"How come travel wallets have always looked like man-bags that don't even fit in your pocket?" asks Australia-based Bellroy, the company dedicated to designing better ways to carry things. "These over-sized 'purses' force you to keep your passport and tickets in a bag, far from the most secure place when traveling."
Their solution is the purpose-designed Travel Wallet, sized to hold everything flat you'd need to get through the hell of JFK or the bliss of Incheon.
Your passport gets the separate compartment it deserves, there's space to hold four credit cards, and the extra-long lengthwise slot means you can stick your boarding pass in there without creasing the barcode, not to mention hold currency from those countries with the weird doormat-sized bills. There's even an included micro-pen that tucks into the spine, so you can fill out that form where you lie about the fact that you're smuggling infected livestock and genetically-enhanced seedlings while carrying more than US $10,000 in cash.
The Travel Wallet's done up in vegetable-tanned leather, in both a dark "midnight" color and a lighter cocoa, the latter of which will more quickly gather that Indiana-Jones-like patina.
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It isn't a design flaw though, just a careless user.
No more Costanza wallets!