When your talent gets lost within a bigger outfit, flying solo can help -- just look at the success of
Joey, Dirt, Studio 60 On The Sunset Strip...The Comeback? Breaking off without getting canceled, Bellroy Wallets
The first drop from an Aussie posse who designed for the likes of Nike, Ripcurl, and Rusty, Bellroy's a slick new accessories operation on a mission to "improve the way we carry", which Plaxico Burress wishes they could have done a little earlier. The vegetable-tanned leather goods start miniature with the "Very Tiny", a thin zip-up number in black or Java that comfortably holds up to 16 cards plus cash "without breaking your silhouette" (good for suits/slim-fit pants), and the "Very Protective" -- modeled after the Tiny but rugged-ized with a water-resistant zip lining for your "board shorts...or cod piece", whose accentuation you wouldn't need if that wallet was flush with cash. Upping the size's the bi-fold Slim Sleeve in black or tan (with contrast interior), which opens to reveal two easy-access card slots and an inner pull-tab sheath for less freqeuntly-used cards; and the Hide & Seek, boasting four easy-access slots, an envelope-like protective slip for biz cards, receipts, etc., and a hidden section for "cash reserves", though if you know where they are how safe can they actually be
For those with comically large checks, the line culminates with an ultra-soft sheep leather portfolio rocking a separate pull-out wallet and internal zip closures w/ room for "loads of cards", or receipts, if you happened to be part of an outfit that spawned hits like
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