License plates have long been a potential vehicle for personal expression, so long as you want your vehicle to personally express what a tool you are. Use license plates to express yourself more effectively, with Vintage In Retrospect.
From a Michigan gal with a fondness for garage sales and thrift stores, VIR artfully constructs eye-catching belt buckles and other accessories from fragments of vintage car plates -- so it's nice to see someone in Michigan making money off of the auto industry. Buckles're carefully lacquered to prevent wear and tear on implementations like a Union Jack slapped together with bits of Michigan/ Arkansas/ Texas plates, a first-generation Nintendo controller, and a black and white representation of a Canon camera, though unlike bringing a real one near your groin, this thankfully won't make you look like an Elf. Some buckles leave plate letters & numbers more intact, cobbling together short phrases ("Geek", "Don't Panic") and numeral action like unlucky "13"; they also offer custom buckles for those who want to do up their inits, though anyone named Harvey Jenkins might end up chafing at the result.
Should you not wear pants but somehow have an apartment, you can find key chains made from a single digit, though thankfully not the middle one, as that's for people with vanity license plates.