Fabric, vinyl, plastic, even duct tape—you can make a wallet out of any sort of material.
However, a wallet is a must-have, daily use item. You’d like it to last, and you want it to look good. So, it’s worth investing in a top-notch wallet.
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When you want the best, leather is king.
“Highest quality material & craftsmanship. The card pockets are the perfect size. Has everything you need in a wallet and nothing else. Love the smell of the leather.”
Leather is the classic wallet material, and remains the overwhelming favorite among male wallet owners.
While leather is the best wallet material, at Popov Leather we bring you the best of the best—the highest quality leather, expertly assembled into designs that are proven winners.
Generally speaking, wallets can be unisex. Of course, some designs lean more towards female fashion, while others are a more practical fit for the fellas. In this guide, we’ll focus on men’s styles. Let’s have a look at the best men’s wallet options for 2022.
MEN’S WALLET STYLES
Men’s wallets are simple, yet elegant. The familiar look consists of a nearly-square folded rectangle of brown or black leather.
Here are the basic design styles we carry for men’s wallets:
Card Holder Wallet
|Wide middle picket with a card slot on each side
|Middle pocket for folded cash, two card slots, and one ID slot
|Billfold pocket, four card slots, and one snap-shut coin pouch
|Five-card slots (four internal and one external)
|Billfold cash pocket and six card slots
|Wide middle pocket for up to 20 paper cash notes, four card slots, and one ID slot
1 - TRADITIONAL BILLFOLD WALLET
Popov Leather’s Traditional Wallet is a straightforward and classic design. It’s not too big, not too small. Understated, but definitely stylish.
Here’s what you’ll get with the Traditional Wallet:
- Dimensions: 4.3” wide, 3.3” tall, 0.5” thick
- Six card slots that can each fit two cards
- Wide billfold cash pocket
”Finest quality wallet I've ever owned. Tastefully crafted of the finest leather, I look forward to using and breaking it in for many years to come!”
2 - FOUR CARD BILLFOLD WALLET
The Four Card Billfold Wallet is a billfold alternative if you prefer a bit more room for cash and even coins. The extra space is created by cutting down on the card slots, with just four in this design.
This is a beautiful and minimalist billfold-style wallet that takes on the perfect back-pocket shape.
Here are the details for the Four Card Billfold Wallet:
- Dimensions: 3.5” wide, 4” tall, 0.5” thick
- Four card slots that can each fit two cards
- Billfold cash pocket
- Coin pouch that snaps shut securely
”Found my forever wallet. I was thoroughly impressed with the quality and craftsmanship of my 4-card in English Tan. It has the feel, the smell, everything you would want in your leather goods. I will be buying more products from Popov! 10/10!”
3 - FIVE CARD WALLET
The Five Card Wallet is an absolute treat for minimalists. There’s a total of five card slots. That includes a front pocket for easy access—slide a card or some cash in and out while the wallet is still folded up.
With room for a few cards in each slot, this wallet can also hold around ten folded bills. If you like a slimmed-down wallet, you’ve got everything you need without a lot of bulky pockets and folds.
The product specs for the Five Card Wallet are as follows:
- Dimensions: 4” wide, 2.9” tall, 0.4” thick
- Four card slots that can each fit multiple cards
- Quick-access front pocket
”Today, I received the 5 card wallet, and I was fully surprised. It is the best wallet I have ever had in my life. Keep up the great work, despite the demand.”
4 - TRIFOLD WALLET
We use the word minimalist to describe our design style. That’s because our wallet styles don’t waste space. High quality materials and precisely planned shapes allow for an absence of bulk.
While we like to keep things tight and slim, we also know that some wallet users need a bit more storage space for photos and such. To that end, the Trifold Wallet is more substantial in size. There’s more leather to patina, more leather to create that enticing aroma, more leather to love.
This design spans 9.8” in width when it’s unfolded. There’s room for all your cards and cash, plus an ID window. While it’s our largest style, it remains reasonably slim.
Full product details for the Trifold Wallet:
- Dimensions: 3.45” wide, 4.25” tall, 0.75” thick
- Four card slots and an ID-window that can each fit multiple cards
- Wide cash pocket that holds up to 20 bills
“I am very pleased with the overall quality and workmanship of my new tri-fold wallet. I have about 10 cards so the filled wallet is a bit thick but since this has always been my wallet size I am used to it. The leather is beautiful, the stitching is solid and immaculate. Ordering was easy and shipping was timely. Highly recommend!”
5 - CARD HOLDER WALLET
The Card Holder Wallet is another sleek, slim, and stylish take on minimalist wallet design. In fact, the Card Holder’s modest dimensions make it our smallest men’s wallet.
There’s a main pocket and an easy-access front pocket. The overall storage capacity is for around six cards along with some folded cash.
The contents are held snugly in place thanks to the design and material, but it’s easy to slide your cash and cards in and out. Slip a few cards into the main pocket and a few bills into the front pocket, and you’re good to go for a night on the town—with no uncomfortable bulk in your front or back pants pocket.
Here are the specs for the Card Holder Wallet:
- Dimensions: 2.8” wide, 3.75” tall, 0.28” thick
- Inner and outer pocket for storing up to six cards plus cash
- For another take on minimalist wallet design, check out the ID Wallet. It’s a similarly slim design with a nifty ID window.
”Awesome! After a really long internet search, I finally stumbled over this minimalist card wallet and its design and simplicity immediately convinced me. I have now used it daily for several weeks and I couldn’t be happier. The craftsmanship and material quality are excellent, it looks amazing, and the design is (for me at least) the perfect balance between simplicity, ease-of-use, and function. It’s really easy to get to all the cards. I keep most of them in the main slot, my credit card in the quick access slot, and a bit of cash in the third slot. It’s so simple but works so well—I don’t need more wallet than this! I’d highly recommend this outstanding product to anyone searching for a minimalist wallet.”
LONG-LASTING LEATHER WALLETS FROM POPOV LEATHER
A good wallet lasts for decades. In fact, well-made leather products only get better as time goes by. The material wears in and becomes more comfortable to handle. Meanwhile, the surface develops that beautiful, rich patina that leather lovers look for.
Unlike your wide neckties and bell bottom jeans, a fine leather wallet is unaffected by fashion trends—it’s always in style.
If it’s time for an upgrade or replacement, make 2022 the year you score your forever wallet.
Check out our entire leather wallet selection and find the one that’s perfect for your lifestyle.
All of our wallets come in these four leather color options:
- English Tan
- Heritage Brown
If you just can’t get enough leather, visit our online store for all your leather goods. Along with wallets, we carry the finest leather belts, watch straps, notebook covers, tech items like desk pads, and more.
For more geeking out on the world of leather, visit the Popov Leather blog.
Written by Ryan Popoff
Ryan Popoff is the creative mind behind Popov Leather wallets, iPhone cases, belts, watch bands and journals since 2013. With a Bachelor Degree in Fine Arts, my leatherworking journey began at home. I wanted to create a simple leather wallet that could fit into my front pocket and — to my delight — it was a hit with family and friends. Hopefully you love our honest, quality leather goods too! Reach out with questions.