Shopping for the best wallets for men is a lot like the one time you actually managed to clean out your garage. You could see the floor there for the first time since 1997! There was room to park your car! All the boxes were accurately labeled and easily accessible! The right wallet will give you that blissful sense of organization every day of your life when you go out into the world unencumbered by all the unnecessary junk that currently pollutes your pockets. If you elicit gasps at the dinner table when you drag out your overflowing bill (and that’s does not because your friends are idiots who think you never pick up the tab), it’s probably time to trade up to a newer, fresher model. And now those restaurants are finally open again hear these gasps, it’s a good time to track down the wallet of your dreams and fill it in as selectively as possible.
In 2022, the best wallets for men are uniformly slimmer and cleaner than you might be used to. They have plenty of storage space for the things you really need, but if you’re the type to sign up for every rewards program at every coffee shop you visit, they’ll force you to cut back on your daily filing in a very healthy way. Plush genuine leather is still the standard for top-end wallets, but what we’re really looking for is something that will make onlookers gasp for all those right reasons: striking good looks, superlative functionality, uncommon details. From best-in-class offerings to old-school heirlooms to wild-style swerves, the 29 we’ve picked here hit the nail on the head in all those categories and more. Regardless of your budget or taste or what pocket you keep them in, these are the very best wallets for men.
The best old world wallet
What paper and leather goods brand Smythson lacks in season-to-season hype, it makes up for in sophistication – and quality. The brand has been around for over 125 years and is a favorite of the British royal family; needless to say, they make some of the best wallets out there. This navy crocodile-embossed style hits all the hallmarks of a slim wallet: supple Italian leather that only gets better with time, just enough storage (on the inside and outside), and a satisfying snap that you’ll try—and fail—to find elsewhere.
The best affordable wallet
Herschel’s Roy wallet is the perfect solution when all you really need is an affordable wallet that will last you a long time. It is equipped with 6 card slots, a central slot for paper notes and two discreet pockets for all the coffee hole cards you may not use every day, but may need to pop out at a moment’s notice. (It also comes with RFID-blocking technology, so you don’t have to worry about any creepy characters stealing your information on the train.) And as one of the brand’s bestsellers, it’s available in a variety of colors and patterns, so you can keep things subdued, add some flare to your everyday wear or grab a few styles when you feel like switching things up.
The best slim wallet with zipper
With the help of a small workshop of artisans in Rhode Island, Lotuff makes some of the finest heirloom-quality leather goods in the country. (For proof, see our Best leather weekend and Best leather tote bag lists.) Their full-grain leather wallets come in a dozen rich tones—we’re especially fans of this peppy orange—with a pair of sneaky, deep front openings that can hold up to 10 cards, and a handy zippered pocket to hold cash and coins. And for an extra $50, you can have your monogram embossed on the back to really make it yours.
The best Does not-So slim wallet with zipper
Maybe you have more to lug around than a measly card case can hold, or maybe you just want a bigger unique wallet for, you know, the flex. In either case, we’ll refer you to Comme des Garçons’ signature zippered wallet. For years, the Square Icon has been the perfect choice for style-minded people looking for a substantial and practical pocket book, as well as CdG punches looking for something, anything they can afford until Dover Street Market. They come in a seemingly endless variety of colors and patterns and sizes, but if you ask us, this trimmer model in a fun solid shade is bang for the buck.
The best-of-both-worlds wallet
Do you like the size and style of the Comme des Garçons wallet, but want the lightness and convenience of a card holder at times? Hedi Slimane replied. Celine’s zipped wallet comes adorned with the brand’s freshly reintroduced Arc de Triomphe monogram, with a lush lambskin lining, a roomy interior with a built-in pocket and a removable leather card holder to make your nights out on the town a little less bulky.
The Best Low-Key Luxe Purse
The combination of Louis Vuitton’s 160-year history with legendary prints and the late Virgil Abloh‘s surrealist bent has already delivered a handful of explosively flashy textiles, like the iridescent holder that landed on our Best thing list a few years back. But the Parisian house remains at the top of its game when it comes to understated luxury too, as in the case of this beautifully textured purse. A compact version of a traditional bifold, it’s packed with card slots and pockets, but is still slim enough to slip into your jeans without much trouble.
The best almost indestructible wallet
Carhartt’s best-in-class workwear is designed to be put through the ringer, and the brand’s wallet brings that same rough and tumble vibe to a pocket accessory. Like its workplace-ready jackets (and moodboard ready double knee trousers), it’s made from the brand’s signature heavy-duty canvas, so it doesn’t need to be baby. Naturally, it comes in a shade of brown, which is now synonymous with Carhartt’s ruggedly beautiful goods, but for $30, it’s hard to go wrong with any of the patterns available.
The best purse you can carry
The easiest way to make sure you never lose your wallet? Don’t leave it in your back pocket; sling it around your neck instead. Like everything fashion’s reigning dark lord touches, this purse emphasizes form (a long, lovely, half-curved silhouette) over embellishment without compromising the kind of functionality you need from a pocket-sized accessory you’ll want to grab after on daily. The polished calfskin hides interior zipped pockets plus plenty of room for the cards you’ll need the next time you blow your rent at one of the brand’s monolithic flagship stores.