The 9 Best Men's Wallets of 2020

Our picks hold all the essentials and look super stylish

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While our phones are taking on more and more of our financial life, most men still need a wallet to carry their cash, credit and debit cards, driver’s license and other important IDs. With so many features and styles (bi-fold, tri-fold, genuine leather, clip, smartphone-compatible, etc.), it can be tough to zero in on the best wallet for you. Some things to take into consideration before making a decision is where you wear your wallet (back pocket vs. front pocket), price and what style is most functional for you. With that said, here are some of the best wallets for men to buy right now.

Best Traditional Bifold: JooJoobs Leather Money Clip Wallet

Leather Money Clip Wallet
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If you want a traditional wallet with a modern touch, JooJoobs Leather Money Clip Wallet is a great option. This leather wallet is handmade and hand-stitched. It has four card pockets to comfortably hold eight cards, plus a money clip that slides in (it comes with one spare) to hold your cash in place.

The wallet is a good value for a high-quality handmade product and you can pay extra to personalize, which makes it a great gift as well. If this one doesn’t fit your fancy, it comes with a couple of options for thread colors or you can look at one of the other awesome wallets at JooJoobs.

Best Slim: Herschel Supply Co. Charlie Wallet

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If you want to carry a little cash, a few cards and keep it simple, the Charlie Wallet from Herschel Supply Co. is a great choice. It comes in a ton of color variations and includes RFID blocking. The slim wallet has four slots total; two on one side, one on the other, one in the middle.

This means the wallet comfortably holds four to eight cards, plus a few folded up bills. Herschel Supply Co. makes a range of wallets and bags, so you can fit your wallet into your accessory wardrobe with a range of mix and match options.

Best Luxury: Burberry Leather Bifold Wallet

Trench Leather International Bifold Wallet
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The Leather International Bifold from Burberry isn’t cheap by any means, but you can expect this high-quality wallet to last a lifetime. Available in three colors, this wallet is elegant, simple and embossed with the world-famous Burberry logo.

If brand names are your thing, you already likely know Burberry well. The London-based designer is best known for its scarves, women’s wallets and accessories, but men are not left out. This wallet has eight slots, a currency compartment with a divider, two slip pockets, hand-painted edges and is made of calf leather in Italy. If you love jet-setting around the world, you can easily manage multiple currencies with ease when you have this wallet in your pocket.

Best Designer: Polo Ralph Lauren Leather Passcase Wallet

Polo Ralph Lauren Leather Passcase Wallet

Polo Ralph Lauren is a known luxury brand in the fashion world, but this wallet won’t break the bank. As opposed to other design wallets that can cost thousands of dollars, it’s not too exorbitantly priced for its quality and name.

The leather wallet is handsome and sturdy. Its minimalist style is sleek, only displaying a subtle logo on the front right corner. The clean design, which comes in black and dark brown, makes it easy to coordinate the wallet with a number of different accessories and outfits. As for compartments, it offers an ample amount of room, including an interior currency pocket, ID windows, slip pockets, and three card slots. Many customers have praised its soft, pebbled texture as well as its build quality.  

Best Rustic Leather: Fossil Ingram Traveler Wallet

If you want your wallet to show you have the ruggedness of James Dean or Indiana Jones, the Ingram Traveler Wallet from Fossil is an excellent option. With Fossil, you know you are getting a high-quality product, but the brand isn’t the biggest draw. It’s the quality and the look that make it a top choice.

The wallet is 100 percent leather, contains eight credit card slots, two ID windows, two slip pockets, and one bill compartment. Wherever your next adventure takes you, this wallet will hold up to the task.

Best Smartphone: Edward Field The Classic iPhone wallet

The Classic
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If you want to carry fewer things, combining your bulky smartphone and wallet into one is a great start. The Classic from Edward Field is a smartphone wallet that comes in a range of colors and sizes to fit iPhones ranging from the 6 to the 11 Pro Max. Made from Italian leather, it looks and feels great to the touch as well.

The wallet is tough and removes unnecessary bulk, and offers a lifetime warranty. And you might like it even more when you find out it is handmade in the USA.

Best for Durability: Ridge Wallet

Ridge makes its slim, RFID blocking wallets from aluminum, titanium and carbon fiber. Yes, those are the same materials spaceships and bulletproof vests. If it is good enough to go into space or stop a bullet, you know it can hold up to pretty much anything you throw at it. Even if you work on a construction site or in a factory, this wallet holds up.

The wallets are not cheap, with aluminum models priced at $75, titanium at $105 and carbon fiber at $115. But they still come in cheaper than the designer wallets and give you much more strength. They hold 1 to 12 cards and come with a lifetime warranty. This may be the last wallet you ever need.

Best Vertical: Monhinty Men's Genuine Leather Multi-Card Bifold Wallet

Monhinty billfold wallet
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Anyone with a bag or suit will be able to store a vertical wallet. Although big, these wallets usually come with many compartments. Measuring 7.2 x 3.5 x 0.4 inches, Monhinty’s bifold includes 11 card slots, one ID window, one zipper pocket, and three bill compartments. The cash section is even big enough to fit an iPhone 7 or 8+.

Monhinty doesn’t skimp on quality either. It uses premium Italian top grain cowhide leather that is soft and durable. If you’re buying it as a gift, you’ll appreciate the fancy box that it comes in as well. Overall, reviewers love the bifold's nice leather, ample room, and well-made construction in addition to its affordable price tag. 

Best Leather Trifold: Fossil Ingram Extra Capacity Trifold Wallet

Fossil ingram trifold extra capacity wallet
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If you want to carry a lot of stuff, the Ingram Extra Capacity Trifold from Fossil is a great option. The leather is smooth to the touch and the wallet expands to hold everything but the kitchen sink. It has eight credit card slots, four slip pockets, one ID window, and plenty of room for whatever cash and frequent customer cards you need to carry.

The wallet is built to last, with one review indicating someone owned and used it daily for 15 years before getting another of the same as a replacement. It comes in black and brown, guaranteed to match with virtually all ensembles.