A wallet is something that you use every day. Shouldn’t the thing that you use every day be something that you like? Shouldn’t it be something you find well designed, but also functional, and not something you’re indifferent about? Shouldn’t it be something you actively selected for yourself and not a Christmas gift from your mom when you were 20 years old? The answer to these questions is yes. But with so many options to choose from, how can you possibly decide which wallet is right for you?
A few rules of engagement: if you’re a minimalist kind of guy (and one that doesn’t carry a ton of cash as a rule), you should go with something slim like a simple card wallet. If you want to carry wads of cash and photos of your loved ones and tons of receipts, you should get a bi-fold wallet. No matter what you’re into, we’ve got you covered. Check out our picks for the 50 best men’s wallets below.
Taco Card Wallet
Based in Portland, Jbird creates wallets that were designed with the minimalist in mind – all while being easy on the old pocket book. Clocking it at just under $20, the Taco Card is crafted from one piece of full grain vegetable tanned leather, an elastic band mated to metal rivets, and is backed by a lifetime warranty. It’s also made here in the USA.
Herschel Supply Co. Charlie Wallet
Canada-based Herschel Supply Co. is mainly known for its awesome collection of bags, but it also does small accessories really well, and this Charlie Wallet is evidence of that. Made out of durable canvas, the preppy red and blue coloring makes it the perfect casual wallet.
Spine Titanium Wallet
If you’re looking for the ultimate minimalist wallet, look no further than Spine. Constructed right here in America from Grade 5 titanium, each one comes outfitted with a durable elastic band that lets you easily haul up to 10 cards, plus cash. And did we mention the integrated thumbhole doubles as a bottle opener?
Straight from the team at Flowfold, the Vanguard limited is a bifold that’s built to weather anything life throws at it. While it sports the classic bifold look, it’s been outfitted with a rugged, ultra lightweight X-Pac material that also happens to be water resistant. This American made piece holds up to 14 cards, and is also guaranteed for life.
Axess Compact Wallet
Made in Sweden, the Axess Compact Wallet is more unique than other card holders because it features both top-loading slots and side-loading slots, making it easier to differentiate between different cards that you want to pull out in a hurry. Keep your debit card and Metro card in the side-loading slots for easy access, and things like your health insurance card in the top-loading slots.
Whipping Post Mojave Picker’s Wallet
If you’re into impromptu jam sessions, check out Whipping Post’s Mojave Picker’s Wallet, which features a tiny pocket that houses a guitar pick. It also has three separate slots for cards, and a viewer window for your ID or your favorite photo.
Machine Era Slim Wallet
If you’re looking to stand out from the leather wallet crowd, consider Machine Era’s SS Slim Wallet. Crafted from solid stainless steel, the wallet is super light and has a single black strap around it that will securely hold up to seven cards and some folded up bills. A bonus addition is the thumb slot that allows easy access to all cards in a flash.
Ezra Arthur Cash Fold
Arizona-based Ezra Arthur has a ton of quality leather goods on offer, and the Cash Fold is one of their best offerings. Crafted out of full-grain Horween leather (and available in a variety of colors), the wallet is metal-free (a bonus if your wallet frequently gets cozy in the same pocket as your phone) and coated with waxes and oils to ensure it’ll remain scratch-free, which is good when you’re shoving it in and out of your pocket several times a day.
Everlane The Card Case Wallet
Handmade in Spain and crafted out of 100% Italian leather, this all-black card holder features pebbled detailing on the leather and asymmetrical lines for extra flair. It’s all business, which is a good thing when it comes to your money.
UK-based TROVE has been creating EDC products for five years, and the Coffee is one of their best offerings. Launched via Kickstarter, it’s crafted out of a combination of Italian elastic and full-grain leather, giving it a unique silhouette. Each handmade wallet has three separate pockets to easily haul your cards and cash.
TGT Deluxe Wallet
The phrase “keep it right, keep it tight” applies to TGT’s wares (it’s even pronounced “tight”), producing a variety of wallets (like this Nightcall Wallet) that meld durable elastic with high-quality lambskin leather for a unique, slim-profile wallet that you’ll hold onto for years.
Hitch & Timber EDC Card Caddy
Keeping your EDC gear organized on the go can be quite the task – digging deep in your pockets for your swiss army knife is never fun. Hitch & Timber provides a well-designed solution to carrying your pocket knife and pen alongside your cards and cash—the EDC Card Caddy. Accommodating up to six cards, this tactical wallet also has dedicated slot for a small pocket knife or multi-tool, and a separate sleeve for a miniature pen (like a Fisher Space Pen). Each one is also hand crafted right here in the USA.
