1) Avoid Back/Spine Trouble
If you’re reading this, it’s not too late to save your back some trouble. We don’t mean to go all Dr. Oz on you, but we care about you, and we need you to hear us out. In the past, the lack of cash was the only pain your wallet brought. Recently, however, scientific research has confirmed that a bad wallet can make for a bad back. We were all created in unique ways, but we have a lot in common – we all put our wallets in the same place: the ‘sweet spot’. What’s the sweet spot you ask? Our back pant pockets, of course…
Your Back Pocket Doesn’t Lie.
In fact, Stuart McGill, PhD., a professor of spine biomechanics at the University of Waterloo, has studied this issue. He had subjects sit with their wallets in their ‘sweet spots’ for extended periods of time to simulate both driving and sitting behind a desk at work. He discovered that sitting on a wallet over time causes the pelvic bone to become unbalanced, leaving increased stress on the spine. Imagine sitting with a wallet versus without a wallet – your body is balanced and in the upright position; if you add a wallet, it forces the back to bend, causing pinched nerves and an arch. This condition is becoming so common that it has earned its own name, “wallet neuropathy” or “hip-pocket syndrome.” Dr. McGill and other physiotherapists suggest going with a minimalistic approach for your pockets like the Ainsley & Troupe Leather Cardholder.
2) The Battle of the Pocket Bulge
Answer a few questions for us. Be honest. When you suit up, why does it look like one cheek is bigger than the other? Why does it look like you have an apple taped to your chest underneath your blazer? I mean, come on dude. Your tailor would kill you if he saw that lump sticking out of the blazer or pants he spent hours perfecting. You have your entire life in one wallet and it’s costing you whatever event you’re about to disrupt. Why? They will be looking at your irregular shaped bottom or chest and wondering why one side is bigger than the other. Eventually, they’ll find out that it’s your brick of a wallet because you just took it out of your sweet spot to pay for a drink. Save yourself the embarrassment and just get a cardholder.
3) Unnecessary Clutter
When it comes to our wallets, we’re all hoarders. If you snickered at this, it means that you are aware of your wrongdoings. Being dapper and fashionably refined isn’t just about what you wear – it’s also about the small things: the details. Practicing minimalism will bring much joy to your life and add to your fashion prowess. Let’s stop putting everything that we care about in our wallets, instead just add what is needed. What do we need in our wallets? We need identification, credits card, and a little cash. Not receipts from every purchase we made last week, or business cards from last month’s networking event. Clutter is the easiest way to misplace things and slow down your ability to find things.
Success is nothing more than a constant practice of the simple things.
Let’s practice. Ainsley & Troupe has the solution for minimizing your wallet. We bring the bulge down to a 5 pocket, high quality leather cardholder, pushing you out of your bad and unsafe habits. You don’t need a wad of money in your wallet while committing to your day to day obligations. We guarantee that what you need can fit in less than 5 pockets. Yes, we are challenging you to try it – #AinsleyAndTroupeMinimalizeMyWalletChallenge.
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Ready to add Ainsley & Troupe to your wardrobe or travel experience? Ainsley & Troupe has the trends and great prices to make it happen. We at Ainsley & Troupe believe there aren’t many things in life that give a man confidence and a sense of purpose aside from a strong spiritual foundation quite like being well-dressed does. Our aim is to equip men with sartorial tools they need to exude confidence and remain purpose-filled throughout their everyday lives.