we’ve got you covered.
JBIRD Taco Card Wallet
Based out of Portland, Oregon, the crew at Jbird know how to craft beautiful leather goods – and their beloved Taco Card Wallet is certainly no exception. Each one is made right here in America from full-grain vegetable-tanned leather. They’re available in your choice of either natural or black colorways, both of which feature an elastic closure band riveted directly to the leather, making it easy to haul your cards and cash on the go.
Trayvax Summit Wallet
Built right here in America, it’s hard to find anything more military inspired, yet minimalistic on the market. This bad boy is constructed from 3D progressive stamped steel, and includes a corrosion-resistant electro coated paint for added durability alongside a mil-spec nylon webbing to easily secure up to 8 cards at a time.
Noise Goods Card Holder
These Portuguese made wallets are crafted from full grain leather (along with other natural materials), and feature enough room for up to 6 of your cards and some carrying cash. There are 5 different colors to choose from.
Whipping Post Mojave Picker’s Wallet
Perfect for the musician, this sleek wallets is made from 100% full grain leather, and includes 3 credit card slots, cash compartment, and a driver’s license compartment. The real selling point though is the built-in guitar pick pocket.
Crazy Horse Wool felt Wallet
Designed to look like an antique piece of everyday carry – hence the name Crazy Horse (which means saddle leather)- this wallet is a beautiful way to stash your coins, cash and cards. It’s handmade in Lithuania from all-natural materials, including 100% Lithuanian Wool Felt, and features a snap button fastener.
Trove is a brand that has built its reputation in the world of minimalist and slim wallets. Born in England, each one of their streamlined EDC pieces is hand crafted from high quality, full-grain Italian leather that’s mated to tough elastic designed to adhere to whatever you carry on a daily basis -whether that’s one or 10 cards at a time. Each wallet is also reversible, so basically you get 2 wallets in one sleek package.
TGT Deluxe Wallet
The guys at TGT (pronounced tight) have been focused on one thing since their successful Kickstarter projects all those years ago – crafting better ways to carry. Their wallets are all made here in the USA, and offer the ability to fit everything from a wad of cash to a small key, along with all of your essential cards. The wallets are double stitched from durability, and utilize premium Italian leather for a sophisticated finish.
The Money Wrap by Daycraft
Taking a different approach, the team at Daycraft created a “wallet” that has no zips, compartments, or pockets at all. Just toss your stuff into the piece of leather, and wrap it up with the elastic band.
Elliot Wallet by Forrestbound
Crafted from oil-tanned leather, and outfitted with a simple brass stud rivet to keep it closed, this wallet is as simple as they come. It measures in at 4 inches wide and just over 3 inches tall, and is available in your choice of either black or brown.
Poquito Wood Wallet
Machine cut and hand polished from a single piece of Black Walnut, White Oak or Black Cherry wood, this wallet was designed by the team at Madera. A custom elastomer strap holds 6 cards and cash. It has even been outfitted with a small coin compartment for spare change. Great for laundry day.
Inkleaf Double-Cross Wallets
Hand made from a single piece of Horween leather in Colorado, this classy wallet features three pockets for holding 6 cards and extra cash. Thanks to the light stitch work, you’ll barely feel this thing in your pocket. Comfortable and classy.
Machine Era TI5 Slim
The Richmond, Virginia based crew at Machine Era knows how to do one thing – build immaculate everyday carry products. Made right here in the USA from solid titanium, each TI5 features an 8-card capacity thanks to its elastic band, and even includes a built-in bottle opener to boot.
HuMn Aluminum Slim
Assembled in America, these slim piece of aircraft grade aluminum plates are all the minimalist needs for his everyday carry. Available in a handful of color options, each wallets holds cash, business and credit cards securely thanks to the built-in, durable shock cord strap. It also blocks RFID signals keeping your information safe anywhere you travel.
DPTR Clamshell Wallet
When it comes to minimalistic wallets, we’d be hard pressed to find anything more streamlined than DPTR’s offerings. Based out of Chicago, the brand has teamed up with none other than Horween Leather Company, locally sourcing 100% genuine leather to create the ultimate minimalist wallet. The thick piece of leather is outfitted with a pigskin interior lining, and is made in the USA.
Bison Made No. 2 wallet
Born in the desert terrain of Phoenix, Arizona, Bison Made is a brand that prides itself on designing beautiful wallets that will never let you down. Handmade in the USA, each wallet offers anywhere from a 1 to 8 card capacity, and is backed by a lifetime stitching warranty.
Capsule Minimalist Wallet
Made from high quality leather, this wallet can comfortably carry 6 cards, and a small wad of cash thanks to the integrated CashStrap. There’s also a quick-access front pocket to hold your driver’s license.
The Ridge Aluminum Wallet
Leather is great and all, but when sometimes you want something a little more solid – literally. The folks at The Ridge specialize in just that, developing aluminum wallets that provide space for up to 12 of your cards, while also giving you complete RFID protection on the go. Available in both a money clip, and cash strap version.
Union Wood Wallet
Wood constructed wallets have become more popular, but many of them are bit too bulky for our taste. The Union Wood Wallet is an exception. This slender wallet uses an aluminum plate to shield you from RFID skimming, has room for up to 6 cards, and the hidden slots are perfect for your spare key.
KC CO Handmade Leather Simple Wallet
Constructed from 4-5oz natural vegetable tanned leather, each wallet is hand-cut and hand-stitched for a finish that is truly unique. There are two pockets designated for cards, and one strap for cash. All the storage space you need in one beautiful wallet.
More than just a place to stash your cards and cash, this gorgeous piece gives you space to stash other everyday carry items like your pen and notebook. In fact each Horween leather wallet comes complete with Moleskine notebooks and a Fisher Space Bullet Pen. Made right here in the USA, this 2-pouch minimalist wallet is outfitted with beautiful saddle stitching and YKK metal rivet.
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