Madera Poquito Wallet
For the people that are obsessed with things made out of wood, there’s a huge market for it. You can buy phone cases, watches, bow ties, and a ton of other accessories that are made out of what used to be a tree. Add Madera’s Poquito Wallet to the list—crafted out of black walnut (sourced from Ohio), the wallet features a black elastic band that will keep cash, cards (up to six), and even coins secure while you’re on the go.
Craft & Lore Port Wallet
Idaho-based Craft & Lore crafts EDC goods out of leather, and this Port Wallet is one of their signature offerings. Available in a variety of different colors, the wallet can fit a lot of cards and cash without being bulky.
Hook & Albert Leather Card Holder
Hook & Albert was started by two guys who were passionate about men’s statement socks, and it grew from there (they’re also known for their high-quality colored laces). With their Leather Card Holder, they’ve solved the problem that plagues people who love card holders—it’s hard to keep cash in them. Featuring a hand-painted gradient design (available in nine different colors), the wallet has a removable elastic strap that allows you to keep the cash, receipts, or business cards that won’t fit into the card slots.
This is Ground Metro Slim Wallet 2
Los Angeles-based This is Ground is dedicated to making products that are used when people are in motion—regardless of whether they’re country-hopping or just commuting to work everyday. Their Metro Slim Wallet 2 stays true to the brand’s mission—crafted out of quality leather (available in multiple colors and even in a perforated version), the wallet will fit up to four cards and has an exterior pocket for things you need to access quickly, like a $20 or an ID when you’re bar hopping.
HuMn Aluminum Slim Wallet
If leather isn’t your thing, look no further than HuMn, which makes wallets made out of aircraft-grade aluminum plates (which are available in a rainbow of colors). You slip your cards and cash between the plates and worry about nothing.
Supr Slim 2 Wallet
Founded by the Melander brothers—a duo dedicated to creating well-designed minimalist products—Supr has a variety of great EDC items on offer, foremost among them: the Slim 2 Wallet. Pairing high-quality, smooth grain leather with a soft microfiber material lining and a herringbone elastic band to keep everything in place, it’s likely to be the best wallet you’ve ever owned. Word to the wise: it’s also available in gray or black if bright orange isn’t your thing.
Wingback Card Holder
UK-based Wingback’s Card Holder sports an asymmetric design that makes it easier to access your cards than you can with traditionally-designed card holders. A bonus is that you can choose the thread color, adding a little extra flair to your EDC.
Pioneer Ion 10XD Ripstop Wallet
The team at Pioneer Carry is reinventing the wallet as we know it. Spending 3 years developing their own proprietary technologies, the San Francisco-based crew has rolled out an incredibly handsome wallet that’s 10 times stronger than steel. In fact, it’s the strongest fiber on Earth. The Pioneer Ion offers up 2 slots with enough room for 8 cards plus cash, and comes in your choice of black or blue.
DPTR CLAMSHELL WALLET
Pronounced “departure,” Chicago-based DPTR makes products for our on-the-go lifestyles, and this Clamshell Wallet does that really well. Crafted out of genuine Horween leather, the interior is lined with pigskin and is wrapped in a black elastic band to keep everything secure without adding extra bulk.
Saturdays x Porter Zip Wallet
The NYC-based Saturdays teamed up with Japanese designer Porter to create this Zip Wallet, which, in keeping with the brand’s dedication to surf culture, is made for the beach. Made out of water-repellant fabric, the wallet zips closed to keep water and sand out, and features a pull for a couple of keys.
Sounder Goods Voyager Card Wallet
New England-based Sounder Goods was founded in 2010 with a mission to create the perfect ultra-preppy sunglass strap. They’ve since expanded their offerings to include items like this Voyager Card Wallet. Simple and minimalist, it’s available in a variety of colors and stamped with the brand’s nautical-inspired logo. Add a monogram for a mere $5 fee.
Dango D01 Dapper Wallet
Handcrafted in the USA from aircraft-grade aluminum, leather, and mil-spec hardware, this simple wallet from Dango holds up to 12 cards, offers up RFID protection, and comes with a built-in bottle opener. Because you never know when the opportunity will present itself.
