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First world problem

Discussion in 'Pens, Pencils, Notebooks, and Notebook Covers' started by GQkudzu, Aug 27, 2018.

  1. GQkudzu

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    Not a huge deal, but...

    Just bought a Tiscribe Bolt and love it. But it doesn't ride in my shirt pocket very well, being a bit longer and considerably heavier than a typical pen. So, I'm wondering if there's a good leather (or any material basically) pocket protector that you all would recommend to ease my troubles.
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  2. Nusm

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    This one is not cheap coming in at just a shade over $21, but it's leather and durable. I've had mine for over three years, and it's holding up well (though admittedly I don't use it every day, but I use it a lot).

    Edit: After rereading your post, I see that you're probably looking for something for a shirt pocket. I use the one linked above in my pants pocket.
     
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  3. Gogogordy

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    Fashion faux pas of the highest order....
     
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  4. aicolainen

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    Been very close to ordering the tiscribe so many times, but everytime I think; what if he releases a shorter version, that would be even better", and I go back to whatever I was doing. I guess I've been preventing first world problems without even knowing it
     
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  5. BillSXT2002

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    This may not be an ideal solution, but I sometimes clip my pen horizontally on the button section of the shirt, and the pen ends up hanging diagonally with the button as support. So far, I haven't lost any pens this way.

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  6. MatBlack

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    I carry mine that way too.
     
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  7. GQkudzu

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    These are good possibilities. I walked around my office a bit with the pen clipped between my shirt buttons. I've looked on etsy for some pocket slips as well. Yesterday, I tried carrying it clipped into my jeans pocket, along the seam and beside my Delica. For now, that may be my most practical solution. That does make me paranoid that I'll lose it and not even realize it's gone, but in reality, it's gotta be more secure there than barely clipped into a flimsy shirt pocket.
     
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  8. GQkudzu

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    Another solution I'll explore is the Hanks by Hank Pocket Caddy. The large size is 3.5 inches wide, so it should fit just fine in a shirt pocket. That could provide just enough height and support for the pen without looking like a pocket protector.
     
  9. mauiblue

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    All my writing instruments slipped and clipped into my jeans pockets. Just don't forget to retract the pen tip before placing into your pocket

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  10. this_is_nascar

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    Same here. My F-701 fits just fine.
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  11. WillAdams

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    One potential concern about a pen in a pants pocket is bending --- I had a Fisher Space Pen come unglued / partially disassembled in my pocket and broke the insert when I sat down. Quite the mess.

    That was one of the reasons I switched to a leather holder for it which rids in my front left pants pocket.

    Ages ago, I used to fold up a legal sheet of paper just so to hold a pen in my shirt pocket and hold it in alignment along the edge of the pocket, but not show, and to be available for use should the need arise (first fold was in half as I recall, so I could pull it out, unfold it, tear off half, then refold and put it back), but I got out of the habit when my kids were born and I switched to a Levenger Palm Notes case which I use as a blotter, and I wasn't able to recreate it the last time I tried.
     
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    I'll get a hole in my leg before I need to worry about this F-701 bending, but I hear what you're saying.

    I have those concerns when I carry my F-301 that way.


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  13. GQkudzu

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    I'll mention that for several months, I did carry an F-701 in my jeans pocket. That worked out well until I somehow managed to bend the clip. Even after reshaping it back, it never grasped my pocket as strongly as before. I did the same with a second F-701 later on. I realize the clip on the Bolt is much thicker and very unlikely to bend out of shape.
     
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    I have a Tombow XPA outdoor pen hanging from my security lanyard. I did have the spacepen trekker, but the Tombow is more interesting as a solid piece of engineering: notwithstanding you need to detach it completely when you want to use it using the quick release thang.

    I'm really a fountain pen user in the office and carry one in its leather single pen slip case with my notebook , in a shirt pocket, or if wearing a shirt without pocket, horizontally clipped into shirt.

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