No one wants to be the person holding up the line at security or customs while you search your bags for documents or ID. The Bellroy Travel Collection can prevent this by keeping everything you need in your pocket. The Travel Wallet offers organization for your passport, boarding passes, cards, and multiple currencies while retaining a slim profile. Slimmer still is the Passport sleeve, a minimal affair for frequent travelers. Rounding out the collection is the Elements Travel, which replaces the premium vegetable tanned leather of the first two with water-resistant all-weather leather that's perfect for the more adventurous. All three include a three year warranty and a micro pen perfect for filling out forms and marking maps.
With pocket space at a premium, the Bellroy Phone Case is a great way to consolidate some of your everyday carry. And it's not only a phone case, it also doubles as a minimalist wallet that holds up to three cards. Your most used cards are released with an easy thumb swipe, or push to release the card you use the least. Each case has a microfiber lining with a slot for an extra SIM card and room to hide emergency cash. Made using polycarbonate for strength and vegetable tanned leather for a smooth pocket-to-hand transition every time.
Thin enough for front-pocket duty without sacrificing utility, the Octovo Purist Wallet offers everything you need in a wallet — and nothing you don't. Its simple billfold design is crafted from custom Italian vegetable retanned leather, and offers four interior card slots along with a larger opening at the back for paper currency. Designed in San Francisco and available in black, blue, brown, or tan.
It's hard to think of anything that's 8.5mm thick being more useful than your phone, but thanks to its ability to carry your ID, cards, and a slew of tools, the Jackfish Survival Card Holder comes close. In fact, it's arguably more handy in an emergency, thanks to pack-ins like a Spyderco Bug Knife, a firesteel, a windproof match, a compass, a glass vial for carrying water-purifying iodine, and a 120 decipel whistle. For everyday situations, it also has a micro screwdriver, both Phillips and flathead standard hex bits, a telescopic pen, and a micro SD card reader for keeping your most important documents with you at all times. Crafted from hard anodized aluminum or titanium, in black or gray finishes, respectively.
Designed to be a handsome home for all your mobile gear, the Tech Dopp Kit from This Is Ground organizes your essentials and surrounds them in luxe leather. There's now a place for your cords, headphones, favorite shades, and every iteration of Apple charger that you own. Smaller stuff is kept safe in a central zippered pouch. All together, it's the ultimate solution for any on-the-go scenario. Made in the heart of Los Angeles, the Tech Dopp Kit is available in two sizes (grande and regular) and three colors (whiskey, grey, and charcoal). Leave no accessory behind.
As inconvenient as it can be to have to carry coins, they're a part of everyday life for most of us. So instead of fumbling for that quarter for the meter or taking forever to find the random coins you need to make exact change, look to the Coin Fold from Bellroy for a perfect solution. It opens quickly and easily with just a pinch, which releases a leather ridge that allows the coins to be set free. Your change is also held secure and sits flat, helping to minimize bulk while maximizing functionality. Made using vegetable tanned leather, and available in Black, Java, Tamarillo or Blue Steel.
Simplicity, style, and a little piece of mind. You get all that and more with The Birdcage Wallet from Octovo. It's part of a line of minimalist leather goods just announced in time for the holidays and provides a great option to stash credit cards, cash, or even loose change. The three-sided zip wallet features custom-made Italian vegetable leather and an expandable external slot reserved for whatever you reach for most often. Small enough to fit in almost any pocket, but important enough to carry your most valuable items.
No one wants to haul around a big, clunky wallet when they go for a run — it's uncomfortable, annoying, and unnecessary. But with the Postalco Jogging Wallet, you can ditch the bulk and only leave with what you need (some coins and a few bills folded in fourths). Made from high-quality goatskin leather on the outside, and lined with calfskin and pigskin, you can choose from three great-looking colors: black, red, and moss green. It also comes with a convenient, large keyring that's useful for bringing along your house key or just using as a handle. There's no reason to ever leave home without it.
