Every man we know feels strongly about his wallet. Some love them and look for an excuse to flaunt them ("Let me get the first round"), while others resent having a hole slowly worn through their jeans and the back pain that comes from perpetually sitting at an angle. The latter sort often don't buy new billfolds because they think that unwieldy hunks of leather are just a fact of life.
Not so much. Wallets should be the helpmate you visit every time you participate in a transaction. They're your wing man, your assistant, your intern. And there are a wide enough variety of styles that there is certainly one out there suited to you. Here are a dozen storage solutions that work, from basic billfolds and credit card wallets to all-in-one solutions that'll also hold your phone and protect you from RFID-wielding identity thieves. You just have to decide which solution will work for you.
Lotuff Leather Credit Card Wallet
Best for: All business, all the time.
Do you live in a tailored suit and enjoy reading the 'Wall Street Journal' while getting your shoes polished? Good for you. The Lotuff Bifold Wallet is your newest everyday carry. When it comes time to whip out the black company card and "take care of" the nine-course prix fixe for a few client heavies, you can't get any classier than this. You get three pockets: a few fresh business cards and a crisp bill in the center, flanked by your credit and debit cards. What could be smoother? But if you must, you can fit three cards on each side and some cash in the middle.
Made in the United States, the Lotuff features a design that folds high-end, vegetable-tanned leather back on itself, so you get the same finish on the wallet's inside and outside. The refined workmanship – impeccable edge burnishing – is equal to or better than anything featured here. And though this wallet is guaranteed for life, it likely won't do anything but age gracefully. [$195; lotuffleather.com]