All-Ett vs The Big Skinny Review (Slim Men’s Leather Wallets Review)

Yay! My new wallet from The Big Skinny came in the mail today. I’ve been on the search for a new wallet to replace my old one for a long time because I felt that it was just too thick.

big skinny review - slim wallet

The search was made more difficult because I had a certain set of criteria that I was looking out for. Namely, the new wallet must be:

  • Super thin / slim
  • Look good and presentable with any kind of attire
  • Preferably compartmentalised
  • Have a convenient compartment for cash notes

For that reason, I decided that I had to get a leather wallet, and the wallet should have a full-sized compartment for holding cash. None of those money clips because I think a little privacy is good, and none of those half-sized pockets that require you to fold your cash, because I don’t like fumbling with cash while I’m trying to make payment or collect change.

Well, so I shortlisted my choices to finally between either the All-Ett (Check out the choices available here ), or the Big Skinny (See the Big Skinny). I made my ultimate decision the Big Skinny because it released a leather version just as I was about to buy.

big skinny leather wallet review - front pocket wallet

This choice of leather turned out to be a bad idea because leather is inherent thicker, which actually goes against my first criteria (that the wallet must be super thin / slim). So the Big Skinny turned out to be just marginally slimmer than my original leather wallet.

big skinny wallet - thinnest wallet

What I found about the Big Skinny was that the card slot that it provided (left side of the wallet in the picture below) is too loose if you just put one card in it. You have to put at least 2 cards if you want a snug fit. I put one card in that slot because I thought it looked neater, but then it slipped right out when I took out my wallet one day.

The clear card slot is useful too, because I have to flash my student ID a lot, and I hate wearing lanyards or card holders around my neck. It does provide a cut-out for your thumb that’s supposedly allows you to easily slide out your card, but that sounds good only in theory. In reality, my card stuck to the insides of the slot, so I typically have to peel my card off. It’s not the least bit difficult, but it does completely negate the point of the little cut-out.

big skinny review pictures - slim men's leather wallet

After more than 24 months of usage, the wallet’s still in great shape and while there are signs of wear, there aren’t any loose threads or tears. In my own personal opinion, the Big Skinny is a handy, durable wallet. You might also consider the All-Ett (Check out the choices available here ) or the original version of the Big Skinny wallet (See the Big Skinny) instead, if you want something even slimmer than the leather Big Skinny.

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Alvin Poh lives in Singapore, and is interested in marketing, techy stuff, and likes to just figure out how the two can work with each other. He can also be found on Google+.

7 comments On All-Ett vs The Big Skinny Review (Slim Men’s Leather Wallets Review)

  • My last wall was the jimi. It worked well for a while, but the limited bill space becomes annoying when receiving change. I eventually transitioned to only carrying the slide out ID clip.

    I reviewed the Big Skinny and the All-ett, eventually settling on the Euro-Leather All-Ett.

    Great decision. It is 10 times thinner then my last traditional wallet and the black leather shell is classy enough for any occasion.

    I’m just waiting for them to come out with one in brown.

  • My family and I own the all-ett billfolds co. we recently introduced the brown in both leather and nylon versions of most of the styles we offer. We have also introduced ID wallets offering one style with the ID pocket on the outside of the wallet and another with the ID pocket inside the wallet. We added the outside ID version because we received numerous requests from military personnel who have to show their ID to get onto base. We guarantee you will be happy with our products, If you are not sure which one you want you can call us at 800 642-2226 and we can help you by discussing your lifestyle and help you decide. endwalletbutt.com all-ett.com

  • Very misleqading title: There is no review, and you made no comparisons.

  • Thanks for your feedback! I've updated my article with my thoughts on the Big Skinny after having it for more than 2 years, hopefully that helps 🙂

  • Totally unrelated, but it makes me wonder: If you had to, how long could you survive…out of one bag?

  • This wallet is widely known and gets tons of great customer reviews. Try it, you can’t go wrong!

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    My last wall was the jimi. It worked well for a while, but the limited bill space becomes annoying when receiving change. I eventually transitioned to only carrying the slide out ID clip.

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