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.
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/736x/69/37/2e/69372e4cb40f00980d705e4681c7fd3f.jpg
"I like this case...Fits the XS well...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/80/e3/4a/80e34ac1339a04067fed7f9f44dfda53--meal-replacement-shakes-meal-replacements.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. https://i.pinimg.com/236x/8c/a1/a4/8ca1a496b70bb91e751ef6129b6b696b--office-works-office-organization.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
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/236x/d5/df/32/d5df3254adf9948cf9a19b12778555eb.jpg
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The leather wallet is handsome and sturdy. Its minimalist style is sleek, only a displaying a subtle logo at the on the front right corner. The clean design, which comes in black and dark brown, makes it easy to coordinate the wallet with a number of different accessories and outfits.  As for compartments, it offers an ample amount of room, including an interior currency pocket, ID windows, slip pockets, and three card slots. Many customers have praised its soft, pebbled texture as well as its build quality.   https://i.pinimg.com/236x/b4/de/94/b4de945b96d1496b3285504aca97bb81--moisturiser-fiber-lashes.jpg
I actually use this tote as a diaper bag, I have two children in diapers and it really works great for that. Aside from the way I use it, I think it's an over all great bag. A few issues: the elastic pockets on the sides seem to have lost their tension already, I don't put anything large or heavy in them to cause this, also the pocket in the back.. Wish it was larger, I don't really see the point of the zipper in the bottom of the pocket. The only other issue I have is the straps, wish they had some sort of padding on them, they tend to be a little hard on your hands if you're carrying anything heavy. https://i.pinimg.com/236x/86/06/9f/86069f28a9c829f606356f3181d8266b--thirty-one-gifts--gifts.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. https://i.pinimg.com/236x/04/8a/7a/048a7ad006fc8c1558c3bfbce00a92ca.jpg
My friends and myself got these buckles at Country Thunder AZ this year...they are the best thing ever! You don’t have to worry about finding your ID or card, it’s all just right there in your buckle. It’s seriously life changing, especially for concerts or festivals where you either don’t want to bring a purse or where you’re not able to bring a bag in. No more worries of it falling out of your pocket...love it so much. https://i.pinimg.com/236x/5c/8f/72/5c8f72da4f90f423e65b8b1ec75578f2--heal-sunburn-pure-romance-products.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/23/dd/ed/23ddeda92665dba8b3a326bab75136d4--eyeshadow-for-blue-eyes-gold-eyeshadow.jpg
Higher quality leather will age better, developing a patina over time, while cheaper leather will crack and peel after a few years or less. More expensive wallets will certainly note that they're constructed with full-grain leather, which is the highest quality. If the product info just says "leather," you can bet it's lower quality corrected leather. https://i.pinimg.com/originals/d5/92/63/d5926379604abeee07eb49bc66101449.jpg
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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. https://i.pinimg.com/originals/16/ca/71/16ca71ef8e887fc76d7bb1cfc4370bc2.jpg
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. https://i.pinimg.com/236x/45/f6/7e/45f67e7ed9847597712100a43ef5b0ea--wine-tags-wine-labels.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/originals/21/9a/b3/219ab30baa12fd471fc0abf63fc25e78.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/originals/7a/5d/17/7a5d176c19672cbaa61f5e34642162a9.png
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.
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/e9/91/39/e99139b62585bc5d40fec7f92523832a.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. https://i.pinimg.com/736x/f4/f5/d7/f4f5d7c98ec77306c41b447dcd43447a.jpg

Reviewers on Amazon testify to the wallet's durability, with one person reporting back that after six years, the Saddleback Front Pocket wallet is still holding together well. Keep in mind, as several reviewers point out, that because the leather is so durable, it needs some time to break in. You might not be able to fit ten credit cards in when you first get it. https://i.pinimg.com/236x/62/42/f8/6242f890d626fd9bd4b5e0ee013643ec--anchor-icon-news-anchor.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
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/236x/03/91/3c/03913c5e571a2a9678ff43cbe4a04be1--airplane.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.
If someone has a giant attic, chances are they're going to fill it full of junk. Same goes for simple things, like a wallet. Sure, we all have a slew of cards we think are essential, but are they really? Try this: Lay them all out on a table and identify the few you actually use on a daily basis—now those are what should be carried in your wallet. The others can make a cameo appearance when needed. https://i.pinimg.com/474x/f3/47/86/f34786ac1f05cff58250a60abcfbcea6--keller-idol.jpg

Antonio Centeno is the founder of RealMenRealStyle having studied style in London, Hong Kong, and Bangkok. He is a former US Marine Officer with an MBA from UT Austin and BA from Cornell College. Want Antonio's BEST information in a convenient audio & video format that you can download from anywhere? Click Here To Discover His Best Selling Program. https://i.pinimg.com/236x/5c/99/27/5c9927f0e5981c8cc8ff443322b87950--baby-girl-rooms-my-baby-girl.jpg
My friends and myself got these buckles at Country Thunder AZ this year...they are the best thing ever! You don’t have to worry about finding your ID or card, it’s all just right there in your buckle. It’s seriously life changing, especially for concerts or festivals where you either don’t want to bring a purse or where you’re not able to bring a bag in. No more worries of it falling out of your pocket...love it so much. https://i.pinimg.com/236x/ab/94/8d/ab948d9ea49af591f2dd1a1d947181a6.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/05/a7/7e/05a77e5fe9a84ce159225bfeb26497f6--wedding-make-up-wedding-ideas.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. https://i.pinimg.com/originals/1b/f2/b3/1bf2b358f1eb34b8de398070708e9a18.jpg
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/236x/03/91/3c/03913c5e571a2a9678ff43cbe4a04be1--airplane.jpg
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