Fans of keeping their every day carry slim and low profile are going to find a lot to love in the Silo Mesh Card ($40). Made to keep your back pocket as unencumbered as possible, this small titanium card comes with a removable silicone band that's perfect for grasping all the cards and cash you need for a night out. Its mesh design is made for function, as well as form, letting it double as an iPhone stand and a bottle opener. Add to that the fact that keeping it in your pocket protects your credit card details from RFID theft, and you get a pretty versatile little addition to your pocket.
Rethink the way you carry with the Machine Era Wallet ($28-$45). Machined from a solid piece of metal — either aluminum or brass — they keep all your stuff in place with an elastic band. At just a quarter inch of thickness, they barely make a dent in your pocket (but, don't think that means they sacrifice durability). The aluminum wallet comes in a flat black finish, and is the cheaper and lighter of the two. The brass wallet is heavier, and comes unfinished, allowing the metal to age to a nice patina. Both are manufactured right here in the USA.
Canvaspop prints your digital photographs on canvas for you to hang in your home — a process that typically results in a good bit of waste. Determined not to throw away their extra bits, they decided to turn them into Canvaspop Remade Wallets ($24). They print photographs from talented artists on the extra white canvas, and use it to create either a one- or two-panel wallet. Artists earn royalties from each sale and they avoid unnecessary waste. Committed to doing good, Canvaspop donates all profit from the sale of each wallet to Charity Water.
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.