A minimalist wallet puts functionality and simplicity before size and features. They are usually compact and slim and should easily fit in a front pocket alongside your phone. They frequently feature a minimalist style with sharp edges and an emphasis on just the essentials. Before we dive in, our Alloy Wallet is 100% minimalist (and it's thinner than the Ridge), it's definitely one of the thinnest and toughest you can find.
Pros of a Minimalist Wallet
- Easily fits in your front pocket
- Slims down your wallet because you can't carry as much
Minimalist wallets have the benefit of being simple and compact. Sure, a leather wallet starts out light but since you can jam it full, it eventually gets too thick and crammed with junk. Since they are compact, minimal wallets are less prone to accumulate receipts and other objects that can make regular wallets heavy and cumbersome to use.
One pro of our Alloy Wallet is that it will last (practically) forever! Since it's made of anodized aluminum, it can really take a beating. Your wallet will still be working great for years to come. Of course, you may want to switch it out with a new color every now and then.
Cons of a Minimalist Wallet
Sometimes you need to carry some extra receipts, or a wad of cash, or maybe even a few coins? Side note: we think that some of the wallets advertised as "minimalist" aren't really saving you any space. If they contain a coin drawer, they probably aren't all that minimal, right?
Why would you want a minimalist wallet?
Minimalist wallets are a fantastic choice if you're looking for a practical and simple method to carry just a few credit cards, maybe the occassional bill or receipt. They are an easy and useful option for daily usage because they are compact, lightweight, and strong. As long as they protect against RFID scanning (like our Alloy Wallet) and are made from strong materials (like our Alloy Wallet) they might just be the perfect choice for you.