With it being such an essential accessory, it’s about time you invested in one of the best wallets for men. A men’s wallet could be considered to be the male equivalent of the female handbag. It’s with this in mind that next time you’re out wallet shopping, you should spend some time deliberating exactly what it is you need from a money holder.
Not only do you need to factor in size and materials, which we’ll delve into soon, but as with any menswear item, you need to think about your budget. Wallets can range from incredibly affordable, somewhere around the $30-$50 mark, and extend all the way up into the hundreds and, even thousands, dollar mark, which is usually reflective of the brand and the quality of the wallet.
Wallets can be incredibly slim or oversized. The most common styles are cardholder, bi-fold, and tri-fold. A cardholder style wallet is exactly what it suggests: a holder for cards. Where they differ is how many cards they can carry; some will have space for just two or three while others may be able to hold up to 10. You can even find cardholder wallets for men with space for some notes, offering the best of both worlds.
Bi-fold and tri-fold wallets will, naturally, have space for cards too (some cardholders may come in a bi-fold design too) but will usually offer more space for notes and coins.
Realistically speaking, most of us are much more likely to pay for everything by card, or even with our phones these days, making the cardholder wallet the perfect size. However, if you regularly handle and use cash, or you like a place to keep receipts in your wallet, you’re definitely going to have to choose a bi-fold or tri-fold men’s wallet.
Leather is the most common material used for men’s wallets because it ages well and is durable & long-lasting. But as you should know with leather by now, it can come in a variety of finishes and colours. Most men’s wallets are crafted from full-grain leather with either a pebbled finish or an extremely smooth finish, but the variant you choose is entirely dependent on your personal preference.
And as with any material, there are different levels of quality. In general, if you put a few extra dollars into your wallet purchase then you’re going to get better leather – which means good longevity and the best wallet that is going to evolve beautifully over time.
We’ve put together a list of the brands we think are at the top of their game right now and have the best men’s wallets all perfect for the next time you need to find somewhere new to store your cards and cash.
Bellroy, first founded to create a slim and practical wallet, has expanded over the last ten years into a leading men’s accessory brand. All of Bellroy’s wallets for men are crafted from premium and durable materials, feel great in your hand and will age beautifully as the years go by. Plus, they’re so well-designed that even when filled with cards and cash, you’ll never struggle to close one. If you’re after a sleek and sophisticated men's wallet, look no further than Bellroy.
If you're a guy who's fond of technology and the latest gadgets, then a Ridge wallet might be for you. They're slim and will hold just enough of your everyday essential cards. Actually, this wallet holds up to 12 cards and has RFID blocking technology, to help protect against wireless theft. The Ridge w allet comes in a variety of colours but we like the carbon, black and olive green editions.
Free shipping with Australia. $5.00 worldwide.
German luxury fashion house, Hugo Boss, founded in 1924, is renowned for their opulent range of clothing, accessories, footwear, and fragrances. Hugo Boss offers both bi-fold wallets and cardholder style wallets, all crafted from premium leather. All of Hugo Boss’ wallets are fully lined and can fit an impressive amount of cards and cash considering their compact and sleek designs. If you're a no fuss kinda guy who lilke quality, then Hugo Boss can't be beaten for the best premium wallet.
Free shipping on orders over $150
Iowa native Todd Snyder makes effortless everyday luxuries for the modern gentleman. His range of wallets include cardholders and bi-fold wallets, all made from some of the best premium leathers. Available in a variety of colours, a Todd Snyder wallet will keep your cards and cash organised, and will look good while doing so.
We offer free shipping and returns on orders over $150 within the continental U.S.
The Nomad card wallet is designed for the modern minimalist.... or the bloke who hates every other wallet out there. This wallet's unique thermoforming process with the brand's signature Horween leather gives it a slim finish for front or rear pocket carry, resulting in minimal to no pocket bulge. Nomad's leather is crafted to patina over time, which will eventually result in you being the owner of an entirely unique-looking wallet after a few years of use.
Renowned for his creative aesthetic, which combines tradition and modernity, Paul Smith is one of Britain’s best menswear designers. Paul Smith’s wallets range from classic billfolds to credit cardholders to money clips, with monogramming available on selected styles for an elegant personal touch. Crafted using the finest leathers, and available in both classic and playful colours, Paul Smith knows a thing or two about wallet design and how to stash your cash with style.
