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The 6 Best Men’s Wallets You Can Buy Right Now

The 6 Best Men’s Wallets You Can Buy Right Now

Often forgotten until we go to pay for dinner or stop at the pump, the humble wallet isn’t always seen as the top accessory for men. Because it’s so utilitarian, most guys are gifted one for a holiday or birthday and tend to stick with it for years. While there’s nothing wrong with this, you may be doing yourself a disservice when it comes to getting the best performance from your billfold or cardholder.

The thing to consider is that not all wallets are created equal. In fact, there are a variety of styles to consider when looking at what to purchase that doesn’t just fit your style and price range, but also your lifestyle. Most guys I know (myself included) will settle for a cheap leather wallet without putting much stock into asking if it’s the right wallet for them. Well, more often than not, it probably isn’t.

Types of Wallets

Wallets come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and materials. In the age of technology and hybridization for EDC lovers, not all wallets can fit into every specific category, but the main contenders include:

  • Bifold Wallets: Bifold wallets are the most popular type of men’s wallet. They are characterized by their bi-fold design and have a single large compartment for cash and several card slots. They are compact, easy to carry, and fit in most pockets, making them a great option for everyday use by most men. Bifold wallets come in a variety of materials, such as leather, canvas, and nylon, and are available in many colors and patterns.
  • Trifold Wallets: Trifold wallets have lost some of their popularity over the years, in part due to their bulk. They have a tri-fold design and offer more storage than bifold wallets, and typically have more storage for bills, with additional compartments for photos, ID, and cards. Some even have an added zipper compartment for coins. Because of their bulk and size, they’re not as common for men who wear a tighter fit jean or for those who try to eschew bulk to their wardrobe.
  • Card Holder: As slim as it gets, this minimalist type of wallet is perfect for those on-the-go who don’t carry much cash. Usually in leather or nylon, these smaller wallets trim down the carrying capacity and bulk of even a bifold wallet while still giving you a great place to store your cards. The bonus for many is it’s small enough to slip into one’s front pocket, to avoid losing it on a subway or while abroad.

The Best Men’s Wallets


Sabah Natural Leather Card Holder

This is the wallet I use and I can’t recommend it enough. The beauty of a natural leather is that it will patina more noticeably than a dyed leather, and I have seen over the year or so since I got this wallet the pinkish tone fade into a rustic copper. This cardholder style has only two compartments that fold in on each other, giving it a slim profile that’s perfect for throwing in one’s bag or pocket. Because of its rustic quality, it’s a great all-around wallet that can easily take a beating (and will look better from it!) while not being out of place in a more formal setting. People will just think you picked it up on some exotic travels.

Buy Now $40


Ettinger Bridle Hide Billfold

If you’re looking to upgrade your billfold to something a bit more elegant and with a bit of British sensibility, then Etiinger is perfect for you. For young professionals or those who like a little bit of formality to their wardrobe, the Bridle Hide leather ages beautifully and eventually will develop an almost shiny patina, giving this wallet even more character with longer use. Particularly appealing about this wallet is the color combinations. One is able to choose from nine colorways, each with a contrasting interior tan, making for the slightest bit of decoration in this otherwise conservative choice.

Buy Now $295


Herschel Charlie Cardholder

A ubiquitous favorite among guys already, it’s hard to not include Herschel for their no-fuss Charlie cardholder. With a compact profile, it’s perfect for everyday use without adding bulk, especially for those who keep it cashless. Herschel’s Charlie comes in a variety of colors, making it a great choice for just about anyone interested in a simple, uncomplicated option that keeps your cards in place and your pockets uncluttered.

Buy Now $17


Montblanc Meisterstück Compact Wallet

For those who don’t speak German, “Meisterstück” means “masterpiece”. And that’s exactly what this Montblanc wallet is. A compact billfold style, there is no bit of real estate on this wallet that doesn’t show quality craftsmanship that has made Montblanc a household luxury name. With an almost geometric interior and a bright blue exterior, it’s an exciting update to a classic design. Perhaps most importantly, the leather has been chrome-tanned, meaning it’ll last for years (and only get better with age).

Buy Now $375


Bellroy Hide & Seek Billfold

“Small but mighty” should be the motto of the Bellroy Hide & Seek billfold. The design is simple enough, but what is impressive is the amount of storage this wallet holds. It is able to fit up to 12 credit cards and includes a hidden compartment for coins, cards, or larger bills. The quality leather belies its low price point and the Bellroy name is known for quality in the EDC world. Most interesting of all is the various bright colorways, making this a great option for anyone who wants to update their style without breaking the bank.

Buy Now $89


Allett Trifold Wallet

A wallet should adapt to the holder’s lifestyle and not all wallets are able to keep up with someone who spends time outdoors. Whether you’re hiking, biking, or even commuting, it might be a good idea to have a wallet that can weather the elements and stay put. Allett’s trifold wallet can do just that. Made from Nylon with a Velcro closure, you’re looking at a wallet that keeps your most important items safe and secure so you can focus on your fitness. The closure and added coin pocket means you can trim down what you need to carry and keep everything in one place if on a longer hike or ride.

Buy Now $48