Most men will agree, that the age of the gigantic fat wallet is mostly over. Long gone are the days of our fathers who carried wallets stuffed with cards, receipts and God knows what else. When plopping down these behemoths on the table at a restaurant they’d not only make an audible thump, sending vibrations through everyone’s hands still on the table, they’d also reek of a sort of embarrassing truth, that the man whose wallet it was, didn’t really care about how it looked or what it said about his organizational skills. These days, minimalism and functionality rule the wallet world. Sturdy, long-lasting, slim and minimalist wallets are what this list is all about.
1. Rocco Minimalist Aluminum Slim Wallet
The main advantage of aluminum wallets is their sheer and utter lightness. Coming in at only 68 grams, this is an incredibly light wallet with plenty of capabilities. First, as now comes standard with many thin wallets, the Roco comes with standard RFID blocking capabilities to thwart thieves. This is the second version of the Roco, and the makers have refined it to both allow for a large and small amount of cards by including two band sizes. How many cards can it hold? According to the manufacturer, it’s at least 20. The same is true of how many cash bills it can keep in the outer space between the band and wallet body.
2 band sizes to accomodate various card amounts
3 RFID signal blocking
Model: ROCO Minimalist Aluminum Slim Wallet RFID Blocking Money Clip – No.2
Weight: 68 grams
2. Kinzd - Slim Wallet RFID Front Pocket Wallet Minimalist
With a more classic look, this Kinzd slim wallet comes in a seemingly endless set of minor variations of both color and functionality. Though the ultra slim design allows for plenty of cards (6) plus a full-sized ID / photo window, it also comes with full RFID blocking functionality. The cash pocket is sizeable enough to hold plenty of cash bills / receipts while still remaining compact and showing off the beautiful leather finish. Handcrafted with obvious care and attention to detail, this Kinzd minimalist wallet is available in three finishes of varying color: Napa Leather, Crazy Horse Leather, Carbon Fiber Leather and Crosshatch Leather.
6 Card Slots + 1 ID Window
2 Larger Pockets
Ultra-slim, compact design
Model: Slim Wallet RFID Front Pocket Wallet Minimalist
Weight: 68 grams
3. Huskk - Slim Front Pocket Leather Wallet
Available in eight different finishes, the Huskk slim wallet is designed to not only last but to also be comfortable, stylish and functional. With 3 separate pockets, this wallet can hold up to 10 cards. What I like most about this wallet is that it embodies the essence of the company itself. It’s small, nimble and designed with a high level of craftsmanship. It’s an honest design that combines both solid functionality and a beautiful minimalistic style, made from high-quality materials.
Anti-RFID blocking technology
Can hold up to 10 cards
100% Money back guarantee
Model: Slim Front Pocket Leather Wallet for Men
Weight: 18.1 grams
4. Mutbak Bunker
Sweet, buttery smooth vegetable-tanned leather is just one of the things that makes this Mutbak wallet stand out. At only 0.375 inches thick, this super-slim wallet is designed to hold 8 cards and up to 10 cash bills. Like with most minimalistic wallets, the Mutbak blocks most RFID / NFC signals and also comes with a handy 1 year, unconditional warranty, meaning that if the wallet falls apart in any way for any reason, they’ll replace it for free. Depending on your preference, this unlike some other slim wallets, the Mutbak Bunker includes a leather money clip as opposed to a pocket for the spot to keep your cash bills.
Vegetable Tanned Leather
RFID theft protection
1 year warranty
Weight: 90.7 grams
5. Vaultskin Chelsea Wallet
What I enjoy most about this Vaultskin Chelsea minimalist wallet is that it comes in a nice wide variety of stylish colours, but also that it includes a small strap at the top of the wallet to allow you easy access to your cards which then retracts itself. Made with durable and soft Italian leather the slim profile of the Chelsea wallet allows it to easily slip into even some of the smallest pockets. With 2 slots available, the compact design allows for up to 10 cards.
RFID blocking system
Holds up to 10 cards
Smart Strap allows for easy access to cards
Durable, hand-crafted Italian leather
Weight: 45.4 grams
6. Vbax Minimalist Bifold Wallet
You don’t normally associate a bi-fold wallet, (what is traditionally known as a regular wallet) with thinness or minimalism, but the Vbax, made out of a synthetic and lightweight microfiber material actually fits the, pardon the pun, bill. With RFID blocking features, the VBAX is both durable and waterproof and is available in four different finishes. Its unique design has emphasized minimalist features such as reduced stitching, quick access to cards and cash as well as ID. The Vbax wallet will hold up to 8 cards and 8 banknotes.
