If you’re still stuffing that chubby wallet in your back pocket, it’s time for an upgrade. Front pocket wallets make pickpocketing far more difficult, reduce the chance of losing your wallet by pure happenstance, and literally help with your spine alignment while driving. There’s really no reason not to make the switch, so let’s find you one of the best men’s front pocket wallet brands to bring a little upgrade into your life. We’ve taken minimalist, tactical and classic style/approaches into consideration; your next wallet is definitely one of these twenty, the only question is: which one will you fall in love with first?
The Best Front Pocket Wallet
Kind of rolls off the tongue, doesn’t it? Bellroy made this low-profile, super slim wallet that barely even registers when it’s in your front pocket. That is, until you stuff it with cash and cards, of which you can fit up to fourteen. Bellroy Slim Sleeve bi-fold wallet includes two quick access slots for your transit card, ID and/or your primary payment card, and a pull tab design to access the rest of the goods. Our personal favorite color is blue steel, but it’s also available in more classic, reserved colors such as black, gray and tan, if that’s more your thing. Last but not least, Bellroy slapped a three-year warranty on this, so you can pay on the day-to-day without costing you peace of mind. Make sure you also check our guide to the best minimalist wallets for more great options like this.
Fits between four and fourteen cards or bills
Includes a three-year warranty from the manufacturer
Crafted of top-grain leather
Personally, this is more my style of front pocket wallet. That old leather look, the slightly bulky feeling to it, all that good stuff. Bosca Old Leather Front Pocket Wallet didn’t just make it look good, but they built it out of genuine leather for some serious durability, and followed suit on the leather-and-metal money clip that’s attached to one side. On the inside, you’ll get access to an ID window, and three card slots for your primary payment and rewards cards. At just 4” tall and 3” wide, it’s not too big, and has a slightly bulkier presence in your pocket so you’re always aware that it’s there.
Includes a durable money clip attachment
ID window and three card slots
Made of genuine leather in three different colors
- Weight3.2 ounces
Trayvax is one of those brands that set the scene for tactical wallets, you know, the ones that include survival tools and bottle openers and what not. But this time, they spoke to our minimalist side with this Trayvax Ascent slimline leather wallet. You get a little window to showcase the card on top (so you don’t forget what order they’re in), and a capacity to fit up to seven cards in the primary compartment. That slot has a little nylon loop pull tab, so you can withdraw them all at once if needed. On the back, there’s a slot to stash up to five quarter-folded bills, and if that doesn’t get you, Trayvax has a sixty-five year warranty on this. From our experience and their reputation, you’ll likely still have this when the last warranty date comes. Our handy guide to the best travel wallets features more great products like this.
Minimalist design with easy access
Backed by a sixty-five year heirloom warranty
Fits up to seven cards and five bills comfortable
- Weight 3.04 ounces
There’s a lot too this, but we’ll try to cover it quickly. RFID tech is complicated, but it’s necessary in today’s day and age. People can literally buy a device online, carry it around with them, and steal information off the chip of your card. RFID blocking wallets prevent those frequencies from taking your information, but they also make your wallet fortified for durability. Travando Money Clip RFID Blocking Front Pocket Wallet includes enough slots for seven cards, and about eight bills (though you can usually fit more). It’s a clean, bi-fold design that comes in seven different colors, and keeps you safe. Protection from the unknown, wildly inexpensive, and fairly compact; it’s a triple threat, but it’s on your side.
Includes RFID blocking technology to keep data thieves away
Slim bi-fold design w/ money clip
Fits seven cards and roughly eight bills
- Weight4 ounces
You’re not going to waste your time on anything but the best, and we don’t blame you. Neither does Saddleback Leather Co. and their slim wallet enthusiasts. They’ve made it slim, but they’ve also packed the much-needed power of RFID blocking tech in here, without skimping on the quality of the sub products. Full grain leather, excellent near-invisible stitching, and a warranty that is actually guaranteed for a century. While some brands offer three, ten or even twenty years, they’ve gone above and beyond to ensure you’ll never need another wallet besides Saddleback Leather Co. Full Grain Slim Wallet for the rest of your life.
Full RFID protection
Includes a century warranty
Bi-fold design crafted out of full grain leather
- BrandSaddleback Leather Co.
- Weight7.2 ounces
We already know that Bellroy is the top dog, but what’s special about this is that it’s even slimmer than their other model. Made out of leather and created in four classic colors, this compact wallet is made out of environmentally certified materials, and includes Bellroy’s basic three-year warranty that they put on all their wallets. Bellroy Micro Sleeve Wallet is simple and sleek, you can fit a max of six cards in it, and at most about three bills, but there are external quick access slots to make paying at the pump or in line at the coffee shop a little easier on you.
