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.
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.
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/originals/54/1d/63/541d635eba5b341a65f6076169274d11.jpg
For those who do not like to carry wallets, there are other leather goods and wallet alternatives such as our popular money clips. There are a wide variety of money clip wallets such as magnetic money clips, hinged money clips, money clips with credit card cases, and many more. Some men prefer to carry credit card holders with their money folded to conserve space in their pockets. ID holders are nice alternative as well as you only carry the necessary items you need. https://i.pinimg.com/170x/af/8b/fd/af8bfd035e13e56c5753107b2684479d--lets-get-nauti-bachelorette-bachelorette-ideas.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
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/280x280_RS/0b/55/49/0b5549aac5567786e93a0f5b25047c3e.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/236x/0e/b1/e3/0eb1e3174f0cce27aa234a00156559c1--fossil-handbags-fossils.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. https://i.pinimg.com/236x/26/98/40/269840d9b090dc54d29b718b0ce831e3--scratch-off-cards-scratch-off-tickets.jpg
Nowadays, I pretty much use, again, this wallet right here, my money clip. And occasionally, when we travel, I use this one. I will say these big wallets though, you've got to be careful because you're going to find that you're not used to using something this big and you may, and I've done this numerous times, I've left it on the ticket counter, walked away, probably got — and I don't know, maybe feet and I realized, “Oh my gosh.” I left the wallet, ran back. Everytime it's been that, I've been very fortunate.
Leather is like any other natural material—it can be sourced and processed a number of different ways, ranging from the exquisite down to absolute shit. So, it's very important to consider where the leather comes from and how it was tanned. I wouldn't build a home from rotten timber logged from an unhealthy forest, and I definitely wouldn't purchase a wallet constructed from cheap, flimsy commodity leather. If you're spending good money on something, you should want to make sure it lasts. https://i.pinimg.com/236x/a4/1f/e8/a41fe8e94c75c38679dd1a2697b6e802--the-next-to-the.jpg
If you want to carry a lot of stuff, we’re looking at you George Costanza, the Ingram Extra Capacity Trifold from Fossil is a great option. The leather is smooth to the touch and the wallet expands to hold everything but the kitchen sink. It has eight credit card slots, four slip pockets, one ID Window and plenty of room for whatever cash and frequent customer cards you need to carry. https://i.pinimg.com/236x/01/a1/12/01a112bc9547360c9d4d61763db4c638--quirky-wedding-our-wedding.jpg
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/originals/6a/42/32/6a42326e46dbf69bceb79d905c18141b.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.
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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/82/ae/d8/82aed8fb5a66e2d70e4864ccf56fcf40.jpg
When you flip the wallet to its other side, it has a side entry pocket with an ID window. You can also put a transit pass in here — that way, you can easily pull it out while leaving the wallet in your pocket. A slot just above and behind the ID window can hold folded cash or, if you prefer, an extra card or two. There's also a pocket at the top of the wallet which fits cash. https://i.pinimg.com/236x/ac/72/a7/ac72a780ee0600127801aeb6bb155c0d---ideas-gift-ideas.jpg?b