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Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by McCormack, Jun 5, 2013.
This is what I have. I love it. Been using them for years.
the thin money clip card holder is the way to go, for sure. Picked this up last summer when I was in London.
As a gadget-aholic, and manic organizer, I've been to every link in this thread and though "oh, that looks nice!"
Then I look at the price. $70, $80, $100 for a tiny piece of leather? Seriously? My $15 Victorinox leather wallet has been with me for about 5 years, with next to no sign of wear.
You guys must own BMW's
I currently have the Big Skinny but that Belroy sure catches my eye.
I've been using my POS wallet from the OP for 7 years now and it cost me under $10! Though the replacement elastic bands over the years may push that up a few bucks.
From the movie Pulp Fiction
This looks interesting, I need to see how thin it is.
I have the typical trifold leather wallet with too much junk in it.
I need to carry:
Two debit cards (one account is a backup in case they don't accept the other - I have had that happen - or I need more cash than the ATM will give me on one card).
Health Insurance card.
Car insurance card.
Spare house key.
Spare car key.
I want this stuff in a water resistant wallet; if I go dirt bike riding I put my wallet in the tank bag.
I want the wallet to fit in a front packet as I can't stand sitting on something even so thin as a credit card. I got a boney butt - even as it gets fatter from sitting at a desk all day.
I guess eventually some of those cards can go on my smartphone. IIRC, Oregon just passed a law that says you can show proof of insurance from your smartphone (via online access). I think REI is doing something similar too.
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Nothing so fancy as most of this stuff but here's what I made based off a friends pouch found at a SF flea market. It could be trimmed down a touch with a thinner but still stiff leather, and some finer stitching.
Just three pieces of leather sewn together with two snaps. About 4'' x 4.25'' closed, 7/8" thick in the center. Two pockets, I keep the cards in the front and cash in the back folded around a thin card. It's comfortable in my front pocket as the taper of the edges curve nicely to the thigh. Works good in the carharts that I'm almost always wearing. Since I already had most of the tools and stuff, and made a couple for friends it was cheap.....
I like the look of the flipside but it seems like it might not be comfortable with the hard plastic. And with the thin one I've never felt comfortable with money clips and having cash exposed like that......
I guess what might be cool would be a phone wallet - something really slim.
Look here, Russell's for Men. http://www.russellsformen.com/rfm-wallets/c/20606/
They have several styles for the minimalist wallet lover. I also carry mine in my front pocket, and that wallet is over stuffed. Time for a complete overhaul in what is in it again.
This one caught my eye... http://www.russellsformen.com/stingray-id-and-business-card-wallet/p/MOPhhhBEW1/
My kids gave me a titanium money clip for Christmas. I love it. I carry 3 cards (DL, debit and credit card) and usually about $60. I throw my wallet with the other cards into my luggage so when I travel it's there. Works perfectly for me.
I got a coach one 8 years ago and it's still going strong. It's listed as an ID card case. Excellent quality. I think a third of the guys at work have coach wallets now
all the decent ones have a name stamped into the cover. that's a deal breaker for me.
For these kinds of cards, I'm thinking that a picture of your card (and its bar code) is all you really need for the POS operator to scan with the bar code reader. Thin the herd.
I want to test that theory at BJs this weekend.
I'm going to try to make my own rendition of the Bellroy designs, except with my pass keys placed external to the bills, so that the bills don't interfere with signal attenuation, and I can get a bit of signal separation between cards. With all the offices & apartments going to pass cards for access, I'm kind of surprised this isn't being done more regularly
The answer is: Filson.
these guys will leave off the stamped logo if you want. very happy with my money clip wallet from them.
made in usa etc.
I used to prefer the clean look too. after seeing some of my favorite companies die, I will now happily carry their name and promote their goods, if they're worth it, unless it happens to be a part of my own product, then I have to consider the context and be practical...but you better be damn sure I'm putting my branding on my own product. It's just how our ecosystem works. If I like something enough to want to buy it again...I'd want the company to be successful enough to stick around. Particularly if it's something like a wallet, that I had zero say in the design of. I didn't tan the leather. I didn't spec the liner. I filled out a friggin order form and handed over my money.
Years ago, I spent gobs of time & money tailoring my car in one way or another. Typical ricer type stuff. And you know, there's something to be said for modders who identify so much with their mods that it becomes less a statement of the base car, and more their own statement, if only visually, or minor performance finishing. There's of course degrees to all of this. But for the most part, I welcome branding that at the very least doesn't interfere with the aesthetics. And if it enhances it...all the better.
SPECK makes one for the Iphone 5. Just bought one, its like a candy shell case with a slot on the back for 3 cards. I had a Coach ID wallet and have worn out 3 of them.