5 Wallets Styles to Match Your Lifestyle
Like a woman’s handbag, your wallet is undoubtedly the most important accessory you’re going to carry. But it sits in your pack pocket, or front breast pocket of your suit; no one sees it, so who cares, right? Well, that depends on whether or not style is important to you. At the very least, functionality is extremely important. No guy wants to pull out their wallet to pay for something and have their life spill out onto the counter because of the shredded money holder you’re lugging around in your pocket. You can have functionality and style simultaneously. Let’s find out if you’re a slim bifold wallet kind of guy, or if something like carbon fibre is more your style.
Thin Wallets For Men
The Classic Bi-Fold Wallet
This is one of the most preferred styles of wallet, both for functionality and style, and here’s a fun little fact; the bi-fold wallet dates back to the late 1600’s. Back when paper money began circulation in Europe in the 1690’s, this design had a compartment for any necessary identification and an area for paper money. Coins were still carried in pockets or pouches. Fast forward to the 1950’s when credit cards first made their appearance, and we have a more functional version of the bi-fold or billford. This included slots for credit cards, a pocket for coins and compartments for money and receipts. Our Snake Eye Slim Bifold wallet is optimal if this is the style for you.
A Credit Card Holder
With credit cards being the preferred method of payment, you may want a design that’s thinner and more lightweight. If you’re not someone who uses paper money, you’re probably not someone who has a need for coins, then a slim carbon fiber wallet might be better suited for your daily needs. This may not be an option you want when you’re traveling because you generally like to have some room for currency and coins for taxis, or tipping.
Bi-Fold Wallet with Zipper
This is a great option if you’re the guy whose stuff is always falling out of their wallet. The added security of a zipper makes sure your cards, currency and change are all secure. The zipper bi-fold designs may be slightly bulkier, but you can definitely get designs that have a slimmer profile so you can slip them into a suit pocket, or back pocket of your jeans or trousers.
If you’re not familiar with Radio-Frequency Identification technology, it’s a technology that’s been around since the 1990’s. RFID technology allows you to make purchases by tapping your credit or debit card rather than swiping or keying in your passcodes. Unfortunately, thieves could be standing on a bus next to you, or walking by, and unbeknownst to you, they’ve swiped your cards through your wallet and stolen pertinent information without you ever knowing. RFID wallets are made of special woven fabrics like copper or fine steel, and they block the signals thieves would need to steal your confidential information. An RFID wallet is one that you may not want to carry around all the time, but it’s a great option to have on hand when you go traveling.
Travel Wallet/Passport Holder
Yes, travel wallets that double as passport holders are still very much in fashion! Not only that, they’re going to be more necessary than ever in the near future. If you’re someone who keeps all of your travel documents on your phone (hotel confirmations, transfer bookings, vaccination records), you should always have paper back-ups on your person in case your smartphone malfunctions or the reservation system of the company you’re dealing with goes down. Our Kangaroo Genuine Leather Travel Wallet is a solid option for your next international trip. This design combines anti-RFID technology, with sleep design, and space for all your necessary documents.
These are just a few styles of mens wallets to consider when you’re upgrading your spring or summer 2021 card and money carrying accessories. It’s good to have a few different options for different occasions, especially if you’re a soon-to-be avid traveller.