The Sidestep Wallet
It’s basically a clipless money clip and while we love ALL our wallet designs equally, we probably love this one more equal than the rest. It’ll feel flimsy without cards in it, because the full grain mustang horsefront leather is so incredibly soft and supple, but still full grain so it’s incredibly durable. With cards in the slots it securely pinches the cash in the center so it won’t fall out but is still easily accessible.
Four credit card slots (two in front of cash slot, two behind) horizontal format wallet with a central cash slot that securely holds US dollars (or similarly sized world currencies) folded in half. 4-12ish card capacity, plus cash.
Laser cut from a single piece of select Horween horsefront leathers for a durable, ultra-low-profile pocket fit, folded and hand stitched.
Monogram/Engraving Notes: We do not recommend black mustang if you would like easily legible monogramming/engraving. This leather is a very subtle engraving and does not stand out (see the nearly invisible FFF logo on the back of the photos).
Dimensions: 89mm x 71mm (approximately 3.5″ x 2.75″).
Out of this world customer service! Shawn reached out to me and resolved an issue without being asked! The wallet is exceptionally built and a joy to use, it's an amazing little wallet AND Shawn went to great lengths to make me happy....he has a customer for life.
I guess I don't carry enough cards to keep the whole thing together in a tight package, very loose. But it's beautiful made. I've just been scaling back and it's seems there should be more cards in it.
Hey Paul...just to check; when you say scaling back, did you have more cards in it and have now taken some out? If so, the leather has stretched a bit and it will take a little to reconform to the new number of cards in the slots. But I don’t want you to be unhappy with the wallet at all, so send me an email if it hasn’t gotten better. I guess it’s possible that you got a stretchy piece of leather that is just too loose (doesn’t usually happen with this kind of horsefront but it’s always possible, given that no two hides are the same). I’ve used this wallet with one card in each slot and not had an issue so it seems like something is amiss here, and if it doesn’t work for you I want to make it right. So let me know.
My wife got this for me for Father's Day, and I could tell by the look on her face she was afraid I would never consider it - but after already taking out a portion of my traditional 'fat' wallet in an attempt to make it slimmer, I eagerly started fitting the puzzle pieces together, and like magic, all of my cards, cash, and receipts fit like a dream. This wallet is so slim I don't even have to wear it in my hip pocket! It's incredibly functional, easy to use, and holds more than you might think. If you're looking for a slim, highly engineered, well-planned, well-crafted wallet, this is it. I can't believe we've had to wait generations for this kind of clever wallet "re-imagining". Thanks, FFF!!! - Mark Wahlberg
I have about 2 dozen slim wallets and money clips. This is, by far, the best way to carry your minimal cards and cash. It's foot pint is the smallest you can get for a cash carrying wallet because it is just large enough to cover a bill folded in the best way, in half. The clipless money clip is such a great feature; no more quad or tri folding bills; no more smashing bills under elastic; and, no more having bills getting frayed and viewable to the public with money clips. Cards are well covered and protected from keys, etc. The leather is thin, supple and high quality. The total wallet is extremely thin. The stitching is top notch.
Reply to the previous review emboldened me to go for max break-in. Put FOUR cards in each of the side-by-side slots and a DOZEN bills in cash. In testament to the quality of materials and build, the Sidestep took it like a champ. AND the the thumb-hole pocket still worked well, sliding the cards out easily. I've been using mine now with two cards in the side-by-sides - taking out and inserting cards easily - and with two to six/eight bills in cash which is easily accessed and held securely. So with six cards and needed cash, the Sidestep is a neat, compact package only slightly larger than the cards alone. I demonstrated to myself that you COULD load as many as ten cards and a bundle of cash, but when I realized the BULK was due mostly to the contents, I prioritized and got the total thickness down to a tad over 5/8". Slim, compact, secure carry; I like it!
Of good quality, product arrived on time
Quality build and Materials. Initially found the thumb hole pocket on the one pocket side useful with two cards, but the pockets on the two pocket side made it hard to release cards with two cards each, and almost impossible to get the cards if there were more than three-four bills in the cash pocket. Break-in process is to put three cards each into the two pockets and ten bills. After 10 days, it’s much easier to extract either of two cards from either pocket with 4-5 bills in cash compartment. Having a bit of a problem re-inserting cards in those pockets. Seems like you somewhat anticipated this problem by cutting the indents progressively less deep; I think they should be even less deep.
Probably like it even better with more use...
I've had a few thin, inexpensive wallets in the past. I thought I'd splurge a little to get a nice one. I was looking at some by Tumi, Coach, a few other brands. However, I am SO very happy that I picked up this one.
I've been using this wallet every day for the past 2 months. The leather is of great quality and has formed to the cards I typically keep in it (4x credit/debit on one side, 4x id cards on the other). I also have some business cards and a little cash in the middle.
The design is super. At first, I wasn't sure about the middle gap (for cash and things). Now I'm sold, it's pretty great and nothing falls out. On the "outside", it's pretty simple getting cards in and out quickly. Super handy for travel. The little wings take a little getting used to (see image) on one side, but it's not cumbersome. Now that the leather has formed, I think it actually helps keep the cards in place. Cards sliding out used to be my biggest issue with past wallets. That and the little bits of leather that were often where the stitches were. This wallet has none of those issues.
The color is great and the wallet is aging well. I haven't noticed any dye bleeding which is a huge plus. Overall, what a great little accessory. I'm extremely happy and will recommend this to everyone!