Think about these two situations: in the first one, a man takes out his wallet. It’s old, frayed, held together with a rubber brand, and bursting with receipts. In the second one, the same man takes out a wallet but it’s sleek, black, slim, and looks both stylish and expensive.
Even though it’s the same man in both cases, wouldn’t you make assumptions about the background, career, and priorities of the man based on the two different wallets? This might be even more true in a romantic context.
A men’s wallet needs to be functional (transport everything the man would need to be in a wallet) and have some degree to style to convey how the man in question wants to be perceived. Yet, it doesn’t need to be very expensive to fit these criteria.
If you’re looking for men’s wallets at the intersection of slim, stylish, and practical, here are 10 options.
1. Bellroy Slim Sleeve
This wallet is made from environmentally-certified top grain leather and comes with a three-year warranty, which is great if you care about both the environment and your own financial stability. There are two “quick access” slots for cards you need every day (credit card / public transportation / etc.) with the rest of the available cards operating on a pull-tab system. The wallet can hold 4 to 14 cards with folded bills, and overall the design is super slim.
Best for: Minimalists who generally don’t carry a lot but still want quick access to core cards and a stylish design
2. Front Pocket Wallet by Rogue Industries
These 100% leather wallets feature a full-size banknote divider, three credit card slots, and an ID pocket. The wallet can overall hold up to six credit cards. It’s also a front pocket wallet, which can help with sciatic nerve pain (often sitting on your wallet in meetings or on planes causes issues for men)—and front pocket wallets are much harder to steal when you visit crowded urban areas.
Best for: The man constantly on the go who still wants a sense of style
3. NOMATIC Men’s Slim Minimalist Wallet
This wallet can hold up to 15 cards, and is also built to last a lifetime— it’s developed using medical-grade elastic as well as a genuine leather pull-tab. The pull-tab allows you quicker access to your four most-used cards. There’s also a 2.2 inch by 1.0 inch pocket to store cash, coins, and keys. The product development cycle on this wallet was lengthy in order to make sure all features being asked for were included.
Best for: Anyone looking for an affordable, classic, and functional option
4. RFID Blocking Bifold Slim Genuine Leather Thin Minimalist Front Pocket Wallets
This is well-designed and made with full-grain genuine leather. It has Quick Access ID Windows, can fit 6 to 8 cards plus US bills with no bulk, and also features a minimal Pull-tab design to reduce bulk. The overall wallet size is 4″ in. x 3″ in. .4″ in. There’s a front pocket for your most-used card, and a money clip, and a smart pull strap for access to everyday cards. RFID blocking is a new trend in wallets designed for increased security.
Best for: The man worried about security, style, and sleek sizing.
5. ROCO MINIMALIST Aluminum Slim Wallet RFID BLOCKING Money Clip
This is an ultra-slim, high-grade aluminum wallet designed to keep your credit card info safe through RFID Blocking. The flexible silicon band across the middle is patented and was designed to not lose strength and stability. Despite its slim design, it’s very functional—can hold up to 20 cards and is well-sized for business cards. You can also use wider silicon bands to take further advantage of the design.
Best for: A man that needs to carry a lot of cards but wants a stylish, almost-futuristic design along with security