Best for: Everything, including the phone.
The name says it all. The Continental's classic European style harks back to an earlier age when well-off gadabouts ran the rails all over France, Germany, and the Ottoman Empire with these, held under their arms and stuffed in their steamers.
Today, you don't see them as much, especially stateside. And you basically never see them being carried around by men. But that's changing. Call it a "man purse" all you want, it's just a leather carryall, a big wallet that'll hold your passport, your phone, your calendar, your checkbook, a pen, and whatever else you've got. We even carried a slim cigar around without doing any damage. It's a great wallet for travelers. Consolidating all your crap turns out to be a godsend.
If you're man enough to roll with a Continental, you can't do much better than this Burberry. Made in Italy of fine soft leather, it's built to last and features a standard full-length pocket, nine card slots, and two big pockets, one of them zippered. Go ahead, throw some silver dollars in there. [$450; burberry.com]