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10 Best Men’s Wallets That Are Slim, Stylish, and Practical

10 Best Men’s Wallets That Are Slim, Stylish, and Practical

Think about these two situations: in the first one, a man takes out his wallet. It’s old, frayed, held together with a rubber brand, and bursting with receipts. In the second one, the same man takes out a wallet but it’s sleek, black, slim, and looks both stylish and expensive.

Even though it’s the same man in both cases, wouldn’t you make assumptions about the background, career, and priorities of the man based on the two different wallets? This might be even more true in a romantic context.

A men’s wallet needs to be functional (transport everything the man would need to be in a wallet) and have some degree to style to convey how the man in question wants to be perceived. Yet, it doesn’t need to be very expensive to fit these criteria.

If you’re looking for men’s wallets at the intersection of slim, stylish, and practical, here are 10 options.

1. Bellroy Slim Sleeve

    This wallet is made from environmentally-certified top grain leather and comes with a three-year warranty, which is great if you care about both the environment and your own financial stability. There are two “quick access” slots for cards you need every day (credit card / public transportation / etc.) with the rest of the available cards operating on a pull-tab system. The wallet can hold 4 to 14 cards with folded bills, and overall the design is super slim.

    Best for: Minimalists who generally don’t carry a lot but still want quick access to core cards and a stylish design

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    Bellroy Slim Sleeve, $79

    2. Front Pocket Wallet by Rogue Industries

      These 100% leather wallets feature a full-size banknote divider, three credit card slots, and an ID pocket. The wallet can overall hold up to six credit cards. It’s also a front pocket wallet, which can help with sciatic nerve pain (often sitting on your wallet in meetings or on planes causes issues for men)—and front pocket wallets are much harder to steal when you visit crowded urban areas.

      Best for: The man constantly on the go who still wants a sense of style

      Front Pocket Wallet, $40

      3. NOMATIC Men’s Slim Minimalist Wallet

        This wallet can hold up to 15 cards, and is also built to last a lifetime— it’s developed using medical-grade elastic as well as a genuine leather pull-tab. The pull-tab allows you quicker access to your four most-used cards. There’s also a 2.2 inch by 1.0 inch pocket to store cash, coins, and keys. The product development cycle on this wallet was lengthy in order to make sure all features being asked for were included.

        Best for: Anyone looking for an affordable, classic, and functional option

        NOMATIC Men’s Slim Minimalist Wallet, $20

        4. RFID Blocking Bifold Slim Genuine Leather Thin Minimalist Front Pocket Wallets

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          This is well-designed and made with full-grain genuine leather. It has Quick Access ID Windows, can fit 6 to 8 cards plus US bills with no bulk, and also features a minimal Pull-tab design to reduce bulk. The overall wallet size is 4″ in. x 3″ in. .4″ in. There’s a front pocket for your most-used card, and a money clip, and a smart pull strap for access to everyday cards. RFID blocking is a new trend in wallets designed for increased security.

          Best for: The man worried about security, style, and sleek sizing.

          RFID Blocking Bifold Slim Genuine Leather Thin Minimalist Front Pocket Wallets, $29

          5. ROCO MINIMALIST Aluminum Slim Wallet RFID BLOCKING Money Clip

            This is an ultra-slim, high-grade aluminum wallet designed to keep your credit card info safe through RFID Blocking. The flexible silicon band across the middle is patented and was designed to not lose strength and stability. Despite its slim design, it’s very functional—can hold up to 20 cards and is well-sized for business cards. You can also use wider silicon bands to take further advantage of the design.

            Best for: A man that needs to carry a lot of cards but wants a stylish, almost-futuristic design along with security

            ROCO MINIMALIST Aluminum Slim Wallet RFID BLOCKING Money Clip, $15

            6. alto Handmade Premium Italian Leather Phone Wallet

              This one is actually dedicated for shelled smartphones and passports under 5.5 inches. Essentially, it’s a phone case and a passport holder but it also has space available for cards, name cards, coins, bank notes or any other portable small objects. While it holds most major smartphone brands, the optimal size is 160mm x 81mm x 10 mm.

