Need a new wallet? A wallet is one of the most important accessories a man can own, so choosing the right one is essential. It may be a while since you've purchased one, at least if you bought a good one, so now it's time to think about upgrading to fit the modern style trends. Some newer wallets offer unique innovations such as security features you may not even be aware of. If it's your first time buying a wallet and you're ready to carry your cash rather than store it in a Batman lunchbox under your bed, well then you may have a lot more to learn. With that said, if you are shopping around for a new wallet, read on to learn more about the many different options available.

When choosing a wallet, the most important things to think about are functionality and aesthetics. Your wallet needs to carry your cash of course along with any credit cards, debit cards, your license or ID, business cards and any other cards you have. So, no matter what you choose, be sure there are enough slots in your wallet. Try not to overstuff a single slot or you'll stretch your wallet faster and your cards will eventually start falling out, rendering your wallet useless, meaning it will be time to buy a new one. Once you've determined the size you need, you can start exploring the different styles available.

There are many wallet styles available for men. The classic bifold and trifold design is still a popular and sophisticated choice. These wallets are usually leather or faux leather. If you spend a lot of time outdoors or are into sports, you may want to get a sport-style wallet. These wallets are made of water-resistant fabric like nylon and usually have zippers and Velcro closures to prevent things from falling out. A travel wallet is made large enough to hold a passport, cards and cash. Some travel wallets feature RFID-blocking technology that prevents remote scanning of your cards by thieves. If you have having a big bulky wallet in your pocket, super slim wallets force you to carry the bare essentials with you.

Of course, there are a lot of wallets on the market in every kind of style, so you'll need to do a lot of shopping around to find one you like. One of the best trifold wallets is the Fossil Men's Ingram Leather Trifold Wallet at Amazon for just $44 in black. Bull Guard wallets made of genuine leather feature RFID-blocking tech which makes them good options if you travel for business often. You can find most Bull Guard wallets for under $30 on Amazon. The Timberland PRO Men's Cordura Nylon RFID Trifold Wallet with ID Window ($16.75 on Amazon) is one of the best sports wallets that features a Velcro closure. An excellent travel wallet is the Fjallraven Passport Wallet at REI for just $60. It features G-1000 Heavy-Duty fabric with G-1000 Original lining and is water- and wind-resistant. It offers multiple card slots and a zipper closure.

If you want a slim wallet, you are going to want to make sure it's well-made, which is why the Calvin Klein Men's Textured Leather Slimfold Wallet ($45 at Macy's) is one of the best options. It's made of real leather and features a cotton lining. The Calvin Klein Men's Zip Around Wallet ($27.88 at Amazon) is another slim option that is all leather and features a zip-around function.  The Bellroy Hide & Seek, slim leather wallet offers RFID-blocking technology and actually fits up to 12 cards without getting bulky. It's just $89 on Amazon. But these are just some of the many wallets available for men. Shop around for a style that best suits your lifestyle and offers the functionality you need to get through the week.