When it comes to buying a new men's leather wallet most guys will spend little time shopping around. Buying a new men's leather wallet can be a difficult decision, with all the styles, colors and sizes available. Functionality plays as much a role with a men's leather wallet as does style. Read on to learn how to pick out a great men's leather wallet.

Think about your current wallet when you choose a new men's leather wallet

Use your current wallet as a guide when choosing a new wallet. Is it too big? too small? Do your credit cards fall out all the time? Think about the things you like, and dislike with your current wallet before you go shopping for a new leather wallet.

Decide on the style of men's leather wallet that works for you

There are many styles of men's leather wallet available from bifolds, trifolds, ID wallets and checkbook wallets. The easiest way to decide is to take out your current wallet, is it overstuffed? if it is then get a bifold, it'll fold flatter. If you have tons of cards though, a trifold is a better choice since they have more card slots. If you carry checks, then a checkbood wallet is a good choice. This is the most important decision when it comes to getting the perfect men's leather wallet, choose well.

How will you carry the men's leather wallet

Do you carry your wallet in your backpocket or perhaps your jacket pocket. In this case, size matters. Generally speaking a trifold wallet will be less bulky since it can fold flatter, as long as you don't overstuff it.

What kind of leather should your men's leather wallet be made of?

There are three main types of leather. Split, full and top grain. The split is the lowest quality, while the full grain is the best material for a men's leather wallet.

  • Split grain is just that, the leather is split in 1/2 the split part is the bottom. This type of leather is thinner with an artificial grain pattern stamped on it.
  • Top grain is the top part of the split leather. Is is still thinner but at least has the natural grain pattern on it.
  • Full grain is the full hide, it is thick, strong and has the natural leather grain on it.

Personally I prefer full grain for my men's leather wallet. Quality matters when it comes to a men's leather wallet. Just take a look at your current wallet, is it holding up?  Did you take care of it?

Take care of your men's leather wallet

Regardless of the type of leather your men's leather wallet is made of you should take care of it to get the best looks and longest life. Use a leather conditioner and cleaner at least once a month, word of caution though, use a natural cleaner and let the men's wallet dry completely before putting it back in your pocket, you don't want to stain your pants!

Read this article if your interested in learning more about leather bifold wallets.  From there you'll also be able to learn about tri fold wallets too.

When you're ready to buy a new men's leather wallet I suggest reading men's wallet reviews from such sites as Consumer Search or Consumer Reports. Reading men's wallet reviews from unbiased users can really help you choose the best men's leather wallet. You will of course find many more useful links right here on this page to help you.