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A wallet is a personal thing. Not only does it literally hold your identity but it speaks volumes about who you are as person—organized, messy, prepared? So when it's time to replace a billfold, it's important to know what to look for. To aid in the pursuit, we tapped Sam Huff, co-founder and creative director of the leather-accessories maker Tanner Goods, to give us six tips for picking the right wallet.
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/280x280_RS/61/02/f0/6102f0b3b24816a2d0c86fdc323fc1d6.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.
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/0c/bb/1b/0cbb1bdb6c5cd41909972bbd0768403a.jpg