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.
Front-pocket wallet enthusiasts rejoice. We've teamed up with the handsome gentlemen at Autum to create the Limited Edition Uncrate Dualist Wallet ($75). Handmade in the USA, it's a minimalist and lightweight wallet that combines Horween leather and a powder-coated aluminum divider to give you two sturdy pockets to hold up to six cards (or a few bills with a couple cards). The aluminum piece can also double as an ice scraper in a pinch this winter. Put your orders in quickly because we're only making 75 of these bad boys, with each one being individually numbered using a (frickin) laser. Black and brown non-limited (boring) versions are also available for those who don't want to fly the Uncrate colors.
Update: All sold out!
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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."
Muggers of the world, beware: the Dunhill Biometroc Wallet ($825) will soon make your profession a thing of the past. Using a biometric reader, this carbon fiber credit card fortress will only open at the touch of your finger, and can even be linked to your phone using Bluetooth, causing an alarm to sound on your phone if it and the wallet drift more than five meters apart. Other features include a stainless steel money clip and a leather card holder — neither of which can be accessed by said mugger. Unless, of course, they chop off your finger.
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.