Free shipping on orders over $250
Free shipping on order over $300
Overnight luggage initially propelled Troubadour into the public eye, with their wonderfully crafted leather bags. They have now gathered all their accumulated knowledge and started to branch out into other avenues, such as wallets for men. Troubadour’s range of wallets are lightweight, slim, and sophisticated. Best of all, their wallets are crafted from premium leather, and are an elegant choice for storing your cards and money.
For well over 100 years, London based brand, Smythson has been mastering the art of creating exquisite leather accessories and wallets. They use anything from cowhide to alligator skin to craft their pieces and have a price point for mid to higher-end budgets. Smythson’s range of wallets for men is timeless and refined, as well as functional, with cardholder and bi-fold styles available. If you simply have to have a luxury wallet, Smythson is without a doubt your best choice.
Free shipping on orders over $250
Founded in 2014 by Michael Saiger, Miansai specialises in jewellery made from some of the best high-quality leathers and metals. Their wallets are expertly manufactured using genuine Italian leather that gets better with age, offering a bit of stylish class every time they’re opened in public. Plus, most of Miansai’s wallets can be monogrammed with your initials for an elegant personal touch.
It is very much the fine attention to detail that separates Montblanc’s creations from that of other major designers. The fact that Montblanc has continually led the way in luxury accessories since the 1920s, says a lot about their approach and the materials they use. Montblanc’s range of wallets and cardholders are made with full-grain calfskin leather, and are perfect for those who admire high-quality craftsmanship.
If you prefer a more colourful wallet than traditional blacks and browns, then ACNE Studios’ is the best brand for you. Their range of wallets have a minimalistic design, but the colourways available are bold and striking. All of ACNE Studios’ wallets are entirely made from premium Italian leather, feature silver foil branding, and will keep your cards and cash secure.
Complimentary express shipping on all orders.
Free shipping on order over $300
If you’re in the market for a wallet that is a little more minimal and modern in aesthetic, then Saturdays NYC may have what you’re looking for. They might be new to the accessories game, but their range of wallets is surprisingly impressive. All wallets are made from naturally tanned leather and are available in classic black or contemporary tan.
$10 shipping or free on orders over $100
If you're someone who spends a lot of their time outdoors, whether it be exploring and hiking, or on building sites, you’ll need an incredibly durable wallet. Fortunately, Carhartt crafts gear with rugged living in mind. All of their wallets are made from tough and durable leather, come in bi-fold and tri-fold styles, and have plenty of space for cards, notes, and coins.
British clothier of punk, alt-rock and premium style fashion, AllSaints knows a thing or two about leather and how to make something effortlessly cool out of it. It's certainly true of their wallet collection, which includes bi-folds and cardholders in compact shapes. All wallets are crafted from high-quality leather or suede, and feature metal hardware accents.
Free Delivery on all UK orders over £150 & free UK returns
Founded in 2012, Harber London (which, naturally, hails from London) is a purveyor of extremely high quality leather goods, ticking off high-volume categories such as laptop sleeves, Dopp kits, backpacks, and, of course, wallets. Whether you're after a travel wallet for your passport, a coin purse for change, or a cardholder style wallet, Harber London has you covered with their timeless aesthetics, clever wallet architecture, and hard-wearing, responsibly sourced materials that make their wallets the best for those who appreciate craft.
American Giant hails from San Francisco, so naturally, they have style running through their veins. Better still, the brand makes everything in the US, so you can be assured you're not getting something made to a budget.
They only have one wallet on offer, the Horween Leather Card Wallet which is made in Florida, using leather sourced from the Horween Leather Co. With enough space for the essential cards and a bit of cash in a slim silhouette, and available in a black and a dark brown, it's the premium wallet upgrade your back pocket needs.
The great thing about Aurelian is they offer luxury standard products at a more affordable price point, by doing away with mark-ups and just selling their collections for what they are worth, including a wide range of wallets. All of Aurelien’s wallets are made with the finest leather that can withstand daily wear and tear, and are available in cardholder and bi-fold styles in both classic and playful colours.
Allen Street is a proud reflection of its founders’ core values: authenticity, originality and outstanding quality above all. Bringing a newfound focus to the smaller, often neglected details of our daily lives, the brand perfects the accessories we count on the most; wallets, belts and more, using premium materials and traditional craftsmanship. Their range of wallets are colourful and modern, and playful without forgetting practicality.
Escuyer is a truly international effort. Their products are designed in Belgium, their fabrics are sourced from around the world, and everything gets put together in Portugal. The name comes from the old French word for Esquire, and they’re certainly making waves with their modern range of wallets. All made from premium Italian vegetable tanned leather, an Escuyer wallet will keep your cash & cards secure in style.