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The Best Men’s Slim Wallets Worthy of your EDC

by , September 21, 2017

A good wallet should house everything you need it to. But a great wallet will also help you cut down on carry bulk, both through its own design and by encouraging you to assess what you really need to carry every day.

And if done right, a wallet can add a significant style upgrade to your EDC, swapping pocket bulge for slim silhouettes and attractive aesthetics. But the choice is wide when it comes to men’s slim wallets, and it can be tricky finding one that’s right. So to help you carry less, but better, discover some of the best slim wallets for cards and cash below.

Magpul DAKA Essential Wallet (US$ 16.95)

Magpul DAKA Essential Wallet

As the name suggests, this wallet is designed for the essentials, with three pockets to hold cards and cash. It measures only 3mm thick when empty, and features rounded corners for easy pocket entry and retrieval. Made in the USA with a durable reinforced polymer material and RF welded seams, this wallet is also a great budget-friendly option.

Machine Era Slim Wallet (US$ 38)

Machine Era Slim Wallet

Slim and durable, this wallet holds up to 7 cards and also offers RFID protection. Made in the USA, the stainless steel option weighs in at just 1.2 oz (34g). As an added bonus, the thumb slot doubles as a bottle opener so you’re always ready when it’s time to pop open a cold brew.

Fantom Wallet – Aluminum (US$ 59)

Fantom Wallet

With a simple flick the Fantom Wallet fans cards out for easy, quick access. This sleek wallet comes in a choice of three sizes, as well as a coin holder version for storing coins, a spare key or SD cards. You can also pair it with an optional money clip for quick access to bills on the go.

Secrid Slimwallet (~US$ 60)

Secrid Slimwallet

The Secrid Slimwallet offers compact storage for a range of EDC essentials, from cards to cash and receipts. Available in a choice of colorways and leathers, the Slimwallet includes multiple pockets for keeping the contents organized and easily accessible. The wallet also features an integrated aluminum storage section for frequently used cards, with a handy flick lever for quick access to the cards inside.

Bellroy Micro Sleeve (US$ 64.95)

Bellroy Micro Sleeve

The Micro Sleeve delivers suave storage for minimalist carry setups, with quick-access slots for frequently used cards and a central pocket for additional cards and folded cash, easily accessed with a simple squeeze. This slim pocket companion is made with environmentally certified leather in a choice of colorways and comes with a 3-year warranty.

Cardamon Wallet (US$ 69-79)

Cardamon Wallet

Cardamon takes the bifold wallet and pares it back to a clean, minimalist design that fits up to 8 cards and cash. The wallet comes in two sizes to accommodate different currencies, and is made with MeridianShell®, a durable proprietary material featuring a 300D Polyamide/Polyester blend. And the lifetime guarantee means you don’t need to worry about putting this wallet to heavy use.

Ridge Wallet Navy SEAL Aluminum Wallet (US$ 72)

Ridge Wallet Navy SEAL Aluminum Wallet

Tough and slim, this RFID-blocking aluminum wallet holds up to 12 cards, while an integrated money clip takes care of folded cash. This special edition comes in an exclusive Navy Blue colorway, with 10% of proceeds going to the Navy SEAL Foundation.

Capsule Minimalist Wallet (US$ 75)

Capsule Minimalist Wallet

With its understated, intuitive design this wallet suits a range of work and play environments. A front slot provides easy access for frequently used cards, while the CashStrap keeps folded bills at the ready. And with a main pocket for additional cards and cash, you’re prepped for a variety of EDC needs.

Makr Cascade Wallet (US$ 76.98)

Makr Cascade Wallet

The Cascade Wallet provides thoughtful access with a tiered four-pocket design. The main pocket is intended to hold folded cash, while the front pockets keep cards readily accessible. And with its durable hand-sewn, USA-made construction this stylish wallet will stand the test of time.

