With Father’s Day right around the corner I thought I’d do a few posts focusing on men. Dear Husband is not a minimalist, but he does have areas in his life that are quite streamlined with no distracting fluff flitting about. His casual wardrobe, his dressy wardrobe (he’s had only one suit since 1988, and its quality construction and classic styling still look quite nice on him), his morning routine, and his wallet are all rather minimalist. Maybe I’m rubbing off on him!
This is DH’s wallet. It’s the original Flipside wallet. (This isn’t a sponsored post. I’m just quite intrigued with the design.)
The Flipside wallet is small, but it still holds DH’s seven credit cards, healthcare cards, and whatnot cards just fine.
If you flip (heehee) the middle divider over, you’ll find room for one more card plus the area for dollar bills. DH and I don’t normally carry cash around (too much of a temptation when near those vending machines), so he uses the bill area to stash the occasional paper receipt.
Why no family photos in DH’s wallet? Because he has one photo pinned to the bulletin board above his desk at work where he can always see it (no digging it out of something to see), and he has two photos pinned to his bulletin board at home.
DH is quite happy with his Flipside wallet because:
- He can open and close it with one hand. It truly FLIPS open in a satisfying, geeky-sort of way, and it closes with good tactile feedback so he can tell if he’s closed it completely.
- Because of its smaller size, the wallet encourages DH to keep his wallet minimalized, no totin’ around month-old receipts or expired credit cards.
- The Flipside wallet has RFID protection. Thieves can’t steal his credit card number with one of those high tech scanners.
- It’s made from rugged polycarbonate. I was a little worried about the latch, but DH’s wallet is four years old and still opens and closes fine with no signs of wear, and the sturdy outside is holding up well.
- The wallet is hard and uncomfortable meaning DH wouldn’t want to put it in his back pocket and sit on it. But that’s a good thing because sitting on any kind of wallet can cause back and hip pain. It’s better to carry your wallet in a front pocket. (If you’re interested in the details about why carrying your wallet in a back pocket is a bad idea, here’s a more detailed explanation: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/wallets-for-guys_us_5717b268e4b024dae4f0b00a?utm_hp_ref=gentlemen.)
- The wallet carries a surprising number of credit and health and ID cards, more than DH owns. In fact the current version, the Flipside 3X, holds 8 cards and 10 American or Australian sized bills. So while the wallet is small, the space is extremely well designed to utilize every millimeter.
Perhaps a nice Father’s Day gift for the minimalist dad?? The Flipside 3X is $39.95, and you can check it out at their website http://www.flipsidewallet.com.
Make this day even better. Consider:
• Pray for the people of Manchester.