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Carry Those Essentials in Style: 20 Best Wallets for Men

These leather wallets, slim card holders, and custom wallets look great while guarding your cash and make perfect gifts for him.

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The best wallets for men are not only stylish, but they are also made to last. Whether you prefer a slim card holder that can easily tuck into any pocket or a roomy leather billfold with lots of storage—or an RFID-blocking wallet that can help keep would-be thieves from potentially scanning your credit cards—a handcrafted wallet can safeguard your essentials for many years to come.

A well-made wallet also makes an excellent gift for Father’s Day, birthdays, anniversaries (including the third “leather” wedding anniversary), graduations, holidays, and other big milestones. Many of the best wallets on Etsy can also be personalized with your recipient’s name or initials, for an extra special gift they’ll treasure. There are even custom wallets that you can deck out with a portrait of your pet, a bespoke pattern, or a secret note printed inside.

Best leather wallets for men

You can’t go wrong with leather wallets for men. Not only are they strong and durable, but they get even better looking with age.

1. A navy leather wallet

Best leather wallet: navy leather wallet SHOP: Navy leather wallet from Lolafalk Leathergoods, from $138

Add a pop of color to your pocket with this navy leather wallet, which measures about 4.5 inches wide when closed. It has a colorful—and roomy— leather interior with space for your cash, five credit card slots, a detachable ID holder, a couple hidden slots, and an optional coin pouch. Plus, you can get it personalized with your name or initials.

2. A two-toned leather wallet

Best leather wallet: two-toned leather wallet SHOP: Bi-fold leather wallet from Whiteley Design, $42

Stash away your cash in this dapper cognac brown wallet. The slim leather wallet, which measures a little over 4 inches wide, can hold your bills and up to 10 or more credit cards.

3. A vertical leather wallet

Best leather wallet: vertical leather wallet SHOP: Vertical bi-fold wallet from Master Cap Workshop, $58

This slender vertical wallet, which measures less than 4 inches wide, slips easily into a jacket pocket. The leather wallet comes in a choice of four shades: dark blue, dark green, red, and brown. While fairly slim, the wallet still has four slots for cards and one for cash. It can also be personalized with your name or initials.

4. A leather chain wallet

Best leather wallet: leather chain wallet SHOP: Leather chain wallet from Mr. Lentz, from $84

Never lose your wallet again: This rustic leather billfold comes with an optional chain—in your choice of four different styles—to keep it secured to your trousers. The wallet, available in tan, brown, or black leather, is held together with brass rivets and includes a built-in coin pouch, so it can hold pocket change, bills, and up to six cards. You can even get it stamped with your name or initials.

5. A sleek leather billfold

Best leather wallet: sleek leather billfold SHOP: Slim leather men’s wallet from Master Cap Workshop, $80

This beautiful men’s wallet comes in four shades of leather: brown, red, dark blue, and dark green. Measuring about 4.5 inches wide, the billfold has six slots for cards and one for cash. Plus, it can be personalized with your name or initials.

Best slim wallets

These stylish slim wallets for men help you keep all your essentials organized without adding extra bulk.

6. A slim pen wallet

Best slim wallet: pen wallet SHOP: Slim pen wallet from Cabin Leather Goods, from $50

Always looking for a pen? This slim leather card wallet doubles as a holder for your favorite writing instrument. It comes in seven colors—including dark brown, dark green, and black—as well your choice of more than a dozen thread colors. The wallet can hold cash and two to five cards in its three slots. Plus, measuring less than 3 inches wide, the whole thing can easily slip into a jacket pocket.

7. A phone case wallet

Best slim wallet: phone case wallet SHOP: Slim long men’s wallet wallet from Master Cap Workshop, $70

This slim, checkbook-style leather wallet takes up a bit more space at almost 7.5 inches wide, but it has six card slots along with two big slots which can hold cash and notes as well as a checkbook or even your cell phone. The wallet, which comes in brown, red, dark blue, dark green, can also be personalized with your name or initials.

8. A slim rustic wallet

Best slim wallet: slim rustic wallet SHOP: Slim men’s bi-fold leather wallet from Cabin Leather Goods, $53

This slim leather wallet, which measures about 4 inches wide, still manages to hold 10 to 12 cards as well as folded cash, while being narrow enough to slip into your jacket pocket. It comes in seven colors—including dark brown, gray, and black—as well your choice of thread colors. Plus, it can be personalized with your name or initials.

9. A slim lanyard wallet

Best slim wallets: slim lanyard wallet SHOP: Slim personalized lanyard wallet from OCHRE Handcrafted, from $91

Slip this minimalist leather wallet in your pocket—or around your neck. The vertical folding wallet, which comes with an optional matching lanyard, can hold folded cash and up to eight or more credit cards in its inner card holder—perfect for travelers. You can also get it with an optional card pocket on the outside. The wallet, which comes in six different shades of leather, including dark brown, black, and dark green, can also be personalized with your initials.

Best thin wallets

Prefer a minimalist wallet that can fit in any jacket or rear pocket? These thin wallets for men keep a very low profile.