Bellroy Slim Sleeve (US$ 79.95)

Bellroy Slim Sleeve

The Slim Sleeve brings ease to your EDC with its useful access including two quick-access slots for frequently used cards, as well as separate storage with a handy pull tab for infrequently used cards. Plus there’s storage for folded bills too, and a 3-year warranty for peace of mind. All delivered in a choice of colorways and beautiful environmentally certified leather.

Pioneer Division Bifold (US$ 85)

Pioneer Division Bifold

Boasting an impressive 10-year guarantee, the Division Bifold is crafted with 10XD™ ripstop fabric and holds up to 12 cards and cash. The bifold offers four slots for cards and a top slot for bills, with a lightweight build that’s washing machine safe and comes in at just 1.6 oz (46g).

Maxx&Unicorn Bifold Wallet (US$ 88)

Maxx&Unicorn Bifold Wallet

This handsome bifold from Maxx&Unicorn brings timeless style to your EDC, combined with clever construction. The wallet features a stitchless design made by hand with a single piece of leather. Two pockets provide storage for cards, while a top sleeve keeps your bills tidy and accessible.

Bellroy Hide & Seek (from US$ 89.95)

Bellroy Hide & Seek

The Hide & Seek features a nifty trick up its sleeve – in addition to a full-length bill section the wallet also includes a hidden section for discreetly storing bills. Ideal if you want to keep large bills out of sight but still have quick access to your cash. There’s plenty of organization for cards including four quick-access card slots and an extra pocket for infrequently used cards. Plus with RFID-blocking options available and a choice of two sizes to suit different currencies, you get a wallet tailored to your needs.

Grovemade Minimalist Wallet (US$ 99)

Grovemade Minimalist Wallet

Looking for a minimalist design with eye-catching looks and a durable build? This attractive offering from Grovemade is well worth considering. Featuring an appealing contrast of anodized aluminum and vegetable-tanned leather, the Minimalist Wallet fits around five cards and some folded bills and weighs 1.8 oz (51g).

Tailfeather Finch (Roo) (US$ 118.24)

Tailfeather Finch (Roo)

A simple and beautiful addition to your EDC, the Finch (Roo) exudes understated quality and practical design. The bifold is crafted with durable kangaroo leather that will easily withstand years of daily use. Four pockets keep cards in order on the move, and a top sleeve stores flat bills.

abrAsus Slim Wallet (from US$ 133.97)

abrAsus Slim Wallet

A clever design featuring parallel storage for cards and coins keeps this wallet slim while offering plenty of organization. In addition to cards and coins, the wallet also provides storage for a key to help tidy up your pockets. Topnotch Japanese craftsmanship ensures this wallet is built to last, and a choice of leathers and colorways are available to suit your personal tastes.

Makr Landscape Billfold Wallet (US$ 145)

Makr Landscape Billfold Wallet

Elegantly understated, the Makr Landscape Billfold Wallet is a stylish choice for the week and weekend alike. Made in the USA, the wallet features two internal card slots that fit up to six cards each, while the bill pocket stores flat notes. Plus you can pick your personal preference with a range of leathers and colorways to choose from.

Postalco All Leather Geology Flat Wallet (~US$ 150)

Postalco All Leather Geology Flat Wallet

Chic and compact, the All Leather Geology Flat Wallet is made in Japan with an attractive and durable combination of Geology Goatskin leather, calfskin and a pigskin lining. A choice of four pockets provide organization for cards and cash, with space for up to 10 cards.

Bellroy Note Sleeve – Designers Edition (US$ 169.95)

Bellroy Note Sleeve - Designers Edition

Take great functionality and refine it with considered construction and premium European leathers and you get the Note Sleeve – Designers Edition. A sophisticated merging of style and practicality, the wallet features reduced stitching and softened edges, while offering practical organization. Three quick-access slots house frequently used cards, with convenient pull tab storage for the rest of your cards. An additional slot keeps business cards or coins in check, complemented by a section for flat bills. And hey, if you’re keen to slim further, their Card Slip’s an epic option too (if you’re ok with folding bills, that is).


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