good wallet

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

  1. Buccleuch

    Buccleuch Resistance is futile.

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    Well, the ol' moneyclip/card wallet was starting to show its age - not worn out or anything - and I was also starting to think of RFID protection. I wasn't really sure what I wanted, but I knew I still wanted to stay with a minimal wallet.

    At company meetings a couple of weeks ago, one of the swag items tossed out to attendees was this - Stewart/Stand's stainless steel Driving Wallet. Made from stainless steel cloth and ballistic nylon cloth (the "fold"), this thing is nice! Just enough room for a few cards and a few bills, and the stainless steel cloth makes it naturally RFID protective.

    I like it!

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  2. Chuck Pryce

    Chuck Pryce Been here awhile

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    Nice work lowes48, nothing like making it like you want it,we'll done.
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  3. elzebub

    elzebub Been here awhile

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  4. Jick Magger

    Jick Magger Exile on Main Street

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    Here's one I saw last week on Kickstarter. Good looking product...They raised $86,000 in orders on the site.

    <iframe width="640" height="480" src="http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ainste/ainstetm-the-new-style-of-the-modern-wallet/widget/video.html" frameborder="0"> </iframe>
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  5. slackmeyer

    slackmeyer Don't mean sheeit. .

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    I'm shocked. That really doesn't look very functional to me, no organization of anything. I suppose it's like carrying a basic moneyclip. Or a piece of cardboard and a rubber band. Oh well, to each their own.
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  6. Jick Magger

    Jick Magger Exile on Main Street

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    Minimal is the idea. Lots of people carry a only few bucks, 3 or 4 cards and a drivers license in the front pocket. Thats the target market. Theres already plenty of options for the folks who require a traditional wallet with compartments for everything they own. Try a man purse:D
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  7. Tech51

    Tech51 Been here awhile

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  8. Apxgrndr

    Apxgrndr In the snow

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  9. BMWrider79

    BMWrider79 Me

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    Hello,

    I've been using this wallet that my good friends in Tokyo made. They are two brothers who ride BMW airheads and are really good leather craftsmen who go by the trade name of "The Yellow Brothers". You can see their web site here: http://www.yellowbros.com/collection/style/400003/

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  10. milq

    milq Been here awhile

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    When this thread was started I also needed a new wallet. I spent a lot of time searching for a long (checkbook length) wallet to replace a junker I had bought. I picked up a Fossil and the nylon/satin lining was failing within weeks, so I kept looking.

    Finally, I gave in and decided maybe I should check out other styles, I knew that tri-fold/bi-fold was out of the question as they hurt my back if I sit on them. I finally decided on a Saddleback ID wallet for $33 and haven't looked back. It forces me to not carry junk in my wallet and it fits in a shirt pocket easily. It holds every card I need to carry (which isn't many, one per slot) and a few bills. Looks and smells great and I can see why they guarantee them for life, very well built. I also got a checkbook app for my phone so I can more easily track debit card use and immediately toss receipts, this also cuts down on paper money carried of course.

    Shortly after I bought it, I stumbled onto Col Littlejohn's stuff and if I did it again I might have went with their front pocket wallet first but not sure. I see no reason to switch though as this one works great.
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  11. Tech51

    Tech51 Been here awhile

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    My ESEE Izula fits the best in it and next one of my small Blind Horse knives...
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  12. gremor

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  13. urbancowboy

    urbancowboy Vicious Cycler

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    for those looking for a classy small leather wallet from a small american company that is very serious about their leather, check out mitchell usa:

    http://www.mitchell-leather.com/Other_Products.html

    i got their money clip wallet as a birthday gift (after i did the "research"), and i love it. have received compliments on it too.

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  14. Mambo Dave

    Mambo Dave Backyard Adventurer

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    Subscribed for the minimalist wallets. I've had one for years that I picked up at Wal Mart I believe. It's time for another and I'd be willing to pay $30 to $45 for one this time.

