11 Best Minimalist Wallets for Men
Few purchases get more mileage than a good wallet—it's something we carry at all times to store some of our most precious cargo. But a recent, impromptu pocket dump at Huckberry HQ revealed a few of us were in desperate need of an upgrade: We're talking bulky, super-sized bi-folds that would make even George Costanza blush. So we leaned on the guys with more discerning everyday-carry sensibilities for their best minimalist wallet recommendations—and were absolutely blown away. Turns out that minimalist wallets are the new favorite and the best men's wallets around. We are experiencing a renaissance of sorts, with plenty of thinner, smarter, and just plain badass slim wallets for men out there—many of which are designed, sourced, and made in the USA. We've gone ahead and rounded up the ten best minimalist wallets for 2019 below, all of which have passed the field tests with flying colors.
Bellroy Hide & Seek Exclusive
The Hide & Seek Wallet is a natural starting point for those looking to slim their wallet. It's conventional, yet loaded with hidden features and compartments that will Houdini away your extra bulk. Cut from premium vegetable tanned cow leather, it'll protect your bills and plastic and photo of your sweetheart for years to come. This version of the Hide & Seek sports an RFID-blocking upgrade that protects your personal information contained in RFID enabled identification cards, passports, and smart cards.
Bellroy Travel Passport Wallet
Whether it’s for business or pleasure, international travel should be seamless and organized—and with Bellroy’s Passport Wallet, you can ensure that you have your documents, identification, cash, cards, and more all in one convenient billfold. With a handsome, top-quality leather construction and RFID protection, the Passport Wallet fits discreetly in any pair of pants or neatly in a bag for an efficient way to travel.
Dango D01 Dapper Bifold Pen Wallet
If MacGyver was given a Dango wallet, the entire show would be infinitely more boring—hell, we’d be surprised if it made it past season one since MacGyver would just use his D01 Dapper Bifold to get him out of all those precarious situations. Seriously though, the D01 Dapper Bifold Pen Wallet has a laundry list of features neatly organized into a streamlined design that doesn’t look like a brick is sitting in your pocket. Made from aerospace-grade aluminum and Dango’s custom, nearly-bomb-proof DTEX material, this is the pocket-sized workhorse you’ve always needed.
Tanner Goods Journeyman Wallet
As arguably the most important part of your EDC, any wallet should be reliable, durable, and handsome for years of sitting in your backpocket or proudly displayed on your nightstand. Lucky for us, we can count on anything from Tanner Goods reliably ticking off the important boxes—their Journeyman Wallet is handmade in Portland from premium leather hides with a minimalist design and a surprising amount of storage space for all your cards and cash.
The Ridge Aluminum Wallet + Money Clip
Like its Cash Strap-outfitted brother, the Ridge Wallet Aluminum Wallet + Money Clip is exceptionally durable yet lightweight (2 oz.) and holds up to 12 cards making it the best slim wallet. The Money Clip can hold your cash and doubles as a pocket clip, plus your credit cards and ID-info are safe thanks to the minimalist wallet's RFID-blocking technology. The smartly designed groove allows you to easily deploy your cards with the press of a finger. And if you’re looking to level up, it’s also available in titanium and carbon fiber.
WP Standard Small Card Wallet
For the minimalist looking to shrink the ever-present ‘pocket bulk’, WP Standard has the Small Card Wallet that’s designed to cut the excess while keeping all the style and durability that comes from full-grain leather. Four main compartments to hold only the essentials—ID, credit cards, and cash—this space-saving wallet will be around for years to come, even if you forget it’s sitting in your back pocket.
The Ridge Shockproof Card Case
Years ago, we started working with The Ridge (formerly known as Ridge Wallet) because we were blown away by their award-winning wallets that just won’t quit on ya no matter how hard the going gets. Today they’re bringing that same mentality and dedication in quality to new ventures by making sure our smartphones are well-protected for a life on the move. The Shockproof Card Case is built from a highly durable and rugged polycarbonate shell with reinforced TPU bumpers—needless to say, this case turns your fragile smartphone into an impenetrable shield. Add a few card slots at the back for your ID and credit card and you have a two-in-one phone case that slims your pocket and protects your phone.
Madera Union Cherry Wood Wallet
Bulky bifolds and chunky trifolds don’t quite align with Madera’s vision for the “ideal” wallet. They’re all about slimming your pockets and making your EDC comfortable for, well, everyday. Madera’s Union Wood Wallet uses a sustainably harvested cherry wood cover and a state-of-the-art design to create an innovative wallet that slides nicely in your pocket or pack.
Recycled Firefighter Leather Rookie - Front Pocket Bifold Wallet
Recycled Firefighter builds sturdy, front and rear pocket wallets out of some of the toughest materials around—including recycled fire hose. Since its founding in 2014 the former firefighter's company has recycled over 15,000 feet of decommissioned fire hose. They also recycle other military surplus materials to build their wallets, saving tons of discarded and surplus materials from ending up in the landfill.
Filson Card Case
Built in the US from American-made vegetable-tanned bridle leather, this wallet from Filson is for those who want to carry their cash and cards in a symbol of American craftsmanship.
Dango Coin Capsule + Tether Bundle
In this seemingly “paperless” world, you’re still going to run into coins—check your couch cushions, the baseboards of a hallway, or any bin at a TSA security check, you’re bound to find some tiny, shiny coins. Dango knows that coins are here to stay, and they developed the Coin Capsule to be the coin-organizing buddy you’ve always needed. Specially designed to hold 16 quarters, 10 dimes, 7 nickels, and 9 pennies, the Coin Capsule allows you to organize your metal currency without a hassle. Who knows, maybe you’ll actually stop in that coin-operated arcade near your place and knock off some of the rust of your old Ms. Pacman skills.
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