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Recommendations for a slim, everyday-use wallet?

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I currently have one of the J-Fold sport wallets, and while I like the look of it, it's just too bulky to keep in my pant pocket (especially since I keep it in my front pocket).

I've thought about using a money-clip, but that seems a bit too inconvenient for everyday use. The other option I'm considering is one of those leather business card holders... it has a center area for holding cash (although I'd have to fold the cash in half before sticking it in), as well as 2 card holders on each side. Has anyone tried using one of these as an everyday wallet? Does it become a nuisance after a while?

I basically need something to hold cash, an atm card, a credit card, and 2-3 other credit card shaped items.
 

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I currently have one of the J-Fold sport wallets, and while I like the look of it, it's just too bulky to keep in my pant pocket (especially since I keep it in my front pocket).  

I've thought about using a money-clip, but that seems a bit too inconvenient for everyday use.  The other option I'm considering is one of those leather business card holders... it has a center area for holding cash (although I'd have to fold the cash in half before sticking it in), as well as 2 card holders on each side.  Has anyone tried using one of these as an everyday wallet?  Does it become a nuisance after a while?  

I basically need something to hold cash, an atm card, a credit card, and 2-3 other credit card shaped items.
As a money clip user, I can tell you that a money clip is very convenient. Fold the bills in half, put them in the clip. What could be simpler?

The combination of a simple money clip and an ultra-thin credit card holder has served me very well for many years.

If you want low bulk and convenience it is hard to beat this combination.
 

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I carry a Coach leather money clip. I carry my credit cards and cash together in it, and it has worked well for years. The magnet has never caused an issue with demagnetizing my credit cards.
 

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I've used my J Crew "magic" wallet for years, and it would have probably lasted many more had it not gotten stolen. Â I've tried other wallets, and i just find that i end up collecting to many recepits and the like. Â The magic wallet keeps everything in order, stays slim, and survived beautifully despite all the abuse. Â I have a combination money clip/cardholder now which i received as a present...i think i will be going back to the magic wallet. Here's a link: http://www.jcrew.com/images/nov299/b...411_BK0065.jpg
 

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Bosca I simply love Bosca wallets. My simple billfold is two years old and gets more character daily. Extremely durable for such a soft wallet. -Tom
 

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The combination of a simple money clip and an ultra-thin credit card holder has served me very well for many years.
What do you use? I have been thinking about getting one very recently. I only carry my drivers license and two cards. I want to find one that is nice a small, but of resonable quality. Any suggestions?
 

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You might want to visit T Anthony at 56th and Park and Smythson at 57th just west of 5th. The Smythson goods in pigskin seem especially well made. Both stores are expensive and neither was having a sale as of last weekend. Both stores have websites (www.tanthony.com) and (www.smythson.com),which show these items.
 

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You might want to visit T Anthony at 56th and Park and Smythson at 57th just west of 5th.
Thanks I will take a look.
 

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I would also like to get one of these ultra-slim cardholders to go along with a money clip. Preferably one with a window on one side and card holder on the other to keep the ID showing, but it doesn't really matter. Most of the ones I see at 150$ or something, which is sort of unreasonable for a wallet if you ask me. Any cheaper brand suggestions?
 

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The combination of a simple money clip and an ultra-thin credit card holder has served me very well for many years.
What do you use? I have been thinking about getting one very recently. Â I only carry my drivers license and two cards. Â I want to find one that is nice a small, but of resonable quality. Any suggestions?
I have a shell cordovan leather card case from Alden of Carmel, and a simple sterling silver money clip from Tiffany (via Ebay.)
 

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For those who asked about credit card holders, etc... for reasonable prices and excellent quality; I included a link to Bosca above. Their leather accessories are great. AND you can get them at Nordstrom Rack for a fraction of retail. I have no interest in Bosca other than my personal satisfaction. Also, I don't happen to own a Filson wallet, but all of the clothes I have from them are amazing in durability and quality.

Tom
 

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I second Bosca as a stylish and reasonable make. Their cognac colored leather is vaguely reminiscant of Berluti's finishes.

I'm on my 3rd slim card-case wallet (which I pair with a money clip, or sometimes no clip . . . to be honest I don't carry much paper cash these days). My first was a Bosca, my second was a Coach that lasted quite a while. Now I'm using one that I picked up from polo.com, that was very inexpensive, and is made out of bridle leather, so it should last quite some time.

I remember looking at models from Mont Blanc, Louis Vuitton, amongst others, and thinking "you've got to be kidding me, that much for this little piece of $&#*@.
 

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