Leather wallets are a classic for a reason. Built to last, elegant and always in style, they match any look — from business to casual to everything in between. Sure, you can grab a synthetic wallet that will work just fine, but there’s something about the look and feel of genuine leather that simply exudes a style. Another reason why fashion-conscious men tend to pick leather wallets instead of plastic or acrylic is that, when well taken care of, leather tends to age gracefully, meaning these wallets can last for years (if not decades).
Because it’s such a men’s wardrobe staple, leather wallets can be found in the thousands online, so how should you go about picking the right one for you? First, decide on the type of men’s wallet you want: Are you looking for a more traditional bifold or do you want more space with a trifold? Sure, trifold wallets might give you more room for organization, but they can get bulkier too. Do you prefer wallets with zippers or without? What’s your favorite leather tonality, and what colors do you prefer?
Once you figure all of that out, check out our top picks for the best men’s leather wallets and see which options tickle your fancy.
1. Coach Slim Billfold Wallet In Colorblock
Who says wallets need to be black or brown? Shake it up with this wallet from Coach, which is available in a bluish-green or light yellow color. The inside of the wallets are a different color from the outer, too. There are six main card slots, plus two side slots and the bill compartment, so you’ll have ample space for all of your essentials.
2. Calvin Klein Wallet & Key Fob Set
This RFID blocking wallet from Calvin Klein comes with a matching leather key fob, proving that matching sets never go out of style. The leather is embossed with a repeating CK monogram, creating visual interest and a satisfying hand feel. The inside of the wallet has several card slots, plus a cash sleeve. Plus, it’s an affordable option.
on sale now!
Calvin Klein Wallet
3. Fossil Men’s Ingram Leather Trifold Wallet
Sleek, stylish and made with 100% real cowhide leather, Fossil’s trifold wallet feels every bit as good as it looks. Complete with RFID-blocking technology, the brand is known for making durable, elegant wallets that maintain their style (and feel) over time. The slim design includes multiple card slots, more than enough space to keep your bills, cash and cards snug and secure.
Buy: Fossil Men’s Ingram Leather Trifold Wallet $42.11
4. Shinola Utility Leather Bifold Wallet
This stylish wallet from Shinola is sewn in the US from Italian leather, and it has a stylish tan color. Instead of traditional sleeves, this wallet has cutout slots that minimize excess material, making for a slimmer wallet. There are eight card slots in total, plus a sleeve for cash. The wallet is also available in black.
5. Comme Des Garcons Classic Wallet
Comme Des Garcons is known as a luxury label, but the brand’s accessories are very reasonably priced. Take this simple wallet, which features a zip-around design to keep your cards and cash safe. It has one small inner pocket for organization. The bright color means you won’t mix your wallet up with anyone else’s.
Comme Des Garcons Wallet
6. Timberland Men’s Cloudy Passcase
A budget wallet for the money-conscious sophisticate, this Timberland’s Passcase model is a steal for under $20. For starters, it’s made from 100% real leather. It also features an extra slim design that helps alleviate that awkward bulging look that some other bloated wallets often offer. It’s a super stylish option that looks great, feels great and costs a fraction of what similar models often retail for. Available in five different colors, we particularly love it in Gray.
Buy: Timberland Men’s Cloudy Passcase $19.99
7. Coach Zip Card Case
This zip wallet from Coach is the best of both worlds, combining the slimness of a card case with the storage capacity of a wallet. There’s a zippered compartment for cash and coins, plus four vertical card slots and one horizontal card slot. It has a pebbled texture and is available in green, black, yellow and blue.
8. Red Wing Leather Passport Wallet
Frequent flyer? Keep your passport and essential cards safe with this stylish leather passport from Red Wing. It has multiple card slots, plus taller slots that can hold bills, a passport a notebook and other documents. This wallet is made in the US and comes in a stylish tan leather.
Red Wing Wallet
9. NOMAD Slim Wallet
For a slim wallet, this NOMAD model is surprisingly spacious. It’s able to hold up to seven cards while maintaining its slender profile, and in addition to its sleek and stylish design, this wallet actually includes its own special stealth pocket to help you get those sensitive cards extra safe. What’s more, it features a handful of different mini compartments, including four spacious card slides, two cash slots and more.
NOMAD Slim Wallet
10. RRL Suede Cardholder
There’s nothing softer and more satisfying than suede, which is why it’s surprising that it’s not more commonly used for wallets. This cardholder is from RRL, Ralph Lauren’s Americana-inspired luxury label, and it’s made from supple suede that’s made in the US. There are four card slots, plus a sleeve for cash.
11. Timberland Men’s Cloudy Trifold
This genuine leather wallet really needs to be touched in order to be fully appreciated. Made with 100% real Italian leather, it’s easily one of the softest wallets on the market (at least at this particular price point). Its compact-yet-rugged design offers a variety of different slots and compartments, including two card slots, two convenient slip pockets and two handy cash pockets. It’s also available in three colors.
Buy: Timberland Men’s Cloudy Trifold $28.38
12. Bellroy Hide & Seek
Bellroy’s wallets pack extra features and details into their wallets, without adding any bulk. This slim wallet has five card slots, but it can hold up to 12 cards. The wallet has a hidden cash pocket as well as a hidden coin pouch, adding a surprising amount of storage to this small wallet. There are a handful of colors available from Nordstrom, but you can find tons of variety at the Bellroy website.
13. BOSCA Leather Trifold Wallet
This BOSCA trifold leather wallet is a seriously stylish option for people who need a little extra cargo room. Made from premium imported Nappa leather, it features five different card slots, various slip pockets and an internal currency pouch for a little added storage. Designed to be as useful as it is stylish, the trifold design makes it especially easy to access your cards and cash without having to fiddle with random compartments.
Read more: Best Wallets for Men for Every Budget, Style and Purpose
BOSCA Leather Trifold Wallet
14. Tom Ford Leather Cardholder with Lanyard
Are you prone to forgetting your wallet? This luxe option from Tom Ford has a leather lanyard, ensuring you won’t misplace your wallet. The lanyard has a buckle, so you can detach the leather cord and just carry the cardholder. There are multiple slots on the outside of the wallet, plus a zippered compartment for bills, documents and the like.
Tom Ford Wallet
15. Ben Sherman Men’s Slimfold Wallet
Slimfold wallets are a dime a dozen these days, but few are as cool (or as slim) as this Ben Sherman’s model. A durable full-grain cowhide leather exterior helps ensure proper protection while the fully lined leather interior as both soft and smooth. With enough room for four card slots, two vertical slip pockets for added convenience and a special place for your ID, it’s got everything you could ever want — or need — in a leather wallet for men.
Buy: Ben Sherman Men’s Slimfold Wallet $19.99
More from SPY
Best of SPY