A wallet-making guru strikes out on his own

Going solo can be a great career move, as proven by Mick JaggerArt GarfunkelScott WeilandSlashTom MorelloThat Other Chick From Destiny's ChildRingo StarrDebbie HarryAce FrehleyRoger WatersDavid Lee RothPeter Cetera Justin Timberlake, which is probably why the Bulgarian designer behind Brussardo launched his own line of luxuriously rugged accessories after years spent with a German wallet-making concern. Crafting his wares from "only the finest" Bulgarian & Italian full-grain leathers, his inaugural line goes past wallets to include iGear sheaths, and is intended for "ambitious people", but don't worry, dude is in Bulgaria, so he'll have no idea you're faking it.

Small: 15+ variously colored snap-close cash caddies all have room for cards, bills, and a smartphone, and there're a handful of non-$$$-carrying phone joints. He'll also gladly personalize 'em with some initials, a name, or a "slogan", which should probably be "Incredibly Ambitious Dude", just to be safe.

Less-small: Leather-accented, foam-padded iPad & MacBook Air sleeves are cut from the same fabric Audi uses for its upholstery, while buckle-closing, front-sleeved cases for various MacBook Pros will both offer protection and "make you stand out from the crowd", something almost nobody mentioned in that first sentence managed to do.