10. A colorful, personalized card wallet

Best thin wallet: colorful personalized leather wallet SHOP: Personalized leather card wallet from Ophis Leather, from $14

These colorful wallets take up minimal space but contain six card slots (three on the front and three on the back) as well as a center pouch for folded cash, notes, or more cards. Measuring about 4 inches wide, the card holders come in eight different colors and can be embossed with your name or initials in gold or silver foil, for a sleek look.

11. A monogrammed card wallet

Best thin wallet: monogrammed leather card wallet SHOP: Monogrammed leather card wallet wallet from Lucian Leather Goods, $26

This leather wallet is about as minimalist as you can get. Measuring less than 3 inches wide, it has just one card slot that can hold up to six cards. The card holder comes in six colors—including brown, red, and olive green—as well as your choice of several thread colors. And it can be embossed with your initials, including gold, rose gold or silver foil.

12. A minimalist leather wallet

Best thin wallet: minimalist leather wallet SHOP: Slim brown leather wallet from Whiteley Design, $25

This sleek wallet won’t weigh you down. Measuring less than 3 inches wide, the brown leather card holder can easily slip into a jacket pocket. It has room for four to seven cards as well as a larger center pocket for folded cash or notes.

13. A personalized leather wallet

Best thin wallet: personalized card holder wallet SHOP: Minimalist leather card wallet from Cabin Leather Goods, $39

This slim card holder, which measures less than 3 inches wide, has two slots that can hold up to six to eight cards. It comes in your choice of several colors of leather, including dark brown, gray, and black, and forest green—as well as more than a dozen thread colors. Plus, you can personalize it with your name or initials.

Best custom wallets

These custom wallets for men can be decked out with a pet portrait, a bespoke pattern, or even a custom message hidden inside.

14. A custom designed wallet

Best custom wallet: Custom designed leather wallet SHOP: Custom designed leather card wallet from SA Collage, $73

Put your own stamp on this leather wallet—literally. The seller can custom make a linoleum-carved block design just for you, in order to create your own special pattern on the wallet. (Just contact the seller when you order with your request.) Measuring a little more than 4 inches wide, the slim wallet has four slots for cards or folded cash.

15. A personalized vegan leather wallet

Best custom wallet: vegan leather wallet with custom message SHOP: Personalized vegan leather wallet from YoursPersonalized, from $12

Customize this vegan leather wallet with a special note you’ll see every time you open it. You can add a name or initials on the outside as well as up to six lines of 25 characters each on the inside. The roomy billfold, which measures 4.5 inches wide, has eight card slots and a center compartment for cash.

16. A custom pet portrait wallet

Best custom wallet: custom pet portrait wallet SHOP: Custom pet portrait leather card wallet from Sonkatonk Leather, $65

Take your favorite furry friend with you wherever you go with this custom leather card wallet painted with your pooch’s portrait. The minimalist wallet has two card slots and slips easily into your pocket.

Best RFID wallets

These RFID wallets for men include materials to block potential thieves from using RFID scanners to grab your credit card info from a distance.

17. A monogrammed leather RFID wallet

Best RFID wallet: monogrammed leather RFID wallet SHOP: Men’s monogrammed leather RFID wallet from Hinterland Foil, $57

Available in black or brown, this leather wallet measures a little over 4 inches long and has lots of room inside for all of your cards, cash, and IDs—with eight card slots and a removable card holder. Plus, it contains RFID-blocking technology to keep your credit cards secure. You can also have your initials embossed on the outside, perfect for gifting.

18. A custom RFID leather wallet

Best RFID wallet: Custom leather RFID wallet SHOP: Personalized leather men’s wallet from Caglar Creations, from $72

This 4.5-inch-wide billfold is roomy, with 11 card slots, and it contains RFID-blocking technology to secure your cards. Available in light brown, dark brown, or black leather, the wallet can be embossed with your name or initials on the front. Plus, you can also get a custom message on the inside either in a printed font or your own handwriting. It makes a great gift for Father’s Day, anniversaries, birthdays, graduations, and other holidays.

Best engraved wallets

Whether you prefer a minimalist wallet or one that can stash all of your cards and change, these engraved wallets for men offer a personal touch and make great gifts.

19. A monogrammed money clip

Best engraved wallet: monogrammed money clip SHOP: Engraved money clip from Treeline & Tide, $28

This stylish money clip is the ultimate minimalist wallet for those who want to avoid extra bulk. The 2-inch clip, made of wood and stainless steel, can be engraved with your name or initials. Plus, it comes packaged in a kraft gift box, ready for gifting.

20. A leather monogrammed wallet

Best engraved wallets: leather monogrammed wallet SHOP: Men’s engraved leather wallet from Hinterland Foil, $62

Got a lot to carry? This stylish leather wallet, available in brown or black leather, has room for just about everything: It has nine card slots, a zippered compartment for coins, an ID window, a large zippered compartment, a place for notes, and five hidden compartments. Plus, it has RFID-blocking technology to protect your cards, and you can get it embossed with your initials, including in gold or silver foil.

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Bobbie Gossage

Bobbie Gossage is a writer in New York City. She's also an amateur nail artist. You can see her designs on Instagram @nailbrag.

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