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Iím shopping for a new wallet. Whatís yours?

When itís not in my computer bag, I tend to carry my wallet in my right front pocket. Itís too bulky to put in a back pocket and it really is even too bulky for the front so Iím shopping for something slim. I carry 3 credit cards, my DL, medical card, library card, AAA, cash and work receipts. It should be a simple decision but itís not.

What do you carry and are you happy about it or just living with it?

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If I do carry one..it's a slim leather billfold that I keep a couple credit cards and some cash. That's it.
Most of the time when leaving home...I just carry one credit card. (If planning on purchasing liquor...I'll add my drivers license)
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I have a timberland wallet with a zipper around the outside. It's nice and slim and has a zipper so if I throw a receipt in the wallet, it won't fall out. It does come with a change pocket which I don't like so I cut that out.

You may want to check out something like
https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/reviews/best-slim-wallet/
https://www.best.wiki/best-slim-wallets-for-men/
https://www.thebalance.com/best-minimalist-wallets-4582775
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For a reason I can't explain, I prefer the tri fold style. Currently one I picked up in a small leather shop over on the coast..maybe 20 years ago. Similar in style to this:

https://buxton.co/collections/men-buxton-wallets/products/d-type-three-fold-with-rfid?variant=30775717724300

I have been thinking maybe I should buy one of the newer ones with RFID protection...

(edit) I guess I'm happy with what I have. I mean, I've kept it for decades, so I must be. Just never gave it a lot of thought...
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I quit using a traditional wallet decades ago. A long time ago I bought a Ferrari from Ferrari of San Francisco and while picking it up, I had a look through their leather accessories case. They had a card holder made by Schedoni in Italy that's big enough for about 3 cards on each side, or a mix of cards and cash. It's usually about a 1/4 inch thick with what I put into it and not much bigger overall than the cards. I quit carrying crap I don't need and it works great. Lots of things can now be put on phones, so you don't really need to have everything in a wallet. Any receipts come out when I get home, no need to lug those around, either. It has held up well, it's probably around 25 years old now.
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Very new school non traditional. I love mine...

https://www.ridgewallet.com
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Looks about like this:



I still have several spare wallets but never use them.
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How much are you willing to spend? I tend to keep my wallets fr a very long time so I do not mind spending a little.

Filson no longer makes the one I currently have, but if i was buying right now this is what I would get, it looks fairly slim and is made in the USA. I prefer the bi folds as they seem to have a slimmer profile.

https://www.filson.com/accessories/wallets-card-cases/bridle-leather-bi-fold-wallet.html#sku=11070399-fco-000002314
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I have been using Trayvax wallets for several years now.. I really like them.

I was using the first version of the original, but I wore out the velcro, they hooked me up with the newer improved version that doesn't use velcro.





Opposite side has a money clip/bottle opener.



Very thin, you don't even feel it in your back pocket.

https://www.trayvax.com/products/original-2-0?gclid=Cj0KCQjw-O35BRDVARIsAJU5mQWtpa3G-ZseMoOUEwcMaBf_X1JGpdNCgNlovlDjDpVcE64XxmkYsLwaAmO PEALw_wcB
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I carry a standard wallet that folds in half. I carry cash, three credit cards, insurance cards, a couple of analog business cards, and a few photos. More and more "stuff" is in my phone. But no doctors office yet seems happy with anything but the insurance company issued insurance cards.

I have my debit card, my personal credit card, and a business credit card, and that is it for plastic cards.

It is small enough than most times it is in my back pocket. When I drive my 911 the seat edge presses on it, so I put it in my front pocket.
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My wallet is pretty old. My sister sent it to me for Chirstmas shortly after she and her husband moved to Australia.
It's made out of eel skin.


I wear clothes with cargo pockets so it doesn't get in the way being a little bulky.
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I have been using Trayvax wallets for several years now.. I really like them.
Very thin, you don't even feel it in your back pocket.

https://www.trayvax.com/products/original-2-0?gclid=Cj0KCQjw-O35BRDVARIsAJU5mQWtpa3G-ZseMoOUEwcMaBf_X1JGpdNCgNlovlDjDpVcE64XxmkYsLwaAmO PEALw_wcB

What's the cord for??
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Like Roswell, I prefer the Ridge......

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Does any of the wallets with screws and clips set off metal detectors at airport security? That’d be a no go for me.
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I am a Ridge man, myself. Super slim and RFID blocking.
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I have been using Trayvax wallets for several years now.. I really like them.

I was using the first version of the original, but I wore out the velcro, they hooked me up with the newer improved version that doesn't use velcro.





Opposite side has a money clip/bottle opener.



Very thin, you don't even feel it in your back pocket.

https://www.trayvax.com/products/original-2-0?gclid=Cj0KCQjw-O35BRDVARIsAJU5mQWtpa3G-ZseMoOUEwcMaBf_X1JGpdNCgNlovlDjDpVcE64XxmkYsLwaAmO PEALw_wcB
I've seen those or various hard/thin wallets that are similar and my first reaction was "that's cool", then after looking at them and thinking about them, I thought "my ass isn't that flat. I do take my wallet out of my pocket when I get into the Porsche, but pretty much any other time that I sit down, it stays back there. I think sitting on something industrial with sharp edges would be uncomfortable and eventually cause wear on your pocket.
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My wallet is pretty old. My sister sent it to me for Chirstmas shortly after she and her husband moved to Australia.
It's made out of eel skin.


I wear clothes with cargo pockets so it doesn't get in the way being a little bulky.
That looks way too thick.
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Like Roswell, I prefer the Ridge......

And these rigid wallets aren't tough to sit on?
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Bando, I had a nice Coach card holder for years, but left in in my jeans and washed it to many times..

https://dashwallets.com/products/dash-bando-slim-utility-wallet


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I carry about eight plastic cards, Dr. Lic., some cash, & bit of paper like insurance & car registration. My wife kept bothering me to replace my old wallet of 20+ years. One day in a Coach outlet, she insisted I get one of theirs at 40% off. I said, "Coach! Ewwww!" However it turned out to be nice leather and just the pockets I needed & well organized. It turned out to be better than my old one. I really only carry my wallet in a pocket when I'm going into a place where I need it.
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Timely thread. I bought my wallet when I was visiting Italy over 15 years ago. The edges are tearing itself into small pieces. Its a simple fold wallet and I carry two CC, one business, one personal and my debt card for cheap ACRO gas. A couple more cards like AAA and insurance card and some cash. I hate thick wallets. I agree, those rigid wallets will wear a hold in my shorts in no time. I like the thin nylon type shorts. Cargo pocket is for phone. Yep, no place for a pocket knife
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Sadly, other than when walking my dog in the neighborhood or inside our apt., I'm pretty sure that I always need to carry a wallet. If I drive, then I need to have my license with me. I don't want to deal with a fix-it ticket. There are also other reasons to have ID, potentially a credit card, med ins card, etc.... I don't carry much in my wallet, but I do carry it regularly.

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