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View Poll Results: Which pocket do you carry your wallet in?
Left Back Pocket 25 11.36%
Right Back Pocket 135 61.36%
I don't carry a wallet 8 3.64%
Front Right [new option] 32 14.55%
Front Left [new option] 15 6.82%
Cargo Pocket [new option] 3 1.36%
Jacket Pocket [new option] 2 0.91%
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Old 04-21-2004, 09:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
Men which pocket do you carry your wallet in?

Hey guys, my father gave me three fashion tips when I was growing up which were as follows:

1. Always carry a Hanky
2. Always wear a Belt with Blue Jeans
3. Always carry you wallet in you left back pocket

Now while i've always worn a belt with jeans, I don't even own a "Hanky" and I have Always carried my wallet in the back RIGHT pocket... which always gets the standard "Boy you ain't right" response from my dad.

Now he can't tell me why your supposed to carry it in you back left pocket he just says "because you supposed too". So I was wondering what the norm is? Is it Left or is it Right? And if anyone has a good reason for one pocket over the other let me know... BTW I am right handed which is why I think i started carrying it on the right.


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Old 04-21-2004, 09:52 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I always carry mine in my left, no real reason why. I'm left footed, and right handed. Keep wallet in back left pocket, and keep cellphone in right cargo pocket (when wearing cargo pants).
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Old 04-21-2004, 09:55 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I'm confused as to the relevancy of this topic, let alone the poll options.

I carry my wallet in my front right pocket. Wallet in the back pocket is so.. vulnerable.
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Old 04-21-2004, 09:58 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Back right/right handed. Wont go in the front right, cash & keys. or front left smokes and phone. Not left handed so the back left is left for misc paperwork or small trash... whatever that was all worth.
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Old 04-21-2004, 10:14 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Back right pocket, mainly because of being right handed. I've tried the back left a couple of times, but it just didn't feel right, kinda uncomfrotable. I guess my ass has just gotten used to the uncomfortable lump being on the right side.
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Old 04-21-2004, 10:16 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I agree with Halx, I keep my wallet in my front pocket. Mostly out of paranoia of being pickpocketed, but also because I think it's really uncomfortable sitting on a wallet.
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Old 04-21-2004, 10:19 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I carry my wallet in the front right hand pocket. Sitting on a wallet all day on already uncomfortable chairs isn't a great combination for me. And like Halx mentioned, I feel it is vulnerable.
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Old 04-21-2004, 10:35 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Back right pocket unless i'm feeling paranoid then it goes to the front. Ideally I put it in my jacket inside pocket.
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Old 04-21-2004, 10:36 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Normally, I keep it in my right back pocket. Some pants/shorts can be uncomfortable like this. When I go to concerts, I switch it to the right front.
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Old 04-21-2004, 11:07 PM   #10 (permalink)
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normally back left pocket unless I have reason to (not in these parts ever) carry it in a more secure fashion; also where I carry my main pen unless I am wearing cargo pants or something that has pockets on the legs for it.
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my back right pocket is only for my pocket knife or box knife; feel almost naked not carrying some kind of blade. May also carry my frequently present small notebook back there and a backup pen.
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Sitting on a wallet all day on already uncomfortable chairs isn't a great combination for me.
I rarely sit on my job, so not a problem here
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Old 04-21-2004, 11:16 PM   #11 (permalink)
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back right. Sitting on it is a no-issue, the pocket is high enough that you don't actually sit on it.

On the other hand, if I were to carry it in the front pocket, it would get in the way when sitting down. Maybe you guys were more baggy pants than I'm used to?
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Old 04-21-2004, 11:47 PM   #12 (permalink)
theres no option for me...

i carry my wallet in my right HAND... and i dont wear a belt and i dont have a hanky
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Old 04-21-2004, 11:49 PM   #13 (permalink)
i don't like carrying my wallet in my back pocket, i'm always worried about being pick pocketed. i normally carry my keys and cell phone in my right pocket and wallet in my left.

