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okie
10-12-2012, 06:43
How thick is your wallet with everything in it? Mine is 1", last night I saw a guy pull out his wallet and I'll be go straight to hell if it wasn't damn near 3" thick. I don't know how the hell he can stand having a wallet that damn thick:alex:

byf43
10-12-2012, 06:52
Don't have a ruler handy, but, I'd say that my wallet is at least 1-1/2" thick.

Credit cards. Debit cards. Insurance cards. A couple of business cards. A few receipts.
One or two dollars. (I'm married and have kids. I NEVER have cash!) :supergrin::crying::supergrin:

geronimo509
10-12-2012, 06:53
That thick is really not good to sit on. mine is probably and inch or 1.25. I clean it out every so often.

stolenphot0
10-12-2012, 06:54
Since I rarely have cash on hand, I keep mine to the bare minimum too. About an inch I would guess, but I have seen some guys carry wallets that I could make an effective club from. My back goes numb just thinking about sitting on it.

skinny99
10-12-2012, 06:57
No wallet for me. I got tired of sitting on them. Most money clips suck, so I use one of these. Works great. Last wallet I carried ended up about 2" thick, had to make a change.

Dennis in MA
10-12-2012, 06:58
http://www.magnificentbastard.com/images/pics/costanza-wallet.jpg

I guess it's better than a man-purse. :rofl:






Mine is less than 1/2" thick. Most of the crap you people keep in there you NEVER use.

My wife's wallet is 2" thick, but she has a woman-purse to carry it in. Every so often, I go through it and ask her, "When was the last time you went to XYZ Library 2 states over?" "Just put that back. I use that!" 90% of it could be stored elsewhere, but she has a need to carry just about anything and everything she needs when out and about.

You should have seen the diaper bag when the kids were younger. Marines have collapsed under lighter loads, no pun intended. She would be shocked when I went out for the DAY with one diaper, a few wipes and a bottle. "WHAT IF?!?!?!?!?!" "I'll figure it out, or come home."

TeeJay37
10-12-2012, 07:02
3/4". I have seen guys whip out leather cubes reminiscent of George Costanza. I for one can't stand it, unless its thick from cash. But then, it's usually ones that have added up from change. I try to hold on to those for vending machines.

Butcher
10-12-2012, 07:15
3/4". I have seen guys whip out leather cubes reminiscent of George Costanza. I for one can't stand it, unless its thick from cash. But then, it's usually ones that have added up from change. I try to hold on to those for vending machines.
Do the "vending machines" have long legs and dance with a pole? Lol




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Medic3166
10-12-2012, 07:27
I've downsized. I just carry a 4 slot card holder with a very slim clip on the other side for the rare occasion I carry cash. The only cards I carry on my person is a DL, a debit card, one credit card, and my work ID

woodasptim
10-12-2012, 07:35
1/2" at it's thickest and carried in my front pocket. It's a Saddleback leather ID wallet in carbon black.

GreenDrake
10-12-2012, 07:38
Tiny, I use this one now. Holds five cards and a money clip on the back. Tired of the Costanza wallet, but do keep it nearby, the leather one is a Filson bridle leather bifold. Works to have a couple, that way the front pocket wallet is lightweight and has the bare essentials, license, CCW Permit, two debit cards and a credit card.

http://www.gearculture.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/victorinox-swiss-army-wallet.jpg

Jack_Pine
10-12-2012, 07:39
1 1/2 here. I agree it is not good to constantly have in back pocket and sitting for back reasons.

I always carry it in a jacket or front pocket. It is true there is probably stuff in there I don't need but it always seem to grow back to this size....................

okie
10-12-2012, 07:41
I do need to go through mine and see what can all be thrown away:supergrin:

Bilbo Bagins
10-12-2012, 07:48
How thick is your wallet with everything in it? Mine is 1", last night I saw a guy pull out his wallet and I'll be go straight to hell if it wasn't damn near 3" thick. I don't know how the hell he can stand having a wallet that damn thick:alex:


I use to have a huge wallet like that, then I got a Big Skinny Bi-fold wallet.

http://www.bigskinny.net/bifolds1.html

I got $500 cash (just got paid :supergrin: ) and about 10 credit/ID cards and my wallet is just a hair under 3/4" thick.

