What is the most fashionable way for a guy to wear a smart phone, keys and a wallet?

I’m a middle aged guy, with a standard set of gear I wear... keys, wallet and smart phone. Left pocket contains keys (two large car FOB's and house key), right pocket wallet (NOT a George Costanza... but I have to carry a lot of plastic... long story), giant smart phone (S3) in a clip on my belt.

I don’t think the bulging pockets and, almost, fanny pack on my hip looks good. I’m in my 40s and feel like I need to improve my look.

In leisure, I typically am a jeans and t-shirt guy. At work, Dockers and a Under Armour rugby or polo (branded with company logo). I could take it up a bit at work and graduate to a button down and jacket, but that hasn't quite filtered into my brain.

Oh, one more thing... I am a weight lifter. Nothing fits me right. Big shoulders & chest, comparatively small waist, thick legs (5ft 11 in, 240 - 54 in chest, 36 in waist). The pockets seem to bulge more because my legs are a bit above average density.

Any thoughts on how I could improve things? I'm almost to the point of hiring a professional to "de-schlub" me. Maybe this is the mid-life crisis I'm supposed to have. I don't know... Maybe if I fix the bulging pockets, it will be my first steps in the right direction.


Views: 1002

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

You'll either have to carry less, or carry it elsewhere.  Hang stuff on your belt if you can: I've seen guys with keys hanging on their belt, and maybe there's a way to clip a wallet (depending on where you live: that might be too easily stolen?  If it's cool enough to wear a jacket, you can carry a lot of things in jacket pockets.  Otherwise, pockets or belt are your only option.  Unless you want to carry a backpack everywhere.


This has come up before here. Personally I think the only guy who can pull off wearing stuff on his belt is batman


It's from HISHE. Most of my random/weird satements are obscure references.

Don't hang keys on your belt unless you want to announce your presence every time you enter a room.  It can scratch up wall and chairs, too.

Or be mistaken for the guy whose job requires brooms and mops.

sport jacket - get it tailored to your build. Extra pockets are a good thing. 

You might also consider a man bag, if needed. 

Yep. You could also just put your wallet in your back pocket like most guys do. It'll take some getting used to but it might reduce the appearance of bulging pockets.


That being said, I carry all the same stuff (set of keys, wallet, phone), put'em all in my various pants pockets (keyt in front-right, phone in front-left, wallet in back-right) and nothing seems to be bulging. Maybe it's it the fit of the pants that you're buying that creates the bulging.


Also, the belt phone thing isn't considered particularly fashionable, in case that matters to you.

I wear keys left pocket, phone right pocket, wallet rear right, handkerchief rear left. 

Not much bulging, but I do have thinning legs. 

*thinner* yay auto-correct.


Latest Activity

P. Dictus Magister commented on James Machamer's group Freemasonry
"Greetings gentlemen!I always interested in freemasonary, but I am not a mason. I read a lot about the masonic conspiracy theories too. Nowdays I started to do some research about the masonic things. It is a bit hard to separate the reliable…"
23 minutes ago
2risewhenfallen posted a discussion

Opinions Needed on Love Letter to an.... Ex

There is a story of a dude who broke up with this amazing woman a little over a year ago. He let her go because he honestly believed she would be better off and happier without him. She wanted to travel throughout Europe(there also may be some residual belief that he would be able to fuck countless women with his shiny new career and independence after college - not even one date). He needed to stay here in the states for his mother and siblings. Its been a year and the woman has moved into…See More
32 minutes ago
2risewhenfallen updated their profile
42 minutes ago
Rick Shelton replied to Clinton Staut's discussion Do I Want to Get Better?
"You're probably anxious because you know you want to change your life but you're not sure where to start.  There's just too much that you think is wrong with your life and how you live your life so you feel overwhelmed and…"
1 hour ago
Phil Krajewski commented on Phil Krajewski's photo


"My happy place!"
2 hours ago
Phil Krajewski commented on Phil Krajewski's photo


"Fun in the sun last winter."
2 hours ago
Phil Krajewski posted photos
2 hours ago
Ron Henry replied to Greg Michael Shafer's discussion Public Fight
"Eeeww yuck!"
2 hours ago

© 2015   Created by Brett McKay.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service