1. Name Your Wallet Style

    When it comes to wallets, I am a bi-fold guy.

    When I was a kid, I was a zippered-wallet guy. (As I recall, my first wallet came from Six Flags Over Texas, and had an embossed outline of the state of Texas on the front.) As a teenager, I owned several Velcro’d sports wallets. Then I got older — college, maybe? — and I became a tri-fold wallet guy.

    Basically, it seems, as I got older, my wallets got bigger.

    But a few years ago I took a step in wallet “de-evolution.” After a bit of in-depth research in a local J.C. Penney store, I reversed course. I sock-drawered my tri-fold wallet, and joined the bi-fold crowd.

    The Wallet I Thought Would Never Work

    I never figured bi-fold wallets would work for me, mostly because I tend to carry a sizable assorment of cards — debit cards, credit cards, insurance cards, and various cards for work.

    However, my current bi-fold wallet has space for ten cards, plus the usual slot for a slide-out picture license, and some side slots for whatever else. The wallet’s money fold has a separator, which is essential and means I can keep my cash separate from my receipts. That’s a necessity when you follow the “Cash Flow in a Box” method of household expense management, as we do.

    So why is it “bi-fold for the win” with me? Well, the bi-fold is far thinner than its tri-fold predecessor, which means it’s a lot more comfortable (read: unnoticeable when I sit down) in my pockets. The reduced size is what I was aiming for when I went bi-fold, and it worked out. I am pretty sure I’ll be a bi-fold guy from here on out.

    So let’s hear it, gentlemen. What’s your chosen wallet style, and why?

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  2. 3 Responses to "Name Your Wallet Style" ...

    1. On September 13, 2011 @ 11:45 am,
      Roy wrote:

      I have one of those new aluminum wallets with RFID protection. I love it’s accordiong style opening and it seems to hold a lot. I wear it in my left side pants pocket and it’s really unoticible. Now all I need is some awesome cashback credit cards to put in there lol.



    2. On September 18, 2011 @ 10:36 pm,
      NCN wrote:

      I use a tri-fold, w/ license in the middle and various cards on each side. The bi-fold fills strange in back pocket. To be honest, I usually just keep the wallet in the car, use a money-clip when going in store, etc.



    3. On October 12, 2011 @ 11:26 pm,
      Tubadude wrote:

      I have a bi-fold bill clip type that I got from Brookstone. It has 8 spaces for cards, and a clip to hold bills. Nice and thin, and I’ve been using it for 8 years.



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