A word of warning though, if you have tons of ID/Credit cards you got to watch because they can slide out if you overstuff the card slots.

BEER
10-12-2012, 07:49
not very thick. the only stuff in there is 50$, 5 of my business cards and my business account credit card. i clean out my wallet weekly to keep it from getting to the point it used to get to.

Dennis in MA
10-12-2012, 08:04
I do need to go through mine and see what can all be thrown away:supergrin:

I'm betting a lot of it could be just held in an elastic (or spare wallet) in your center console. Why carry it around when it is a parking-lot away if you need it?

okie
10-12-2012, 08:08
I'm betting a lot of it could be just held in an elastic (or spare wallet) in your center console. Why carry it around when it is a parking-lot away if you need it?

Capitol idea my friend:thumbsup:

Cubdriver
10-12-2012, 08:34
Just shy of 1/2". I'm with Bilbo, and have the same type of wallet. Much more comfortable than a thick one.

-Pat

skew12
10-12-2012, 08:39
I saw these in another thread. They look pretty well put together. Anyone with any feedback?

http://jfold.com/

TeeJay37
10-12-2012, 08:55
Do the "vending machines" have long legs and dance with a pole? Lol


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Crap, ya got me. Nah, just kiddin'. No, I just like to have them in case I get a bit hungry at work. The worst my wallet ever got was when I had $38 in singles and a bunch I rewards cards. I go rid of most of those cards to reduce size. Currently I've got ID, chp, ins, debit, SAMs club, 2 rewards cards. My 1 dollar is in my front pocket though. I do have a challenge coin in there that adds some thickness.

Slackinoff
10-12-2012, 09:09
I have been carrying a countycomm NYLA wallet for a couple of years. Slim, cheap, and durable. Thick wallets are ridiculous. I keep cash in one side, IDs on the other, and CCs on the outside slots. $6.50.

http://www.countycomm.com/nyla.html

http://www.edcgear.co.uk/images/CC069_1.jpg

jtull7
10-12-2012, 09:52
My wallet is my old black nylon badge case. Very thin. Less than 10 cards in it. I carry cash in my front pocket.

Bushflyr
10-12-2012, 10:26
About 1/4". There's absolutely no need for all the crap most people stuff in their wallets.

http://www.piratecarbon.com/100%20BILL%20c%20lrg.jpg

Not my glasses. Or pic.

jjslice
10-12-2012, 10:37
prob about 1/4in thick

HollowHead
10-12-2012, 10:45
The frequent buyer punchcards are what take up all the space in mine. Between the liquor store, pizza place and coffee kiosk, the stack is as thick as a deck of playing cards. HH

SC Tiger
10-12-2012, 11:16
Probably 3/4 of an inch. I carry cash, my DL, two CWPs, a debit card, a credit card and an insurance card. Recipts are cleared out every two days or so.

I did carry a Bi-lo bonus card but my son lost it when he got ahold of my wallet.

SC Tiger
10-12-2012, 11:17
About 1/4". There's absolutely no need for all the crap most people stuff in their wallets.

http://www.piratecarbon.com/100%20BILL%20c%20lrg.jpg

Not my glasses. Or pic.

I considered something like that but I figured I'd have to take it apart (ie take all of the stuff out of the clip) to get to the one thing I needed.

Dennis in MA
10-12-2012, 11:19
The frequent buyer punchcards are what take up all the space in mine. Between the liquor store, pizza place and coffee kiosk, the stack is as thick as a deck of playing cards. HH

You walk with a limp and your spine is like a pretzel, but you got a free pizza! LOL

harlenm
10-12-2012, 11:23
I carry too much stuff to go any smaller than this. I keep trying but keep coming back.

http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z405/harlenm/20121012_131323.jpg

http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z405/harlenm/20121012_131357.jpg

http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z405/harlenm/20121012_131407.jpg

Tackle
10-12-2012, 11:45
Probably an inch and a half bifold. Cash, 2 credit cards, debit card, apt key card, drivers license, dental insurance card, health insurance card, fishing license and a plethora of hunting licenses. I could take the fish/hunting stuff out but I would not be able to remember them everytime I go.

