We get it, wallets are supposed to last a long time, but if yours (or your partner’s) requires a duct tape panel to stay together, it’s officially time to get shopping. The best wallets for men are simple, sleek and slim but can still hold everything he needs—credit cards, driver’s license, cash, work ID, punch card for his favorite local coffee shop, you name it. And while there are certainly gorgeous designer options that will just get better with age (looking at you, Montblanc), it’s not necessary to spend a small fortune to find one that works. Here, 25 of the best wallets for men, no matter your budget or his style.
The 25 Best Wallets for Men (Because He Could Really Use a New One)
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1. coach Boxed Double Billfold Wallet
This classic leather billfold has eight credit card slots, as well as two pockets for additional cards—should he need those. It comes in three colors (black, tan and the chocolate brown above), all of which are designed to age beautifully over time. According to reviews, the seams on the card slots could start to loosen around the four-year mark, but that’s still a pretty great run and is a pretty easy fix for a tailor if he’s super attached.
Buy it ($175)
2. the Ridge Aluminum
This super-minimalist wallet can be purchased with a cash strap, money clip or both, but either way it can stretch to fit anywhere between one and 12 cards and comes with RFID technology (meaning it protects digital thieves from stealing credit card and driver’s license info via an embedded radio frequency identification chip). It also comes with a lifetime warranty, so he can easily replace the elastic once it starts to wear out.
3. mulberry Full-grain Leather Billfold Cardholder
We love Mulberry’s vertical take on a classic wallet. There are three card slots, and an additional side pocket. A smaller bill pocket easily holds folded bills, but we suggest he not keep too much cash in here to avoid stretching this fine leather out.
4. Fossil Derrick Rfid Bifold With Flip Id
Another RFID-infused wallet, this one can easily fit everything he wants to carry along with him. In addition to a bill compartment there are eight credit card slots, two side pockets for more cards or cash and two ID windows, so he doesn’t have to choose between showing off his driver’s license or his work ID. He can also have it embossed with his initials—up to three letters—totally free of charge.
5. lululemon True Identity Card Case
For the guy who wants something super light or that can be tossed around in his gym bag or backpack without fear of everything shaking loose, this Lululemon design should do the trick. It’s made from quick-drying, water-repellent neoprene and has three outer card slots and an inner pocket sealed with a water-resistant zipper. We’re partial to the three colorblocked styles, but there’s also a more serious black-on-black wallet if that’s more his style.
6. the Frenchie Co. Speed Wallet
The sibling duo behind The Frenchie Co. set out to make a super-simple, intuitive wallet, and we have to say, we’re pretty impressed with their creation. The Speed Wallet gives him quick and easy access to whichever two cards he uses most often, thanks to two pull tabs at the top, but can hold up to 12 in the inner pocket, which also has room for cash. And like many of the wallets on this list, it also has built-in RFID protection.
7. coach New York X Disney Keith Haring Double Billfold Wallet
Why buy a boring black or brown leather wallet when you can get one with an image of Mickey Mouse being abducted by aliens? This cheeky design is part of a partnership between Coach and Disney, featuring art by Keith Haring, and has all the practical qualities one looks for in a wallet—eight card slots, two inner pockets, one large bill slot, durable lightweight leather—just with a much more entertaining exterior.
8. andar The Atlas Passport Wallet
Ideal for travelers or those who like to carry a lot with them, this passport-compatible design is fairly large but should still fit in his coat or jeans pocket. The large middle section holds his passport safely in place, as well as cash or other notes. There are also three card slots for credit cards or his ID. As a bonus, when he doesn’t need to carry his passport along with him, the flexible design can be folded in half.
9. bellroy Hide And Seek
This may look like your average wallet from the outside, but we assure you it’s anything but. There are a number of hidden features to discover, including two covert card slots that can also accommodate coin and a secret stash slot for extra cash. There are nine leather colors to choose from, and it also comes with a three-year warranty, should anything start to wear faster than expected.
10. Smythson Panama Slim Currency Wallet
We like to think of Smythson’s Panama Slim style as the Goldilocks of wallets—it’s designed to fit somewhere between a minimalist travel wallet and a heavier everyday style. As such, it’s made from durable leather that’s surprisingly lightweight and comes with a note pocket and just four card slots. He can also have it personalized with his initials or name, up to six letters.
Buy it ($225)
11. Mulberry Full-grain Leather Cardholder
For the true minimalist, this sleek cardholder has four card slots (two on each side) and a larger middle pocket that could definitely fit a few folded bills or perhaps another card or two. But really, this beautiful leather design looks and functions best for those who subscribe to the “less is more” approach.
