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 trucker wallets). Exploring the best wallets in each category, this guide covers the nearly three dozen of the best men's wallets.
Anson Calder's ultra-sleek Card Holder comes with two slots for cards and a center stash spot for cash. It's available in six colors and with an optional monogram.
Orée's card case has room for five cards. It's constructed entirely from vintage military issue WWII canvas duffle bags.
Cut from vegetable-tanned Italian leather, this card holder features two exterior card slots and the brand’s logo is embossed on the exterior.
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.
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.
There's a big slot for a bunch of cards, a tinier one for cash, and a pull tab to make getting both out a bit easier.
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.
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.
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.
Made from Horween leather, Nomad Goods' Slim Wallet has room for 12 cards and a tracker, like Tile Slim or Apple's AirTag.
Although this won't fit in a pant pocket, Smythson's Ludlow Wallet is right at home in the hull of your favorite jacket, whether that be a blazer or a bigger parka.
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.
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 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 (if you don't want black) and designer cred at a friendly price.
There's room for six cards plus cash in Il Bussetto's vegetable tanned, somewhat tiny Bi-Fold Wallet.
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.
Handmade in Seattle, Filson's Bi-Fold Wallet is constructed from durable Bridle leather and long-lasting nylon thread.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Glad Hand and Porter Yoshida's co-branded cow- and horsehide wallet is crafted in Japan to accommodate up to 17 cards, cash, and receipts, which can be any kind of paper in two large slots.
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.
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.
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.
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. (And, it comes in every iPhone size; don't mind the ancient model.)
This phone wallet has a microfiber lining and chamfered edges. Along with holding your phone, the wallet has space for up to three cards and an extra SIM card. Available in eight colors, it is also backed by a three year warranty.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This Japanese-made wallet is constructed from supple calf leather. The design includes a main compartment, two card slots, and a coin pouch.