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Guys tend to put their lives in their wallet, and before you know it, it’s full of things you don’t really need (and you’ve got a giant bulge in your back pocket). Here are a few options to help you get rid of the bulge and still carry what’s important.
- The Money Clip
Skip the wallet completely and carry only what you need in a money clip. You lose the weight and bulk of a wallet and replace it with a clip that fits in your side pocket. If you're looking for something higher end, consider this White Aluminum Royal Cord Money Clip from David Yurman ($495).
Amazon.com Money clips
Shopstyle.com Money clips
- It’s Not You, It’s Your Wallet
Let's face it - you've probably been holding on to that same wallet for years. It's time for something else. Consider the Buxton Front Pocket Getaway Wallet from Weird Wallets ($19.95).
It's a slim wallet offering 3 credit card slots and an ID window - basically everything you need.
- Try a Man Bag
Keep your pockets relatively empty by switching to a bag - a Man Bag, specifically. I'm partial to the Belstaff Mountain Brown Large Man Bag ($247) myself.
This canvas bag features two front pockets and leather buckle straps closing the main opening and one internal zipper compartment, perfect for your wallet.
If you don’t want to purchase something, consider some common sense tips, such as putting your wallet in a different pocket (preferably one not situated over your ass), or do something really crazy, like cleaning out your wallet. I’ve done this recently, and I can tell you, it makes all the difference in the world.