Step one on the path to a man purse: come to terms with your wallet. It’s bulgy and bulky. If it’s in your back pocket, you’ll want to watch out for lower back problems, pickpockets, and sciatica. If it’s in your front pocket, watch out for . . . well, let’s just say they’ve studied similar problems with narrow bicycle seats, and the results don’t look so promising.
But if you’re not ready for a man purse yet, this story from last spring by Michelle Slatalla neatly lays out some alternatives: thinner wallets, such as the All-Ett and the Slimmy. Seems to us the All-Ett (they just took off the letter W from wallet, which looks like a bunch of unnecessary folds, see?) requires a fairly deep pocket, but we haven’t had the pleasure of trying one yet.
A slimmer wallet may not be your bag, but you certainly won’t want to miss the All-Ett site’s animated demonstration of female approval for rear-bulge reduction.
- “Like a Girdle for Your Credit Cards” [New York Times]
- All-Ett [nobulges.com]
- The Slimmy [Koyono.com]