I’m into the whole “minimalist wallet”:http://www.43folders.com/2006/04/21/minimalist-wallet/ thing — the slim look, the lack of pocket bulges (I get enough from my Treo), and the fact that I don’t schlep half of my office with me every time I leave the house all keep me happy. My last wallet, reasonably well-liked if not particularly perfect (the money clip thing was a good experiment, but not a success for me) fell apart and was discarded without too much fanfare or too many tears. Its replacement, however… well, I’m in love.
I’ve gone through many generations of minimalist wallets, ever since I discovered that I didn’t like a big, overstuffed thing in my back pocket during the very beginning of college. And it’s great — I don’t need more than a few dollars, a few business cards, a credit card, an ATM card, my ID, and my insurance card at any given time during the day.
Now, the problem is that, while the billfold has been extensively perfected over generations, these smaller wallets are all cutting-edge technology, which means many just don’t work. Too few of the minimalist looks ever worked properly, and some didn’t even last a few months. I got some with too few pockets, with pockets that were too tight, and even with coin purses that didn’t close completely.
But not the “Slimmy”:http://koyono.com/products/slimmy/description.html — it’s minimalist but it concentrates on just what’s needed in a wallet. It’s got enough pockets, but not too many; it holds its contents tight but not so tight you can’t get them out. It fits in my pocket comfortably and yet it lets me keep what I need with me. The leather has a great, supple grain, and the whole product feels soft and classy in my hand. I am definitely enthusiastic about my new Slimmy.