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              Best for: People who consistently need their phone to be accessible at the same time as wallet items

              alto Handmade Premium Italian Leather Phone Wallet, $119

              7. CHAARGO Wireless Charging Wallet

                You charge your cellphone by placing it on top of the wallet. It has standard wallet dimensions of 115mm x 95mm x 15mm so that it’s not extra bulky. The charge is as fast as standard USB charging. It’s an 4000mAh Li-ion battery which can take an iPhone 7 from 0% to 125% quickly.

                Best for: People always on the go who consistently find themselves with lots of the day left and no phone power

                CHAARGO Wireless Charging Wallet, $99

                8. Tan Leather Bifold Wallet by Grovemade

                  While it’s a bit smaller—30% smaller than a traditional wallet, in part because it’s made from a single piece of Japanese leather—the design still allows for easy access to core elements of the wallet. It doesn’t include a coin pouch, but can contain 4 to 8 cards, folded bills, and several American-sized business cards.

                  Best for: The true minimalist in terms of size need and card hold need

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                  Tan Leather Bifold Wallet by Grovemade, $99

                  9. STAK Spring-Back Minimalist Wallet

                    Made of sustainable cork leather and nder 5mm thick, it fits comfortably and almost invisibly in any pocket. It’s also extremely flexible. That was accomplished through a unique mechanism to achieve the perfect springiness to grip the cards securely and return to its original shape. It also prides itself on being unisex—easy for women to carry as well if you want to your significant other to carry the same wallet.

                    Best for: Those seeking minimalism and function at a solid price point

                    STAK Spring-Back Minimalist Wallet, €25

                    10. DJIN Compact Carry-All Wallet

                      Currently a Kickstarter project, this can hold 10 cards and 20 bills with flexibility. It has a magnetic cover for secure closing, but the cover doesn’t de-magnetize any of your cards. Much of their product development is around the idea of your wallet being with you all day, so it should be something that makes you happy.

                      Best for: Those looking for high-volume carry and a new approach to the wallet in general

                      Pre-order DJIN Compact Carry-All Wallet on Kickstarter

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                      Last Updated on January 21, 2020

                      The Best Way to Create a Vision for the Life You Want

                      The Best Way to Create a Vision for the Life You Want

                      Creating a vision for your life might seem like a frivolous, fantastical waste of time, but it’s not: creating a compelling vision of the life you want is actually one of the most effective strategies for achieving the life of your dreams. Perhaps the best way to look at the concept of a life vision is as a compass to help guide you to take the best actions and make the right choices that help propel you toward your best life.

                      your vision of where or who you want to be is the greatest asset you have

                        Why You Need a Vision

                        Experts and life success stories support the idea that with a vision in mind, you are more likely to succeed far beyond what you could otherwise achieve without a clear vision. Think of crafting your life vision as mapping a path to your personal and professional dreams. Life satisfaction and personal happiness are within reach. The harsh reality is that if you don’t develop your own vision, you’ll allow other people and circumstances to direct the course of your life.

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                        How to Create Your Life Vision

                        Don’t expect a clear and well-defined vision overnight—envisioning your life and determining the course you will follow requires time, and reflection. You need to cultivate vision and perspective, and you also need to apply logic and planning for the practical application of your vision. Your best vision blossoms from your dreams, hopes, and aspirations. It will resonate with your values and ideals, and will generate energy and enthusiasm to help strengthen your commitment to explore the possibilities of your life.

                        What Do You Want?

                        The question sounds deceptively simple, but it’s often the most difficult to answer. Allowing yourself to explore your deepest desires can be very frightening. You may also not think you have the time to consider something as fanciful as what you want out of life, but it’s important to remind yourself that a life of fulfillment does not usually happen by chance, but by design.

