It’s not really something you’ve given much thought to; from time immemorial, men like yourself have slipped their wallets into their back pockets, no questions asked. Well, it’s time to change that! Here are few questions you should be asking yourself if you’re a regular offender of the no-hind-pocket rule.
Let’s back up a little. Why did we chose the back pocket in the first place? The theories are interesting. Some suggest that traditional clothing etiquette allowed only a single hind pocket for men, right below the vest—basically, it gave us no choice. But as fashions evolved and trousers came to be multi-pocketed, men still chose to bypass the front pocket and stick their fully loaded wallets in their rear pockets. The reasons for this usually include comfort, ease of access and style.
Let’s give that a long, hard think, shall we?
While standing up, your back pocket is as good a place as any to store your wallet. The problem crops up when you sit down, which we can safely assume is most of the time. Now, since you’ve been doing it for years, you might not have noticed — sitting on your 1-1.5 inch wallet creates a lopsided posture for your spine. This can cause major discomfort over time, even resulting in sciatica or back pain.
Another seemingly obvious reason is to keep your wallet safe from pickpockets. Back pockets are extremely easy to access — not just to you, but others too. If you switch to a front pocket, you never have to worry about guarding you money.
This is for those of you who claim that front pocket-ing is not in style: that lopsided bulge on your rear end is not exactly a treat to look at either. Just because we’ve come to find it normal over the years doesn’t mean there’s not something seriously wrong with it. But what do you do, if the front’s no good and the back clearly doesn’t work either?
That brings us to our next question
The first step, obviously, is to get your wallet out of your back pocket, and into your shirt pocket or front trouser pocket. We can see why you may have issues doing this, so here are a couple more pointers:
Your problem might be beyond just where you put your wallet. Consider changing the style of your wallet altogether. A money clip may be a wise choice, as it’d slip into any pocket discreetly. You could also opt for a sleeker design that doesn’t allow your notes to bunch up. Check out this article for more ideas on how to choose your wallet type
If you have an overloaded wallet, it’s going to look and feel awful no matter where it goes. If you tend to hoard coupons, unnecessary cards and old receipts, you need some serious wallet discipline. Not only does this make it like a stuffed potato, it could also do some irreparable damage to your prized leather possession. Empty out your wallet and re-assemble it with only your most used cards and a few bills. Trust us, your pocket will thank you.
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