It’s a funny thing to spend money on something you carry your money in. And while you might not need someone to tell you exactly how to buy a wallet, we can provide some insight into the best wallets for men who want to find a balance between fashion and function.
The first known uses of some kind of wallet may have been as early as the renaissance, when metal money came into use, and people began carrying it in small pouches with their statements of accounts and other daily needs. In the 19th century, wallets were carried by men in the belt, and it was considered uncivilized to carry it in your pocket. (How the times have changed!)
Wallets and billfolds as we know them today, a bi-fold with card slots, came into common use in the 1950s with the advent of the credit card. With more than half a century of everyday use behind it, the man’s wallet has been designed and refined over and over, creating a market of innumerable options.
If you ask us, a bi-fold is the only way to go—a trifold feels slightly juvenile and even just a little fussier than it needs to be. The easy option is to keep your wallet classic in black or brown leather, but if traditional isn’t your thing, we can help with that, too. Shop the best wallets for men. We promise you’ll look so money.