Slim Wallet/Credit Card Holder

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by dietcookie, Feb 19, 2005.

  1. dietcookie

    dietcookie Senior member

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    Hey guys, i'm looking for a real slim wallet or credit card holder type deal. I have a Tri-Fold wallet now that is just too thick, seriously numbs my butt when i'm sitting on it for too long and all of my cards are getting bent. Anyone have any suggestions on a thin cool looking wallet or credit card holder? Enough for license, couple of credit cards should suffice. Any brands to look and not look for?
     
  2. Horace

    Horace Senior member

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    I find the coach (which I've been using) to be pretty poor quality. But maybe that's a reflection of the fact that they're now produced overseas.

    I think the Alden cordovan leather one is about the toughest and most durable one out there.
     
  3. STYLESTUDENT

    STYLESTUDENT Senior member

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    Kai posted a while back that he no longer used his bulging wallet and had substituted the small flat Alden credit card instead. So I decided to follow suit and started looking for one of these about six months ago. Alden is logical (but the logo is conspicuous). Swaine Adeney and Smythson don't make these and calf versions are harder to find than you'd expect. If you like alligator, Lambertson Truex (matte finish), Bergdorf (Abas) and T Anthony have them. I bought a plain black calf Dunhill by internet from "Smart Bargains" for $50, but the item is no longer available. The link below is to a bridle hide version from Glen Royal that is available through Classic Luggage in Washington, D.C.: http://www.glenroyal.com/glenroyal/html/access.htm
     
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    benchan Senior member

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    I personally use the offermann brand.....relatively cheap but functional and durable. Not recommend if you want something flashy though. [​IMG] Totally agree with Horace---don't get Coach, it won't last unless you really pamper it.
     
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    I picked up an Asprey one and am a huge fan. Very well made, subtle (I like the small silver piece covering a corner) and slightly larger in H/W dimensions than others.
     
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    I bought one a while back from brookstone. not fancy, but perfect for what I need and very cheap. the first time I ever saw one like this was in italy, and the one I looked at was about $150, so the sticker shock drove me to this. holds more, but I carry credit card, debit card drivers license and about 8 sim cards for telephones from differnt countries.
     
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    Aaron Senior member

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    I found a very slim wallet by "Gary's USA" at Century 21 a while ago.  It has 3 CC slots on one side, a pocket for keeping folded bills, and then a opaque plastic slot for keeping a driver's license on the other side. I keep about 6 cards and a few bills in it and it's about 1cm in thickness. I think it was about $20. I've never been able to stand a thick wallet and this solution is perfect.

    A.
     
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    cloud9eleet Senior member

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    Wallet?? Bah. Money clip is all you need, mine holds my debit card, drivers license, cash and company CC without problems. I personally hate the ass bulge and the associated 1" rise on the right (or left) you get while sitting on a wallet.
     
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    I am a fan of Mulberry leather goods, and have a trifold, a slim wallet and a credit card holder - not all used at once, of course. Not cheap, but very good quality.
     
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    Louis Vuitton has some very high quality ones in Taiga or black Nomade leather, you should check them out.
     
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    kabert Senior member

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    I use a black crocodile card holder that I got a Saks. I use it daily and it still looks brand new, after 4-5 years. It does not fold open - there's just one center "envelope" that holds credit cards -- where I keep Amex, Visa and drivers license -- and side sliver-pockets on each side that I keep a couple of business cards in. I just keep cash in my pants pocket.
     
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    Brian SD Moderator

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    also check out dunhill
     
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    I'm generally not a big fan of Boss, but my girlfriend recently purchased a new Boss leather money clip for my birthday; she even had my initials stamped into it for a small additional charge. I quite like it and I believe she bought it online......I stopped using a wallet years ago as I found it bulky and it just encouraged me to accumulate rubbish.
     
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    Yeah, thats why I want something small. I have like 15 useless receipts in my wallet. I haven't seen anything on e-bay yet, unless im not looking hard enough.
     
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    I personally use the LV Taiga Leather business card case as a wallet, it is quite slim and has a pocket for folded currency, and two for credit cards and the like. Quite nice, about $200 or so, and seems very durable, I've had mine for 3 years and it looks pretty much new.
     

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