                        It’s helpful to ask some thought-provoking questions to help you discover the possibilities of what you want out of life. Consider every aspect of your life, personal and professional, tangible and intangible. Contemplate all the important areas, family and friends, career and success, health and quality of life, spiritual connection and personal growth, and don’t forget about fun and enjoyment.

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                        Some tips to guide you:

                        • Remember to ask why you want certain things
                        • Think about what you want, not on what you don’t want.
                        • Give yourself permission to dream.
                        • Be creative. Consider ideas that you never thought possible.
                        • Focus on your wishes, not what others expect of you.

                        Some questions to start your exploration:

                        • What really matters to you in life? Not what should matter, what does matter.
                        • What would you like to have more of in your life?
                        • Set aside money for a moment; what do you want in your career?
                        • What are your secret passions and dreams?
                        • What would bring more joy and happiness into your life?
                        • What do you want your relationships to be like?
                        • What qualities would you like to develop?
                        • What are your values? What issues do you care about?
                        • What are your talents? What’s special about you?
                        • What would you most like to accomplish?
                        • What would legacy would you like to leave behind?

                        It may be helpful to write your thoughts down in a journal or creative vision board if you’re the creative type. Add your own questions, and ask others what they want out of life. Relax and make this exercise fun. You may want to set your answers aside for a while and come back to them later to see if any have changed or if you have anything to add.

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                        What Would Your Best Life Look Like?

                        Describe your ideal life in detail. Allow yourself to dream and imagine, and create a vivid picture. If you can’t visualize a picture, focus on how your best life would feel. If you find it difficult to envision your life 20 or 30 years from now, start with five years—even a few years into the future will give you a place to start. What you see may surprise you. Set aside preconceived notions. This is your chance to dream and fantasize.

                        A few prompts to get you started:

                        • What will you have accomplished already?
                        • How will you feel about yourself?
                        • What kind of people are in your life? How do you feel about them?
                        • What does your ideal day look like?
                        • Where are you? Where do you live? Think specifics, what city, state, or country, type of community, house or an apartment, style and atmosphere.
                        • What would you be doing?
                        • Are you with another person, a group of people, or are you by yourself?
                        • How are you dressed?
                        • What’s your state of mind? Happy or sad? Contented or frustrated?
                        • What does your physical body look like? How do you feel about that?
                        • Does your best life make you smile and make your heart sing? If it doesn’t, dig deeper, dream bigger.

                        It’s important to focus on the result, or at least a way-point in your life. Don’t think about the process for getting there yet—that’s the next stepGive yourself permission to revisit this vision every day, even if only for a few minutes. Keep your vision alive and in the front of your mind.

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                        Plan Backwards

                        It may sound counter-intuitive to plan backwards rather than forwards, but when you’re planning your life from the end result, it’s often more useful to consider the last step and work your way back to the first. This is actually a valuable and practical strategy for making your vision a reality.

                        • What’s the last thing that would’ve had to happen to achieve your best life?
                        • What’s the most important choice you would’ve had to make?
                        • What would you have needed to learn along the way?
                        • What important actions would you have had to take?
                        • What beliefs would you have needed to change?
                        • What habits or behaviors would you have had to cultivate?
                        • What type of support would you have had to enlist?
                        • How long will it have taken you to realize your best life?
                        • What steps or milestones would you have needed to reach along the way?

                        Now it’s time to think about your first step, and the next step after that. Ponder the gap between where you are now and where you want to be in the future. It may seem impossible, but it’s quite achievable if you take it step-by-step.

                        It’s important to revisit this vision from time to time. Don’t be surprised if your answers to the questions, your technicolor vision, and the resulting plans change. That can actually be a very good thing; as you change in unforeseeable ways, the best life you envision will change as well. For now, it’s important to use the process, create your vision, and take the first step towards making that vision a reality.

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