i'm a student that wears baggy pants so i hate sitting on it too. if i'm wearing cargo pants, the wallet goes in the side pocket.
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Old 04-21-2004, 11:52 PM   #14 (permalink)
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If I'm wearing baggy pants, it goes in my front left pocket. Mobile phone goes in the front right.
If my pants are tighter, ie. not very loose, I put it somewhere else. A bag, glove compartment, anything.
I actually shouldn't carry it in my pants altogether, it looks ugly, and it makes marks on my jeans - there is no way of hiding that I always carry my mobile phone in my jeans, as the outline of it is visible even if it's not in there...
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Old 04-21-2004, 11:56 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I wear my wallet in my right back pocket when standing and in my right front pocket when sitting. Sitting on a wallet has been shown to cause back problems and besides, its uncomfortable. I am left handed as well.
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Old 04-22-2004, 01:41 AM   #16 (permalink)
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yeah right front pocket, hate it in my back, to uncomfterble when I'm sitting.
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Old 04-22-2004, 01:53 AM   #17 (permalink)
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right back pocket. it easily fits into the groove worn into my right buttock through years of wallet abuse.
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Old 04-22-2004, 03:10 AM   #18 (permalink)
I've got a small little wallet from Fossill, basically a money clip and holder for my DL and a couple of cards about the size of a bill folded in half. I carry it in my front right pocket.
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Old 04-22-2004, 03:10 AM   #19 (permalink)
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Originally posted by hu-man
If I'm wearing baggy pants, it goes in my front left pocket. Mobile phone goes in the front right .... I actually shouldn't carry it in my pants altogether, it looks ugly, and it makes marks on my jeans - there is no way of hiding that I always carry my mobile phone in my jeans, as the outline of it is visible even if it's not in there...
Amen, my best pair of jeans both have wallet and cellphone outlines in the front
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Old 04-22-2004, 03:42 AM   #20 (permalink)
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Left handed, left back pocket.

If i'm wearing shorts, generally cargo style, they go in the left front/lower front pocket.
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Old 04-22-2004, 04:29 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Originally posted by Halx
I carry my wallet in my front right pocket. Wallet in the back pocket is so.. vulnerable.
Precisely. I want new poll options.
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Old 04-22-2004, 05:01 AM   #22 (permalink)
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Front left. Keys in the front right, cell phone in the pocket on my right leg (I own almost exclusively those Old Navy Painter style jeans)
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Old 04-22-2004, 05:04 AM   #23 (permalink)
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Front right....your poll is Broken!!
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Old 04-22-2004, 05:16 AM   #24 (permalink)
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Front left. What, you don't have front pockets?
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Old 04-22-2004, 06:02 AM   #25 (permalink)
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front right....

in my front left go my keys and pocketknife

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Old 04-22-2004, 06:06 AM   #26 (permalink)
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Front left is my wallet, ID, front right is cell phone keys.
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Old 04-22-2004, 06:22 AM   #27 (permalink)
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Front pockets, right or left whatever i put it in last, i dont really make a concious decision about it, same with phone and keys. I didnt know people put thought into it
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Old 04-22-2004, 06:30 AM   #28 (permalink)
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I keep my wallet in the back right pocket, unless that pocket is sort of ripped off (as it is on quite a few pairs of my jeans), then it goes in the back left pocket.
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Old 04-22-2004, 06:32 AM   #29 (permalink)
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I've tried keeping it in my right front, and back left. Nothing feels comfortable like right rear.
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Old 04-22-2004, 06:53 AM   #30 (permalink)
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Front left. Keys go in front right. Cell phone in breast pocket, or front right.

Sometimes, it migrates into my jacket.

I don't put things in my back pockets.
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Old 04-22-2004, 07:29 AM   #31 (permalink)
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Front left. Keys, pocket knife, and pen in front right. Sitting on my wallet and keys is uncomfortable. That and easier to pick pocket. Plus, my father has had back problems his whole life. One of his doctors told him to move his wallet to his front pocket. Something to do with posture. I do not know if this is true or not but I use it as another reason to not carry it in my back pocket.
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Old 04-22-2004, 08:10 AM   #32 (permalink)
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Front Right, Prada...Gotta keep that bitch safe....

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Old 04-22-2004, 08:52 AM   #33 (permalink)
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I carry mine in the front right. When you drive long distance
it tends to put a kink in your back. Then again my wallet is fat with pictures and supermarket discount cards!
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Old 04-22-2004, 08:52 AM   #34 (permalink)
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Front right. For all the various reasons that other front carriers have mentioned.
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Old 04-22-2004, 09:03 AM   #35 (permalink)
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I'm a girl, but I carry a wallet- it's much simpler than a purse. I used to keep it in my right back pocket, but it started to wear holes in my jeans so I switched to the left pocket. It took about a week to get used to it, but it's fine now.
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Old 04-22-2004, 09:16 AM   #36 (permalink)
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Back right pocket but this is a recent change. Most of my pants were showing a little wear and tear along the edge lines (especially jeans) where the wallet was pushing out along the left pocket. That's why I've switched to a right.

I don't think it matters much so you should make fun of your Dad for being a leftie.
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Old 04-22-2004, 09:25 AM   #37 (permalink)
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Front pocket. I don't like sitting on things. I also think it's more secure there.

I've never carried a hanky and wear belts as little as possible.

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Old 04-22-2004, 09:43 AM   #38 (permalink)
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Can we have the poll changed to allow front pockets?

It falls out continously in my back pocket, and it hurts like hell when is it down. I carry it in my right-front.

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Old 04-22-2004, 10:08 AM   #39 (permalink)
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No wallet for years. My money clip and ID go in the front right.
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Old 04-22-2004, 10:43 AM   #40 (permalink)
Right back for me. Ive tried the left a few times, but my ass cant adjust, lol.
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