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/60/db/33/60db33bef818b9ebf179eedd49d97084--consultant-pendants.jpg
M-Clip says you can hold 6-8 cards and at least 8-10 bills, which should be plenty for any need. According to several people who use the clip, even if you regularly stuff a lot into it, the clip doesn't lose tension later when you're carrying less. Reviewers also swear by M-Clip's customer service— if you're unhappy with your clip for any reason, M-Clip is happy to work with you to fix the problem.
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/95/fc/ea/95fcea7cdf3d33826c24557f88cb5554--harvest-moon-icing.jpg
As far as materials go, the Slim Sleeve is excellent. Bellroy is a certified "B Corp," a designation given to companies that meet rigorous standards for "social and environmental performance." What this means is that Bellroy sources its leather and materials ethically and sustainably. The leather is high-quality top grain, soft yet sturdy, and comes in several different colors. https://i.pinimg.com/originals/84/75/78/847578c339c91d58403b5c1676286a52.jpg
You wouldn't wear the same boots in mid-winter as you would in the heart of summer, so consider scaling down your billfold for the season too. A slimmer wallet will save your shorts from sagging when there are no alternative coat pockets and improve your posture too—hours of sitting on a Costanza wallet can really screw up your spine alignment in the long run. Dot it, for your health. https://i.pinimg.com/236x/7c/e3/08/7ce308a5027c4d0e2dac61aeff8b0e9e.jpg
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
In today’s world, compactness is key. How is it possible to fit a full set of cash and cards in a minimalist wallet? The answer lies in the art of origami. Paperwallet brings the ancient art of paper folding to modern life through origami-inspired slim wallets and accessories. The Paperwallet product lines are small and sleek while optimizing space to fit all the essentials into one minimalist wallet. ‘Micro wallet’ sizing options offer a unique blend of art, science, and style finding a perfect balance between functionality and minimalism.
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/77/7a/a7/777aa7efc55bb6be556761fe91d71ef8.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/9b/72/a1/9b72a10f615c01dc8d2218c9316cb5a5--bethany-christian-services-initials-inc.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/236x/0c/43/84/0c4384a6d82a905d76e845d053d27bd1.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/originals/16/ca/71/16ca71ef8e887fc76d7bb1cfc4370bc2.jpg
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Whether you drop our minimalist wallets in a bathtub, drive over them with your car, or accidentally add them to your smoothie blender, Tyvek® is tough enough to keep your wallet intact. That’s right, all of our slim wallets and Tyvek bags are waterproof too! Our minimalist wallets even evolve over time and stretch to expand slightly to accommodate the wear and tear of use. https://i.pinimg.com/originals/a3/44/dd/a344ddca770e3c31e4c40c83014c1b97.jpg
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