12. Bottega Veneta Intrecciato Leather Billfold Wallet
This intricate leather piece doesn’t come cheap but it’s such a great blend of classic and special. Not to mention, the natural woven leather will age beautifully. It’s totally free of branding or logos on the outside, giving it a vintage or custom vibe (although those in the know will surely recognize Bottega Veneta’s now signature intrecciato weaving).
13. Tumi Alpha Slg Slim Single Billfold Wallet
Much like its beloved suitcases, Tumi’s wallets are built to last…no matter what you put them through. This slim silhouette fits six credit cards, with an additional seventh slot hidden in the cash pocket. The combination of ballistic nylon and leather gives it an interesting mix of textures, plus it’s lighter than more traditional leather wallets.
14. Montblanc Sartorial Wallet 6cc
Montblanc wallets are pretty expensive, but in our opinion they’re worth the splurge. This six-card bifold is incredibly sleek, and the gorgeous navy calfskin leather is the ultimate combination of sturdy and soft. You can also have up to four letters embossed on the lower right corner for a personal touch, free of charge.
15. Off-white Quote Chain Wallet
Hypebeasts need wallets too, and no design will be more enticing to him than this zippered style from Off-White. On the practical side, there are two easy-access card slots on the back, plus two more on the inside where he can also stow his cash or coins. On the fashion side, he’ll get a kick out of Virgil Abloh’s signature quote and slogan print. It also comes with a removeable chain, just in case he wants to link it through a belt loop to really show it off.
16. Polo Ralph Lauren Polo Bear Leather Billfold Wallet
We love the combination of a traditional silhouette with just a touch of whimsy by way of chicly dressed bears. He’ll be sure to smile every time he whips this out of his pocket. On the inside, there are eight card slots, two smaller pockets and one large slot for cash, all in the same gorgeous cognac leather as the outside.
17. Lauren Ralph Lauren Burnished Leather Bifold Wallet
For those looking for something more traditional, this Ralph Lauren bifold is one of the top-selling wallets at Macy’s and has more than 175 reviews with a 4.7/5-star rating. It’s got a no-fuss smooth leather exterior with room for six credit cards and not one but two cash pockets. It also features a removeable ID flap with two windows so he can easily flash his ID when necessary.
18. Tanner Goods Utility Bifold
Another simple design, this leather bifold just gets better and better with age. It’s a touch smaller than the Ralph Lauren design above, with room for four credit cards, just one bill pocket and no ID window, but maybe that minimalism is just what he’s searching for. Plus, the inner pockets are designed with a slight curve to them, providing a small but special touch that makes this wallet stand out from the pack.
19. Michael Kors Mason Signature Wallet
Logo-mania has been having a resurgence lately, but even if/when that craze dies down again this MK-emblazed wallet will still be in style. The repeating initials add just enough intrigue to the smooth leather exterior, which opens to reveal eight card slots, two slide pockets and a cash compartment.
20. Filson Outfitter Card Wallet
The khaki green nylon and border of brown leather give this bifold an outdoorsy vibe that still feels appropriate enough for life in the city (and is built to last through years and years or use). There’s no cash pocket on the inside, but with eight credit card slots, there’s plenty of room to hold a few folded up bills if he wants.
21. Herschel Supply Co. Charlie Rfid Wallet
We were surprised to find this simple canvas cardholder has RFID protection, but indeed it does. Again, this one has no true cash pocket (just four card slots, two on each side), but the large top pocket definitely has space for storing some cash.
22. Royce New York Magnetic Money Clip Wallet
Another easy minimalist design, this super-slim wallet uses a magnetic clip to hold cash in place. On the flip side you’ll find three card slots to hold all the basics, like his driver’s license, credit card or subway card. Reviewers also love that the cash clip is designed to lay flat rather than bulging out, keeping the overall silhouette nice and svelte.
23. Perry Ellis Colorblocked Leather Passcase Wallet
A subtle colorblock detail helps differentiate this leather bifold from the sea of classic wallets out there. Plus, on the inside there are six card slots, positioned vertically and horizontally (an unexpected fun touch). There’s also a double-sided ID case that fits into one of the interior side pockets, but can be removed to make more room if he prefers.
24. Travando Money Clip Wallet
This seven-card, RFID-blocking bifold has more than 18,400 reviews at Amazon and a whopping 4.6/5-star rating with more than three-quarters of all reviewers giving it the full five stars. Despite its affordable price tag, the Travando feels like high-quality leather, and lasts like it, too. There are nine colors to choose from, including three with a suede finish for those looking for something a little softer.
25. A-cold-wall* Logo Zipped Wallet
We came for the curved card slots and bold gold logo, but we stayed for the subtle zippered compartment. We love that this wallet doesn’t add a ton of bulk, nor is it super obvious at first glance, meaning he can safely stow coin, cash or other valuables away without fear of them falling out into his pockets and still enjoy all the perks of a slim wallet design.
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