Capsule Blackout Wallet
While most wallets on this list are made specifically to carry our multiple credit cards, this Blackout Wallet is made with cold, hard cash in mind. The exterior strap holds multiple folded bills for easy access while the other side has a compartment to house up to three cards. You’ll never find yourself scrambling through your pockets for cash to tip the bell hop again.
Bellroy Elements Sleeve
Another offering from Bellroy, the Elements Sleeve was designed for someone who spends a ton of time exposed to the elements. Crafted from water-resistant all-weather leather (available in black, red, and gray), the wallet has a pull-tab seal to keep out water and dirt and even has a slot for a key.
Hard Graft Wild Pocket Wallet
London-based Hard Graft makes a variety of incredibly high-quality goods, typically crafted out of premium leather and Italian wool felt. Its Wild Pocket Wallet is crafted out of both signature materials, the high-quality leather (available in gray or black) outerpiece is lined with gray wool felt, and the top-load configuration allows easy-access to cards and cash.
MR. LENTZ MINIMAL WALLET
If you’re looking for a real leather wallet, look no further than Mr. Lentz. Mr. Lentz is a real guy, making handcrafted leather goods in his Southwestern workshop, and this slim profile beauty is one of his best wares. Crafted out of full-grain leather, the wallet folds over to reveal several pockets that will handle the bare essentials (some cash and up to six cards), and folds closed to keep everything secure.
American Bench Craft Hammer Riveted Wallet
American Bench Craft was launched in 2014 on Kickstarter by two brothers intent on building a wallet that would stand the test of time. This Hammer Riveted Wallet makes good on their mission, featuring metal rivets to hold it together instead of stitching. Available in black and brown (you can also choose from silver or good rivets), the wallet folds open to reveal two slots for cards and cash.
Bellroy Slim Sleeve Wallet
Bellroy’s slim sleeve wallet is available in a variety of colors (our personal favorite is the Blue Steel), unfolds to reveal four slots, including 2 quick access slots for your most-used cards, and a convenient pull tab for that less loved plastic.
Iron & Resin Explorer Wallet
Made from 100% premium cowhide leather, this Explorer Wallet from California-based Iron & Resin, is the type of wallet your grandfather would have carried. If you haven’t been fortunate enough to get a hand-me-down from him, this is the next best thing. The large-format wallet opens to reveal multiple card slots, a vertical slot for bills and receipts, and a specialized slot for your ID.
Armed with the idea that wallets could be more than just a place to store your spare cash and cards, Form and Function set out to build a wallet armed with tools designed for your everyday life. The end result is a gorgeous Horween Chromexcel Leather wallet equipped with a matte black Fisher Space Pen, 2 Moleskine notebooks, and finished off with a YKK rivet – all of it made in the USA, of course.
Will Leather Goods Flip Front Pocket Wallet
Based in Oregon, Will Leather Goods has been creating quality accessories out of leather for decades. This Flip Front Pocket Wallet (available in a variety of color combinations—our favorite is the brown and green combo), is one of their best offerings.
Bellroy Note Sleeve Wallet
Bellroy was started in 2010 with the mission to improve the way we carry things in our everyday lives, and they definitely fulfill their mission with their beloved Note Sleeve Wallet. Available in a variety of colors, the wallet can hold up to 11 cards at a time, and even offers up a convenient section for notes – hence the name.
Billykirk No. 145 Leather Bifold Wallet
Billykirk is a respected name when it comes to fashionable, functional men’s accessories, and this No. 145 Leather Bifold Wallet is no exception. This simple, black wallet opens to reveal a quick access slot perfect for your Metrocard, and an opposite pocket for other cards.
Octovo Birdcage Wallet
While a zippered wallet might not be the most traditional thing in the world, if you’re the kind of guy who’s prone to losing things, this Birdcage Wallet is perfect for you. Made out of premium Italian leather (and available in a variety of colors), it has multiple interior pockets and slots for cards and cash, but because of its zipper, you can shove other things in it like loose change, your hotel key, and the like and ensure that they’re safe and sound.
Grovemade Black Minimalist Wallet
You might know Oregon-based Grovemade for its goods made out of bamboo, but its Black Minimalist Wallet is made out of something else—lightweight anodized aluminum. The metal wallet is wrapped in black premium leather, but it has the distinct feel of being tough-as-nails. Accommodating up to five cards, the back of the wallet has a window that when pressed, released all of the cards to provide easy access.