    I'll take a picture of mine and add it here not as a 'great' wallet, but a fine one for the money that has styling I've liked.
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  15. SimpleSimon

    SimpleSimon Aspiring advrider

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    The Taxi Wallet is good, especially for motorcycle riders. It has a coinpurse on one side which is handy if you are on the bike. They are leather and durable enough yet not so big as to be unable to carry in a front pocket, thigh pocket, etc. I dump my change from the coinpurse nightly into a jar for my tire fund.

    https://www.aliciaklein.com/TAXI-WALLET-DURANGO-COLLECTION.html

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  16. Rockhopper Doe

    Rockhopper Doe Been here awhile

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    Well folks, it seems like I'm at this same crossroad now.

    I've had a Quiksilver wallet for the past 12-14 years and it is begging for replacement. It has been an amazing wallet, but I feel it is time to put it to rest. If I could find the same model again, I would buy it instantly, but I don't know the model name as it has been too long since I got it.

    Pics here: https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B2jMt9fqsW8-M3U1QXYwcGZvZzA&usp=sharing

    This thing will hold about 12 cards (CCs, driver's license, ID, etc.) and numerous bills.

    I'm looking to replace it with something for similar characteristics:

    • All leather
    • Trifold
    • Flap
    • At least one clear "window", regardless of it's location
    • Several card holding slots

    I use my wallet in my right front pocket, so really size isn't an issue for me. However, I'm looking for something that is not huge. Something around the size of the pics I posted above would be great.

    I currently have these in my sight:

    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0088EYPEC...TF8&colid=34NQC2RCMTY12&coliid=I2W1TZPDXDAHDV

    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004M6W4FW...lid=34NQC2RCMTY12&coliid=I2AIOYD1CFZUZY&psc=1

    Any suggestions?
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  17. Redbean

    Redbean Inanely Adventurous

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  18. Attico

    Attico Wrong way 'round

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    Mighty wallet.com

    Tyvek, waterproof. It is as thin As a Sheet of paper. I have 12 cards and cash in mine and it's thinner than my old wallet was empty.

    The only annoyance is everyone asks questions. I have the airmail theme.

    I've had it for a year. It costs $15.
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  19. Tmaximusv

    Tmaximusv Been here awhile

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    For serious users only, the Buffalo Billfold Company makes some amazing products. I started with a Tri fold, wife wanted something so she got a clutch purse/checkbook. I went back a couple of months ago and replaced my 20+ year old leather checkbook for on of theirs.

    Seriously, you could keep these in your back pockets and safely wear assless chaps without fear!:evil
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  20. Tip Over

    Tip Over Whoopsie!

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    I've had dozens of wallets. Store brand, novelty, homemade and custom. I've found three that truly worked great for me.

    The first one is a rubber band. Worked great before I went in the military, and even in basic. I used them off and on (Between trying different wallets, some of which have been mentioned here) for a long time and never really missed the lack of organization. Just layer your cards and cash the same way every time and it works great. I used to twist it in half so that the band held all four sides super secure. When they broke, I just grabbed another out of the bag.

    Eventually, I found a really cool front pocket wallet called the Slimmy. It works really good, though you always have to keep it oriented correctly in your pocket. The middle pocket is smooth leather which made it easy for me to pull my ID out at the gate. I still have it, I just stopped using it because I don't like using a front pocket wallet on a motorcycle. It holds a suprising amount too. I can't recommend them anymore because I bought it at 22 dollars and now they are insane on the price.

    The best wallet (in my opinion) however, is the one I've been using for the past 6 years, and will go back to replace it from the same place, maybe if it ever wears out, is my Raven Hollow Leather wallet. I have a six inch Iron cross style wallet that was totally customized for me. The lady was very nice, even steering me away from some material I wanted based on previous complaints. They are willing to customize quite a bit to accommodate, and from what my friends have told me, tend to not charge much for it. Mine is all leather with no liner, so it's pretty thin. I did have the chain but ended up taking it off.

    It took more then a year for the leather to fully break in, and I was and still am pretty brutal on it, having been military and now working in a construction trade, It's simply picked up a little character. I have yet to find a leather walled that is as durable as this thing is.