Unless you happen to be into couponing or hoarding receipts, a thin leather wallet is all you really need to carry cards and cash. And this one made by a San Diego cowboy named Mr. Lentz is a fine specimen. Thin, leather, & built to last. Giddyup.
The weather, dust, & crud resistant design of these new leather wallets from Bellroy are an obvious upgrade from the ziplock sandwich bag you’ve been using to protect your stuff during outdoor activities & adventures. 3 sizes & styles available, from small & slim to surprisingly capacious.
Portland’s ICON Moto makes all sort of biker gear. They build custom bikes, helmets, jackets, gloves, boots, and probably some other stuff. So you could say their Navigator wallet is inspired by two-wheel action. It’s made of Nissan leather and waxed cotton. Slim and simple.
Fielders Choice makes wallets with leather recycled from old baseball gloves. No need to break these in or stick them in your mattress; they’re soft & supple already. There’s one model with a zip closure and simpler, pouch style with a flap pocket.
Some of these multitools we see make no sense. Like, who needs a nail file and a machete in one? But this aluminum money clip that doubles as a nosebreaker/jawbreaker/front teeth remover would really come in handy when self-defense becomes the only option.
Because most wallet makers fear innovation, it may be hard to recognize the Trayvax Wallet as a quote unquote wallet. But it is one. A fearlessly innovative one. It’s made of anodized aluminum, and unlike that leather one you’re sitting on, it’s got a built-in bottle opener.
Insert joke about “wood in your pocket” then add two facts. Fact one: these slim, bi-fold wallets are made with leather and either Walnut or Zebrawood. Fact two: this is better than the “wood in your pocket” joke would’ve been.
Maybe putting your phone inside this case made of vegetable tanned leather and recycled wool felt will help you break your habit of picking it up every 15 seconds and staring at the screen. Probably not though.
A swollen, Costanza-style wallet stuffed with receipts and business cards is just not practical. Try something slimmer, like this minimalist Cinch. It features an oak backbone and stretchy, black elastic band that will hold all your essential cards and cash plus it won’t make your butt look big in those jeans.
For a brand whose name suggests that life is purposeless, Nihilist is clearly focused on purpose in the design of its ultra-minimalist wallets. Their leather sleeve wallets come in a variety of natural colors and are handcrafted in the USA. They begin shipping this new design December 17th.