The shops in Zurich, or on upper Madison or on Old Bond Street…the kind of shops where you have to ring a buzzer to get inside, have wallets these days made of ostrich, sea snake, lizard…and once in Hong Kong I actually saw wallets made from chicken feet…all costing so much that once you buy one you have nothing left over to put in it.
Accordingly, I now wish to draw your attention to something different: a wallet made out of a baseball mitt.
This is not a joke.
Stop and think about that wonderful dark pocket of leather in the middle of a baseball glove, lovingly used and punished for half a lifetime. Is it wearing out? Is it ready to throw away? No, it's just quietly getting better.
This wallet is made out of that leather: baseball-glove leather. Centercut. Beautifully cut and sewn and made to last and made to darken; made to be with you for a long time.
Baseball-Glove Wallet (No. 1004). Regular billfold size, 6 credit card pockets, 2 inside pockets, full-length compartment for bills, lined throughout.
Handsome, simple, hard to argue with.