There’s a good chance your wallet gets daily, or near-daily, use. And unlike shoes and clothing, you’re probably not rotating your wallet on a day to day basis. That means that there’s a good chance your wallet is looking a little worse for wear right now. If the stitching is coming apart or the sleeves are starting to sag, it may be time for an upgrade. That’s why we’ve rounded up some of the best wallets for men, including card cases, traditional bi-folds and spacious zip wallets.
One feature you may have heard a lot about is RFID-blocking. RFID, short for Radio Frequency Identification, is included on many cards and passports, allowing for easy wireless transmission of information. This has led to fears that a dedicated criminal could use a card skimmer to collect your card’s info through your wallet without your knowledge. As a result, RFID-blocking wallets have grown in popularity.
The truth is that while skimming info via RFID is possible, there’s scant evidence that such crimes occur. That’s because the information transmitted by RFID typically isn’t enough to be manipulated, especially considering that there are plenty of cheaper and easier ways for a criminal to access sensitive financial information.
While it’s not worth paying extra for, RFID-blocking is so widespread that it’s almost harder to find wallets without it. That’s why plenty of the options below feature RFID-blocking tech.
The real deciding factor should be finding a wallet that fits your everyday needs. Are you someone who carries multiple cards at once? Then you’ll want a traditional fold wallet. Are you a minimalist or want a separate wallet to use only when traveling? A slim wallet is best for you.
Whether you’re showing your ID at work, paying for a meal on a date, or buying groceries at your local store, your wallet is seen by many people. So, make sure it looks good. Here are a handful of great options to keep your stuff safe in style.
1. The Ridge Slim Minimalist Front Pocket
A wallet might seem like something that wouldn’t change much, but Ridge reinvented the wallet with this unique metal style. Instead of individual slots, the cards fit between the two pieces of metal that are held together with elastic, reducing unnecessary bulk. To get the cards, simply push them out using the small thumb slot. There’s also a strap that wraps around the outside of the wallet that allows you to store cash, too.
Pros: Slim minimalist wallet with a stylish metal design. Includes a strap for carrying bills.
Cons: Somewhat expensive. Since there aren’t individual slots, it can more time to get the card you need.
2. Tommy Hilfiger Men’s Billfold Wallet
If you want something statement-making yet sophisticated, consider this stylish color-blocked wallet from Tommy Hilfiger. The striped design features red, white and blue paneling, and the outer is made out of leather. This wallet also has a generous storage capacity — there are six card pockets, two slip pockets and a removable see-through slot for IDs and other cards. The wallet also has RFID-blocking.
Pros: Stylish and eyecatching design. Removable ID window, and plenty of card pockets. Slim profile despite generous storage.
Cons: Leather material could be better, but is still decent considering the price.
3. Alpine Swiss Logan Zipper Bifold Wallet
If you prefer the extra security a zipper provides, then consider this stylish option from Alpine Swiss. It comes in plenty of colors and leather finishes, and the dark colors and minimalist styling make this wallet a great option for men. The wallet has folding flaps for maximal storage, and it has slots for up to 14 cards. If you travel a lot (or you’re just a member of a lot of rewards programs) then this is a great option. It also has powerful RFID-blocking abilities.
Pros: Secure zip wallet, multiple folds with pockets to hold 14 cards. Large capacity while maintaining a slim profile. Comes in plenty of colors.
Cons: Zipper could be more smooth getting around the corners.
4. Buffway Slim Minimalist Front Pocket RFID Blocking Leather Wallet
Slim and lightweight and perfect for traveling or for anyone who doesn’t carry many cards, the Buffway Minimalist RFID Blocking Wallet has four slots for credit cards, one clear ID window, two side-slip pockets designed for quick access cards like commuter memberships, and a middle section to hold cash and paper. The wallet comes with RFID blocking technology, protecting all of the cards except for the ID window.
Pros: Lightweight, easy card access. Slim design. Available in various colors. Genuine leather.
Cons: Less capacity than others on this list.
5. Clifton Heritage Minimalist Wallets for Men
Available in over 20 colors and with the option of Crosshatch leather, Napa leather and Vegetable Tanned leather, this wallet has a main compartment for cash and five card slots. The Travelambo arrives in a gift box, making it a good option for gifting. The card-case style allows you to eliminate bulk, but it has plenty of pockets for all of your cards and cash.
Pros: Slim design, comes in plenty of colors and finishes.
Cons: Some options have more capacity.
6. HIMI Genuine Leather Wallet
Available in 26 colors and designed with 10 card slots, two ID windows, and a large main area for cash and receipts, the HIMI also boasts RFID Blocking Security to ensure your cards won’t be damaged. We also like that the wallet comes in a gift box, perfect for special occasions like Father’s Day or birthdays. Because the wallet is made of vegetable-tanned leather, it will become softer and more comfortable the more you use it.
Pros: Plenty of card pockets, including fold-up ID slot. Available in a variety of colors. Good gift option.
Cons: Somewhat bulky.
7. Herschel Roy RFID
If you want an alternative to leather that’s still a grown-up option, consider Herschel’s stylish fabric wallets. They’re made from a densely woven polyester fabric that keeps your cards organizer, and RFID-blocking is included for extra protection. It has six card slots, two side pockets and a cash pocket. The wallet is available in over a dozen colors, and they all have Herschel’s distinctive pinstripe pattern on the inside.
Pros: Stylish alternative to leather. Affordable. Plenty of card pockets. Available in plenty of colors.
Cons: Somewhat bulky when filled with cards.