The Best Men’s Wallets, Hats and Accessories of 2018

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At Gear Patrol, we think of accessories not as extra flourishes to toss on top of what’s already a perfectly good outfit. We think of them as indispensable, functional elements of a guy’s everyday life. Which is why our list of the best men’s accessories of 2018 includes everything from go-tos like belts, sunglasses and wallets to unexpected inclusions like Knnox’s innovative brass lighter and Todd Snyder’s baseball cap collaboration with New Era. After all, who wants to be caught without the means to start a fire when it’s absolutely necessary — or a good way to keep the sun out of his eyes on bright days?

I-CLIP AdvantageR Leather

While there are many different approaches and preferences when it comes to a wallet, less is usually more. I-CLIP makes a host of minimalist wallets that are no bigger in size than a credit card, making for a compact and slim option. The AdvantageR Leather is made with thick, high-quality perforated leather for a sophisticated look. The leather side opens up to another side constructed from a high-tech plastic composite that features a large card selection window for easy and quick access. Holding up to 12 cards, it also has an integrated money clip for your bills and receipts. Ultra-slim and lightweight, it’s an ideal option for the modern man.

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This Year in Gear


Just like that, 2018 has come and gone. Take a look back at the best of what the past 365 days had to offer in This Year in Gear

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