Stainless steel is pretty much indestructible, which is a perfect material for something that spends most of its life near your ass. In addition to being ass-proof, these wallets, made from smooth, stainless steel fabric and trimmed with ballistic nylon are constructed from 85% recycled materials.
When you see their whole storefront at the mall displaying gaudy, over-sized women’s handbags in colors like fuschia and coral, baseball isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. But Coach Leatherware actually got its start using baseball glove leathers. It make sense, they’re soft, durable and get better with age. Now Coach has released a new collection of baseball inspired products like this glove leather billfold. Nope, definitely not available in fuschia.
This unique, totally handmade accordian-style 5-pocket wallet, from Vim Beget mixes premium vegetable-tanned leather and construction with obvious military styling. Pop the two Lift-The-Dot snaps and it opens up to reveal compartments for cash, cards, coins, condoms, and whatever else you carry.
The Key Fold from Hardgraft is made of premium leather and 100% wool felt and does exactly what the name implies. It folds and snaps shut to keep your keys from jingling around in your pocket like an off-duty janitor. It could even prevent your keys from jabbing you in the junk. And seriously, who doesn’t want to avoid that?
Talk about minimalist. This wallet, handmade from 5 oz. vegetable tanned American bridle leather is so simple it’s astounding. One piece of leather, two hand-sewn seams. That’s it.
Don’t let the process of wallet selection take up too much time in your life. This slim, modest little unit is handmade with genuine leather and British wool felt. It’s got a pocket for coins. Unless you’re one of those coin jingler types, this wallet has your back pocket written all over it.
The guys at Autum brand push their minimalist approach to design so far that they even eliminated the n from their name. Hey, the N is silent anyway. They also shaved off every other non-essential feature on this ultra-slim 2-sided wallet / card sleeve. Made of American Horween leather with a powder-coated aluminum divider.
If you’re the “I lost my wallet” guy, don’t bother getting this one made specifically for travel. Replacing your lost cash, cards, & ID is one thing, but a lost passport or paper ticket in a foreign country is serious. If you’re not a loser though, you’ll appreciate this. It holds all your travel docs, including a special little pocket for your passport.
Most of us want nothing to do with used rubber. But those crazy kiwis aren’t scared. The crafty dudes at Auckland-based Luxford St. designs take discarded materials like used truck tire tubes and pool table felt and upcycle them into sweet accessories like this iPhone/iPod case.
Old men and Sherlock Holmes are the only guys who can really pull off wearing a herringbone tweed coat. But for those of us who want just a hint of the old haberdashery look, these wallets from San Diego-based Jetsam, made of recycled tweed suit coats, are a good, less itchy-scratchy option.