Wallets are more than just cash carriers, they’re a symbol of your own personal style. When you whip your wallet out to pay at a classy restaurant or a sleek retailer, do you really want the sense of shame that accompanies (and should accompany) an overstuffed, raggedy cash stash? No, instead, ditch your old spine-misaligning wallet for something sleeker, slimmer, and far more stylish.
Before you buy, however, you’ve got to go minimalist. Start by thinning your wallet’s contents, paring down your baker’s dozen of credit, debit, and membership cards to the two or three you use most often, including your ID. Once satisfied with your pruning, it’s time to direct your attention to the wallet itself. But, don’t feel limited to the classic bi-fold wallet model–branch out! It’s 2016; you can get away with a simple money clip, card wallet, bi-fold wallet, wallet-phone-case-combo, or anything in between.
We separated our wallets into the above-mentioned categories: card wallets; bi-fold wallets, and phone-case wallets. Slim wallets and card case wallets are growing in popularity (which probably has more to do with slim cut pants than with anything else) and they make up the bulk of our selection. But for all you traditionalists out there, we’ve curated a handful of old-school bi-fold wallets that are thinner and smaller compared to older designs.
Here are our picks for the top 20 best wallets for men under $200–because you shouldn’t have to fork over a stack of cash just to carry it.
Grayscale Clip Wallet, Capsule $85
Brass Money Clip, Owen & Fred $15
Leather Card Holder, Hook & Albert $55
Randall Card Wallet, Starkmade $70
Front Pocket Cash & Card Case, Filson $60
5-Card Wallet, Shinola $125
Cordovan Journeyman, Tanner Goods $130
Wood Card Wallet, Slim Timber $35
Silver Edition, Tribe Wallets $65
Poquito Wallet in Walnut, Madera $55
Modern Billfold Wallet, Miansai $135
RFID Leather Brush Wallet, WurkinStiffs $95
Bifold Wallet, Maximum Henry $90
No. 398 Bifold Wallet, Billykirk $115
Low Down, Bellroy $80
Mason Billfold Fukuro Print, Tumi $195
Overture Wallet, Moshi $44
eyn for iPhone, eyn $30
Three-Card Phone Case, Bellroy $65
Libby Navy Wallet, Edward Field $115