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Wallets Through The Ages

Wallets Through The Ages

2 min read

It may surprise you to learn that wallets, in one form or another, have been around for as long as humans have been around. From the coin pouch to the 90s velcro wallet, the style and functionality of the wallet has evolved up to the ultra-slim, minimalist wallet that we see today. Let’s take a walk through time and see the birth, development, and various uses of the wallet.
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Building Your EDC

Building Your EDC

3 min read

They say that luck favors the prepared, and building your Everyday Carry (EDC) is the best way to stay ready for your day's events.  Depending on your job, needs, and interests, your everyday carry may look completely different from someone else’s. From the basics to the niche items, we'll show you how to build your EDC.
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Organizing Your Everyday Carry

Organizing Your Everyday Carry

4 min read

Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you’ve been embarrassed about your disorganization? If so, you’re not alone. Organizing what you carry with you every day is essential to maintaining a structured and efficient lifestyle. To help you, we’ve organized (get it?) this process into three easy steps—and everything revolves around identifying and working with your specific needs.
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Caring For Full Grain Leather

Caring For Full Grain Leather

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One of the best parts about owning a full grain leather product is that it will age beautifully and develop its own unique patina. Full grain leather doesn’t require much maintenance, but if it's been everywhere you have, it may be susceptible to dirt, scratches, and smudges. You might want to restore it to the pristine condition it was in when you first bought it. We've laid out the best regimen to follow so you can keep your leather looking fresh.
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Travel: Packing the Essentials, Ditching the Excess

Travel: Packing the Essentials, Ditching the Excess

4 min read

Exploring the world is one of the most common items on the typical bucket list. Traveling provides opportunities that don’t come up anywhere else, but if you don't pack smart, you won’t get to enjoy the added benefits of traveling with minimal luggage. We’ve created a list of tips and tricks to help you when you travel, so you can ensure that you’re carrying everything you need and nothing you don’t.

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Full Grain Leather vs. Genuine Leather: What's Better?

Full Grain Leather vs. Genuine Leather: What's Better?

3 min read

You need a new wallet, and you’re trying to decide between two different kinds. One is listed as being made of full-grain leather. The other is stamped with “Genuine Leather” on the inside. Well, you think, the second one must be better. You’re not sure what full grain leather is, but you think the word “genuine” certainly seems to convey a high quality. You purchase the second wallet. You’re proud of your new, genuine leather wallet. . . . But should you be?

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Top 5 Apps for Storing Photos

Top 5 Apps for Storing Photos

4 min read

Whether you’re a professional photographer or you just like to document the moments in your life with your phone’s camera, you’ve almost certainly found yourself in need of a way to neatly organize and efficiently store your photos. We’ve tested out a variety of these photo storage apps and put together a list of the 5 best apps to fit a range of photo-storing needs.
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Why Cork Wallets?

Why Cork Wallets?

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Did you know that we offer a selection of cork wallets alongside our full grain leather wallets? These cork products provide a great alternative to leather for those looking for a vegan option or just something a little different. Cork offers several benefits that make it an ideal material for minimalist wallets. Here, we’ll tell you all about what cork is and how it can be used as a perfect alternative to leather.
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The Prereq to Minimalism: Reducing Your Everyday Carry

The Prereq to Minimalism: Reducing Your Everyday Carry

4 min read

By reducing clutter in any aspect of your life, you expand your freedoms; whether that’s more time, more money, or more space, you’re free to do more of what you love. The first step to a more minimalist lifestyle is reducing what you carry with you. It’s a safe bet that nearly everyone carries things in their wallet or bag that they simply don’t need. We’ve divided these items into 4 steps, so you can easily reduce clutter and only carry what matters.

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Leather 101: A Breakdown of Our Leathers

Leather 101: A Breakdown of Our Leathers

4 min read

The rich smell, supple feel, and unique patina that develops over time are some of the best things about owning a full grain leather wallet. We ensure that each product we send out meets the finest standards for quality leather goods. We wanted to provide our readers with an explanation of our full grain leather and the various leathers we use, so it’s easy to see why our leather products are unsurpassed in quality and durability.
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RFID: What is it and why is it important?

RFID: What is it and why is it important?

3 min read

Ensuring that your personal financial information is kept safe and protected should be a top priority. That’s why we make sure our wallets are fully RFID-blocking. We strive to allow you to have peace of mind when it comes to the way you carry your cards. Of course, not everyone has even heard of RFID or its potential negative implications. Here, we outline what RFID is and why you should protect your cards from RFID scanners.
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Andar's Top 5 Apps for Scanning & Storing Receipts

Top 5 Apps for Scanning & Storing Receipts

4 min read

In today’s world, it’s almost guaranteed that an apps exists for whatever you need. With these apps comes convenience and a more minimalistic lifestyle than ever before. Minimalism and slimming down your everyday carry needs are what we’re all about here at Andar, and we get a lot of questions about where and how to store receipts in our wallets. To continue with the trend of an increasingly digital world, we thought we’d put together a list of the 5 best apps for scanning and storing receipts.
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