Fits six cards and a few bills
Super compact at 1.7” x 4”
Includes Bellroy’s three-year warranty
- Weight1.6 ounces
Some of us want premium products with no cut corners, and Montblanc is the type of high-end manufacturer to give it to us. Montblanc Sartorial Men’s Small Leather Wallet strictly comes in a dark blue color, and is made from some of the most durable full grain leather you’ll ever bless to hold your cards. Front pocket wallets are generally slim, and this is a minimalist’s dream: four cards, a couple of bills at most, because it’s only 1.2” thick. It’s lightweight and portable, and takes years before you’ll notice any wear and tear. For the premium gentleman, Montblanc’s got what you’re looking for.
Made of full grain leather
Dark blue bi-fold design
Compact at just 1.2” thick
- Model 113213
- Weight8 ounces
Boconi brought their wallets into the 21st century by making them fully RFID protected, and they did it in style, if I do say so myself. You get a houndstooth interior along the window and inside of the wallet spine, as well as three designated slots to hold onto cards. You can stuff a few bills in here, but the design is intended to be minimalistic. There’s a calfskin-lined ID window, as well as a pull-up trim to access your cards quickly. The stitching is methodic, the natural leather color is classic as can be, and the interior design gives Boconi Bryant LTE Slimster Wallet a little aesthetic pop.
Designed to hold three credit cards and a few bills
Calfskin-lined ID window for fast access
Full RFID protection
- Weight4.8 ounces
Bosca returns to our list with this super simple, no-fold wallet. With Bosca Deluxe Front Pocket Wallet, designed for the minimalist, you get full genuine leather (with your option of four classic colors), and three designed card storage slots. You can stuff two into each slot, but then it’s going to make it hard to withdraw them later. The central pocket is designed to hold onto some folded bills, or you can slap them in the money clip on the other side. Quick access to your cards is essential, and Bosca lets you do it in style, without hemorrhaging cash.
Three card slots and one central pocket for coins and cash
Simple no-fold design for fast access to what you need
Made of genuine leather, available in four colors
- Weight2.24 ounces
No, Red Wing isn’t a buffalo chicken place, it’s a high-end company that creates some of the most durable wallets you’ll ever find. You’ll get access to six card slots, an international currency pocket, and a durable full grain leather exterior that’s built to last. Red Wing Heritage Classic Bi-fold Wallet gives you four classic colors to choose from, keeping the selection minimal and robust. One of our favorite parts about this wallet is that each card slot curves down towards the center, so you don’t have to spend fifteen seconds digging for one card.
Full grain leather exterior, available in four colors
International currency pocket
Designed to hold six cards
- BrandRed Wing
- Weight 4.8 ounces
Tommy’s been supplying us good American gentleman with high-quality gear for years now, and this wallet is no exception. Tommy Hilfiger Slim Thin Wallet for men comes in a gift box (in case you need a designated travel wallet), and features a blend of buffalo and cow leather to give it that unique look. Buffalo is usually pricey, but Tommy’s got your back with one of the lowest prices you’ll see on our list. There’s a removable passcase, seven different unique designs to choose from (we like the Exeter Khaki design the best), and enough storage for eight cards plus cash.
Slimline design is crafted out of buffalo and cow leather
Bi-fold design with 10% cotton for durability
Removable passcase w/ gift box included
- BrandTommy Hilfiger
- Weight8 ounces
Serman’s take on the RFID blocking wallet is something to be ecstatic about. Not only is it wildly inexpensive, but it’s crafted out of highly durable full grain leather for an extended life. The only downside is that the warranty is only for a year, but based on how tough Serman RFID Blocking Slimline Wallet for men is built (and the helpful information we got from user reviews), this is going to last for years to come. Fit up to eight cards and a few bills inside, and use the thumb tab sleeve on the outside to stash your most-used card and your ID for fast access. Quality leather, full grain leather, and a slim fit that’s made for the front pocket.
Fully designed with RFID protection
Fits up to eight cards plus a few bills
Pull tab external pocket for fast access to the cards that matter most
- BrandSERMAN BRANDS
- Weight 4.2 ounces
It’s almost impossible not to love leather, and Tumi makes a mean set of leather wallets. First and foremost, it’s full grain, and designed with six card slots on the interior, as well as a currency wall in the center. Solid build, but also flexible. There’s no actual bend at the end of the wallet, Tumi Delta Slim Single Bi-fold Wallet is just built in such a way that it folds smoothly, so you can stash more cash without it ballooning up. Just to make you feel special, Tumi also includes this in a gift box when you receive it, so you’ll have a storage spot if you’re swapping out wallets for a night on the town.
Six card slots with currency wall
Comes in a nifty little gift box
Full grain leather bi-fold construction
- Weight3.2 ounces
Their mission statement is in their name, because we’re willing to bet you’ve never seen a wallet go rogue like this before. Rogue Industries Front Pocket Wallet is designed to fit into the front pocket on skinny jeans and slender pants, thanks to the unique curve that also makes it simple to pull out at a moment’s notice. Full grain leather is stitched together seamlessly, producing twelve card slots on the interior, as well as a currency sleeve that can fit about six bills. It’s slender, but definitely not minimalist. You’ve never seen anything quite like it, which is exactly what they wanted.
