I’m not sure if it’s because my jeans are too tight or that my wallet is jammed packed with useless receipts and expired train tickets… but the stitching on my right pocket has suffered of late. So much so that the seams have burst, and I have lost multiple breath mints down my trouser leg. Not the kind of thing you want to find in your sock; although they do make my feet smell great. Anyway, it’s time for a change. After treating myself a new pair of navy-blue denims (I went for a skinny-fit again) I decided that it’s also time to upgrade my wallet situation. As I search through my tattered faux-leather wallet that has served me well over the years, I’m astounded by what I find in there. Do I really need a VAT receipt for a cheeseburger bought at 3am last year? Definitely not – it’s time to destroy the evidence. And a phone number scrawled on a Post-it Note for that juggling midget I met at Glastonbury? Maybe, he was pretty good…but no, it’s time to be cut-throat. Except for my cards and notes, I unload the entire useless contents of my wallet into various recyclable bins. I feel lighter. Literally and figuratively.
It’s time for a new breed of wallet to enter my life. It’s time for a Ridge Wallet. A Ridge Wallet that’s made from carbon fibre. That’s right, carbon fibre. This is a wallet that James Bond would proudly slap down on the bar of any decent Martini establishment (not that I imagine 007 ever pays for his own drinks).
The slender design of this wallet allows for up to 12 cards (way more than I will ever own, especially since I have just chucked my dog food loyalty card away. I don’t even own a dog.). It also has a sturdy money clip for those times when paying by card isn’t an option and only notes will do. But where do I put my coins, you may ask? Well, I can’t actually remember the last time I used coins to pay for something. Mainly because I’m broke, but also because there really isn’t any need these days, with even buskers in London being able to accept card donations now. I’ve also gone off coins since the new 50p was introduced years ago. There was absolutely nothing wrong with the original. So I usually give my spare change to talented buskers (if they don’t insist on card).
With a lifetime guarantee (it’s carbon fibre, after all) this wallet simplifies an increasing busy world. It also deters against wireless theft, with intelligent RFID blocking (I didn’t know what that was until I Googled it either).
My advice would be to get rid of what you don’t need, and, if you want to wear skinny jeans – or any fit of jeans, for that matter – invest in The Ridge Carbon Fibre Wallet.
For more information on The Ridge’s full product range, please visit: https://ridge.com/collections.
John Harfield is a travel writer and photographer based in Edinburgh.
Photographs courtesy of The Ridge
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