The Best Men’s Long Wallets [Buyers Guide]
Also known as a checkbook wallet or breast pocket wallet the Long wallet is a type of wallet that is large in size with a distinct look of being much longer than typical wallets. Long wallets have gained popularity among a certain type of man usually with the executive lifestyle. For example, the only time I saw someone with a long wallet was my boss. As a business owner, he had a huge variety of credit cards for business use so a long wallet fit his lifestyle perfectly and met his daily needs.
Is a Long Wallet Right for me?
That entirely depends on your individual circumstances. If you’re reading this article then you’ve probably already considered the advantages of a long wallet. Long wallets, as they’re much bigger in size, have a larger capacity for cash and cards. Some of the wallets mentioned on this list can hold a staggering 20+ credit/debit cards with ease something unheard of in most traditional wallets seen today.
Long wallets also always come with a flat bill section that allows you to store banknotes with ease without the need to fold bills. The capacity for note storage is also much higher as you’d expect some with a capacity of 25+ bills.
Due to their size, long wallets also have the advantage of size on their side. Long wallets tend to have many more features than typical wallets as this bigger size allows them to add more features. This includes, and is not limited to, the inclusion of a coin pouch, zip area or even storage of a passport or smartphone.
With as much as long wallets have many advantages they also have their weaknesses. As you’d expect the larger the wallet the bulkier they get and if the size is a concern to you then a long wallet shouldn’t be a high priority. Long wallets are large by nature so knowing where to store them in something to keep in mind. Your pants pocket isn’t going to cut it in this case as most long wallets are too large to fit comfortably. The only options you really have are in a backpack or in a coat pocket which tends to be much deeper so can accommodate them better.
So the real question is ‘how much do you carry with you’. I’m the type of person who tends to stay away from cash or carries very little cards with them, then a long wallet won’t be for you. Likewise, if you’re a card and cash junkie then you should definitely keep your options open.
Mr. Lentz Trucker Wallet
The only handmade wallet on this list, the Mr. Lentz Trucker wallet is a fantastic choice for people looking for unique design, premium materials and functionality to match. The wallet also has the oddest layout compared to traditional leather wallets. The wallet is split into 3 card compartments each with a capacity to hold up to 5 cards each. The final compartment is a long bill section for carrying up to 20+ flat bills in an effective and easy to access manner.
The materials used are also worth mentioning as being handmade from full-grain leather really adds to the long wallets aesthetics. This along with its metal scents dotted around the wallet really gives it a classic look, something you’d imagine a.cowboy to carry with them.
A great feature of Mr. Lentz’s range is the inclusion of a chain with every purchase. You get the choice between a range of chains from small to large so I’d you’re someone who likes using a chain with their wallet. This wallet is definitely up your alley.
Starting at $94 the wallet is a great price although this price will increase depending on a variety of different options and variations within the wallet. For more information on the Mr. Lentz Trucker wallet visit their website using the link below.
Fossil Neel Executive Wallet
The Fossil Neel wallet is more in tune with what you’d expect from a traditional long wallet. In a bi-fold style and made from premium leather, the Neel wallet has simple but great features for a wallet of this style including a full-length note compartment, an ID window, and a long zipper slot. In total the wallet has 7 credit/debit card slots with a max storage of 14+ cards.
The wallet comes in at a price tag of £49.00 which is pretty average for a long wallet. What I really like about this wallet is its minimalist look and the wallet functions well in practice when out and about. The leather also has a unique ‘aged’ texture that really stands out to me and gives it a premium look. For more information on the Fossil Nell Executive wallet click the link below.
Tommy Hilfiger Long Wallet
A more traditional looking long wallet the Tommy Hilfiger is a very functional wallet with a very attractive price tag. The wallet has a multitude of features including 12 card slots, 2 hidden slots, an ID card window and a flat bill storage option for up to 20+ bills.
The only thing I’m going to be slightly skeptical about with this wallet is the leather used. Dubbed as 100% sheep leather, the wallet seems to be made from ‘genuine leather’ which, if you didn’t know, is actually the second-worst quality leather on the market. This means that prolonged use of this wallet will cause the wallet to deteriorate faster.
Nevertheless, this use of cheaper material is reflected in the wallet price. Coming in at only $32.00 this is the least expensive wallet on this list and is a fantastic pick for people looking for a great long wallet on a budget. For more information on the Tommy Hilfiger Long Wallet click the link below.
Aurochs Long Wallet
My personal favorite on this list. The Aurochs Wallet is a perfect blend between great design, amazing functionality, and a competitive price tag. The first thing to mention is its amazing build quality. Made from 100% full-grain leather, the Aurochs feels great in the hand and is highly durable over prolonged use.
The functionality of the wallet also really shines with a capacity of 8 – 10 cards, flat bill storage for around 25 cards and dedicated slots for smaller items such as keys or even a USB. But the most unique feature compared to other long wallets on this list is the ability to store your smartphone in a dedicated slot within the wallet.
Finally, the wallet also has modern features such as RFID functionality that’ll keep your wallet safe from criminals looking to profit off your contactless cards using ‘skimming’ devices. And at what cost is all this? The Aurochs comes in at a very competitive price tag of $109.95. This is very simular to other wallets on this list but I personally feel this wallet gives you more bang for your buck. For more information on the Aurochs Long wallet check them out directly with the link below.
Bellroy Folio Long Wallet
Another unique wallet on this list, the Bellroy Folio is a full round zipper wallet. Bellroy is always a brand I like to praise as one of the biggest brands dedicated to designing high-quality unique men’s wallets. The Folio is no exception to this and its innovative design is something to talk about with a fantastic sleek design and a range of premium colors to choose from (orange, green, blue, black).
Firstly the wallet mostly resembles a purse with a full wrap-around zip mechanism to keep everything in place. Nothing is accessible from the outside so you can be confident that your belongings will be secure when stored away. Inside the wallet is where all the magic happens. The Folio has a capacity between 10 – 14 + but can hold more if necessary. I found it could more than easily hold around 25 cards with ease.
The wallet has 2 flat bill sections for easy storage of cash for up to 20 – 30 + bills. Along with this, the middle of the wallet is used for coin storage as the cleverly designed magnetic coin pouch allows coins to easily be accessed. Finally, the wallet also has the capacity to hold a smartphone with a dedicated slot located inside the wallet for such an item. This
The price tag of the Bellroy Folio isn’t cheap coming in at £145.00 (around $170.00). The wallet does exactly what you’d expect and does it in a sleek attractive manner. But does this price really justify the wallet? I’m inclined to say yes. As mentioned, Bellroy is one of the best quality brands on the market and have created a rich functional wallet in the Folio. It won’t be in everyone’s price range but if it is I definitely recommend it. For more information on the Bellroy Folio click the link below.