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Bi-Fold Wallet vs Tri-Fold Wallet

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by TyCooN, Sep 28, 2008.

  1. jwied82

    jwied82 Senior member

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    Ive been in search of a wallet that meets my minor requirements, but haven't really found something that stands out. Was for the most part leaning towards a slim made in USA leather wallet in a bifold style.

    THIS in brown looked sweet, also considered an LGC... but then I saw THIS by Billykirk, and dug the brown and tan trifolds quite a bit.


    I just got the billykirk trifold in tan. I like it and im hoping the leather ages really nicely. It definately has a hand-made look and feel to it. Its pretty small and slim, smaller than im used to for a wallet.. there really isnt room for more than bills and a couple cards. The waxed cord used for the stitching is a nice detail.
    One complaint is that the bill pocket needs to be a little longer, you can barely get dollars in there long ways, they actual crinkle a little just trying to fit them in there.

    My other wallet is a Freitag. people here probably wouldn't be into them, but i like it alot actually.
     
  2. Hermitedge

    Hermitedge Senior member

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    I just got the billykirk trifold in tan. I like it and im hoping the leather ages really nicely. It definately has a hand-made look and feel to it. Its pretty small and slim, smaller than im used to for a wallet.. there really isnt room for more than bills and a couple cards. The waxed cord used for the stitching is a nice detail.
    One complaint is that the bill pocket needs to be a little longer, you can barely get dollars in there long ways, they actual crinkle a little just trying to fit them in there.

    My other wallet is a Freitag. people here probably wouldn't be into them, but i like it alot actually.


    Thanks for the quick review. I'm still debating on a wallet... The $ bills not fitting into the $ bills slot is kind of disheartening though.
     
  3. scugger

    scugger Senior member

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    I prefer bifolds because trifolds just seem to thick and don't really seem to offer any advantages over bifolds. Does anyone have experience with the #2 bifold wallet from leather goods connection? http://www.leathergoodsconnection.com/calwal.html I tried on of those slim All-ETT wallets in leather a few months ago and it's completely busted up.
     
  4. milosz

    milosz Senior member

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    Currently a cheap Fossil bi-fold with the extra flap for ID. I hate fishing out my license for cigarettes, porn, etc..

    But I just ordered a Corter snap wallet (Red Moon stylee, but without the zippered pouch - who carries coins in their wallet?) and I'm probably going to try an LGC small Ponderosa as well. I've got too damn many cards - 2x business AmEx, debit card, license, student ID, 2x gas cards, and a personal AmEx.
     
  5. 4saken

    4saken Senior member

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    Currently have a trifold wallet which desperately needs to be replaced with something thinner. I'm liking the idea of just a thin leather packet to hold everything.
     
  6. freelance robotics

    freelance robotics Senior member

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    quad-fold for the sickest wallet fadez
     
  7. ConcernedParent

    ConcernedParent Senior member

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    My bifold wallet is thicker than most tri-folds; I swear I didn't buy it for teh fades.
     
  8. yoshii

    yoshii Senior member

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    bifold, as most trifolds ive seen seem too bulky in comparison
     
  9. photofabix

    photofabix Senior member

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    Even better question front pocket or rear pocket? I been using a tri-fold for the longest time mainly because I keep my wallet in my front pocket. Most bi-fold well thinner yes, they are just to big to fit a front pocket comfortably. Also fwiw the last tri-fold wallet I bought was 8 years ago, Kenneth Cole, it's held surprisingly well.
     
  10. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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  11. Curious_George

    Curious_George Senior member

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    Currently with a thrifted holographic Mario Bros. tri-fold because as far as I know there is no bi-fold version.

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    I think eventually when I wear it out I'll settle on a bi-fold.
     
  12. lirper

    lirper Active Member

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    Bifold, front pocket always. I hate having hard stuffs rubbing against my butt and having my wallet nicked. Keys also go in front pocket, everything else in the bag.
     

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