Handing out your business card is an intolerably lame act made necessary by the need to build relationships, advertise your services, and prove that you have a job. Mitigate the shame with a super-cool card case from Buckaroo Mercantile. From a Cambridge-based craftsman, these fabric-topped, stainless-steel cases hold 25 cards, and can be customized with your choice of 181 vintage images sourced from an era when men wore hats, and no one carried business cards. Options include everything from Asian cig ads, to Black Cat firecracker labels, to old-time Mexican wrestlers like "Hurricane" and the inexplicably named "Dr. Wagner" (he took a Hippocratic Oath of Pain). Other action includes 50s pin-up girls, marauding space robots, Mexican Lotteria cards, and travel ads, because nothing says "professional" like a maraca-shaking woman exhorting you to "Visit Cuba". To vintage up the rest of your life, Buck'll also let you throw the images on courier bags, cigarette cases, even toilet seats -- as the only thing more necessary than conducting business is taking care of it.
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