On work days, you’ll carry a bag of some sort—a briefcase if you’re fancy, a messenger bag if you’re not—but on weekends, all you want to carry with you is your essentials, which usually qualify as your wallet and your phone. No bag required. But because you’re bag-less, your stuff needs to fit in your pockets, and unless you’re wearing bulky cargo shorts, it might not always fit, or worse—you’ll walk around all day having a wallet or phone outline resting on your thigh.
That’s why it’s important to streamline. Companies have been making combination wallet/phone cases since smart phones became a thing, but if you’re not paying attention, they can quickly fall into “dad wallet” territory (you don’t want to own something that looks like you’re able to clip it onto your belt is what we’re saying). Never fear—we rounded up 20 of the very best wallet cases for your beloved iPhone 6, ones that will simplify your life, but still guarantee that you’ll look slick when you reach into your pocket to pay the tab or respond to a text.
Pack&Smooch Kirkby iPhone Wallet Case
Germany-based Pack&Smooch creates high-quality, slim-fit cases that are crafted out of merino wool felt (choose between dark and light gray) and vegetable-tanned leather (available in brown or black). The main compartment will protect your iPhone while the outside slot will fit a few credit cards and folded bills and the wallet’s rounded edges ensure it will fit comfortably into your pocket.
Charbonize iPhone Wallet
Also utilizing a combination of water-repellant wool felt and leather, Charbonize’s Personalized iPhone Wallet features an exterior card slot, but also has a leather strap closure to ensure extra security. It can be personalized with up to six letters so that there’s never any confusion as to what wallet is yours.
Octovo iPhone Case
Octovo makes a cadre of cases for a variety of electronics, and its iPhone case doesn’t disappoint. Designed using angular lines, it’s both modern and elegant while being fully practical. Made from Italian vegetable-tanned leather (choose from chestnut, gray, black, and brown), it’s also lined with soft Nubuck that cleans your phone’s screen during insertion and removal of the device. The external pocket will accommodate up to three cards and folded cash.
Herschel Supply Co. Butte iPhone Case
Canada-based Herschel Supply Co. is mainly known for its awesome collection of bags, but it also does small accessories really well. With its Butte iPhone Case, simplicity is the word of the day—made from soft navy vegetable-tanned leather, its slim enough to fit your phone and a few cards in the external slot, making it the perfect companion for your weekend adventures.
JooJoobs Best Leather iPhone Case
Based in Thailand, JooJoobs draws on decades of leather craftsmanship experience held by the founder’s father (who serves as Employee #2). Crafted like a traditional wallet (instead of like a sleeve), the distressed leather wallet flips open to reveal a built-in slot for your iPhone, with a side opposite it for cards and cash.
HEX Icon iPhone Wallet
Launched in 2010, California-based HEX creates a variety of accessories (bags, technology cases, and the like), but the Icon iPhone Wallet is one of the brand’s best offerings. Crafted from genuine leather (with an orange accent on the binding for extra flair), the wallet opens to reveal a dedicated case for your phone with card slots opposite it. The camera hole that allows you to take photos without removing your phone from its case and the elastic band on the exterior to keep everything together makes this wallet stand out from other similar wallets you’ll come across.
Mujjo Leather Wallet Case
For the jaunts where you really need only one credit card and your phone, look no further than this gorgeously-designed Leather Wallet Case from Mujjo. Made from quality orange leather, the case will eliminate bulk in your pockets while simultaneously protecting your phone. The slanted card slot built into the back of the case will accommodate up to two cards, maximum.
Twelve South BookBook iPhone Wallet Case
Since its inception in 2009, the small team at Twelve South (they only have 12 employees) has been crafting quality goods exclusively for your Apple products. Book lovers and literary nerds will love this BookBook iPhone Wallet, because, well, it looks like a book. Open it up, and it features a built-in case for your phone, multiple slots for cards and money, and even a window pocket for your ID.
Mr. Lentz iPhone 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 iPhone wallet is one of his best wares. Made from full-grain, hand-cut leather, the wallet has a sleeve to store your iPhone and two exterior slots for cards and cash. The wallet is held together by solid brass rivets, making you look a little more cowboy than corporate.