Holds up to 8 cards
Microfibre synthetic material
RFID blocking material
Model: Minimalist Bifold Wallet
Weight: 1.12 ounces
7. Secrid Slim Wallet
Unlike the wallets you’ve perused thus far in this compilation of minimalist wallets, the Secrid wallet features a unique concept. Instead of being made out of one material, it gracefully fuses both leather on the outside and a slim aluminum pocket for internal card storage, along with a handy click-slide to allow you to easily pull out the cards. At just 14mm thick, the Secrid can hold up to 12 cards plus an unspecified number of cash bills.
Unique leather and aluminum design
3 Click-slide mechanism to allow for quick access to cards
RFID theft protection
2 year warranty
Model: Slim Wallet
8. Madera - Union Wallet in Cherry
The Union Wallet in Cherry, as opposed to some of its counterparts on this list of slim wallets, is a hard wallet, meaning there won’t be any flex or give when you sit down with this gorgeous piece of engineering when you sit-down. But what it lacks in flex, it more than makes up for in style. Available in three incredibly beautiful wood finishes including cherry, oak and walnut, the Union Wallet is most suitable for wallets needing to carry 2 to 6 cards. It includes a quick cash-strap on the opposite side and is manufactured from sustainably harvested timber.
Suitable for 2 to 6 cards
5 Quick cash-strap on opposite side
RFID plating to prevent electronic skimming
Polished wood shell
Model: Wallet in Cherry
9. Raphael - Lean Essentials Wallet
The LEAN Essentials Wallet from Raphael is made from a full, single piece of grain leather that wraps within and around itself to create three compartments of storage for your cards and cash. Made by hand in Australia, the Lean wallet allows for up to 3 custom initials to be engraved on one side of the wallet. Holding up to 10 cards, the LEAN wallet is one of the more finely crafted wallets on this list and is stitched using the strongest stitch technique known to man, the “Saddle Stitch”.
Made from one piece of leather
Holds up to 10 cards
Custom initial engraving included
Model: Lean Essentials wallet
Size: 65mm x 95mm x 5mm
10. Bellroy Micro Sleeve
If you’re looking for an ultra-minimalist wallet from a better-known brand, you’ll pay a little extra. But this stunning Bellroy Micro Sleeve wallet comes in some beautiful two-toned options. As for functionality, this wallet won’t hold the largest amount of cards (up to 6) but certainly adheres to being about as minimalist as possible within the realm of wallets. It’s made out of premium hides tanned under gold-rated Leather Working Group environmental protocols and then dyed through so they age gracefully. Backed by a generous 3-year warranty, the Bellroy Micro Sleeve is designed for quick access through a pinch which opens the central pocket.
2-4 quick access cards
Central pocket for folded bills and 2 more cards
3 -Year warranty
Model: Micro Sleeve
Size: 102mm x 73mm
11. Winter Session - Vertical Card Wallet
Simple, yet beautiful. This two-toned vertical cardholder with an additional half sleeve is made from vegetable-tanned Horween leather. Beautifully stitched using Irish waxed linen thread, it’s easy to see how much care has gone into the manufacture of this slimmed down wallet.
Two-toned leather design
Half-sleeve for cash
Hand-crafted in Denver, CO
Brand: Winter Session
Model: Vertical Card Wallet
Weight: 1 oz.
12. Madera - Poquito Wallet in Oak
Another gorgeous wood wallet from Madera designed to keep things in your pocket nice and tidy. The hidden compartment allows you to carry both coins and a key or two. Additionally, this beautiful wallet is available in three finishes, cherry, oak and walnut and can carry up to 8 cards. It may not be the most feature-rich wallet, but the way it stands out on this list is that it essentially allows you to carry a little bit of everything, ensuring that you don’t have to search for other solutions when trying to live a minimalistic lifestyle, at least when it comes to your pockets.
Suitable for 2 to 8 cards
Carry coins / key
Solid-hand polished wood shell
1 Year Warranty
Model: Poquito Wallet in Oak
13. Grovemade - Brass Minimalist Wallet
Grovemade is better known for their incredible line of wood products. Most famously their absolutely gorgeous monitor and laptop stands. In recent years, however, the company has expanded its lineup of products significantly. Watches, belts, keyrings, desktop organizers, iPhone cases, lamps, are just the start as apparently, they’ve also expanded into minimalist wallets, like this Brass piece. Made from solid brass and wrapped in vegetable-tanned leather, this wallet holds roughly five cards and a bill or two. Exquisitely manufactured, the details of each centimetre of this wallet are designed to be noticed.
