How do I choose a wallet? What’s the difference between a billfold and a trifold? What wallet is right for me?
I recently found myself asking these questions. My old leather billfold had finally fallen apart, and I found myself back in the wallet market. At 27 years old, I found I knew surprisingly little about the one piece of gear I carry literally every day.
So I did some research. Here’s what I learned.
The billfold works for (almost) everyone
Billfolds (which fold once in the middle) are the most popular wallets among men of all ages. They’re so ubiquitous that in many social circles the words “billfold” and “wallet” are interchangeable.
These wallets are generally slim, but can hold enough cash and cards for day-to-day use. They’re the obvious, practical choice for any guy who just needs a decent everyday wallet.
We sell a few billfolds in our shop. The super-slim, ultra-light Vanguard from Flowfold is built to withstand wet weather and difficult conditions. We sell the basic version of the wallet for $25 and a premium-quality limited edition for $30. We also sell a sturdier, stylish carbon fiber billfold from Bastion for $42.