Bushflyr
10-12-2012, 11:47
I considered something like that but I figured I'd have to take it apart (ie take all of the stuff out of the clip) to get to the one thing I needed.

You don't. You have to take the clip off to get cash, but cards you can slip out pretty easily.

wjv
10-12-2012, 11:53
Don't carry a wallet anymore. Just a dual sided "Safepocket" money clip that I bought from the "Pawn Stars" shop when we were there earlier this year.

JMS
10-12-2012, 12:15
1/4" with slots for credit cards/etc

http://www.chinatraderonline.com/Files/Gifts-and-Crafts/Name-Card/PU-Card-Holder/Business-Card-Holder-manufactured-inPVC-PU-Leather--18090383425.jpg

JMS
10-12-2012, 12:18
Probably an inch and a half bifold. Cash, 2 credit cards, debit card, apt key card, drivers license, dental insurance card, health insurance card, fishing license and a plethora of hunting licenses. I could take the fish/hunting stuff out but I would not be able to remember them everytime I go.

Leave them in the car or in the case with the weapons/fishing pole/etc??

sappy13
10-12-2012, 16:56
Pretty small, I'd say thinner than an iPhone 4.

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Jason D
10-12-2012, 17:18
3/4"

I carry it in my front pocket though.

HollowHead
10-12-2012, 18:41
You walk with a limp and your spine is like a pretzel, but you got a free pizza! LOL

Yeah, but the free bottle of Scotch every twelve days makes it all worthwhile. HH

jakebrake
10-12-2012, 18:50
3/4 of an inch.


it's old, too. was my dad's when he died. i kinda figured, you know.

TK-421
10-12-2012, 20:24
Mine is probably an inch and a half right now. Would be thinner than that, but Texas' DL system is moronic. They make you print out a paper copy, that you are required to carry, and then make you wait 4-6 weeks for your actual license. So that's 4-6 weeks you have to carry a full sheet of paper all folded up in your wallet, makes it stupidly thick and uncomfortable to sit on. Back when I lived in Illinois, you walked into the DMV and usually walked out with a brand new DL in less than two hours. Last time I went to the DMV in Texas, I was there for probably four hours, walked out with a sheet of paper, and didn't get my license for four and a half weeks. And that was in a town that was 1/6th the size of the town I lived in in Illinois.

janice6
10-12-2012, 20:30
Carry a bi-fold (and speed strip) in font pocket with all the cards (not all CC cards). Money folder in back pocket.

Stoneyrn
10-12-2012, 20:53
Mine is a trifold wallet that is an inch and a half. I have carried in in a front pocket for over twenty five years to keep from having back problems

Tackle
10-12-2012, 21:24
Leave them in the car or in the case with the weapons/fishing pole/etc??

I might try it. The difficulty of it is that my fishing stuff is scattered between my apt and my parents house and it works out that I usually am not the one driving when I go fishing or hunting. And it's not all that unusual for me to go hunting or fishing on a whim without my own gear.

Indianashooter
10-12-2012, 21:42
A trifold with the bare minimum in it. DL, LTCH (in Indiana,it's called a License To Carry Handgun), bank card, a couple certification cards for work, the requisite pictures of my kid and usually a couple bucks. I go through it every couple month and clean it out.
Right now its just over an inch.

Trapped_in_Kali
10-12-2012, 21:43
I'm betting a lot of it could be just held in an elastic (or spare wallet) in your center console. Why carry it around when it is a parking-lot away if you need it?


Because I had one stolen out of my van while it was parked.

Mine is 1.25" with stuff I do need frequently. I've been carrying it in my front pocket for about 35 years.

vikingsoftpaw
10-13-2012, 07:53
The thicker the wallet the greater the chances of Sciatica.

tous
10-13-2012, 09:14
0.877 inch or 22.25 mm.

As with others, t'ain't got no money to make it fat. :sad:

Best thing, the hide used to belong to a Texas steer, I might could have eaten him in the past.

All hail the Texas steer! :notworthy:

okie
10-13-2012, 09:19
0.877 inch or 22.25 mm.

As with others, t'ain't got no money to make it fat. :sad:

Best thing, the hide used to belong to a Texas steer, I might could have eaten him in the past.

