In a world full of technology, and with apps for everything, the role of a wallet is changing once more. It is no longer needed to hold a plethora of storecards or membership cards. If you’re thinking about changing your wallet, now is the best time to invest in something a little more streamlined. Check out our list of the best minimalist wallet ideas before you make the switch.View in gallery
The cumbersome design of standard bi or tri-fold wallets is obsolete in the modern world. Not only are they heavy and create ungainly pocket bulges they also lack a modern-day must-have, RFID protection. This protects your data from being skimmed and used for fraudulent activities.
The solution is simple. It’s time to retire your old wallet and go for a smaller pocket wallet. Unsure where to start? We’ve got you covered. The following list gives you the best minimalist wallet ideas that will help you pick your next wallet without fuss.
20 Cool Minimalist Wallet Ideas for Men
A little money, your ID, and some credit cards are all most people need in the modern age, and toting those about can be accomplished with a stylish slim wallet.
1. Mismo Cards TabacView in gallery Shop Now
For the Minimalist Card Holder: The only credit card holder you need for a quick coffee run or a dinner out. A slim wallet that screams sophistication. It’s everything that the Danish brand Mismo believes in – a simple and enduring design that focuses on quality material and craftsmanship.
The neat and minimalistic design of this credit card wallet made of raw natural materials is highly addictive designed for convenience and style. From the vegetable-tanned grain leather to the durable striped lining made of cotton and nylon blend, this minimalist wallet is crafted to age beautifully. It features three credit card slots plus two extra compartments on the inside, guaranteed to be a perfect companion.
2. Unrecorded Leather Corner Zip WalletView in gallery Shop Now
For Sleek Style and Ultimate Functionality: Small yet spacious, this compact corner zip wallet has all the space you need to go out well-prepared for any situation. It has the space for your notes and receipts, a folded internal compartment for coins, and slots that can hold up to eight credit cards.
The Dutch brand Unrecorded’s clothing and accessories are the epitome of sustainability and quality. Both those things can be said for this minimalist wallet. Handcrafted in Portugal using 100% vegetable-tanned leather from Italy paired with a highly durable Excella metal zipper, it’s destined to wear beautifully over time.
3. Hammer Anvil RFID Safe
For Basic Coverage: When you need to pinch every penny, or just don’t want to spend a mint on your wallet, the RFID Safe has a classic style and provides a guard against digital thieves. Built for mostly cards, it can be your daily wallet for quick purchases or your backup for holding the serious plastic.
4. RFID Dash 4.0
For High Tech Protection: A slim little pouch for rapidly removing cash and cards, every version of the Dash – from the 1.0 on up – is made to protect against digital thieves looking to snatch your identity from a distance. Elastic backing makes it expandable, a matte black finish makes it stylish, and optional RFID allows you to decide whether or not it’s right for your lifestyle.
5. Calvin Klein RFID Blocking Leather Bifold Wallet
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This Calvin Klein RFID Blocking Bifold Wallet is crafted from full-grain leather. It features heat creased card slots, a sewn-in ID flap, and a matching leather key fob. There’s a small drawback to this one — the ID holder is not detachable from the wallet — but nonetheless, a great leather minimalist wallet for men.
6. Herschel Supply Co. ‘Hank’
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For Pub Crawls: You’re not going to take your fine leather with you when you head out for a few brews at your local watering hole, but you still need a way to pay your tab. Rugged denim on the outside with a dyed refinement shows that you’re a discerning person of taste, but also practical when the time calls for it.
7. Axess RFID-blocking Compact Wallet
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For Anyone: Business, casual, home, away, the hand-cut, Italian, vegetable-tanned leather exudes an air of clean professionalism that’s at home wherever you are. A basic card and cash set of pockets in a low profile makes it the friend of the urban commuter.
8. Fossil Tate Leather RFID Blocking Money Clip Bifold Wallet
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For Value Seekers: Fossil’s wallets collection are said to be crafted from the highest quality leather available. The Tate minimalist wallet is small (slim), practical and gentle with the price. It also has RFID blocking tech so that your money stays in your pocket.
9. Raphael Lean Essentials WalletView in gallery
For Business Lunches: Every one of these gorgeous wallets is hand-sewn using saddle stitching to create firm seams that won’t unravel during everyday carry. Segregated slots let you keep your cash and most common cards on hand, while your AMEX Black card can be hidden away for when you need to buy that mini-submarine.
