good wallet

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by AKA HAL, Feb 21, 2012.

  1. wncbmw

    wncbmw nOOb in post count only

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    I use this money clip/wallet in the front pocket. Carries and wears well.

    http://www.hartmann.com/shop/productDetail-sku-724

    No rear wallet in years. I shop for pants with at least one extra pocket so I can carry the phone in one pocket by itself, wallet in another and the knife and keys in another.

    Fortunately, my small leatherman fits in the watch pocket of my jeans when I don't have the extra pocket option. I hate a cell phone on my belt.

    Edited to add that I like the Big Skinny nylon wallet until it blew a seam after a couple of months. They replaced it quickly and the new one did the same.
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  2. allroadrider

    allroadrider Been here awhile

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    I looked in a drawer in my office I have about 10 wallets in it that I have used and moved on to others including a very expensive tumi the one I have used for the last three years is a big skinny folder DL on the outside view pocket, inside is a insurance card, sams card one credit card (visa) and one debit card and thats it, it goes in my left ft pocket, money clip in my right ft pocket along with my knife clipped to my watch pocket or to my pant pocket I don't put my keys in my pocket any more I use a carabner and hook them to a belt loop, they are a lot more accessable. I also have a big skinny card holder with my fuel cards and company debit card in it, I keep it in my laptop carry bag. my cell is on my belt or in my tank bag, when I am driving I usually lay it on the center console and use a bluetooth
    Works for me
    Like a lot of people I can't stand to have any thing in my back pocket, one of the techs that I used to work with was haveing back problems his doctor took away his big truckers wallet dumped the contents in a bag kept the wallet, and told him to return in two weeks, his back problems lessened quite a bit, after two months w/o his big wallet they were almost gone.
    he was lost with out that big thing but his back felt better
    ARR
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  3. mike884

    mike884 Been here awhile

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    Anyone have any experience with the original All-Ett regular vs leather? Have the regular and I am loving the form factor, but the look is very utilitarian. Is it worth the extra $15 for leather, and is it that much thicker?
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  4. Random

    Random Quiet Adventurer

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    Mine is the version that is leather on the outsider and fabric (nylon?) on the inside. I think they make an all leather one too. The only complaint I've had is that the credit cards and what not can slip out of their slots and fall on the floor easily. It isn't that the slots are too loose, they're slippery. I've added bulk to the wallet by putting the cards in keycard sleeves and inserting them open in first. Then I put often used cards on either side. Upper left in back is my debit card. Upper left in front, DL. Lower left back, Speedway reward card & in front Kroger reward card.

    I bet the all leather holds the cards better. As for bulk, if I could get ride of the card sleeves, it would probably be the same as I have now which isn't bad.
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  5. freeflow

    freeflow get in or go in

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    I went thru many foolish wallets in my youth......then in college in 1986 I bought a scully pigskin tri.....before I graduated I bought another from this leather place on State Street in madison. one of them wore out, so I put the other into service about 15 yrs ago...still going strong... a Scully buffalo calf leather ...the pigskin lining ont he other was nice...

    http://www.scullyleather.com/catalog/items.asp?BRN=ACC&DIV=SCU&CAT=WT

    one of those products, buy it and don;t look back...disclaimer..I haven't bought any of their products in the last 25 years ..so YMMV
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  6. Holden

    Holden Long timer

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    My most recent wallet. (you need na iphone ti make it work)

    I like that its all in one.

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    Twelve South
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  7. Laromonster

    Laromonster Vesperado !

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    Dunno bout that, goona look fuckin retarded answering a call with all your plastic flapping about your face.
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  8. clevishook

    clevishook stevedore

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    Took wifey to a Coach store to look at purses several years ago. I noticed a man's wallet so I took a closer look. Nice appearance but when I saw the price I figured it better come with a $ 100.00 bill already in it.
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  9. mngl1500

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    I had a regular All-ett. It lasted 3 years than the corners went to crap on it from rubbing and normal wear.
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  10. DrZrider

    DrZrider Adventurer

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    http://www.granitegearstore.com/Hiker-Wallet-P117C5.aspx

    I've had this "hiker wallet" for almost 4 years now, looks new. It's a complete PITA to use, but it forces me to carry a minimum amount of stuff and I never worry about anything falling out. The worse part is the opening is a fraction smaller than a credit card. I love it except when I actually have to use it.
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  11. ~DC~

    ~DC~ An Internet Legend

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    How do you keep it from erasing the magnetic strip on your credit/debit cards?
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  12. McNeal

    McNeal Long timer

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    You just fold it back on itself. I've got one and while I like it, it's not my main wallet. If I'm going someplace for the day and I know what I'll need I grab it and go. For day to day though I end up needed more than this wallet/case can hold.
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  13. McNeal

    McNeal Long timer

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    Never had a problem. How would this wallet be any different than having a normal wallet and phone next to each other in a jacket?
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  14. hgulledge

    hgulledge Adventurer-of-sorts

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    The one I use. Compact, a few credit cards and ID and strong money clip. Appears to be indestructible.



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  15. BCC

    BCC I know better

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    Unfortunately, I carry a lot of cards. What works best for me is a wide wallet, so the cards are spread out, which keeps the wallet thinner. Into the front pocket it goes.

    My current one is a Tumi, with a flip ID, which works great at airport security and rental car lots. I think around $125.

    I used to carry a cardholder with a money clip attached. Too damn thick with all the cards stacked on top of each other.
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  16. ZzyzyxRd

    ZzyzyxRd Home of the odds

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    Bump.

    :D
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  17. GreaseMonkey

    GreaseMonkey Preshrunk & Cottony

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    How in the hell dd I miss this thread when I started a similar one a few days ago?
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  18. AKA HAL

    AKA HAL workin' on the noob thing

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    Just FYI-- I wound up buying the saddleback leather medium bifold wallet just after that, based on the thread and a little more research, and I've been very happy with it do far. I think it's going to hold up very well.
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  19. lowes48

    lowes48 Been here awhile

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    I just finished this one up today! It's my 1st try at building a bi-fold and its made with the gator hide that my buddy gave me from his recent kill!

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  20. rednas

    rednas Long timer

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    I got my wallet from here

    http://www.flowfold.com/category/billfolds

    while the particular model I have is no longer being made they all use similar materials which are extremely resilient. I would recommend them to anyone.

    they are made from reclaimed sails for all you hippies out there looking to save the environment.
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