All hail the Texas steer! :notworthy:

You da man, Doug:supergrin:

certifiedfunds
10-13-2012, 10:38
The frequent buyer punchcards are what take up all the space in mine. Between the liquor store, pizza place and coffee kiosk, the stack is as thick as a deck of playing cards. HH

Your liquor store gives frequent buyer promos? Awesome.

It will be nice when the loyalty programs go all NFC on your phone.

Clutch Cargo
10-13-2012, 10:45
I carry a leather business card holder. I can't stand sitting at an angle, especially on the scooter. My foldin' money is in a money clip in my front pocket.

3rdgen40
10-13-2012, 10:51
Subway"s Fat Wallet Commercial with Nicholas Stargel - YouTube

okie
10-13-2012, 10:57
Subway"s Fat Wallet Commercial with Nicholas Stargel - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSOf8GHC4Z8)

:rofl::rofl::rofl:

Bruce M
10-13-2012, 11:02
Do the "vending machines" have long legs and dance with a pole? Lol




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:rofl::rofl:

VinnieD
10-13-2012, 11:58
Taking the suggestion of someone else in this thread i moved all my various membership cards to the car. My wallet is much slimmer now. It contains: Driver's License, CCW permit, Debit Card, Bandaids, Swisscard lite, credit card shaped multitool, that thing all guys have in their wallet just in case, and some cash (no more than $20) when I actually carry cash (I need to remember to go to the ATM more often). The multitools might not be entirely necessary, but having extra room since evicting things like store discount cards, why not have some extra. The little flashlight on the swisscard has pulled my fat out of the fryer a few times.

ray9898
10-13-2012, 12:42
less than 3/4' in front pocket.

okie
10-13-2012, 13:16
I also keep mine in my front pocket:supergrin:

Gregg702
10-13-2012, 13:43
My wallet is about 2" thick, but I keep it in one of the leg pockets of my cargo pants, I would never sit on it.

RonS
10-13-2012, 13:54
I keep a 6" scale in the pen mug on my desk. 1 1/4" on the nose. Time to clean house. I've been wanting to order one of those sail cloth wallets and see how much I can thin it out.

TeeJay37
10-13-2012, 13:59
I keep a 6" scale in the pen mug on my desk. 1 1/4" on the nose. Time to clean house. I've been wanting to order one of those sail cloth wallets and see how much I can thin it out.

But, Ron, scales measure weight. ;)

And why's your wallet on your nose?

tous
10-13-2012, 14:59
I also keep mine in my front pocket:supergrin:

Me, three.
Front left.

Only things in my back pockets are a handkerchief and lint.

harlenm
10-13-2012, 15:32
Front right, unless I'm wearing cargo pants, then left leg.

GIockGuy24
10-13-2012, 17:07
When I was in the French army there was an old guy talking about François Mitterrand. He said, "He is a leftist." Then he pointed to his left jacket pocket and said, "It's where you keep your wallet."

JimIsland
10-13-2012, 17:16
My sis bought me a killer money clip because she knew I hate a wallet. It's made out of leather and has a small pouch I keep a few ins/credit cards and business cards. The clip is very strong and holds a good bit of cash securely. I bet it's a 1/2 thick and rides in my front pocket.

Spiffums
10-13-2012, 19:07
I'm not comfortable sharing this information online.










but don't look at my 247 gun arsenal in my sig line

tous
10-13-2012, 19:10
I'm not comfortable sharing this information online.










but don't look at my 247 gun arsenal in my sig line

What makes you think we don't already know everything about you?

:wavey:

G36's Rule
10-13-2012, 19:20
I just checked my wallet. Right at 1" thick. 11 cards/ID's. $600 cash. Hunting/fishing license. Game limit card. One business card, one insurance card. 50 cents in change in change pocket.

M2 Carbine
10-13-2012, 19:23
1/2 inch thick.

Drivers License
CHL License
Pilot's license
Visa card
Blue Cross Card
Medicare Card
Two blank checks
A few hundred in bills'

I figure I can go anywhere with my wallt stocked like this.

tous
10-13-2012, 19:30
1/2 inch thick.

