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Now that I travel with the family and I carry quite a bit. I carry not only my passport but my kids' passports, my wife's passport, multiple tickets, you know, baby pacifiers – no, actually they don't fit in this. But you can see this is my big travel wallet. And it looks nice. It holds a lot of information – credit cards, passports. It got zippers. So if I want to carry some loose change or I've got, you know, something small – I actuallyâ€¦ https://i.pinimg.com/originals/b4/6b/23/b46b23984f915d6d55624f99ced0836c.jpg
Hi. I'm Antonio Centeno, the founder of Real Men Real Style. And today we're going to be talking about men's wallets and choosing the right type of billfold.Okay. If you haven't already, please subscribe to our YouTube channel. By doing that, these videos will come right to you. In addition, if you like this video, if you find it useful, please click on the Like right below. And finally, we're going to link you to articles below, which are going to be useful and are going to help you expand and learn more about Men Style. So go ahead and click on any of the articles below and you're going to be navigating to websites which will teach you more about Men Style.Okay. So, this is a question that came in. “Antonio, do you have any suggestions in terms of wallets? I tend to wear pants a lot and in some cases, the eventual wear of the wallet is visible on the back. Are there any brands or types that have a high amount of carrying capacity but are still slim and not visible? Thank you.”All right. It's kind of a trick question and I'm going to use a little bit of an analogy here. So in 1997 I bought my first vehicle, a Chevy half-ton pickup. It's a great truck. I still have it and I still love it. And it did everything I needed as a young marine officer moving across the country. I could throw everything I own in the back and be able to travel around. I also picked up a motorcycle. That was, you know, great too because it fit in the back of the truck. And I used that because it got a much better gas mileage than the truck. And it had a much lower profile.
"I like this case...Fits the XS well...I love the purpose of the case but hate the color black was the only option on sale and I can see why, when you touch the case it scuffs like white chalk marks, of course you can only get 2 cards n the slot and that's cool, I do like the way it fits my iphone to give it a slim sleek look and for a temporary case this is what I was looking for...This case is very functional and works well for obviating the need for a wallet in most cases" https://i.pinimg.com/236x/1e/e0/42/1ee042b0c86a4393e53b2624cd198cb9.jpg
Nomatic got its start on Kickstarter when cousins Jon Richards and Jacob Durham designed their minimalist wallet and crowdfunded its production in 2014. The Kickstarter campaign was a runaway success, and they met their fundraising goal of $10,000 in just a few days. By the end of the 30 day pledge period, Richards and Durham had more than 6,100 backers pledging $171,315. Since then, Nomatic has evolved to offer a few different products, as well as expand production.
Reviewers on Amazon testify to the wallet's durability, with one person reporting back that after six years, the Saddleback Front Pocket wallet is still holding together well. Keep in mind, as several reviewers point out, that because the leather is so durable, it needs some time to break in. You might not be able to fit ten credit cards in when you first get it. https://i.pinimg.com/236x/62/42/f8/6242f890d626fd9bd4b5e0ee013643ec--anchor-icon-news-anchor.jpg
Now, if you're traveling a lot, and you're not necessarily in a suit, let's say you're in a little bit more casual gear, you don't want to go for a wallet like that. You actually need to carry a bit more. You can go for a three-fold wallet. And most of my wallets are made by Sams, and that by the way, good company. I think, I mean, they specialized in making this. And this one right here is more casual. It's made from lighter material. I used to use this one whenever I would travel very casually, a number of years ago. And you know, not only it will fit a passport, you can put your driver's license, you can put multiple other pieces of paper, your ticket, a few dollars, various amounts of money. Okay.
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Alligator Skin – A quick look at its distinct pattern is usually all it takes to identify a wallet made from alligator skin. There is no doubt the quality and craftsmanship of a handmade wallet made from alligator skin. If you decide you want to buy a wallet with alligator skin, please take caution of the many fake versions available in the market. https://i.pinimg.com/236x/60/bb/2d/60bb2d02ca34c06a3e9e3ed1b712c6d1---gifts-thirty-one-gifts.jpg
But you probably want to – one thing that was really nice about this casual wallet is it had a land, you know, basically a string that I could just put this thing around my neck. And I know it looks silly but it's a lot – I don't mind looking silly and always having my wallet on me versus looking great and losing all of my money and all of my IDs and having to cancel my trip.
But now here you can see my billfold — or I'm sorry, my money clip. And what I've got here of course is my money and I got my driver's license and a credit card. And this goes in my front pocket and it won't appear right there, it stays out of the way, it doesn't have much for profile. And that's the best way to not get a mark on the back of your pants because you do not want to have the George Costanza wallet. Just do a search you're going to see the image of the George Costanza wallet. No. You do not want that. What you want is a classic wallet. https://i.pinimg.com/236x/37/fb/44/37fb44195903a327b31d908165abc78c--thirty-one-bags-thirty-one-gifts.jpg
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Now, if you're traveling a lot, and you're not necessarily in a suit, let's say you're in a little bit more casual gear, you don't want to go for a wallet like that. You actually need to carry a bit more. You can go for a three-fold wallet. And most of my wallets are made by Sams, and that by the way, good company. I think, I mean, they specialized in making this. And this one right here is more casual. It's made from lighter material. I used to use this one whenever I would travel very casually, a number of years ago. And you know, not only it will fit a passport, you can put your driver's license, you can put multiple other pieces of paper, your ticket, a few dollars, various amounts of money. Okay. https://i.pinimg.com/originals/33/a8/e8/33a8e8a541c424db3dd642d00c61bb45.jpg