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The 30 Best Wallets for Men

The best wallets in every category, from card cases to phone wallets.

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Chase Pellerin

Last Updated May, 2021.

Wallets may come in all shapes and sizes but one thing is certain: they’re an essential part of a person’s EDC. Every wallet is designed to hold and secure daily necessities, including a driver’s license, cash, credit cards and other requisite cards.

Though the wallet’s purpose is simple and rooted in function, there are numerous styles that achieve this end, ranging from minimalist styles (card holders and slim folding wallets) to more classics designs (bi-fold wallets and tucker wallets). Exploring the best wallets in each category, this guide covers the 30 best wallets for men.

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    Best Card Holders

    This non-folding slim wallet has at least one slot that’s sized for credit cards and drivers licenses. Many card holders will feature a center slot, and two exterior slots. They are perfect for carrying just the essentials: a few cards and some folded bills.

    Best Overall Card Holder: Tanner Goods Journeyman

    Tanner Goods tannergoods.com

    Made from durable, 3.5oz natural tooling leather, Tanners Goods' Journeyman boasts just enough room — four slots and a central pocket — for your cards and some folded bills — nothing more.

    J.Crew Leather Card Holder

    Leather Cardholder With Money Clip
    J.Crew jcrew.com

    Cut from vegetable-tanned Italian leather, this card holder features two exterior card slots and a clip for folded bills or other necessities. Relatively understated, the brand’s logo is embossed on the exterior of holder.

    Leather Works Minnesota Front Pocket Flap Wallet

    Front Pocket Flap Wallet
    Leather Works Minnesota leatherworksminnesota.com

    The majority of Leather Works Minnesota’s leather comes from Red Wing’s S.B. Foot Tanning Co. This minimal wallet is stitched together from two pieces of leather, creating three pockets for your cards and cash. Waxed nylon thread is used to increase the wallet’s longevity and monogramming is optional for $15.

    Pioneer Carry Molecule Card Wallet

    Pioneer Molecule Card Wallet - Onyx
    Pioneer Carry gearpatrol.com

    This card holder is cut from 10XD nylon ripstop fabric, which is made from a polyethylene yarn that, per weight, is ten times stronger than steel. The material is incredibly durable and lightweight, and it repels both dirt and water. Utilizing FutureForm core technology, the finished wallet keeps it shape without conventional stitching. It’s just the right size for daily necessities — it holds between four and six cards or folded bills in three slots.

    RRL Concha Card Wallet

    Concha Card Wallet
    RRL endclothing.com

    RRL's Concha Card Wallet arrives with a patina one would've otherwise worked years for. Crafted from premium leather, it boasts a snap button closure, four card slots and a debossed branded logo on the back.

    Ridge Aluminum Wallet

    Metal Aluminum Cash Strap
    The Ridge nordstrom.com

    This wallet can hold one to twelve cards in its RFID-blocking aluminum body. It comes with an elastic strap attached to hold your cash and it is easy to disassemble for cleaning.

    Chester Mox Slim Wallet

    #57 BYO French Chévre Slim Leather Wallet
    Chester Mox chestermox.com

    Crafted in its small artisan studio in Southern California, Chester Mox’s Slim Wallet is a subtle and elegant wallet. It’s saddle-stitched by hand for superior construction and hand burnished for a glass-like finish at the edges. Plus, it uses luxurious French goat leather for the exterior as well as the lining, leaving no stone unturned.

    Best Slim Folding Wallets

    Like the card holder, the slim folding wallet is a smaller wallet primarily designed to hold cards. Unlike the card holder, however, it has a bi-fold design. The interior slots are big enough for a few cards or folded cash.

    Best Overall Slim Folding Wallet: Pioneer Ion Bifold

    Ion Bifold
    Pioneer Carry pioneercarry.com

    This slim folding wallet is water-resistant, seamless and tough as hell. It's available in seven colors and can carry up to eight cards and few bills.

    Sonnenleder Inn Credit Card Case

    Inn Folding Wallet
    Sonnenleder sonnenleder.com

    Cut from vegetable-tanned Sonnenleder leather, this folding wallet has three larger pockets (two internal, one external) and two smaller slots (both internal). The German leather with develop a unique patina over time, darkening with use.

