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What's in Your Wallet?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Huntsman, Aug 24, 2006.

  1. acidboy

    acidboy Senior member

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    speaking of checks [​IMG] i have a question:

    where i live, if you pay with a personal check, you'd probably be laughed at. there are a lot of scoundrels out there who issue bad checks or worse, forged checks. how does the payment of personal check in the united states be considered a safe method of payment?
     
  2. DGP

    DGP Senior member

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    Driver's license, work ID, credit card, back-up credit card, debit card, insurance card, and a folded up C note. I only carry a small card case, so that I can keep it in my front pocket, which is a lot more comfortable to me.
     
  3. DShareef

    DShareef Senior member

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    I don't use a wallet, I use a slim leather cards/cash clip... So I carry cash, Amex/Visa, drivers license

    I use a similar devise with a Mastercard, debit card, DL, Insurance Card, BJs card and a few extra business cards. Most of my business cards live in a specific case. I also have a travel wallet that houses all of my airline/hotel/car rental etc cards.
     
  4. TheFusilliJerry

    TheFusilliJerry Senior member

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    It was designed as an inner breast pocket wallet.

    It's actually rather slim.


    pics?
     
  5. jabreal00

    jabreal00 Senior member

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    A slim leather money clip-wallet hybrid: Bank card, BoA MC Platinum Plus, DL, Medical License card, insurance card, a few dollars. ---------------- Now playing: The Church - Radiance via FoxyTunes
     
  6. AnGeLiCbOrIs

    AnGeLiCbOrIs Senior member

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    I use a slim Coach wallet that I found for $5 at C21. It generally contains AMEX Gold, PayPal debit card, Wachovia debit card, maybe a little cash, driver's license and Hofstra Law ID.
     
  7. Tarmac

    Tarmac Senior member

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    There is no way I would consider check payment an elegant or gentlemanly way of conducting business, unless you are buying a yacht.

    It's a waste of time and reeks of someone who (choose one or more):

    -is techno-phobic
    -has already ruined their own credit before
    -is afraid that they cannot control a buying binge (come on! are you really that weak?)
    -has barely enough courage to leave the house, no courage left over for waaaa fraud risk
     
  8. slipperywhenwet

    slipperywhenwet Senior member

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    I carry my Canadian credit card, my Korean chequing card, my Foreigner ID card, my home address in Korean on laminated paper, my health care card, and my SK Telecom member's card (get lots of free stuff with it). If I'm flying I'll also bring my Star Alliance member's card with me.

    Oh, and there may or may not be a few free beer coupons from a bar I frequent.
     
  9. goodlife

    goodlife Senior member

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    I carry both a yellow leather Coach magnetic money clip, and a red leather Jack Spade card holder.

    The clip holds:
    cash
    transit card
    state ID/DL (depending on whether I will be driving or not)

    The case holds:
    student ID
    primary CC
    ATM card
    Debit card
    Zip car card
    any claim tickets (dry cleaner, cobbler...)

    Sometimes I travel light and slip the CC in the clip

    I previously carried a lot more in a passport style wallet in either my inside breast pocket, or in a messenger bag(if I was not wearing a jacket). One day I was working in the store alone, and someone snuck in the stockroom and took the wallet from my bag. Before the end of my shift they had shopped at a dozen stores, rented a limo, and gone to a strip club. In the end I was not liable for any of the charges, but even still I carried only cash and ID for a while afterwards. I am off the cash economy now, but everything I do not need stays at home.

    P.S. I did consider writing checks after seeing those trite Visa check card ads the first time
     
  10. JLibourel

    JLibourel Senior member

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    Among the usual stuff, I also like to carry pictures of my cousin Lucy's husband's uncle and also those of a former family attorney.

    Hint: You probably carry them as well!
     
  11. RJman

    RJman Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Among the usual stuff, I also like to carry pictures of my cousin Lucy's husband's uncle and also those of a former family attorney.

    Hint: You probably carry them as well!

    How did you know I carry a picture of Roy Cohn?
     
  12. trajan

    trajan Senior member

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    I use a very slim wallet which contains:
    1 driving license/id
    1 AMEX
    1 ATM/bank card
    1 Visa, Discover or Mastercard (in case the Amex is not accepted) These rotate. (it's bad if accounts are flagged as inactive)
    2-3 business cards
    1 subway pass
    at most $100 cash
     
  13. Teacher

    Teacher Senior member

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    hmmm... no one mentioned this before.

    [​IMG]


    I used to use those (damn that snug fit). Then I had a vasectomy.
     
  14. gamelan

    gamelan Senior member

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    resurrecting an old thread because i just cleaned out my wallet and i'm trying to do everything to avoid having to do my taxes. so in all its gory detail:

    Subway gift card
    new car insurance card
    credit card
    driver's license
    debit card
    AAA card
    BevMo club card
    REI membership card
    Vons club card
    Loehmann's insider club card
    credit card
    current car insurance card
    Pho 79 business card
    Banh Mi My Tho business card
    friend's business card
    health insurace card
    $38 cash
    $1.11 change

    yeah, can you tell i really really don't want to do my taxes?

    -Jeff
     
  15. lasbar

    lasbar Senior member

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    I have a vintage Cartier portefeuille and i love it..
    My wife nearly killed me when i bought it 12 years ago..
    Inside? Debit and Credit cards, Blockbuster card, Union card, Rubinacci and Norton cards and 2 pictures of Mafoofan and Rjman ..
     
  16. ysc

    ysc Senior member

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    I have an OK wallet from Massimo Dutti, I have a much nicer one sitting in a draw but I am going to get the use out of this one first.
    University union card
    drivers licence (provisional - really got to sort that out)
    master card
    debit card
    card from the restaurant I ate at last night (Iris in Edinburgh, highly recommend it)
    card from an alterations place in Ediburgh I used yesterday (recommend it if you like wrestling old Turkish ladies)
    my dads business card, in case I loose my wallet and some kindly soul wants to return it
    tons of train tickets (clearing them out now) and a student rail card
    a bunch of receipts and ticket stubs (mostly supermarkets but I have one from ronnie scotts and one for a show at the royal academy of arts, must not have cleaned my wallet out in a long while, that was in january.)
    £20 in weirdly coloured Scottish cash.
     
  17. CrocsRock

    CrocsRock Senior member

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    I have a Filson credit card wallet. It contains:
    University ID
    College ID
    Credit card
    Debit card
    IMAX card
    BCID
    Driver's license
    Care card
    Social security card
    Cash and a couple receipts
    Two or three punch cards.

    And of course, it goes in my inside coat pocket. Who wants to sit on all that stuff?
     
  18. fuji

    fuji Senior member

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    I carry a long gucci wallet when I am wearing a jacket and a short crocodile one when Im not.
    In the gucci one right now I have

    A week old buss pass
    A business card from Mappin & Webb
    12p in pennys
    205 GBP in notes

    I don't really ever carry any cards.
     
  19. Happenstance

    Happenstance Active Member

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    I have a red Leathersmith six card billfold containing:

    Debit/ATM card
    Odeon / Curzon / Cineworld cards (which are perk of my job)
    Oyster Card (London Transport)
    Cash
    Couple of business cards
    Dry cleaning receipts

    That's about it. I hate having an overstuffed wallet.
     
  20. needler

    needler Senior member

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    There is no way I would consider check payment an elegant or gentlemanly way of conducting business, unless you are buying a yacht.

    Checks? Do they figure out the cents portion with their trusty abacus?
     

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