10. Bonaventura Bi-Fold Wallet with Money Clip
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Bonaventura may be a name you’re not that familiar with. They pride to combine luxury, protection, and practicality into an everyday slim wallet like no other. Handcrafted from high-quality leather from the prestigious German tannery, Perlinger, this minimalist wallet not just has a great design that looks beautiful it’s also resilient and long-lasting.
11. Inkleaf DoublecrossView in gallery
For Life: Tough as hell thanks to the construction style, which uses full-grain Horween leather and linen thread, The Doublecross is a simple, foldable piece that will age gracefully. As it gets older, it adopts a patina and coloring at the edges for a look that is undeniably masculine while still retaining its feminine softness.
12. Billetus Carbon Fiber Money Clip
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For Stopping a Bullet: Carbon Fiber (CF) is generally used by police and military personnel as part of their EDC gear. It’s meant to stand up to the worst the world has to offer without batting an eye. The flat, matte appearance is all business, while the treated clip adds a polished look. Inside is titanium, which is fully RFID blocking for protecting your accounts and identity.
13. TUMI – Delta Slim Card Case Wallet with RFID ID Lock
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For Daily Drivers: TUMI is renowned for producing high-end suitcases and bags for travel. But they do great wallets and accessories, too. The stitching and quality of workmanship are what make this an awesome minimalist wallet, great for every day use. And did we tell you its soft leather is also very easy on the hands?
14. Bellroy Micro Sleeve
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For Quickdraws: A minimalist wallet can be more easily pulled from a pocket for paying out, but the Micro Sleeve takes it to a whole new level with a pair of quick card slots on either side of the vegetable tanned leather body. A central push pocket holds cash and accessories, and a 3-year warranty adds peace of mind.
15. Union Wallet in Cherry by MaderaView in gallery
For the Love of Wood: Leather, nylon, and metal are the most common materials in for your average wallet. The Union proves that wood should be making much more of a showing in the pocket-carry world. Slender and sturdy, the Union brings the beauty of blonde cherry wood right to your pocket in a hard-sided design that’s as functional as it is appealing.
16. Parabellum Cash & Carry WalletView in gallery
For Utilitarian Artistry: Parabellum is a California company that wants to make pieces that are arresting in their aesthetic, but bring as much rough-and-readiness as their staid but functional counterparts. Both the beauty and the utility are on display with the Cash & Carry. When considering minimalist wallets, you really can’t go wrong with this eye catching item.
17. The Fold by LeffotView in gallery
For Origami: Beautiful Horween shell cordovan is used to cut each Fold that goes out. The horse leather is soft and smooth to the touch, the simple folding mechanism keeps your pocket cash organized, and the deep, rich colors show how exceptional Leffot’s production process is at creating goods that last for ages.
Slim wallets don’t get any slimmer, or simpler than this folding masterpiece. If you upgrade to this, you’re not just getting a wallet, but you’re getting major style points, and a work of art that you take with you everywhere.
18. Ghurka Credit Card Window Wallet No. 202View in gallery
A pocket wallet like no other: Best for the young upstart who still gets carded or the special agent with codeword clearance, the No. 202 is proof of good things come in small packages. It’s tiny enough to fit inside other wallets, yet manages to find space for multiple cards, ID, and its own naturally flawless French calfskin.
A real pocket wallet, it is especially useful for those that never carry cash and are happy to strip down their cards to the bare minimum.
19. Shinola Slim BifoldView in gallery
For an American Original: Shinola is the company that is trying to single-handedly revive Detroit, and this minimalist wallet shows they can do it. The Horween Essex leather has been tanned at home in the USA, the array of colors is stunning, the simplicity is endearing, and it actually gets better with age and use. If you are serious about upgrading to a slim wallet, then this is a fantastic choice.
20. Mark Cross Card CaseView in gallery
For the Best: If you’re in the know, the name Mark Cross is all you need, but this will convince those who missed the boat: cognac-colored Italian leather worked by hand to supple glory, you can stash a few cards in it, or just admire it from afar. Its quality, its simplicity, it’s everything a minimalist wallet should be.
Final Thoughts on the Best Minimalist Wallet for Men
There you have it. An extensive list of wallets for men. Are you ready to ditch your bulky wallet for a slim wallet? What sort of items are you currently packing in your front pocket? We’d love to know what you currently carry and what sort of front pocket wallet you would consider changing to.
Of course, when talking about slim wallets, we’re not just looking at changing your wallet but it’s also time to ditch that old money clip and cardholder. Now is the time to embrace the advances of technology and upgrade not just your wallet, but your look.
The comments are open, so don’t be shy. Did we miss off a slim wallet that you feel should have been a slam dunk? Drop it down below and we will take a look.
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