    Comme Des Garçons Classic Wallet

    SA6400 Classic Wallet
    Comme Des Garçons endclothing.com

    Comme des Garçon’s Classic Wallet keeps things sleek with just two card slots and a slot for your bills. It’s made in Spain using cowhide and comes in a range of colors, offering a bright pop and designer cred at a friendly price.

    Arc’Teryx Veilance Casing Card Wallet

    Casing Card Wallet
    Arc'teryx Veilance veilance.com

    For this wallet, Veilance teamed up with soft goods designer Shane Ellis, who also worked on the Oculus Go, Apple’s leather iPhone case and Patagonia’s Ascensionist Pack, among other things. The design can snuggly hold up to eight cards and features fine-grain, water-resistant Horween leather developed especially for Veilance. To achieve an incredibly low profile, the brand uses lamination instead of stitching to construct the wallet.

    Ettinger Capra Mini Wallet

    Capra Mini Wallet 6 C/c in Tan
    Ettinger toddsnyder.com

    With over 70 years of experience behind it, Ettinger’s Capra Mini Wallet is crafted in England using supple goat skin leather which gives the exterior a pleasing pebbled texture. It’s compact but has enough carry capacity for six cards and several bills.

    Best Bi-Fold Wallets

    This may be the most traditional wallet style. The folding design is sized to hold paper bills unfolded in a full-length pocket. Most bi-folds carry slots for cards on the interior of the wallet.

    Best Overall Bi-Fold Wallet: Joshu and Vela Billfold

    Billfold Wallet
    Joshuvela joshuvela.com

    This wallet is cut and sewn from natural Vacchetta leather in San Francisco. The design features two pockets for cards (which can each hold four cards) and a slot for bills.

    Tanner Goods Utility Bi-fold

    Utility Bifold
    Tanner Goods tannergoods.com

    Founded in 2006, Tanner Goods spares no details when crafting its range of wallets. Case in point: the company uses the same hide for each piece to ensure exact color matching. This American-made bi-fold utilizes from 3.5-ounce natural tooling leather. The interior features six slots for cards and one pocket for cash. It can be monogrammed for an extra $20.

    Makr Landscape Billfold Wallet

    Landscape Billfold Wallet
    Makr makr.com

    Cut from Madeira English bridle leather from Wicket & Craig, this American-made wallet features a unique interior with two folded card slots and one cash pocket. Each slot holds up to six cards and the cash pockets fits all currency.

    Porter-Yoshida & Co. Wallet

    Porter-Yoshida & Co. Wallet
    Porter-Yoshida & Co. endclothing.com

    Made from Cordura riptop fabric, this Japanese-made wallet is lightweight and durable. With a classic bi-fold design, it features six interior card slots, a zip compartment for coins and an interior key ring.

    Iron Heart Medium Shell Cordovan Wallet

    Medium Shell Cordovan Wallet
    Iron Heart ironheartamerica.com

    The eye-catching luster of the shell cordovan exterior is the first thing you’ll notice about Iron Heart’s Medium Wallet. Calf leather makes up the inner compartments which include a zipper coin pouch and several slots for cards and notes. It also includes a solid silver ring for attaching a wallet chain and it’s all sewn together using genuine coat achilles tendon.

    Best Trucker Wallets

    Inspired by the long wallets used by truckers and motorcycle riders, this wallet is the largest style. Usually, it features a snap closure, and the wallet may include a slot for bills, a zippered coin pouch and multiple slots for cards.

    Best Overall Trucker Wallet: Billykirk No. 262 Small Trucker Wallet

    No. 262 Small Trucker Wallet
    Billy Kirk billykirk.com

    Featuring harness-grade leather and either nickel or brass hardware, this American-made wallet is small enough to fit into your back pocket. The interior features two slots for cards or cash and one zippered compartment for coins.

    The Flat Head Stockburg Mid-Length Wallet

    Stockburg Mid-Length Wallet
    The Flat Head selfedge.com

    This Japanese-made wallet utilizes tan steerhide leather and features a red pigskin interior. Hand-sewn with waxed cow tendon thread, it includes an internal zippered pouch, four card slots and a slot for bills.

