If you have ever sat down with a thick wallet in your pocket, you know the startling, and uncomfortable, feeling as you quickly squat to remove the bulky item before sitting down again. Allett's wallet company understands this issue because it was the inspiration for the Original Wallet. As a family owned and operated company, Allett's main concept grew out of the founder's physical pain.
Ken Obenski, Allett's founder, sat for most of his working days. Because he was always busy, he usually sat on his wallet and did not think much of this fact. He slowly developed sciatica, or a pinched nerve. The sciatic nerve is one of the largest nerves in your body, extending from the lower spine and down both legs.
The sciatica pain was so great that Ken opted for surgery. Because sciatica is a relatively common ailment, he was not aware that it was caused by one specific item. After receiving the surgery, he spoke to his doctor about the root cause.
A bulky wallet was the cause of Ken's pain. He was stunned. Millions of men sat on their wallets every day. As a solution, he decided to look for a thin wallet. As he perused the stores, it occurred to him that his search was in vain. He decided to create his own wallet.
Ken wanted a wallet that was thin, but still functional for everyday use. He came up with an ingenious design. Side-by-side pockets fold together to fit neatly in a standard pocket. These pockets could hold up to 24 cards, making them just as useful as a standard, bulky wallet. There was even a division for cash and receipts to accommodate the busy man.
Developing the thinnest wallet wasn't the final goal, however. Ken also wanted the finest materials. Spinnaker Nylon was a prime ingredient for a quality wallet. With a smooth texture ready to withstand almost any application, Ken had his Original Wallet's main construction figured out.
This material made the wallet light and thin, but also water-resistant. If you accidentally dropped the wallet in a puddle, for example, it would dry out quickly to prevent damage, mold and mildew.
It Doesn't Stop There
Allett's Original Wallet line expanded with a high quality Napa leather version and eventually environmental and security features have been developed. The EcoThin wallet is actually constructed of recycled plastic bottles. With a strong build, EcoThin allows you to contribute to a greener world by removing plastic bottles from landfills. Allett takes bottles that would otherwise be thrown away and creates a thin wallet for you.
The newest addition is the Original Wallet with Allett’s KeepSafe RFID security. With alloy film construction, your thin wallet is an instant barrier to would-be thieves looking for an easy target. Your credit and debit card information is safe inside Allett's KeepSafe RFID security wallets without compromising the thin construction you want in a comfortable accessory.
With many companies outsourcing their manufacturing, Allett is proud to make all wallets in the United States. Founded in San Diego, California, Bridget Muscat and her brother Adam, keep the business thriving, growing and manufacturing only in the United States. Quality workmanship shows through every product that finds its way into your pocket.
We offer our Original Wallet through many dealers throughout the 50 states. Visit a dealer or purchase your wallets online. Allett is happy to process your order efficiently and ship it quickly. Quality goods with excellent customer service is our constant goal.