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Where do men keep their ATM & credit card(s)

Old Aug 21st, 2007, 12:15 PM
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Where do men keep their ATM & credit card(s)

Heading to Italy in a couple of weeks on a guided tour this time. We've looked @ the money belts and they seem like a hassle. The neck job would be easier. What or where do you men keep your ATM & credit card(s)? I will be carrying a messenger/sling purse across the front me of that has zippered compartments, and am not worried about my set of cards... The husband seems to think I'm over reacting about him keeping them in one of those small slotted wallets that are made for carrying cards (also has a magnetic money clip on reverse side) in his front pocket? Any suggestions or ideas, is greatly appreciated so I can pass it on for him to read. He's nuts!
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Old Aug 21st, 2007, 12:18 PM
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I keep mine in my wallet in my pocket just like I do at home.
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Old Aug 21st, 2007, 12:20 PM
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In my man-purse. It's European.
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Old Aug 21st, 2007, 12:21 PM
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Seriously tho. I keep mine in my wallet in my pocket just like I do at home.

In a crowded situation (public transport or waiting in line) I'll move my wallet to my front pocket.
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Old Aug 21st, 2007, 12:26 PM
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I carry a wallet, like I do at home. However I have noticed that a lot of men's pants now offer a zippered pocket inside the front right hand pocket. This is where I carry my wallet... or in an inside zippered jacket pocket.
It is less about the fear of being pick-pocketed in Europe than it is about the hassle of being relieved of these items while away from home.
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Old Aug 21st, 2007, 12:29 PM
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We keep our wallets in pockets just like we do at home. My Dad used to put a thick rubber band around his wallet because he thought it would be more difficult to lose a wallet that had some traction as opposed to smooth leather which could slip out easily.

If you are on a guided tour you most likely will be together most of the time. Why not keep the cards in your bag?

However, if your husband is as nuts as mine, all suggestions will fall on deaf ears. Sorry & good luck.
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Old Aug 21st, 2007, 12:29 PM
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Ditto J62. When I get off a train in Amsterdam I instinctively move my wallet from my rear pocket or jacket breast pocket to my left front pants pocket. My passport is always in my left front pocket. Wear slacks with deep pockets.

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Old Aug 21st, 2007, 12:31 PM
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One more: in my wallet, as at home, but like J62, I move my wallet to my front pocket in crowds.

Hi robjame. I like the idea of a zippered front pocket ... I must look for that.

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Old Aug 21st, 2007, 12:31 PM
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I keep a small amount of paper cash (less than $20) and one of my several credit cards in my front pocket.

I leave everything else in the hotel safe.

I wouldn't recommend keeping credit cards anywhere near a magnetic money clip.
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Old Aug 21st, 2007, 12:36 PM
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We spend 2 months in Europe every year - mostly France & Italy. While in public areas, I keep my wallet in my front picket, where I can feel it's presence more easily than in my back pocket. Last year on a crowded bus in Rome, I felt someone elses hand inside my front pocket - he only got a couple of knuckles in. This was the first time anyone ever tried.

About 5 years ago there was an ATM strike in France (and no cash available in banks either). We needed a couple of thousand Francs for Gite deposits and payments, plus spending money, so we took a money belt.

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Old Aug 21st, 2007, 12:38 PM
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My husband always keeps his wallet in his front pants pocket, no matter where we are.
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Old Aug 21st, 2007, 12:42 PM
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My OH also always carries his wallet in his front trouser pocket, no matter where we are.
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I use an Eagle Creek belt pouch (I cut off the shoulder strap) which has a flap held my a clip and under the flap has a zippered pocket for my wallet with money and credit cards. It also has an outside zippered pocket on the loop side that can hold my passport, and has other pockets for my address book and pen. The flap itself has a zippered pocket that holds a small comb, a pocket knife, a Pak-Lite flashlight. It all sounds much larger than it is. It measures 6X6.5X2. I've traveled like that for years with no problems.
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Old Aug 21st, 2007, 12:45 PM
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Hi Anselm - Tilley is one obvious choice in Canada... and now their pants don't all look like you are going on safari
However I have found this zippered security pocket as a feature in other high end lines as well.
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Old Aug 21st, 2007, 12:46 PM
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I carry the cards in my wallet, usually in my front pocket. I use the front pocket not for safety, but because I found that sitting with my wallet in the back pocket was putting pressure on the sciatic nerve. Front pocket - no more sciatica.
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This is a recent idea, I put my credit cards and driver's licence in a business card case and kept it in my front pocket. Less bulky and easy access. I did however, keep on slapping my backpocket to see if my wallet was there. But not too often as to avoid being arrested.
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Old Aug 21st, 2007, 12:56 PM
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We have a small laminated list of all our credit/debit cards, with the number to call if they are lost or stolen, and who (wife or me) carries the card. We do not carry the same cards for obvious reasons. My wife keeps the laminated card below the liner in her shoe.

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Old Aug 21st, 2007, 01:27 PM
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My hubby carries his wallet in his front pants pocket also. However, there have been a couple of posts on the Italy board about front pocket wallets being stolen.

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Old Aug 21st, 2007, 01:34 PM
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My husband 'lost' his passport in Amsterdam when he kept it in his front pants pocket. Now he keeps it in a 'leg stash' style belt. (as do I).

He keeps one credit card and small amount of cash in a moneyclip in front pocket, with fat rubberband wrapped around it. I have an alternate card in my daybag, in a string wallet that I safety-pin to the inside of the daybag. I can pull it out but it's still attached.
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Old Aug 21st, 2007, 02:06 PM
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Hi J,

I keep 1 CC amd some cash in a side pocket with a safety pin on it.

Everything else is in a travel wallet under my clothes.

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