Domestic Vegetable-Tanned Leather
Holds 5 cards and 2 bills
Model: Brass Minimalist Wallet
Weight: 4.3 ounces
14. Mr. Wallet - Money Clip Minimalist Wallet
With tight and clean stitching and all the features you’d want in a wallet this size, the Mr. Wallet Money Clip is a gorgeous piece of minimalistic design created to be both durable and functional. Unlike other leather wallets, this one is made out of something called Crazy Horse leather which adds a built-in vintage, worn look and makes the wallet incredibly pleasant to the touch. With five card slots and an inclined form, this wallet allows for super-easy access to each card. On the back, you’ll find a well made magnetic cash clip that can easily hold up to 20 bills with its strong magnet.
Crazy Horse geniuine leather
RFID blocking technology
5 card slots
Magnetic cash clip
Brand: Mr. Wallet
Model: Money Clip Wallet
Weight: 68 grams
15. Ezra Arthur - No. 2 Wallet
The Ezra Arthur No. Wallet is an Every Day Carry (EDC) aficionados dream wallet. It’s slim, yet expands to hold up to 8 cards. Crafted in the USA, the No. 2 wallet features a sophisticated design that allows for a life of not weighing down your pockets. Available in six different coloured finishes, this company backs its quality by providing a lifetime warranty on the stitching.
Holds up to 8 cards
No linings, rubber or glue used in construction
Lifetime stitching warranty
Brand: Ezra Arthur
Model: No. 2 Wallet
Size: 3.7″ x 2.5″ x .1″
16. Trayvax - Element Wallet
Rugged meets stylish minimalist. That pretty much sums up this incredibly unique, yet functional design that Trayvax offers in its Element Wallet. Available in two metal finishes and 5 leather finishes, the Element wallet is wrapped in a stainless-steel plate and top-grain oil-tanned leather. Packed with features such as RFID-protection, integrated money clip and built-in bottle opener, it’s still slim enough to fit in most small pockets.
Leather metal wallet
Fits 3-10 cards and 1-5 bills
Integrated money clip
Built-in money clip
Model: Element Wallet
Thickness: 0.5 inches
17. The Ridge - Titanium Wallet
Made out of a premium Titanium, this Every Day Carry minimalist wallet from The Ridge is literally designed to last a lifetime. While it’s been designed with the minimalist aesthetic in mind, the Titanium wallet isn’t limiting as it both allows for you to interchange either a cash strap or a money clip depending on your preference. Additionally it holds up to 12 cards (one of the largest capacities of minimalist wallets that I’ve seen) and is backed by a lifetime warranty.
Holds up to 12 cards
RFID blocking technology
Grade 5 Titanium
Brand: The Ridge
Model: Titanium Black
Weight: 2.5 oz
18. Dango - T01 Tactical Wallet - Spec-Ops
Perhaps if you’re a Navy Seal or simply the rugged outdoorsy type that just can’t get enough of multi-functional tools while maintaining a small footprint in your pocket, the T01 Tactical wallet is probably for you. With a ridiculous 14 functions built-in, the T01 is made from aerospace-grade aluminum, and includes a removable multi-tool, enabling those 14 functions. At only 0.3 inches thick with a full complement of 6 cards and a few bills, this is an incredibly useful wallet with stunning looks to boot!
14 function multi-tool
DTEX Material + Aluminum
6 card capacity
Model: T01 Tactical Wallet – Spec Ops
Thickness: 0.3 inches
19. Radix - One Slim Wallet
At a mere 1.3 centimetres in thickness, the Radix One Slim Wallet is probably the thinnest wallet on this list that comes with a hard shell. While still holding up to 10 cards, the Radix wallet is made of durable polycarbonate plastic that serves as a perfect ultra-thin replacement to the standard bi-fold wallet that’s been weighing down your pants for far too long.
Holds up to 10 cards
Available in 6 dual tone color options
Rubber band for extra cash storage
Brand: Radix Products
Model: Radix One Slim Wallet
Thickness: 1.3 cm
20. Dango - M1 Maverick Wallet
This incredible fusion of leather, steel and rubber is one of my favourite minimalist wallets. I bought one of these a little while ago and have gone on to give them as a gift as well. The chassis of this awesome wallet has 4 loop holes that allow you to attach keys, lanyards, tethers, whatever. This wallet can hold up to 10 cards + cash and also has push notches on both sides of the wallet to allow you to easily slide up your cards. What’s even more awesome is that the M1 Maverick wallet is the type of EDC tool that can be accessorized to extend its functionality with things like a neck lanyard, a multi-tool, and additional pockets.
Aerospace Aluminum + Top Grain Leather
4 loop holes
RFID blocking technoloy
Can carry up to 10 cards
Model: M1 Maverick Wallet
Thickness: 0.43 inches