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.
While we’ve now covered the best money clip wallets, and the best carbon fiber wallets, in this buying guide we’ll simply stick with talking about minimalism.
1. Buffway Slim Minimalist Front Pocket Wallet
Available in a large variety of colourways, making it suitable for any man or woman, this slim wallet from Buffway is also available in a variety of materials. Designed to be small, discreet, but also useful, the 8 slots will easily fit all your credit cards, ID and more. Made from premium leather, the wallet has enough metal inserts to ensure proper RFID blocking. And while it’s not the prettiest wallet of the bunch, it’s certainly handsome enough to serve as a shockingly lightweight and versatile slim wallet for men and women.
- Four slots for credit carts
- One clear window slot for ID
- 2 side-slip pockets for business cards, membership cards and more
- Brand: Buffway
- Model: Slim Minimalist Front Pocket Wallet
- Weight: 1.05 oz.
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 colour 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
- RFID blocking
- Brand: Kinzd
- 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
- 3 pockets
- Can hold up to 10 cards
- 100% Money back guarantee
- Brand: Huskk
- Model: Slim Front Pocket Leather Wallet for Men
- Weight: 18.1 grams
4. 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
- Brand: Vaultskin
- Model: Chelsea
- Weight: 45.4 grams
5. 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.
- Bi-fold design
- Holds up to 8 cards
- Microfibre synthetic material
- RFID blocking material
- Brand: Vbax
- Model: Minimalist Bifold Wallet
- Weight: 1.12 ounces
6. 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
- Brand: Secrid
- Model: Slim Wallet
- Thickness: 14mm
7. 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
- Brand: Raphael
- Model: Lean Essentials wallet
- Size: 65mm x 95mm x 5mm
8. House of Jack Deacon Bifold Front Pocket Wallet
Another gorgeous leather wallet from House of Jack designed to keep things in your pocket nice and tidy. The various compartment allows you to carry up to 9 cards. Additionally, this beautiful wallet is available in two finishes, Black Natural Grain Leather and Brown Natural Grain Leather. 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. The final touch of-course is the antique-looking silver money clip that complements the wallet body made of full-grain cowhide leather.
- 7 card slots
- 2 interior storage pockets + ID window
- Silver money clip on the exterior
- Brand: House of Jack
- Model: Deacon ID Bifold Front Pocket Wallet
9. 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.
- Chromeexcel leather
- 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″
10. 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
- Brand: Trayvax
- Model: Element Wallet
- Thickness: 0.5 inches
11. 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
- Lifetime warranty
- Brand: The Ridge
- Model: Titanium Black
- Weight: 2.5 oz
12. 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
- RFID Blocking
- 6 card capacity
- Brand: Dango
- Model: T01 Tactical Wallet – Spec Ops
- Thickness: 0.3 inches
13. 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 colour options
- Ultra-thin design
- Rubber band for extra cash storage
- Brand: Radix Products
- Model: Radix One Slim Wallet
- Thickness: 1.3 cm
14. 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 technology
- Can carry up to 10 cards
- Brand: Dango
- Model: M1 Maverick Wallet
- Thickness: 0.43 inches