Drivers License
CHL License
Pilot's license
Visa card
Blue Cross Card
Medicare Card
Two blank checks
A few hundred in bills'

I figure I can go anywhere with my wallt stocked like this.

No condom? :shocked:

:supergrin:
:wavey:

okie
10-13-2012, 19:37
I rarely have cash on me and I like that a lot, Iv'e done some very stupid thing in the name of trying to help someone, me not having cash keeps me from doing these stupid things:supergrin:

M2 Carbine
10-13-2012, 19:38
No condom?

Give me a minute. I'm sure I can remember what they were for...............


Thays right, to keep the water ot of the rifle barrel.:)

certifiedfunds
10-13-2012, 19:41
Me, three.
Front left.

Only things in my back pockets are a handkerchief and lint.

You're wasting pockets. There are kids in Africa that go to sleep every night wishing they had pants, with pockets, and you...the rich American capitalist....are wasting pockets like they grow on trees.

Meanwhile those kids in Africa are miserable because they have itches they can't scratch since they have to hold everything.

certifiedfunds
10-13-2012, 19:46
I just checked my wallet. Right at 1" thick. 11 cards/ID's. $600 cash. Hunting/fishing license. Game limit card. One business card, one insurance card. 50 cents in change in change pocket.

The U.S. Government really needs to start issuing $500 bills. If you're a cash guy it can get to be a real pain carrying any meaningful money these days.

tous
10-13-2012, 19:54
You're wasting pockets. There are kids in Africa that go to sleep every night wishing they had pants, with pockets, and you...the rich American capitalist....are wasting pockets like they grow on trees.

Meanwhile those kids in Africa are miserable because they have itches they can't scratch since they have to hold everything.

You are correct, sir.
I am chagrined. :embarassed::embarassed:

I will immediately package up my lint and donate it, at my own expense, to the poor chil'runs in Africa.

I may send them my used handkerchiefs as well. They get enough, they can sew up a pair of pants.

:supergrin:

TeeJay37
10-13-2012, 20:57
Two blank checks



Brilliant. I've never thought of that.

Clutch Cargo
10-14-2012, 00:03
The U.S. Government really needs to start issuing $500 bills. If you're a cash guy it can get to be a real pain carrying any meaningful money these days.

Biefacases are for carrying large amounts of cash. In late 70s to middle 80s Miami, briefcases were a common sight.

M2 Carbine
10-14-2012, 01:15
Brilliant. I've never thought of that.
I'm somewhat of an impulse buyer. I've gone to town to get groceries and came home with a new tractor.:embarassed:
http://i1183.photobucket.com/albums/x464/Bell-helicopter-407/Newtractor2.jpg

So in my wallet I always have a few hundred dollar bills, VISA card and two checks. That way I know I can cover anything I run across and I just have to have right now.

oldsoldier
10-14-2012, 05:54
Mine is 1/2" or less. I hate carrying thick bulky stuff and travel as light as possible. I think that is due to being used as a pack mule during my 30 years in the Army.

stevemc
10-14-2012, 07:30
The BIL does that also, at least 2.5 inches thick. Can be bad for your sciatic sitting on a fat wallet.

2bgop
10-14-2012, 07:34
About 1/4". There's absolutely no need for all the crap most people stuff in their wallets.

http://www.piratecarbon.com/100%20BILL%20c%20lrg.jpg

Not my glasses. Or pic.

Something very close to this and always in my front pocket. I carry a DL, one bank card, one Amex and one insurance card. No need for all that other crap.

TeeJay37
10-14-2012, 11:40
I'm somewhat of an impulse buyer. I've gone to town to get groceries and came home with a new tractor.:embarassed:
http://i1183.photobucket.com/albums/x464/Bell-helicopter-407/Newtractor2.jpg

So in my wallet I always have a few hundred dollar bills, VISA card and two checks. That way I know I can cover anything I run across and I just have to have right now.

Haha, nice. I've never impulse bought that bad. Seems like if I did...I'd leave the checks at home.


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Jake514
10-14-2012, 11:53
I have the traditional All-ett (dimensions: 5" x 3 3/4" x 1/8" empty).

