A man’s wallet says a lot about him. It should be sleek, slim, and well-made. When it comes to material, leather is by far your best bet as it will gain character with age and can withstand a solid beating. In terms of construction, you can’t beat handcrafted. Most of the options below are created in small batches which allows for slight variations from piece to piece. The added character and attention to detail is something to cherish. These aren’t your normal, everyman wallets. They are accessories that grow with you, developing overtime. Check out these beautiful American made wallets.
All of these wallets are made in the USA or Canada. Hopefully, they’ll also give you a little added motivation to fill them up with greenbacks. Pick one up and keep your revenue close at hand.
TGT – Americana 2.0 – $36
This unique USA made wallet is made out of custom made yarns and elastics and supple lambskin. An elastic sleeve provides constant tension and easy access to credit cards, while the leather pocket stores folded bills. The result is a great wallet with a small and slim footprint. TGT (pronounced “Tight”) still remains Kickstarter's most successful wallet campaign.
Leather Works Minnesota – Capital Wallet – Oxblood – $68
These wallets are handmade just outside of Saint Paul and continue to get better with age. The owners, Kent and Lee Begnaud, couldn’t be nicer, too – and they stand by their products.
Rogue Industries – Moose Leather Front Pocket Wallet – $50
A bit different, this option features a unique shape specifically designed for carry in your front pocket. Rogue Industries utilized the tough hide of a moose on this one while also implementing RFID blocking technology. That means your cards are protected from identity theft and unwanted access.
Popov Leather – Pilsner Chromexcel Card Holder – $35
These wallets are hand made up in the Rocky Mountains in British Columbia. The minimalist design keeps bulk down while the added option of monogramming creates something more unique than the last wallet you bought at Macys. You also get options for which thread color you want, which makes it a standout on the list. Even if you opt for the additional monograming charge, this wallet is still affordable.
Bison Made – Iphone 6 Plus/6s Plus Wallet – Cognac – $95
For those that prefer to keep their phone and cash together, this option is for you. Bison Made makes all leather products, which means no glue or rubber used, and their stuff is all handcrafted in the USA. That will get you a one-of-a-kind product with personality and craftsmanship to boot.
Tagsmith Originals – Leather Flat Wallet – $48
Handmade in Los Angeles by one man, Tagsmith Originals products are classic and minimalist. This card case made of top grade American tanned bridle leather has 2 pockets which will fit 10 bills and 4 cards.
Friday & River – Tecolote Wallet – Sumie – $75
Looking for something a little different? This guy gets some added style points. Constructed from a single piece of leather, the Sumie wallet by Friday & River draws inspiration from classic Japanese calligraphy. What’s more, it’s meant to patina with use in order to reflect the lifestyle of each individual.
Made Solid – Classic Card Sleeve – $50
This card sleeve is made in LA from one piece of stiff leather, and is held together with a single rivet. It will begin to show some give and develop creases; much like your favorite jeans it just gets better and better.
Wood & Faulk – Continental Wallet – Black – $110
If you find yourself needing a lot of daily carry items, say because you’re a jet-setting playboy, then you need a continental wallet. These Portland-made wallets are similar to the more traditional breast pocket billfolds and can be stored in a suit pocket, carry-on luggage, or the passenger seat of your car.
The Hill Side – Wool Blend Blanket Stripe Bifold – $105
If you don’t know The Hill Side by now, allow this to be a formal introduction. Founders (and brothers) Emil and Sandy Corsillo are obsessed with fabrics in the best possible way. This wallet features a blanket striped wool sourced from Japan with an Italian cowhide construction, all put together in NYC. Even better? It’s on sale.
Saddleback Leather – Sleeve Wallet -$23
The famed maker of coveted briefcases also makes affordable, minimalist USA-made sleeve wallets. It can hold up to 12 cards and a small fold of cash, and has a thumb slot in the bottom to easily push items out. It's a simple design and the most affordable on the list.
Willy and Wade – Leather + Front Pocket Wallet with Money Clip – $45
When you have room for unnecessary items, you’re more likely to keep unnecessary items. Instead, opt for something that forces you to live a simpler life, like this hand crafted wallet. Made in Ohio of famed Horween leather and lined with wool. For $10 more, a moneyclip can be added to the back.