How To Choose The Best Wallet For Men

Over the past few years, the rules pertaining to men's style have relaxed quite a bit. And although there certainly are purists out there who champion old school rules, the prominence of sports and Hollywood stars have changed the game for fashion.

That is not to say that most men can get away with practically anything, the way women can. Take the case of accessories, for example. When it comes to men's accessories, function takes precedence over aesthetics. In the past, the only accessories that have been suitable for men are watches, wedding bands, cuff links and wallets. In recent years, some fashion experts have included earrings and bracelets.

One of the perfect examples of the precedence of function over aesthetics in men's accessories is the wallet. For many men, specifically professionals, a wallet is not just a credit card holder or an accessory to carry money and other daily essentials. It can also be a reflection of a man's style philosophy.

But what makes a wallet the best wallet for a man? Obviously, one of the essential criteria for choosing a wallet is function. Apart from your cash and credit cards, it should have ample room or pockets for other important things, like your ID card.

In terms of style, the best rule to follow is to find one that suits the personality that you want to project. Certainly, if you want to project yourself as an industry professional, it is better to avoid using a biker wallet.


Most professionals will fare well with a two-fold wallet which typically has a dimension of 3.5" X 4". This can adequately hold daily essentials without being too bulky. If you are looking for something a bit smaller, your best option would be a tri-fold wallet which measures 7cm X 9cm. The downside of these wallets is that they are not suited for carrying change and you have to factor this in when making a choice.

On the other hand, if you want to exude the cowboy vibe, you may want to consider buying long fellows which are larger than two- and tri-fold wallets. These wallets trace their roots to western wear and are mostly sold in shops that sell similar gear. The main advantage of long fellows is that they protrude from the back pocket of jeans which make them easier to take out. However, if you are traveling, these areas are practically a bull's eye for thieves.

In terms of colors, the most popular are brown and black. Often, men choose colors based on their personal preferences. However, it is worthwhile to survey your wardrobe and choose the color that matches a substantial number of your pieces.

Other factors that should be considered when choosing a wallet are the quality of leather and threading. Although most wallets are made of leather, take note that not all are equal. If you want a premium wallet made with quality leather, you have to be aware that it may come with a steeper price tag. In terms of threading, the wallet you are eyeing to buy should show no sign of wear and tear. If the wallet you are eyeing to buy shows signs of these, then its quality and durability are probably low.

 About the author:
Abigail Mae Prescott is an information and communication systems consultant very much drawn to the fashion, photography and social media world. She shares her love of shopping and style by writing interesting news, trends and tips. She spends her spare time researching and reading especially topics relating to fashion & beauty that most women practically want. Her resource for this article is

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