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Grow up a littleMarch 29 2013
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If you actually want this wallet, you'll care about this part first: I'm at 3.0oz fully loaded with as much cash as you can lay down at the cheapest no-limit poker table in the Bellagio, 6 cards, 2 office/garage entry badges, and a dog poop bag. Too much s***, but nowhere near Costanza levels. It's compact and refined, and will keep you that way.
I used to carry a sleeve-type wallet after I decided that my "pocket dieting" (periodically reducing what you carry) should become "pocket anorexia" (systematically carrying less). It was great, but a little... lacking. Like wearing "elegant man sandals" to dinner on a tropical vacation. It'll do, but you find yourself wondering if you deserve to be taken as seriously as the guy who bothered to bring real shoes.
This wallet is a step up from the sleeve... You won't preclude better service when you pull it out at your favorite hotel, casino, bar, or Michelin-starred restaurant.
The craftsmanship is superior. Stitching at the ends is loose, but the leather is only getting better.
Bottom line: It'll last you 5x longer than you'll need it to, and will never make you feel inadequate when you whip it out. That's the measure of what belongs in a man's pocket.
[Edit May 2014] The leather may have gotten better, but the stitching got worse. It frayed in four different corners. If you're doing the math, that's 25% of all possible corners in a single-fold wallet. I contacted Bellroy and they advised me to request a warranty return from the retailer, who in this case was KJ Beckett (via Amazon). I was disappointed by the runaround given to me by Bellroy, but KJ Beckett provided excellent customer service (5 stars for them). Today I received the replacement, which appears to be a revised model minus the pocket lining that was a liability anyway. I'm hopeful that the stitching does not fray, but there appears to be no design improvement in that area. Given these issues, I can no longer recommend this product. At $80 and 1oz, it costs 4x more per ounce than pure silver. Think about that.
Overpriced, but good productSept. 29 2013
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My previous wallet was quite small.. it was one of those little inserts from a larger wallet. I would just remove the insert to use as my main wallet and throw out the larger wallet. (such a waste... I know!). I would do this over and over again, but the little leather inserts would only last so long before falling apart. I guess they weren't meant to survive outside of the normal wallet.
So after hearing about this wallet being so thin, I decided to get it. Its still a bit longer/wider than my original insert, but it still wasn't bad.. And after using it for a couple of weeks, the warmth of being in my pocket compressed the wallet even more.
I also did what the the other reviewer suggested and removed the pull tab inside to make it even thinner. It was sad taking it out as I liked the look of it, but I really didn't need it to get cards out. For me, it was more of a gimmick than being useful. So I took a fine pair of scissors/pinchers and cut/pulled the threads out until the whole thing came out. And it did make the wallet thinner!
Still not as thin as my insert, but I'm sure it'll last much, much longer!
Pros: Good quality leather, thin and I liked the detailed stiching
Cons: Still not as thin as my insert, no clear screen so you can view your license without taking it out and PRICE! Its still much more money (by double) than I would normally pay for a wallet... but I'm still enjoying it.