Although some accessories can be optional, wallets should be a must-have. Wallets can be used in everyday life, and are not only an extension of your personal style. You can store cash, cards and other small items in one convenient place.
There are many options for wallets. A quality leather wallet will last many years and won’t need any special care. To ensure that you get a high-quality, well-built wallet, we searched for and tested every one. Below are our top picks and you can choose the one that suits your needs. You’ll find the right wallet for you, whether you’re looking for a wallet that can hold different currencies, an RFID-blocking wallet to protect your cards from digital theft, or a money clip.
We know that people have different needs so we included a few other options. Although men’s wallets can be carried in pockets, they are not meant to be used as purses. However, this shouldn’t restrict your ability to shop. This guide has wallets for everyone.
The most slim and stylish leather wallet
Bellroy Slim Sleeve Wallet
Bellroy, a young company, released its first product back in 2010. Bellroy was founded in 2010 by some friends from Australia. They wanted to create the best wallets possible in terms of card placement and size. Since then, Bellroy has released several series of wallets that can be used for almost any purpose. You might have seen some of the wallets featured on Insider Reviews.
Bellroy’s “nude”, a method of reducing excess material to keep the Slim Sleeve wallet slim, is used in building the Slim Sleeve wallet. There are no fasteners, buckles, trimmings or snaps. Leather and thread are the only materials, with as few as possible of each.
This bifold can hold 12 cards and cash. There are three pockets for bills and one for cards. Two quick access card slots in the wallet make it easy to carry your commuter pass or everyday credit card. I can also pull out my subway card from the wallet without taking the wallet out.
The Slim Sleeve is a great material choice. Bellroy is a certified B Corp. This designation signifies that companies meet strict standards for “social, environmental and economic performance.” This means that Bellroy sources its leather ethically and sustainably. It is made from top-quality leather, which is soft and sturdy. — David Slotnick
The most minimalistic leather wallet
Bellroy Low wallet
The Bellroy Low Wallet has a low profile design that can fit US dollar bills. It’s a great choice for minimalists if you don’t live in or travel frequently to countries with taller bills, such as Euros or British Pounds.
This minimalistic, low-profile design leaves little room for unnecessary stuff and just enough room to store all the items you need. Without having to pack too many things, you can easily carry all your necessities, including cash, IDs and credit cards. With plenty of space for more, I was able fit 12 cards and 6 bills I have in my Gucci wallet into the Bellroy Low.
The Low Wallet, like all Bellroy’s leather wallets uses top-grain leather. It has been ethically and sustainably sourced. –Amir Ismael
Best RFID-blocking leather wallet
Bellroy Apex Sleeve
No matter what wallet type you choose, it is a smart idea to get one with RFID-blocking technology. RFID stands for radio frequency identification and refers to information associated with credit or debit cards. Although it is possible for thieves with tech skills to steal your information, RFID-blocking technology stops them from doing so.
There are many wallets that use RFID-blocking technology. However, the Bellroy Apex Sleeve is the best because it offers the most security. Because it is made of molded leather, the Apex Sleeve holds its shape. The wallet’s entire perimeter is sealed by the magnetic clasp. This wallet is protected by RFID-blocking technology. However, the strong magnetic clasp and molded leather make it even more secure. Your wallet will never be lost or stolen.
You can fit six to eight cards, as well as a few folded bills. This might not be the best option if you carry many bills. Amir Ismael
The most luxurious leather wallet for cash
Bellroy Notes Sleeve
We looked at how many bills the wallet could hold and also what types of bills it could hold when we searched for the best cash wallet. Bellroy Note Sleeve, aptly named, ticked all our boxes.
The Bellroy Note Wallet measures 4.02-inches high and can hold US dollars, Australian Dollars, and higher bills such as British Pounds and Euros. It will be a great choice if you travel often or live in a country with taller bills. It also has a coin holder to hold all your non-paper currency.
Even though I haven’t been traveling much lately, I love that my US dollars are out of sight when I use the Bellroy Note Sleeve. Even though low-profile wallets can hold US dollar bills, it’s still possible for them to stick out the top if you have lots of bills. The Note Wallet was able accommodate more than 10 bills without difficulty.
There are ample sleeves to hold your cards and a coin pocket to keep your change. — Amir Ismael
The best wallet
The Ridge Wallet
The Ridge Wallet is a simple, elegant, yet high-quality wallet. It’s not made from leather like other wallets. Instead, it is made from a durable aluminum material.
It can hold up to 12 cards. This makes it an ideal wallet for removing clutter and still keeping all your essentials.
The wallet holds your cards at the top. You can access them by pushing up on the cutouts at the bottom. You can quickly grab the card you need by moving your cards in a fanning motion.
You’ll find either the money clip or cash strap on the back of your wallet. The cash strap is my preference. It feels a bit more secure than the clip. It doubles up as a place to store things that you need to access quickly, such as bus tickets or metro cards, even if you don’t have any cash.
The wallet can be comfortably carried in your front pocket even at its full capacity. — Amir Ismael
Get the best money clip
M Clip V Series
Money clips can be so simple you may not know the difference. The difference between a money clip that breaks or bends after six months or starts dropping cash can be determined by the clip you choose.
This is the case with the M-Clip V series. The V series is more than a folded piece of metal. It has an opening mechanism. You can add or remove anything by simply sliding the lever bars back. The clip looks a little like a clothespin. To open the clip, you pinch them and then slide them back to close it.
Although the V Series money clip may be a bit bulkier than other clips, it is made from lightweight aircraft-grade aluminum. The spring mechanism is precision-machined from stainless steel and heat-tempered for durability.
The clip’s interior is lined with Neoprene rubber handles. Between these and the opening mechanism there is virtually no chance for anything to fall out. M-Clip claims that you can store six to eight cards, as well as eight to ten dollars. This should be enough for most purposes. — David Slotnick