My $6 leather minimalist wallet is terrific

It lacks the RFID-blocking pocket, though. (Unless you wrap it in foil.)

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I was going to point out the existence of quality leatherworking but you beat me to it. Thanks!

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I picked up a really nice minimalist wallet a few years ago as a promo on the Marlboro site (I don’t smoke, they just seem to have a lot of give-aways that legally cannot have logos and I like making cig companies spend money on people that think they are the antichrist!)

Lasted a few years until the girlfriend said I needed to get a ‘real’ wallet. This one cost me $5…

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I thought about that as I have an enhanced license, but I found out all they store is the string of text that is on the license itself which is just a unique id string that the border folk use to look you up which doesn’t do any good by itself and if someone has hacked into the system then they don’t need the long string of text at that point.

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I wake up every morning with a close approximation of frauenfelder hair™ – the primary purpose of my morning shower is to tame it down to properly mesh with my corporate cog…

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You know what’s a great way to stash your cards and money without having to get a wallet?

A safe. Ask Rob :smiley:

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Well… depends on what you mean by ‘any good by itself’. Another way of looking at it is that you’re carrying around a remote-readable, machine-readable token, so with the right hardware I can tell when you walked by where. And said hardware can be a lot more innocuous looking than a camera.

Not that I’d necessarily be worried about it, but it’s not necessarily the data itself that can be useful.

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My New Money Carrying Technique is Unstoppable

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May I heartily recommend the fine folks at https://www.all-ett.com - They’re made in Cali, and their canvas wallets are incredibly thin and durable - I’m still using the one I purchased in 2006! (Ultra slim original).

It holds at least 20 cards, including eight you can pull out with just one finger, and has two areas for currency (I travel to the Us a lot, so a bonus), or you can use the second area for receipts, etc. Great wallet, and only $20.

I have no affiliation with them other than being a fan :slight_smile:

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I bought this same wallet when you posted about it last month and feel the same way. It’s been great.

If you have to fold your money, might as well just go truly minimalist with a money clip.

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Get a haircut, hippy!

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FWIW, I have what looks like the same wallet, albeit in a different color, and it’s gotten heavy use for years with no trouble whatsoever.

Just checked to see if there was a brand name: Fromb Design. So, different brand name, but could well have been made in the same factory.

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One evening and a few tools. Holds about 5 cards snugly and has a small slit on back for the rare occasion I carry cash.

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It’s just the walking around, trying to hold an RFID reader an inch away from someone’s butt that might give you away.

The RFID chips used in cards have a short transmission distance, unlike the store security chips, which can be detected from several feet away.

With fine-width hair that reaches just past my shoulder blades, I could achieve that muss simply by doing nothing with it. Hence my motto: ABC…always be combing, or at least every night and morning. Otherwise the Gordian Knot would have nothing on my hair.

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Poor Rob. BB is going to be dinning out on that joke for the next five years!

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“rock hard diamond cutter”

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I was just in the Philippines for the first time and felt really conspicuous digging through my standard bi-fold wallet while trying to find the right bills. This reminds me I need to get something that is a bit more subtle.

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Your $6 fake id tho? Not so much.
Those things have the DOB field filled out for a reason. You’re never gonna be able to get a keg for this weekend’s senior party without a complex daisy-chain of hijinx and life-lessons.

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