If you're regularly heading to locations that aren't exactly calm and civilized, you probably could really use a wallet that keeps the rain, snow, and blood out. That's where the Bellroy Elements Travel Wallet comes in. Crafted from water-resistant, all-weather leather, this zippered (the zippers are also water-resistant) carry-all features internal pockets for your passport and currency, a slot for the included micro travel pen, various other slots and dividers, and even enough room for your phone, if you're not doing the "staring at the screen so as to avoid eye contact with strangers" routine.
We all know that sitting on a huge, fat wallet all day is awful for your back. And while slim, front-pocket wallets certainly eliminate that issue, some do little more than hold a couple of cards. The Bellroy Slim Sleeve Wallet strikes a nice balance between the two. Built from full grain vegetable tanned leathers using the company's Nude Approach to reduce waste, the Slim Sleeve offers two quick-access card slots, a pull-tab to pop out infrequently accessed cards, and a slot to hold folded bills, all without growing to gargantuan proportions.
Some wallets arrive fully-formed, with patterns or finishes that you hope will hold up to years of use. The Shinola Bifold Wallet arrives ready to transform. Made in the USA from premium, vegetable-tanned Horween leather, each wallet is individually numbered, offers two card slots and a single billfold compartment, and features a rich natural finish that will gain a unique patina and character over time — just like the person who carries it.
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.
As much as we like to stick to small, front-pocket wallets, sometimes — especially when traveling — our go-to wallets simply don't hold as much as we need. For times like those, the Tanner Goods Travel Wallet ($95) is an ideal choice. Available in a range of finishes, this leather wallet offers slots for your passport, a notebook, currency, plane tickets, and slots for cards and IDs, and is burnished, dyed, waxed, and stamped by hand.
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.
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.
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.
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]
Taking the idea "simple is best" to heart, the Noah Lambert Uni-Fold Wallet ($90) is unpretentious in the best possible way. Each specimen is created by hand using a single piece of vegetable tanned leather — sourced from Wickett & Craig of Pennsylvania — with only two seams, each of which are stitched using Barbour's Red Hand 5 cord linen thread for durability.
We've long been fans of LV's front-pocket card cases, but they've never looked as good as this Louis Vuitton Pocket Organizer ($280). Thanks to its Damier Graphite canvas exterior, it's far more subdued than its brown-and-gold counterpart, yet still offers plenty of storage room, including two credit card slots, two all-purpose slots, and one exterior slot.
Are you both a front pocket wallet enthusiast and a guitar player? Then you should be more than happy with the Picker's Wallet ($30). Made from 100% full grain leather, these compartment-crazy accessories feature three card slots, a dedicated driver's license slot with window, a cash compartment, and a small pocket on the front that lets you carry that other essential — a guitar pick.
There are minimalist wallets, and then there's the William Wallet ($30). Crafted from 18 Gauge 6061 alloy aluminum panels, this simple wallet's front and rear panels are held together with a latex rubber shock cord and metal u-pin closure, letting you keep your cards and cash safely inside while sticking important cards on the outside for quick access. Available in a variety of finishes, including matte black, glossy red, and our favorite, the "industrial scratch and satin gloss."
If you're looking to upgrade from that rubber banded stack you've got going on or are simply searching for a tasteful holiday gift, check out these M-Clip Money Clips ($100-$275). Available in a variety of metals and inserts ranging from rubber to crocodile leather, these slimline money and card carriers feature a patented sliding lever mechanism with high-quality spring that ensures your stash will be held securely for years to come.
Contrast Stitching. Engraved gold clips. Coin pockets. You won't find any of these on the Leffot Fold Wallet ($95-$120). Embracing the most simple design possible, the Leffot Fold is a single, t-shaped piece of Horween shell cordovan — or as the company calls it, "horse ass leather" — that wraps your cash up using nothing but three simple folds. Available in a small version for U.S. Dollars or in a larger version for more valuable currencies like the Euro, British Pound, or Japanese Yen.