Hi. I'm Antonio Centeno, the founder of Real Men Real Style. And today we're going to be talking about men's wallets and choosing the right type of billfold.Okay. If you haven't already, please subscribe to our YouTube channel. By doing that, these videos will come right to you. In addition, if you like this video, if you find it useful, please click on the Like right below. And finally, we're going to link you to articles below, which are going to be useful and are going to help you expand and learn more about Men Style. So go ahead and click on any of the articles below and you're going to be navigating to websites which will teach you more about Men Style.Okay. So, this is a question that came in. “Antonio, do you have any suggestions in terms of wallets? I tend to wear pants a lot and in some cases, the eventual wear of the wallet is visible on the back. Are there any brands or types that have a high amount of carrying capacity but are still slim and not visible? Thank you.”All right. It's kind of a trick question and I'm going to use a little bit of an analogy here. So in 1997 I bought my first vehicle, a Chevy half-ton pickup. It's a great truck. I still have it and I still love it. And it did everything I needed as a young marine officer moving across the country. I could throw everything I own in the back and be able to travel around. I also picked up a motorcycle. That was, you know, great too because it fit in the back of the truck. And I used that because it got a much better gas mileage than the truck. And it had a much lower profile. https://i.pinimg.com/236x/52/33/00/523300aff303cb81165a2065ed64b499--bag-display-craft-fairs.jpg
But now here you can see my billfold — or I'm sorry, my money clip. And what I've got here of course is my money and I got my driver's license and a credit card. And this goes in my front pocket and it won't appear right there, it stays out of the way, it doesn't have much for profile. And that's the best way to not get a mark on the back of your pants because you do not want to have the George Costanza wallet. Just do a search you're going to see the image of the George Costanza wallet. No. You do not want that. What you want is a classic wallet. https://i.pinimg.com/originals/fd/f6/b5/fdf6b57deb5c1fe5f36a79ee01e89295.jpg
Insider Picks' choice for the number one wallet is the Bellroy Slim Sleeve. Of course, we realize that different people have different needs, so we've researched and tested plenty of other options. Below, take a look at the best men's wallets you can find for less than $100. We've listed choices for all kinds of users, including subway commuters, people who don't use cash that often, and people who want to go full-minimalist with a money clip.
If brand names are your thing, you already likely know Burberry well. The London-based designer is best known for its scarves and other women’s accessories, but men are not left out. This wallet has eight slots, a currency compartment with a divider, two slip pockets, hand-painted edges and is made of calf leather in Italy. If you love jet-setting around the world, you can easily manage multiple currencies with ease when you have this wallet in your pocket. https://i.pinimg.com/750x/a8/7a/1c/a87a1c5b7b97f99af1e46d8ad700ea12.jpg
The Saddleback wallet has pockets on both sides and is constructed from full-grain leather, lined with pigskin, and sewn with marine-grade thread. On one side, the Saddleback wallet has two pockets for credit cards. Once you break the wallet in, each pocket can hold up to five cards. Be careful, though. When you add a new card to a full-grain leather wallet, the pocket stretches and molds to fit the card. That means that if you want to go back to carrying fewer cards, the pocket will be loose and cards may fall out. https://i.pinimg.com/236x/7e/61/cb/7e61cb45361514ff28bc4b03a5ee6a1d--hazel-eye-makeup-eyeliner-makeup.jpg
Meanwhile, where you live, work, and how you commute can make a big difference, too. Do you feel comfortable keeping your wallet in a back pocket, or do you worry about pickpockets? If you live in a city with a metro or commuter rail, do you need something that lets you have quick access to a transit card? Do you travel internationally a lot and need something that can fit foreign currency? https://i.pinimg.com/236x/a9/90/52/a9905248ef82356c5a457504c8819920.jpg
People don’t want to carry a wallet or purse. Rush in line, hurry up! I’ve left my whole wallet on the counter, I didn’t realize it. People put their card and ID’s in your phone, if you lose that, you’re toast! Having to dig around your purse sucks. Music and sporting events: You don’t want to carry stuff- You're always getting searched by security. People are looking to simplify their lives. https://i.pinimg.com/236x/06/ed/4f/06ed4f979849ac0e2c0328fcd5dcadf5--partyfood-fruit-skewers.jpg

While the top review on Amazon suggests that there are quality issues, several members of the Insider Picks team, including myself, have been using the Bellroy Slim Sleeve as a go-to wallet for months or years without a problem. That, combined with the fact that the wallet has 4.5 stars over all and overwhelmingly positive reviews, suggests that the one user's experience may have been an anomaly.