    Best Passport Wallets

    As the name implies, this wallet is sized to carry a passport and is ideal for international travel. Designs often include a slot for a passport, a pocket for currency and slots for cards.

    Best Overall Passport Wallet: Filson Passport and Card Case

    Bridle Leather Passport & Card Case
    Filson filson.com

    This English bridle leather passport wallet comes with a lifetime warranty. The interior features two card slots, a pouch for bills and a passport pocket.

    Winter Session Passport Wallet

    Passport Wallet
    Winter Session eyesopenproject.com

    Cut from four-ounce vegetable-tanned, waxed Horween leather, this wallet has a simple one-piece design. The interior features a passport pocket, two card slots and one pouch for bills or receipts.

    Red Wing Heritage Passport Wallet

    Passport Wallet
    Red Wing redwingshoes.com

    Cut and sewn in Minnesota from vegetable-tanned leather, this passport wallet features three full-length pockets for bills, a notebook or a passport, and two card slots. Red Wing released its line of leather goods in 2017 utilizing a range of leather from its own S.B. Foot Tanning Co. Understated on a whole, the brand’s logo is embossed on the interior of each piece.

    Smythson Panama Marshall Leather Travel Wallet

    Panama Marshall Travel Wallet
    Smythson smythson.com

    Made in England, Smython’s Panama Marshall Leather Travel Wallet is one of the most handsome options on the market with its lustrous crossgrain calf leather exterior. It comes with a zippered compartment, labeled dividers and satin lining.

    Best Phone Wallets

    Consolidating your carry, some brands offer a wallet with space to hold your phone. While design differs widely — some brands have a pouch, some use a grippy material, others secure it with hooks — the intent is the same. Most phone wallets also include slots for cash and cards.

    Best Overall Phone Wallet: Edward Field Phone Wallet

    Phone Wallet
    Edward Field edwardfieldshop.com

    Made in the USA, this wallet features Italian full-grain leather and a unique grip technology that firmly holds your phone without extra bulk. The interior features four card slots and a slot for bills or receipts.

    Bellroy Phone Wallet

    Phone Wallet
    Bellroy bellroy.com

    This phone wallet has a microfiber lining and chamfered edges. Along with holding your phone, the wallet has space for up to five cards and an extra SIM card. Available in eight colors, it is also backed by a three year warranty.

    Makr iPhone Card Sleeve

    Cordovan iPhone Sleeve w/ Card Holder
    Makr makr.com

    Makr’s iPhone Card Sleeve is a minimalist’s dream with a compartment for your phone and a single slot for a few cards or bills. It’s made using vegetable-tanned leather from Wickett & Craig and features an elegant design thanks to its rolled edges and gentle curves.

    Best Zip Wallets

    This wallet style has a zipper to keep your valuables secure. Zip wallets come in many shapes and sizes and are simply defined by the presence of a zipper closure.

    Best Overall Zip Wallet: Bellroy Card Pocket

    Card Pocket
    Bellroy Bellroy.com

    This zip wallet can hold between four and 15 cards, along with coins and folded bills. It has a slot for a SIM card as well, and it is cut from three colors of environmentally certified leather.

    Millican Travel Wallet

    Powell Travel Wallet
    Millican homeofmillican.com

    Made from a cotton-recycled poly blend, this zip wallet features five card slots, a zip pouch for coins, a pen loop and a slot for bills. Available in three colors, the wallet has a contrasting lining and zips flat for easy access.

    Lotuff Zipper Credit Card Wallet

    Zipper Credit Card Wallet
    Lotuff lotuffleather.com

    Manufactured in New England, this wallet features vegetable-tanned leather with polished and painted edges. Available in nine colors, the design has a solid-brass YKK-Excella zipper and two exterior slots that can hold up to 10 cards.

    Hender Scheme L Zip Wallet

    L Zip Wallet
    Hender Scheme endclothing.com

    This Japanese-made wallet is constructed from supple calf leather. The design includes a main compartment, two card slots, and a coin pouch.

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