Bellroy 3 Card Phone Case
Bellroy was started in 2010 with the mission to improve the way we carry things in our everyday lives, and they fulfill their mission with the 3 Card Phone Case. Available in a variety of colors and made out of premium leather, the case features an exterior slot that can fit up to three cards. The case’s innovative thumb swipe feature allows for easy release of your cards when you need them quickly (at the coffee shop, around 3pm, for example).
Satchel & Page iPhone Wallet
Inspired by the quality leather goods of his grandfather’s generation, Satchel & Page’s founder set out to make high quality, American-made products that will last a lifetime. This gorgeous iPhone Wallet is crafted from vegetable-tanned leather, features rugged stitching, and exterior card slots cut at an angle for added design flair.
Bison iPhone Wallet
Arizona-based Bison has created a simple iPhone Wallet (available in a variety of colors) crafted out of English bridle leather that will stand the test of time. Don’t believe it? It comes with a lifetime warranty.
Edward Field iPhone Wallet
If you’re looking for an iPhone Wallet that’s all business, look no further than Edward Field. This wallet—made from 100% full-grain Italian leather—looks like a traditional black wallet that your boss might carry, but has the modern features that a guy like you needs. The wallet opens to feature an innovative micro-suction foam sheet that will bond your iPhone to the wallet without making it sticky, and ton of card slots to house virtually every credit card you have. And—perhaps the best feature—If you upgrade your phone to whatever Apple cranks out next (you will), Edward Field allows you to swap it for a wallet that will accommodate the new phone model for free.
Bellroy Elements Phone Pocket
If you’re the kind of guy that has a lot of loose ends floating around, check out this Elements Phone Pocket from Bellroy. Made out of water-repellant leather and featuring an all-around zipper, you can rest assured everything you throw into the wallet will be secure. It can accommodate your phone, up to eight cards, cash, change, a key, and other small items (receipts, someone’s phone number, etc).
Danny P. Leather iPhone Wallet
Crafted out of a combination of different-toned Italian leather (which is lined with natural velour to help keep your phone clean without having to even think about it), Danny P.’s iPhone Wallet will fit up to five cards and, as a bonus: is designed to be Apple Pay compatible, so you don’t have to remove your phone from the wallet to pay for your latte.
Hard Graft iPhone Fold Wallet
London-based Hard Graft makes a variety of incredibly high-quality leather goods, and its iPhone Fold Wallet is no exception. Crafted out of a combination of Italian leather and Italian wool felt, the wallet snaps closed to ensure your valuables are secure, and, as a handy feature, the wallet is built with a slot that allows you to charge your phone without having to remove it from the case.
This is Ground Stash Phone/Wallet
Los Angeles-based This is Ground created its Stash Phone/Wallet to help you, well, stash all of your valuables in one compact, secure place. The all-leather wallet (available in cognac, toffee, charcoal, and military green) opens to reveal a slot for your phone as well as four dedicated slots for cards and cash. The whole thing zips closed to ensure your stuff will stay safe while you’re on-the-go.
Hard Graft Atelier All-in-One iPhone Case
Another offering from Hard Graft, the Atelier All-in-One iPhone Case is made out of a combination of Italian leather and Italian wool felt. An exterior flap keeps cards and cash secure, but bonus—the flap also doubles as a stand, so you can hold court on FaceTime or watch cat videos on your phone without having to hold it.
Shinola iPhone Wallet
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 iPhone Wallet. Available in a variety of colors, it’s crafted out of genuine Horween leather and features multiple card slots as well as a secure casing for your phone.
This is Ground Mod Mobile Case
Think of This is Ground’s Mod Mobile Case as the perfect travel wallet. It’s not something you’d take with you to the beer garden on a Saturday, but it is something you’d take with you on your next business trip, mainly because it boasts a dizzying array of pockets for everything you’d need within arm’s reach while traveling. With a dedicated slot for your phone, it also has straps to keep your headphones or phone charger organized, a pen slot, slots for cards and your passport or a small Moleskine notebook. It zips to ensure that nothing falls out when it’s traveling through security.
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