Parabellum Cash & Carry Wallet
LA-based Parabellum specializes in creating unique leather goods, and they do it expertly with this Cash & Carry Wallet. Sporting a unique square silhouette, the wallet is crafted out of supple North American bison leather, has four card slots (which can accommodate up to 12 cards), and is available in a variety of colors.
Octovo Purist Wallet
This classic bifold wallet from Octovo is named “Purist” for a good reason—it’s got everything you need without any superfluous bells and whistles that will weigh you down as you’re going about your day. Open it up to reveal multiple card slots cut at an angle for extra flair.
The Ridge Carbon Fiber Wallet
The California-based crew at The Ridge specialize in making wallets from hardened materials like aluminum, titanium, and carbon fiber. While you can’t go wrong with any of the brand’s offering, it’s the carbon offering that’s stolen our hearts. Built from carbon fiber, each sleek wallet offers up RFID blocking and a 1-12 card capacity thanks to its attached elastic strap (also available with an optional money clip).
Bison Made No. 6 Wallet
Bison Made is an Arizona based, family owned company that prides itself on hand crafting some of the finest leather goods on the planet – and that’s exactly why they’ve appeared on this list more than once. They’ve earned it. A streamlined approach the classic bifold, each No. 6 wallet is constructed from 100% Chromexcel leather tanned by the Horween Leather Company, and holds enough room for 12 of your cards – plus cash.
Tanner Goods Scout Wallet
Crafted in Portland, Oregon, Tanner Goods has built itself a reputation from making high-quality leather goods that you’ll keep forever. Its Scout Wallet certainly fits into that category. Featuring a unique trifold construction, it’s the kind of wallet perfect for the guy that wants to carry literally every card he has with him at all times. Crafted out of high-quality English bridle leather, the wallet snaps closed to ensure security and the exterior even includes a zipped pocket to hold loose change or other small items.
Shinola Five Pocket Card Case
Detroit-based Shinola burst onto the scene a few years ago with their American-made watches, but they’ve also been cranking out quality leather goods, like this Five Pocket Card Case. Available in a variety of colors, this classic card holder is made from Horween leather and is available for monogramming.
Father’s Father Wallet
Based in Ireland, Father’s Father has been crafting quality leather goods for as long as its name suggests (hint: for generations). A classic bifold construction (you can choose from three different brown hues), the wallet is cheerfully no-frills, and hand-stitched to perfection.
Want les Essentiels Kennedy Money Clip Wallet
Founded by two Montreal-based twin brothers, Want Les Essentiels specializes in creating high-quality goods specifically made for frequent travelers (the jet set, if you will). Crafted from supple French leather, the Kennedy Money Clip Wallet has multiple top-loading slots for cards, a unique snap-closure strap to keep things extra secure, and a removable nickel money clip to keep folded bills in place.
Best Made Co. German Leather Billfold
Best Made Co. specializes in creating rugged gear that actually looks nice, and this German Leather Wallet fits the bill nicely. Crafted out of high-quality Sonnenleder German leather, the wallet is tanned in Germany by seventh generation tanners, and is simple but gorgeous.
Tanner Goods Workman Wallet
If minimalism isn’t your thing, look no further than this Workman Wallet from Oregon-based Tanner Goods. Crafted from gorgeous English bridle leather, this is a wallet that will accommodate whatever you have to carry—tons of cards, cash, and even coins (it has an interior zipper pocket).
Winter Session Triple Wallet
Gorgeous in its simplicity, Winter Session’s Triple Wallet is made from thick-cut waxed Horween Shell Cordovan leather and features bold hand-stitching on the exterior. Interior and exterior slots house cards and folded bills, and because of its slim profile, it’ll never look bulky in your pocket. Score!
Hard Graft Snap Wallet
Everything Hard Graft creates is beautifully-designed and exceedingly functional, so you know that you can’t go wrong with anything you buy from them, especially this Snap Wallet. Crafted from gorgeous brown Tuscan leather (also available in navy blue), the wallet snaps open to reveal a roomy interior lined with gray Italian wool felt with eight dedicated slots for cards and a large compartment for bills.
Shinola Slim Bifold Wallet
Another offering from Shinola, this Slim Bifold Wallet is a more substantial version of the card holder included above, but just because it’s larger, doesn’t mean it’s bulky. Crafted out of Horween Essex Leather, the wallet opens to reveal tons of card slots and a dedicated pocket for bills. It’s available in a variety of colors, and you can add a monogram to make it extra special.
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