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Points for style, not so much functionality
on February 29, 2012
Believe it or not, this wallet is a replacement for a Guess? wallet I've had for about ten years (kind of doing a 180 there, right?). My old wallet was actually still in decent shape after all that time and despite being regular bi-fold pocket size (same overall size as this wallet) was positively massive inside. It had space for something like 18 cards, plus two large pockets for money and I guess checks. And I used them all! (I used the second large pocket for just random papers and receipts, plus business cards.)
So I figured this wallet, being a tri-fold design, would have at least as many usable pockets. But no! It actually has far fewer. It has three pockets per side, plus one "hidden" underneath on each side, then one photo ID pocket in the middle (plus another underneath). And obviously a money pocket. But the real problem is that one of the snaps fouls two of the pockets on that side - you can't really use them at all, and it's difficult to use the third. So really, this wallet has eight total pockets (including dedicated ID pocket) plus the money pocket. That's a lot less storage than it sounds like, if you have any sort of financial life.
A couple of my pockets are stitched too small to hold standard cards, too - meaning I'm really down to six usable pockets. I'm hoping I can open the other two up as the wallet breaks in.
Also, while the wallet does look really cool - better than the picture, IMO - the metal Dickies logo is actually not just attached to the outside of the wallet but actually held in place by a much larger than necessary inner plate sandwiched between the inner and outer layers of leather. This just creates kind of an odd square shape that's often visible on the outside of the wallet, and also sometimes makes sitting down uncomfortable. I have to think that it'll become more visible and odd looking as the wallet ages, and may eventually even rip the leather.