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recycled necktie & suit wallet

by Laura Skelton
Handmade
Recycled
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  • the story

It Suits You

Think about it: you're a nice pin-stripe suit with a handsome silk tie. And for the past ten years you've been going to the office and looking your best. Then, all of a sudden, BAM! You end up on the sale rack at the back of a thrift store. Now, what's a suit to do?

Enter designer Laura Skelton who finds potential in unwanted suits and neckties and turns them into something useful and fresh. Full of character, charm and history, these wallets are clean-lined, simple and unique without being over the top.

Outside of necktie wallet is made of a silk tie, while the lining is a solid charcoal grey suit material. Suit wallet is made entirely of pinstripe suit material. Features pocket for bills and two side pockets for cards. Handmade in Pennsylvania.

Exclusively at UncommonGoods.

Due to the recycled nature of this product, pattern will vary but stay within the color families.

  • details
Handmade
Recycled
Item ID
17902
Made from
french paper, recycled material
Measurements
Folded: 4" x 3.5"
Notes
Spot clean with cold water and gentle soap. Air-dry.
  • the maker

Laura Skelton

In July 2007, designer Laura Skelton began turning unwanted, thrift-store clothing into creative accessories. With a background in architecture, Laura creates products that are clean, simple and minimalist; bold without going over the top.

Laura is committed to using sustainable materials and practices whenever possible. Raw materials found in thrift stores and the backs of closets, with their funky patterns and unique histories, are the inspiration behind many of her creations. These components are integrated into the design in such a way that closer inspection of the patterns and textures is needed to realize what they used to be. The recycled materials Laura uses are inexpensive, abundant and have a character that only comes with having a previous life. Even when used in the same design over and over, because of the inherent singularity of the material the results are not cookie-cutter copies of one another.

Before starting her own business, Laura worked for Stanley Tigerman doing sustainable architecture in Chicago. She graduated from Columbia University in 2006 with a major in Architecture. During her studies at Columbia in 2005, Laura did a design internship with Peter Eisenman Architects. She loves to design and make things, and is especially interested in making lovely things out of recycled and sustainable materials. Laura now lives in the Ninth Ward of New Orleans.

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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RECYCLED NECKTIE & SUIT WALLET
 
4.3

(based on 28 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (17)
  • Stylish (17)
  • High quality (10)
  • Attractive (8)
  • Durable (8)

Cons

  • Not enough storage (6)
  • Flimsy (4)
  • Color not as expected (3)

Best Uses

  • Everyday use (14)
  • Going out (10)
  • Formal events (7)
  • Office (5)
  • Travel (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual dresser (11), Midrange shopper (7), Classic dresser (4)
    • I Am A:
    • Single male (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (14), No (10)

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Perfect

By 

from Seattle, WA

About Me Casual Dresser

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • High Quality
  • Slim
  • Stylish

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday Use
    • Formal Events
    • Going Out
    • Office
    • Travel

    Comments about RECYCLED NECKTIE & SUIT WALLET:

    My boyfriend is a laid back, simple guy. He LOVES this wallet. It is so unique. Fits him perfectly, and I think would be great for any person!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

    Comment on this review

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    great unusual product

    By 

    from Boston, MA

    About Me Classic Dresser

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • High Quality
    • Made in USA
    • Recycled
    • Slim
    • Stylish

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday Use
      • Formal Events
      • Going Out
      • Office
      • Travel

      Comments about RECYCLED NECKTIE & SUIT WALLET:

      these wallets are great. Each is unique. The product is earth friendly and is made in the US.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

      Comment on this review

       
      4.0

      GOOD BOYFRIEND GIFT

      By 

      from SAN ANTONIO, TX

      About Me Trendy/Stylish Dresser

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Slim
      • Stylish

      Cons

      • Not Enough Storage

      Best Uses

      • Everyday Use
      • Going Out
      • Office
      • Travel

      Comments about RECYCLED NECKTIE & SUIT WALLET:

      I LOVE HOW SOMEONE TURNED SOMETHING UNUSED INTO A VERY OFTEN USED ITEM NOW...

      Service and delivery comments:

      EVERYTHING WENT GREAT WITH MY ORDER!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      A awesome gift for a teenage boy

      By 

      from Girard, IL

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • High Quality
      • Stylish

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about RECYCLED NECKTIE & SUIT WALLET:

          This is a high quality gift, that is "green".

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

          Comment on this review

           
          3.0

          Great Idea. Okay item.

          By 

          from Boston, MA

          About Me Casual Dresser

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Slim

          Cons

          • Color Not As Expected
          • Not Enough Storage

          Best Uses

          • Everyday Use

          Comments about RECYCLED NECKTIE & SUIT WALLET:

          It's a nice wallet, and more compact than my old one. I just didn't expect people would say it was feminine.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          Comment on this review

           
          3.0

          wallet review

          By 

          from indiana

          About Me Trendy/Stylish Dresser

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable

          Cons

          • Color Not As Expected

          Best Uses

          • Formal Events

          Comments about RECYCLED NECKTIE & SUIT WALLET:

          I know the color will vary, but the one I got looks absolutely nothing like the blue and gold one which my husband loved. This one is light blue and red and resembles a 60's suit.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

          Comment on this review

           
          5.0

          Eye catching - a "grabber"

          By 

          from Stamps, AR

          About Me Casual Dresser

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • High Quality
          • Slim
          • Stylish

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday Use

            Comments about RECYCLED NECKTIE & SUIT WALLET:

            I bought this wallet as a gift for my grand son. He is a person who marches to his own drummer and I'm sure this wallet will fit the bill. I can't wait to give it to him.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

            Comment on this review

             
            5.0

            awesome

            By 

            from southampton, pa

            About Me Casual Dresser

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • High Quality
            • Lots of Pockets
            • Slim
            • Stylish

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday Use
              • Formal Events
              • Going Out
              • Office

              Comments about RECYCLED NECKTIE & SUIT WALLET:

              loved it, 100% happy

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

              Comment on this review

               
              5.0

              leisure suits never looked so good!!!

              By 

              from Atlanta

              About Me Casual Dresser

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • High Quality
              • Retro
              • Slim
              • Soft
              • Stylish

              Cons

              • Not Enough Storage

              Best Uses

              • Everyday Use

              Comments about RECYCLED NECKTIE & SUIT WALLET:

              This wallet was for my husband who complains that his other wallets were to hard to sit on. He was happy with my purchase. I didn't like that there weren't many pockets, but it's not my wallet!! great purchase.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

              Comment on this review

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              practical, stylish

              By 

              from oklahoma

              About Me Casual Dresser

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Slim
              • Stylish

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Going Out
                • Travel

                Comments about RECYCLED NECKTIE & SUIT WALLET:

                my husband wanted the red wallet, but it when it arrived, it was different than the picture. he likes it because it is light weight.... not big and bulky like his other wallet. it doesn't hold a lot of stuff.... not good to carry around pictures and other miscellaneous stuff.... just the basics-cash and a credit card or two.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

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