The Minimalist slim leather wallet came to my attention through a successful Kickstarter campaign funded in 2012. Fast-forward to the present and all you people with unsightly pocket bulges need to get on the bandwagon and slim down. It may not be for everyone but if you think about it, all you need is your ID, maybe some cash, and one or two frequently used cards. I’ve been living with mine for a few months and don’t miss my traditional wallet at all.
If you’ve read any of my articles in the past regarding slim wallets, you know I’ve been hunting for a good one. I generally use my “man-bag” to hold everything. No it’s not a purse. It’s a MAN-BAG! Don’t get it twisted. I’m metro like that, but I digress. There are occasions where carrying a lighter load makes life a whole lot easier and if I were any kind of editor, I’d concede most of my readers don’t have man-bags.
I’ve tried other ultra-slim wallets and the good ones all carry similar “dna”. A clip to hold money, a slot to hold cards, and handcrafted quality using real leather. What sets The Minimalist apart is the price. At $50 it is far more affordable than competitor products. Sure, there are cheaper options but they’re generally made of plastic or simulated leather. Build quality is usually lacking and the the metal clips weaken over time. After two months of use, The nappa leather has only barely stretched out, just enough to make it easier to pull cards out. The money clip is as “clippy” when new and despite its graspy nature – is still easy to manage cash.
Like it? Let me know. Capsule is offering black, blue, brown, and grey versions.