5 Cool Wallets For Guys
Is your wallet falling apart and overflowing with receipts from the 1990s? Then give yourself a fresh start with one of these streamlined wallets.
By Camille Lamb
As we’ve told you before, when it comes to your wardrobe and accessories, women notice details. And your wallet definitely falls under the category of “detail.” That’s just one reason why you’re not doing yourself any favors if you have a ratty wallet stuffed with old receipts, business cards, and a condom you found on the floor when you were 13 years old. Plus, sitting on gigantic wallets is bad for your back and makes it look like you have a load in your pants.
Instead, you should be carrying a streamlined wallet — cash, license, health-insurance card, credit cards — that stands apart without being obnoxious. Like, for instance, one of these five.
Timberland Earthkeepers Hookset Leather Passcase ($52)
Made with 100 percent cow leather, the wallet has two bill slots and several easily accessible card slots. (There’s even a hidden pocket, Mr. Bond.) That means you get serious storage space without looking like a brick is stuffed into your back pocket. There’s plenty of room for a fishing, hunting, or medical marijuana license, and another window reserved for a driver’s license. As an added bonus for nature lovers, Timberland’s Earthkeepers line focuses on using sustainable environmental practices in creating its products. Comes in brown or black.
Boconi Trifold Wallet ($68)
On the outside, this black, slim-profile calfskin wallet is slick and strictly business. But the plaid inner lining adds a little extra pocket-sized style. The wallet has an exterior receipt pocket — just remember to empty it every night — four card slots, and three pockets for stashing the hundreds of numbers women slip you when you’re out on the town. [That joke brought to you by the year 1997. —Ed.] If you’re determined to go with the bulkier trifold design, you can’t beat the Boconi.
Paul Smith Naked Lady Credit Card Case ($210)
Just to be clear, this is not an excuse to not carry cash — a man should always have cash on him. You can still fold and carry cash in this Italian-made black and white leather “card case” — and if you rarely get laid, the picture of a hot naked chick will come in handy as well. Don’t worry, the naughty picture is hidden behind one of the four (or so) credit cards the case fits.
Dosh Magic Wallet ($45)
The Dosh Magic Wallet barely looks like a wallet (we’re not really sure where the “magic” comes from, either), but regardless, it looks cool. It’s made of water-resistant, hard-wearing Desmopan, a soft-feeling thermoplastic polyurethane that’s a hybrid of rubber, plastic, silicone, and whatever material the Batsuit is made from. Its efficient design puts four card slots on the outside of the case so you can use the inside to store cash. You can pick it up in eight different color combinations, including ones like “Vader.”
Slim Money Clip by Human Republic ($50)
This credit-card sized money clip has three slots: two on the outside that each hold up to two credit cards or IDs, and one on the inside for paper-based loot. The clip comes in either a brushed silver or shiny silver finish, and has the regal-looking Human Republic crest engraved on the upper left corner. It’s great for guys who want to travel light while they’re out on the town, but you may want to think twice if your pants are super loose. This clip has such a streamlined design that we can imagine it flying out of a baggy pocket while you’re doing the Dougie.