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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Nomatic got its start on Kickstarter when cousins Jon Richards and Jacob Durham designed their minimalist wallet and crowdfunded its production in 2014. The Kickstarter campaign was a runaway success, and they met their fundraising goal of $10,000 in just a few days. By the end of the 30 day pledge period, Richards and Durham had more than 6,100 backers pledging $171,315. Since then, Nomatic has evolved to offer a few different products, as well as expand production.
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Bellroy is a relatively young company that released its first product in 2010. Founded by a few friends in Australia who set out to design optimal wallets in terms of size and card positioning, Bellroy has since released several different series of wallets for just about any use. You may remember seeing some of those wallets mentioned on Insider Picks before. https://i.pinimg.com/originals/79/96/15/799615076a22d049b5a5be0be0028d59.jpg
"Very easy to use...The LED is great...This case works as advertised, no pocket dialing and everything shows through the case clearly as expected, this is the second case of this type I have purchased and both although a bit pricy at $59 work to perfection...I have dropped my phone like a hundred times and it doesn't have a scratch, it protects it very well and has a very good appearance" https://i.pinimg.com/236x/cd/1d/d0/cd1dd0888a9a520abf002f2137397693--photoshop-bottle.jpg
But you probably want to – one thing that was really nice about this casual wallet is it had a land, you know, basically a string that I could just put this thing around my neck. And I know it looks silly but it's a lot – I don't mind looking silly and always having my wallet on me versus looking great and losing all of my money and all of my IDs and having to cancel my trip. https://i.pinimg.com/280x280_RS/36/7e/36/367e36f0986fc6fc91af4a67c305918f.jpg

"Very easy to use...The LED is great...This case works as advertised, no pocket dialing and everything shows through the case clearly as expected, this is the second case of this type I have purchased and both although a bit pricy at $59 work to perfection...I have dropped my phone like a hundred times and it doesn't have a scratch, it protects it very well and has a very good appearance" https://i.pinimg.com/originals/11/ff/85/11ff8546513333e6a219b18190ef4773.jpg
But you probably want to – one thing that was really nice about this casual wallet is it had a land, you know, basically a string that I could just put this thing around my neck. And I know it looks silly but it's a lot – I don't mind looking silly and always having my wallet on me versus looking great and losing all of my money and all of my IDs and having to cancel my trip. https://i.pinimg.com/236x/3e/1b/05/3e1b054cc385e12dee7a2614441be0dd--camping-outdoors-thirty-one.jpg

Tyvek® is a highly versatile material perfect for creating slim wallets- it looks like paper but acts like a fabric! While our minimalist wallets can be folded, bent, shaped, and sewn, Tyvek® is incredibly strong and difficult to rip or break. This superior level of durability ensures that your slim wallet or Tyvek bag will last through any challenge life throws at you. https://i.pinimg.com/originals/2d/b5/fa/2db5fa1b2646eeb2dc4cd92f605ac2c1.jpg


The M-Clip V series falls into the latter category. If you're looking for a money clip, you can do no better. More than just a simple folded piece of metal, the V series has an opening mechanism. To add or remove something, you just slide the lever bars back, making the clip look a bit like a clothes pin. You pinch them to open the clip, and when you're done, slide them back down to close it.
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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. https://i.pinimg.com/236x/3e/96/02/3e9602cc3a857f845f3076843545a1f8--insulated-bags-my-thirty-one.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/originals/47/26/d6/4726d6bd927887f471294b3691c098f9.jpg
"The case is nice...I like this case...I love the purpose of the case but hate the color black was the only option on sale and I can see why, when you touch the case it scuffs like white chalk marks, of course you can only get 2 cards n the slot and that's cool, I do like the way it fits my iphone to give it a slim sleek look and for a temporary case this is what I was looking for...This case is very functional and works well for obviating the need for a wallet in most cases" https://i.pinimg.com/236x/62/44/60/62446092f6c23fff2d46eebf1444a440--the-benjamins-thirty-one.jpg
One nice thing about the Rogue Industries wallet is that it's available in a ton of different styles. There are several different kinds of leather, including bison and alligator, and it also comes in nylon. Many of the choices come with an RFID-blocking material integrated into the construction. Once you've settled on a material, there are plenty of color options, too. https://i.pinimg.com/280x280_RS/a8/0b/6a/a80b6ab517f6aaef89b871b90439cacb.jpg

