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.
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.