Wallets are no exception. I think I've tried out more wallets than I can count. To be fair, it's hard to find a "perfect" wallet for every situation. In the winter when you're wearing a heavy coat, you can keep a hefty wallet in a breast pocket, while in the summer you need something that can fit in the pocket of a pair of jeans or shorts. If you're going to a wedding or meeting, you might want something that keeps a slim profile in a suit, while you might also need something that can fit cash for tipping at a bar or valet. And of course, you want to avoid being the next George Costanza. https://i.pinimg.com/236x/01/ae/dc/01aedc14ebbb1d5d054a07f9178243f9.jpg

But what I will tell you is that the bigger the wallet you have, the more you're going to stuff into it. And so I suggest that most men actually, the first thing that they should have, one thing they should try to use more of, is a billfold. And I'm sorry, you know, if Texas A&M fans [0:02:17] [Phonetic] don't get scared. Don't ran off to the SEC [0:02:19] [Phonetic] on what your already did. But know it has Texas long-horn there? No. I know a lot of great Aggies, served with many in the Marine Corps. https://i.pinimg.com/236x/ac/8f/a8/ac8fa8b79d7c2c6515f9c903aa5e98d1.jpg
At Anthropologie, our collection of totes is curated to suit the needs of a contemporary woman. Roomy enough for everything necessary, our large tote bags can fit anything from novels and notebooks, to workout clothes and a change of shoes. Looking for tote bags for work? Beautifully modern options from top brands like Clare V. and Rachel Comey are just the right size to hold your documents and devices. https://i.pinimg.com/345x/18/bf/05/18bf0520aab1c585ce63ae95ae221a6d.jpg

Let’s face it. We like to bring as many items as we can, from our wallet to mascara, hair brushes and other beauty essentials. We may even take a little snack to keep us going from day to night. Is it time for you to invest in a quality tote bag? At Belk, you’ll discover a sleek and functional tote bag that adds the finishing touch to your look. Browse our collection of brand name totes, including COACH®, Crown & Ivy™, Kim Rogers®, Diba True® and other favorites in the colors and prints you love. Discover the perfect sized tote bag for your personal style. https://i.pinimg.com/236x/e3/81/e9/e381e9ad642d42a700327e1f6261b78e---ideas-thirty-one.jpg
This is what I use whenever I'm wearing jeans denim. And I need to carry around a basic amount. You know, it's not a huge wallet. Here, you can see I carry a very minimal amount – two credit cards, my ID, a few, you know, probably about 100 dollars cash and what else do I have? Oh, I always have business cards, always have business cards in the wallet, maybe, only five. You know, these are – when you don't expect to meet somebody and you want to give them some way to stay in touch with you, unless you got an iPhone with Bump and chances are, that person doesn't, business cards are still useful. So that would be the other item you want to have. https://i.pinimg.com/originals/db/c5/1c/dbc51c9e98d97ba7bbbc42f1e373bf3a.jpg
This is the price range where you'll find some brands that are specifically focused on wallets. If bulk is your main concern, consider Allett, which calls itself the originator of "the World's Thinnest Wallet." Allett's signature billfold, the Slim Leather Original Wallet (around $40), has four slots for up to 24 credit cards. Their Slim Leather Sport Wallet goes for around $30; both of these wallets are just a quarter inch thick. https://i.pinimg.com/280x280_RS/13/3b/ce/133bcea2985d50f9e748d64def5fbc6b.jpg
If brand names are your thing, you already likely know Burberry well. The London-based designer is best known for its scarves and other women’s accessories, but men are not left out. This wallet has eight slots, a currency compartment with a divider, two slip pockets, hand-painted edges and is made of calf leather in Italy. If you love jet-setting around the world, you can easily manage multiple currencies with ease when you have this wallet in your pocket.