Unique angled front pocket design
Full grain leather construction
Space for a dozen cards plus a cash sleeve
- BrandRogue Industries
- Weight 1.6 ounces
Zippers are usually synonymous with feminine wallets, but look at how rugged this looks. Vaultskin Notting Hill Slim Fit Zipper Wallet has some actual vault-like qualities in this, because the RFID blocking tech keeps your information safe while you’re out and about. This is like a fortress for your cards and cash, partially because it can store a total of ten cards (including external slots), and ten bills, giving you just about everything you could need. There’s also an ID window, as well as a strap on the interior to hold onto loose items. Last but not least, Vaultskin includes this in a gift box for display.
Fully RFID protected
Fits up to six cards, plus ten bills
Four external slots for quick access
- Weight3.52 ounces
We’re generally not happy with low warranties time frames, and while Distil Union Wally Micro has a one-year warranty on it, they make up for this slight undersight in other areas. For one, this is designed with minimalists at heart; it can be as compact or stuffed as you’d like it, thanks to the elastic band holding everything in on either side of the wallet. That gives you room for about ten cards, a few bills, and whatever else you may need. Distil Union made this out of durable leather, and based on customer reviews and their reputation, we’re confident to say you won’t need to enact that warranty anytime soon.
Max capacity for ten cards
Simple band hold everything together on either side
Made of durable leather, backed by a one-year warranty
- BrandDistil Union
- Weight0.32 ounces
Now this is the minimalist front pocket wallet you’ve been waiting for, fitted with a durable multi tool edge, and built to withstand life’s harshest moments. Built with vegetable tanned leather and anodized aluminum frame, Dango Civilian EDC Wallet holds up to ten cards through four different interior spots, and features a silicone band that wraps vertically around it to keep everything in place. It’s a simple, clean-looking wallet that gives you peace of mind, all while costing not nearly as much as you’d think.
Made of vegetable tanned leather and anodized aluminum w/ multi tool edge
Silicone band keeps everything in place
Four internal pockets provide room for ten cards
- Weight5 ounces
Front Pocket Wallet Buying Guide
So you want to know what goes into a good front pocket wallet? We’ve got you covered. You’ve seen the best, but now it’s time to explain how we came to this deliberation, and just what you’re going to look for to find the most ideal wallet for your personal lifestyle choice.
How We Choose Our Selection Of Front Pocket Wallets
Brand - People get picky with brands, but for some product categories, you just have to. Wallets, for instance, have a ton of off-name brands that nobody has ever heard of. They look good, the brands sound good, but in reality, they just don’t perform the way you would expect. Wallets and watches have a ton of competition, and bad brands try to muscle in on the market. Don’t worry; we’ve stuck to the good, reputable brands on this list, and nothing but.
Reviews - User reviews are the bread and butter of the internet. There’s a lot of unintelligible reviews out there, but we dig to find well thought-out, properly written reviews that actually take an objective, critical look at the product, and build our shortlist of products off of those. If the most articulate members of the review section are sanctioning these products, then they simply don’t make it to our testing phase.
Quality - Quality is how long your front pocket wallet is going to last, and it doesn’t matter what material it’s made out of, it has to be done the right way. You can have a simple nylon wallet last you for two decades, if the brand that built it is a reputable company that puts time and effort into their designs. We kept quality in mind first and foremost, but also looked towards warranties and brand-specific, manufacturer direct promises that showcase their faith in these wallets.
Price - When has price not played a hand in your final purchase decision? To say otherwise would be ludicrous. We took pricing into consideration, but in our efforts to find cost-effective men’s front pocket wallets, we found a lot of knock-offs, cheaply-made lookalikes that resemble top tier brands, and pages upon pages of garbage (though cheap) wallets. We put our best food forward to keep price in mind, but you’ll find that quality takes the front seat on this list.
Features To Look For In Front Pocket Wallets
Material - You’ll run into a lot of genuine leather, but there’s also aluminum, stainless steel, nylon, polyester, and a ton of other materials. These are important not only for comfort when it’s in your pocket, but for longevity. Some brands will use a nylon or mesh interior that they build their leather wallets off of, which only adds to the total lifespan of your wallet. Depending on the material and the brand that crafts it, you might even find lifetime warranties on craftsmanship.
Design - Want one with a multitool attached? Bi-fold, tri-fold, all-metal? Design dictates function, not aesthetics, but with something as personal and often used as a front pocket wallet, it’s going to come down to your preferences. Just keep accessibility in mind; you don’t want to fumble with a wallet type you’re not used to, especially when you’re at the front of the line.
Quality - You know that we take care of you and put the most high-quality front pocket card wallets on this list, but even with the team at Instash taking care of you, get in the habit of paying close attention to the quality of materials, the brand reputation for longevity, and of course, peek on those user reviews to ensure you’re getting the very best front wallet you could ever want.
Capacity - People actually still carry cash, you know. Having the capacity for your debit and credit cards, rewards cards that your wife made you sign up for and hold onto, and of course some good ole green stuff, is the whole reason you’re getting a wallet to begin with. Take your approach (minimalist, tactical, etc.) into consideration, and don’t compromise on space just for the sake of being slimline.