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How to Choose the Right Wallet

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Most wallets are much bigger than they need to be. By trying to give you equal access to every card, they’ve created huge bricks that can barely fit in your pocket. A big ugly bulge in your pocket looks terrible, pulls your back out of whack, and signals that your life is probably a little out of control (a good rule of thumb is if you have to remove it to sit down, it’s too big).

A good wallet prioritises a few main cards and gives you quick access to those. It then tucks the rest away in space-efficient storage for the few times a year you need them.

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3 things to look for:

Flat or folded bills:

Folding bills lets you reduce their size to that of a credit card, so you can run with smaller wallets. Keeping bills flat is more convenient, but your wallet will be larger. You need to work out how often you use bills, and whether you can be bothered folding them to get a smaller wallet.

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The right number of cards:

If you buy a wallet intended for 15 cards, it’s not going to work very well for 3 cards. You want to start with wallets that are designed for the number of cards you need to carry, so that you’re minimizing the excess air and leather you’ll be carrying around.

Thickness matters at least as much as size:

When in your pocket, it’s actually the thickness of your wallet that makes it stick out like a brick. You want to find a wallet that will remain reasonably slim and therefore discreet when filled with all your cards.

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3 things to avoid:

Excessive air and card slots:

Every time you separate cards in card slots you add a layer of air and a layer of leather to your wallet volume. If you separate 15 cards in individual slots, you’re going to have a hamburger of a wallet.

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Thick leather:

Your wallet doesn’t typically get dragged across tarmac or dropped from a B-52, so you don’t need the thickest buffalo hides known to man. Good wallet makers select thinner leathers, so you can keep your pocket bulge as slim as possible.

Coins if you can:

If you have a fob pocket it’s a great spot for coins. As is a tip jar, your partner’s handbag, or your car. If you carry coins in your wallet you significantly increase the bulk, stretch the leather, and create stress concentrators that can break cards. If you must get a wallet with a coin section, cleanse your coins frequently to keep their count low.

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Who Made Your Socks?

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At Escuyer believe that fashion has to be made in a safe, clean and beautiful way. Where creativity, quality, environment and people are valued equally.

We are keeping our production local, sustainable and from high-quality.
The factory we are working with is located in Europe, Portugal 80 km from Porto. We visit the facility often and have forged a strong relationship with the owner Ricardo, whose family has been in the garment industry for many years.

Producing in Portugal not only means that we can visit the factory often and control the quality easily. It also means that the workers are guaranteed high minimum wages and that factories have to respect strict legal requirements & social responsibility.
 
The family is dedicated to maintaining their quality and craftsmanship and treating employees well.

Have a look at who and how Escuyer's socks are made:

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Escuyer socks at the factory

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People Who Wear Crazy Socks Are Successful & Intriguing

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Whether they’re covered in polka dots, lobsters, American flags, superheroes, bulldogs, sailboats or robots, crazy socks have a number of hidden benefits.

In a world where conformity often reigns supreme, it takes a bold individual to throw on a pair of socks covered in arbitrary neon colors and proudly exhibit them in public.

People who wear crazy socks are rebellious and expressive.

Wacky sock wearers are leading a subtle revolution against uniforms and propriety.

They refuse to let social standards dictate what adorns their feet, and other people, who aren’t audacious enough to wear dragon-patterned socks, respect them for it.

Throughout history, there are myriad examples of fashion serving subversive purposes, some more dramatic than others.

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In Scotland, for example, tartan has a long history as a symbol of rebellion.

During the 18th century, there were revolts against the British crown in the Scottish Highlands, known as the Jacobite Uprisings.

At the time, people often wore tartan to signify they sympathized with the rebellion, the Guardian highlights.

Tartan became so associated with the uprisings that after the rebels were ultimately defeated at the Battle of Culloden, the British crown made it illegal to wear it with the 1746 Dress Act.

Consequently, Scots couldn’t legally wear kilts until the act was repealed in 1782.

While wearing crazy socks isn’t nearly as subversive or political, it’s still a jab at the status quo and an expression of individuality.

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What you wear says a lot about your personality, and as Quartz contends, colorful socks help emanate a more vivacious, innovative and intriguing image, particularly at work:

Colorful or character socks show playfulness and make a great icebreaker or way to connect with others.

This makes a lot of sense, as research shows our clothing choices often dictate the ways others view and treat us.

While it would be nice to live in a world where people didn’t immediately judge one another off appearances, that’s simply not the case at the moment.

More importantly, what we wear also impacts the way we feel about ourselves, or our self-perception.

A study conducted at Northwestern University by social psychologist Dr. Adam Galinsky, highlighted by the New York Times, revealed our clothing choices affect our cognitive processes.

This is related to a scientific field known as embodied cognition, which argues we think with both our brains and bodies.

Speaking with the Times, Galinsky stated: Clothes invade the body and brain, putting the wearer into a different psychological state.

In other words, wearing certain clothing can give us the confidence to take on certain tasks, literally changing the way we think and act.

Thus, wearing a crazy pair of socks might help us feel braver and more unpredictable, leading us to uncharted waters and, in turn, greater success in life.

Success is largely achieved by leaping into the unknown and embracing risks. If you’re going to take a leap of faith and willingly approach challenging situations, you might as well be wearing some wacky socks when you do. Even if you fail, you’ll still look amazing.

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The best part about crazy socks is they’re unisex, and look equally great on men and women. So let’s all conquer the world together while wearing some insane-looking socks, promoting gender-neutrality in the process.

Silicon Valley is often credited with making crazy socks trendy, but the New York Times notes, Showy socks hark back to the 1700s, when people wore them embroidered or in outlandish colors, fashion historians say.

Today, everyone from tech executives to former presidents are donning them.

Accordingly, one might say there’s a palpable connection between crazy socks and successful people.

But no matter who you are, wearing wacky socks is bold and beautiful.

If you’re currently wearing some flamboyantly colored socks or something of the like, kudos to you, you little rebel.

Need some colorful and elegant socks in order to succeed? Find Escuyer's socks here.

Source: Elite Daily