I decided to replace the wallet I purchased a few months back after I rendered it unusable in a short period of time. I have always tended to keep my ATM and debit card receipts in my wallet just to make sure I entered them in Microsoft Money, but I never tended to get rid of them immediately. Thus, my wallet tended to take on Costanza-like proportions. I just have never had the need to put napkins under my other pocket to even myself out when sitting down.
The final straw, though, had to be in addition to the receipts I tended to overload my wallet with cards. You name the card, I had it in my wallet: hotel cards, frequent-flier cards, business cards, insurance cards, and bulk-item club cards. I literally blew out one side of my wallet–the interior pockets that held all of the various cards. Since I destroyed a wallet in an incredibly short period of time, I decided I would get something a bit more resilient while at the same time forcing me to downsize what I carry with me.
I decided to take a good look at the Jimi wallet after I looked at it about a year ago. I like the fact that it forces you to minimize your wallet clutter, and I saw a glowing recommendation of it at Merlin Mann’s 43Folders. I picked one up with some coffee at BlueHouse on my home from work this evening, and I can’t be happier with my purchase. Using it for a full day will be the true test, but I like what I see so far.