The wallet is made of sail-cloth, and mine measures in at 3/8" thick while containing 15 drivers license/credit-type cards, hunting license, a few bills & receipts, etc. I have had it a few years and plan to get another one to have as a spare. Highly recommended.


http://www.all-ett.com/original-wallet/

Taphius
10-20-2012, 22:07
Groupon has a deal going on with Bigskinny right now, $12 for $25 worth of bigskinny stuff. Just ordered me a hipster bifold and a trifold in cost $32 with shipping for both after the deal.

skeeter7
10-21-2012, 07:58
My wallet is about 3/4" inch thick and I carry it in my front pocket because of sciatic nerve issues.

Beretta92guy
10-21-2012, 08:36
the greatest one you will ever own:

http://www.saddlebackleather.com/Classic-Wallet-ID?sc=8&category=87

jpa
10-21-2012, 14:48
http://i.ebayimg.com/t/NWT-Coach-BLACK-Embossed-Card-Case-Money-Clip-ID-Holder-Slim-Wallet-78-F74418-/00/s/MTA2NlgxNjAw/$(KGrHqV,!l0F!hHkmETFBQW8wdjRo!~~60_35.JPG

I just downsized to one of these from a big fat wallet. The backside has a money clip and the cards that are in it are my DL, CCW, Debit card, health insurance card, AAA card and keycard for work. My NRA card, my RSO certification, Sams card, etc etc all stay home unless I actually need them for something.

Kevin108
10-21-2012, 15:06
Mine is a whopping 7/16" thick. Based off of recommendations here, I bought an All-Ett (http://www.all-ett.com/). In it now is 27 assorted cards, three $20 bills, a receipt and a paint chip for a side job.

Buki192327
10-21-2012, 15:33
I do need to go through mine and see what can all be thrown away:supergrin:

If I went thru my wallet and threw everything away, that I don't need, I wouldn't need the wallet. :whistling::rofl:

There is never any money in it, as I never seem to have any $$$$. :shocked:

Priapus
10-21-2012, 17:49
Mine is less than an inch thick, and I only have the essentials in it now, such as ID, chl, bank cards, health/auto insurance, school ID. I got tired of my wallets breaking from being overstuffed with cards so I either leave the extra ones in my car or use the iPhone app. Much more comfortable sitting down now!

harlenm
10-21-2012, 18:58
I wish more places would upgrade their equipment and I could rely on this more.

http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z405/harlenm/Screenshot_2012-10-21-20-54-40.png

TeeJay37
10-22-2012, 11:33
I wish more places would upgrade their equipment and I could rely on this more.

http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z405/harlenm/Screenshot_2012-10-21-20-54-40.png

The Home Depot in my town takes PayPal. Only place I've ever seen.

I have a habit of leaving my card in my other pants, so that would be pretty handy some days. Especially since I've always got my phone.

trenchgun
10-22-2012, 14:49
I recently bought a leather bi-fold wallet from All-Ett and I am very pleased with the quality and how thin the wallet is.

http://www.all-ett.com/

http://www.fatwallet.com/static/attachments/41964_insideid.jpg

Travclem
10-22-2012, 16:33
My Saddleback is around 1" thick loaded, but 1/2" of that is just the leather. Outstanding quality.

Hamrhed
10-23-2012, 11:47
How thick is your wallet with everything in it? Mine is 1", last night I saw a guy pull out his wallet and I'll be go straight to hell if it wasn't damn near 3" thick. I don't know how the hell he can stand having a wallet that damn thick:alex:

approximately 1"... and not because there are bills in it :tongueout:

Clutch Cargo
10-23-2012, 17:03
I just ordered a thin 2 pocket elephant wallet from D.M. Bullard. The front pocket wallet matches the elephant holster/belt rig I got last month.

http://store.dmbullardleather.com/content/172963/Cowboy_Wallet/CW_Elephant_Peat.JPG

NMGlocker
10-23-2012, 18:16
You just cost me $75 for a DM Bullard cape buffalo hide wallet.

Travclem
10-23-2012, 18:25
I just ordered a thin 2 pocket elephant wallet from D.M. Bullard. The front pocket wallet matches the elephant holster/belt rig I got last month.

http://store.dmbullardleather.com/content/172963/Cowboy_Wallet/CW_Elephant_Peat.JPG
That is awesome, it looks like the boots I'm wearing.