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.

Thanks!

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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.

Agreed.

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

BECAUSE I'M 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.

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