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Old 07-07-07, 07:37 AM   #1
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Need Fashion Advice: Slim Wallets

I've always been a "fat wallet" guy. I typically carry a bunch of credit cards, cash, insurance cards, blood donor card, etc. I usually carry this in my left front pocket, and a big wad of keys (car key, door opener fob, RFID gasoline pass, house keys, mailbox key, storage unit padlock key, and a couple of keys whose purpose I completely forget) in my right pocket.

As a techno-geek I've always been lucky enough to have jobs with no strict dress code, so I've always worn blue jeans. Recently, however I took a job with a slightly higher dress code, so I've been wearing slacks and khakis (or whatever you call them) more often. With the thinner fabric, my usual pocket contents really stick out and look ridiculous, and the keys have already worn a hole in one new pair of pants. I look like I'm carrying a couple of baseballs around in my pockets, so I've been searching for ways to slim down my "pantline".

To this end, I've ordered a couple of slim front pocket wallets to try out, specifically the JimiX and the Slimmy. These will allow me to carry 3-4 cards and a few bills in my pocket. Also, the JimiX in particular looks like it can double as a good cycling wallet because it's plastic and, while not waterproof, shouldn't allow any sweat to soak through. Plus it has an external money clip to handle any spillover. My plan is to carry the rest of my usual wallet stuff in my backpack, which I carry with me almost everywhere anyway. So that leads me to a couple of questions:

1) Can someone recommend a good carrying case for all my other credit cards, insurance cards, store cards, keyring cards, checkbook, etc? I probably have at least 10-20 cards if you figure it all in.
2) What about keys? Is there some kind of slim key pouch I can use to prevent the keys from poking holes in my pockets? I can carry the less frequently used stuff on the keyring in my backpack.

Anyway, I'm interested in hearing about how other people solve this problem. Yeah, I know, I should get rid of all my store cards, etc., but frankly, if used responsibly, you can sometimes get discounts and special offers with them.
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Old 07-07-07, 08:25 AM   #2
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I use one from Dopp:



Kenneth Cole and Fossil both also make really nice ones.

Beware of the all leather fixed clip types...those rely on the leather being stiff enough to get the cash into the clip. I prefer the swing clip style, but those come in the cheap variety (pressure clamping) or the nice variety (spring clamping, like the Dopp one).

Kenneth Cole and Fossil's varieties that I've used were both fixed clip models. Before that I used some no-name pressure clamping swing-clip version.

Don't ever pay more than $30 for one....ever....and for the Dopp one, I reccomend trimming the black rubber off of the flared tip of the swing-arm....it makes the wallet slightly thinner when carrying large amounts of bills, and also allows for slightly better grip of large amounts of bills (but at the cost of not being able to grab one or two bills as effectively).

For keychains, minimze the number of keys you carry, then consider a wallet syle holder, or a ring with rotating clasps for your keys.
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Old 07-07-07, 08:29 AM   #3
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Wallet? This is all the wallet I need in NYC.
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Gain a lot of weight and bury the stuff in the blubber...
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