Zippo knows an awful lot about making metal things that go in your pockets, so when we heard they were working on a wallet, we were rightly intrigued. The Zippo Stainless Steel Wallet ($50) looks great and does double duty as a tin foil hat, using its stainless steel outer shell to protect against RF theft. It also features a flexible polymer body, six credit card slots, an ID window, and a money pocket. At 1 cm thick, it's right on the border of being front pocketable, so we'll leave that decision up to you.
Replace your thick, aging leather wallet with the sleek, stylish Bark Wallet ($25). Made from recycled cork and cotton, this slim wallet is designed, laser cut, and sewn in California, with an angled opening that makes it easy to remove cards and cash and your choice of red, blue, bronze, or white stitching. To complete the look, spring for the matching stick-on cork iPhone back or — even better — the iPhone pouch/card holder.
It's not exactly what we'd call "slim", but the TGT Wallet ($16-$32) is an interesting option for those looking to maintain a front-pocket lifestyle. Available in two models, the TGT 1.0 is a simple band of rare, high-quality elastic in your choice of designs, while the TGT 2.0 adds a pocket made of fine Italian leather, letting you easily keep your cash separate from your cards. Although it's still going on Kickstarter, they're still lined up for shipment prior to the holidays.
Get a minimal size with maximum utility with the Capsule Minimalist Wallet ($45). Crafted from high quality leather, the Capsule offers an integrated CashStrap to hold bills, a fast access front pocket for your ID and most frequently used cards, and a secure interior pocket for other cards. Overall, it can comfortably carry six cards — as well as several bills — without adding a huge bulge to your pocket.
A front-pocket wallet won't do you much good if the rest of your pants' storage is taken up by an enormous bulge of keys. The Keylet ($55) solves this problem by combining hiding two keys inside a thin, brushed stainless steel money clip with an aluminum core, combining the things you carry most in a sleek, lightweight package. If your tend to carry more than two keys, spring an extra $30 for the matching Key Caddy, which gives you four more door-opening, car-operating implements.
This isn't just a slim wallet — it's super slim, son. The Supr Slim Wallet ($25) claims to be the "thinnest wallet ever", thanks to durable, elastic design that stretches to hold as many cards as you need, then shrinks back down as you eliminate unnecessary cards from your repertoire. Available in six colors, it doesn't offer any room for bills, but you never carry cash anyway, right?
We typically like our wallets to be as thin as possible — all the better for front pocket use — but we'll happily make an exception for these Slim Timber Wood Wallets ($45). Crafted from single pieces of maple or walnut, they are sized just right to carry credit, business, and ID cards, as well as a little cash, depending on how many cards you carry. Proudly crafted in the U.S.A.
Have an unusual love of baseball and repurposed vintage goods? Then get ready to throw down for one of these Coach Baseball Glove Wallets ($350). Crafted from 70-plus-year-old vintage baseball gloves — each wallet consists of roughly 1.5 gloves — these stylish wallets are limited to just 200 pieces, and due to their vintage nature, each one will be completely unique, making them every bit as collectible as that foul ball you caught on your last trip to the ballpark. [via]
Longtime readers know we're huge fans of slim, front pocket-friendly wallets — but this is the first we've seen to borrow shipping technology to help fit up front. The SlimFold Wallet ($20) is crafted from Tyvek — the same stuff FedEx uses for its mailing envelopes — which enables it to be 6x thinner and 5x lighter than a comparable leather wallet, while offering waterproof protection for cash, cards, and your ID. Available in four styles — bamboo, herringbone, sketch, or slate.
Just in time for you to carry your $50 worth of movie going dollars into The Dark Knight Rises, the Batman Money Clip ($40) has arrived to go all vigilante on your cash. Made from die-cast metal, it sports a matte black rubberized coating for added style, a magnetized grip to hold your cash in place, and a batarang shape that should allow you to fell bad guys with it, should that be necessary.
As our long time readers know, we're big fans of front pocket wallets, which is why you haven't seen many RFID-blocking cash carriers featured here — they're generally just too damn big, never mind any potential style flaws. The HuMn Wallet ($50 and up) solves this problem by blocking RFID signals while maintaining an incredibly thin — think two slices of aluminum joined by an elastic band profile. Available in several different colors, or in twill carbon fiber for those seeking a more upscale look.
We're huge fans of brushed stainless steel. We're also huge fans of front pocket wallets. So it should come as no surprise that we're fans of the Human Republic Slim Money Clip Wallet ($50). Crafted from a single piece of brushed stainless steel, the Slim offers outer clips capable of securing up to two cards a piece, as well as an inner slot to hold whatever cash you might be carrying. A great choice for a night out or for everyday use.