The third card pocket sits behind the right-side quick access card slot and is perfect for less-frequently used cards like an ID, an ATM card, or a couple of backup credit cards. The cards are tucked away out of sight in this pocket, so a pull-tab helps pull them out. Behind the other quick access slot, a cash pocket has plenty of room for bills folded in half or thirds. https://i.pinimg.com/originals/ab/d2/05/abd205cfb6c93d778b17d3adc95d170c.png
But what I will tell you is that the bigger the wallet you have, the more you're going to stuff into it. And so I suggest that most men actually, the first thing that they should have, one thing they should try to use more of, is a billfold. And I'm sorry, you know, if Texas A&M fans [0:02:17] [Phonetic] don't get scared. Don't ran off to the SEC [0:02:19] [Phonetic] on what your already did. But know it has Texas long-horn there? No. I know a lot of great Aggies, served with many in the Marine Corps. https://i.pinimg.com/originals/47/26/d6/4726d6bd927887f471294b3691c098f9.jpg
The Slim Sleeve is the perfect example of the company's design mission. The wallet is built using Bellroy's "nude" approach, focusing on eliminating as much excess material as possible to keep the profile slim. There are no buckles, trimmings, snaps, buttons or fasteners. The only materials are leather and thread, with as little of each used as possible. https://i.pinimg.com/236x/49/d7/e7/49d7e7e8b2977be392156ef67a5de1fe--younique-touch-foundation-liquid-foundation.jpg
Unlike many other front-pocket or minimalist wallets, the Rogue front pocket has a full-sized compartment for cash, meaning you don't have to fold bills before putting them in. This is a big factor to consider. It's always annoying to have to unfold each bill individually and count them up at the register, especially if there's a long line behind you.
This is what I use whenever I'm wearing jeans denim. And I need to carry around a basic amount. You know, it's not a huge wallet. Here, you can see I carry a very minimal amount – two credit cards, my ID, a few, you know, probably about 100 dollars cash and what else do I have? Oh, I always have business cards, always have business cards in the wallet, maybe, only five. You know, these are – when you don't expect to meet somebody and you want to give them some way to stay in touch with you, unless you got an iPhone with Bump and chances are, that person doesn't, business cards are still useful. So that would be the other item you want to have. https://i.pinimg.com/originals/db/c5/1c/dbc51c9e98d97ba7bbbc42f1e373bf3a.jpg

Hi. I'm Antonio Centeno, the founder of Real Men Real Style. And today we're going to be talking about men's wallets and choosing the right type of billfold.Okay. If you haven't already, please subscribe to our YouTube channel. By doing that, these videos will come right to you. In addition, if you like this video, if you find it useful, please click on the Like right below. And finally, we're going to link you to articles below, which are going to be useful and are going to help you expand and learn more about Men Style. So go ahead and click on any of the articles below and you're going to be navigating to websites which will teach you more about Men Style.Okay. So, this is a question that came in. “Antonio, do you have any suggestions in terms of wallets? I tend to wear pants a lot and in some cases, the eventual wear of the wallet is visible on the back. Are there any brands or types that have a high amount of carrying capacity but are still slim and not visible? Thank you.”All right. It's kind of a trick question and I'm going to use a little bit of an analogy here. So in 1997 I bought my first vehicle, a Chevy half-ton pickup. It's a great truck. I still have it and I still love it. And it did everything I needed as a young marine officer moving across the country. I could throw everything I own in the back and be able to travel around. I also picked up a motorcycle. That was, you know, great too because it fit in the back of the truck. And I used that because it got a much better gas mileage than the truck. And it had a much lower profile.
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