Nomatic got its start on Kickstarter when cousins Jon Richards and Jacob Durham designed their minimalist wallet and crowdfunded its production in 2014. The Kickstarter campaign was a runaway success, and they met their fundraising goal of $10,000 in just a few days. By the end of the 30 day pledge period, Richards and Durham had more than 6,100 backers pledging $171,315. Since then, Nomatic has evolved to offer a few different products, as well as expand production. https://i.pinimg.com/236x/66/d6/a6/66d6a62a9b0178c96b58b4151f6980ba--younique.jpg


Nomatic got its start on Kickstarter when cousins Jon Richards and Jacob Durham designed their minimalist wallet and crowdfunded its production in 2014. The Kickstarter campaign was a runaway success, and they met their fundraising goal of $10,000 in just a few days. By the end of the 30 day pledge period, Richards and Durham had more than 6,100 backers pledging $171,315. Since then, Nomatic has evolved to offer a few different products, as well as expand production. https://i.pinimg.com/236x/9e/48/ee/9e48ee8956211dcd4465729c32994bad.jpg
Start with what kind of leather wallet style you like—front-pocket wallet or traditional back pocket? Maybe you’re a suit-and-tie kind of guy who prefers an executive wallet to fit right in his inner jacket pocket (fancy)? We also have a clip style for the bare bones kind of guy who wants nothing more than the essentials: some cash and his ID. And we haven’t even gotten to discussing bifold or trifold options. https://i.pinimg.com/236x/79/77/9c/79779c62d727ebb44b3f2c7e51ba9c2a--direct-selling-rodan-and-fields.jpg
Alligator Skin – A quick look at its distinct pattern is usually all it takes to identify a wallet made from alligator skin. There is no doubt the quality and craftsmanship of a handmade wallet made from alligator skin. If you decide you want to buy a wallet with alligator skin, please take caution of the many fake versions available in the market. https://i.pinimg.com/236x/62/e0/b1/62e0b14898c6b1c940ee79a1517c09af--formal-prom.jpg

While our phones are taking on more and more of our financial life, most men still need a wallet to carry their cash, credit and debit cards, driver’s license and other important IDs. With so many features and styles (bi-fold, tri-fold, genuine leather, clip, smartphone-compatible, etc.), it can be tough to zero in on the best wallet for you. Some things to take into consideration before making a decision is where you wear your wallet (back pocket vs. front pocket), price and what style is most functional for you. With that said, here are some of the best wallets for men to buy right now. https://i.pinimg.com/originals/96/a4/52/96a452d1e6d41309a671f1cd4e603e58.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. https://i.pinimg.com/236x/ab/8f/c1/ab8fc1449d794d9676f780e381ffda65.jpg
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The V Series money clip is a little bulkier than some flatter clips, but it makes up for that by using a lightweight aircraft grade aluminum. The spring mechanism is made with precision-machined stainless steel and is heat tempered to add to durability. The inside of the clip is padded with Neoprene rubber grips — between these and the opening mechanism, there's virtually no chance of anything falling out of the clip.
Now, if you're traveling a lot, and you're not necessarily in a suit, let's say you're in a little bit more casual gear, you don't want to go for a wallet like that. You actually need to carry a bit more. You can go for a three-fold wallet. And most of my wallets are made by Sams, and that by the way, good company. I think, I mean, they specialized in making this. And this one right here is more casual. It's made from lighter material. I used to use this one whenever I would travel very casually, a number of years ago. And you know, not only it will fit a passport, you can put your driver's license, you can put multiple other pieces of paper, your ticket, a few dollars, various amounts of money. Okay. https://i.pinimg.com/originals/f3/2b/a5/f32ba5ef7fd80d78485012bb4f501ec0.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/236x/8f/cc/29/8fcc29a33b0f282bcee6f477fffc8561--paisley-design-thirty-one.jpg
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