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.
MostRad Executive Minimalist Wallet
Best for: Transforming your overstuffed, George Costanza wallet into something that holds just the essentials.
One day, Brandon Stastny finally got really sick of his obese and disorganized wallet, prototyped a better idea out of duct tape, threw the thing up on Kickstarter, and blew away his fund-raising goal – by more than 1,000 percent. He's still working on keeping up with demand. His idea was the Minimalist, and, apparently, it's exactly what a lot of men had been searching for.
We like it, too. It's all about security, speed, and a slim profile. But even without the RFID-blocking layer hidden behind the leather lining, this would still be an ideal wallet. With a profile just a bit bigger than that of a credit card, the front pocket-friendly Minimalist allows everything you really need but forces you to figure out what exactly that is. While there are two interior pockets, there's no billfold pocket. But there is an elastic bill band. Opposite that are three card slots. And on the outside of the wallet is a "slide pocket" – a card pocket with a thumb pathway cut out for easy proffering of your favorite plastic. Now add to all that the fact that the Minimalist barely breaks an ounce on the scale. [$35; mostrad.co]