Denim & Wallets

June 16, 2014

So many people easily spend upwards of $200+ on a pair of jeans these days. Raw, selvedge, skinny, straight, heavy... the list goes on and on. We all have a particular fit that works with our body type, and we know that it's an amazing feeling when we find a pair of jeans that fits jussst right. A problem we've noticed (particularly in men) is that carrying around such large and obnoxious wallets can alter the look and fit of the jeans you've spent so much of your hard-earned money on. 

Having a bulky wallet causes your denim to stress and bulge (not the good kind) in ways that alter the fit your jeans were made for. There are a couple of things one can do to reduce Wallet Bulge Syndrome (WBS):

1. Carry the essentials. So many people like to fit their lives in their wallets. No. Nope. No, don't do it. You don't need it! When was the last time you used that froyo card that only has 2 stamps? Exactly. You really only need a bit of cash, your ID, a couple of credit cards and one random (maybe a key card for work). Everything else is superfluous.

2. Thin it out. Now, if you are the type of person who likes to carry around hordes of coins in case you come across your favorite gum-ball machine and decide to go crazy, this won't apply. For everyone else, a thinner wallet is a great alternative to a thick one. For starters, it looks sleeker and cleaner. It looks much, much better in your pocket. Additionally, it won't take you 3 minutes of bumbling to get your wallet out when you're out and about (say, buying a round of drinks). Save yourself the time and embarrassment.

3. Buy the right denim. So many people buy jeans that they shouldn't be wearing. We all have strengths - work with yours. Having the right cut denim can be a big factor in how your wallet fits. Check out guides like this or this  to make the right decision when buying your next pair of jeans.

Good luck and look good in them jeans!

-team recess

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