Wallets are an essential accessory for the modern gentleman. While both the smartphone and our increasingly cashless society have alleviated some of the old requirements of the traditional wallet, it remains an important and stylish fashion accessory necessary for everyday use. As we’ve said before, the wallet says a lot about the man wearing it and it should always be matched with appropriate attire.
Of course, the type of wallet you’ll need will depend on what you want to store in it. If you have a lot of cards, you’ll need something like a trifold wallet; if you want something lightweight but functional, choose a minimalist one. With that said, these three men’s wallet styles are in this season and well worth considering as your new cardholders.
If you have a lot of cards, you’ll need something like a trifold wallet;
1. Minimalist Wallets
Wallets have come a long way over the last decade, with contemporary tastes dictating sleeker and more lightweight wallets for simple card carrying. Rather than offering multifold uses, minimalists wallets are slimmed down for essential cards and commuter passes only. Having rethought and tapped into how we actually use our cards in the modern age, minimalist wallets come in a range of unique and sophisticated designs. You can find some good examples here, including classic bi-fold designs. These wallets are unimposing and ideal for regular commuters with limited pocket space.
Rather than offering multifold uses, minimalists wallets are slimmed down for essential cards and commuter passes only.
2. Trifold Wallets
The old-fashioned trifold wallet is experiencing something of a renaissance. Although they are notoriously cumbersome when over-stuffed, new designs have incorporated a slimmer look and feel. Unlike the bi-fold which has two distinct parts, the trifold opens out to slot — traditionally — your cards, ID and much more.
This is particularly useful for card-heavy users with enough room for money bills and receipts. Remember, keep your wallet well maintained, clean and tidy to avoid it overflowing and becoming unattractive. We find sleek leather trifold wallets the best as they pair with a wide range of clothing styles.
3. Metal Wallets
The metal wallet was born from a desire to keep your cards, cash and information safe. Built from strong and protective materials and integrated with RFID blocking technology to shield your card’s chip, metal wallets prevent your information from being stolen from thieves. As such, the best metal wallets combine this safe functionality with sleek and shiny style. You can choose a wide variety of different metal materials, with aluminum being among the most popular out there.
Despite their protection, metal wallets needn’t be bulky; they can be compact and slim, attracting the envious attention of onlooker’s due to their highly attractive design. They are also immensely resistant to impact and far more durable than synthetic materials. Most of all, they are futuristic and eye-catching, pairing well with suits and more formal attire.