I’m not much of a back pocket wallet guy. Used to be, but then I got a Levenger money clip wallet thing a few years ago and fully made the switch to any-pocket-but-the-back-pocket wallet carrying. The Levenger money clip didn’t last nearly long enough, and then they quit selling it. I bounced around a few different wallets for a while, some traditional some not. For a little over a year I kept buying and wearing out those plastic cardholders just to keep my cards, while I kept my cash in a pocket.
I’ve kept an eye out for a good small wallet for a while–found a few, and really considered the Jimi for a while. I never made the leap with the Jimi because I didn’t really like the idea of a truly fixed capacity. All wallets have a finite capacity, of course, but the Jimi is made of plastic that just doesn’t really expand. So the limit is the limit, and there’s no squeezing just one more card/receipt/whatever in there.
At some point I ran across the All-Ett and I remember thinking it looked interesting. Then a few months later I ran across it again at this 43Folders post and figured I’d just try it out. I ended up buying both the classic All-Ett, and the Junior Billfold. For me, the Junior is just the ticket–I still haven’t taken the classic All-Ett out of the package. The Junior carries a bunch of cards and the way it’s built makes four cards (top and bottom on each side) really easy to access. It carries money and receipts quite nicely, too.
Some folks have complained that the All-Ett is loud. That is to say, it’s made of a ripstop nylon sailcloth and it’s kinda crinkley for a while. It wears off (either that, or I’ve gotten used to it…probably a little of both). The Junior just isn’t that bad, though the classic version is about double the size, so I guess it’d have double the crinkley-ness. Anyway, I’m sold–it’s All-Etts for me from now on.