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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®

by PowerReviews
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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4.0

Unique and Well Made

By 

from Columbus, Ohio

About Me Casual Dresser

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • High Quality
  • Slim
  • Stylish

Cons

  • Color Not As Expected

Best Uses

  • Everyday Use

Comments about RECYCLED NECKTIE & SUIT WALLET:

I really like the fact that this wallet is made with recycled clothing and the stitching is well done. However, the red wallet that I received was a much duller and boring color than what I expected. If you don't have a specific color in mind when ordering I think anyone would be pleased with this item!

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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5.0

Father's Day Hit!

By 

from Omaha, NE

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Functional
  • Slim
  • Stylish

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday Use
    • Going Out

    Comments about RECYCLED NECKTIE & SUIT WALLET:

    I got this wallet for my husband for Father's Day. He is always looking for unique touches to his wardrobe and he was very excited to receive this wallet. It is small with just a few pockets which is actually perfect for him. He hates to carry around much more than a few bills and his ID. This forced him to clean out his unused cards which tend to build up when you have more room for them.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

    Comment on this review

     
    4.0

    Slim and classy

    By 

    from New York, NY

    About Me Casual Dresser

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • High Quality
    • Slim
    • Stylish

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday Use
      • Formal Events

      Comments about RECYCLED NECKTIE & SUIT WALLET:

      I ordered the pinstripe and it came as advertised. It's slim and a little wider than previous leather wallets, but it will easily fit into a back pocket or a suit jacket pocket, which is what I got it for.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      4.0

      Stylish, slim wallet

      By 

      from Burlington, VT

      About Me Classic Dresser

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Slim
      • Stylish

      Cons

      • Not Enough Storage

      Best Uses

      • Everyday Use
      • Formal Events
      • Going Out

      Comments about RECYCLED NECKTIE & SUIT WALLET:

      Only three pockets total, one for bills, two for cards. Perfect if you only carry a few cards, otherwise too small.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      Incredibly awesome.

      By 

      from Miami, FL

      About Me Casual Dresser

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • High Quality
      • Slim
      • Stylish

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about RECYCLED NECKTIE & SUIT WALLET:

      Exactly what I was looking. Non-traditional is the way to go with this wallet.

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      4.0

      loved it great way to recycle

      By 

      from Kalamazoo Mi.

      About Me Classic Dresser

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Good idea
      • Slim
      • Stylish

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about RECYCLED NECKTIE & SUIT WALLET:

          Great way to recycle.[...]

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          4.0

          Great weekend wallet for my husband!

          By 

          from Indianapolis, IN

          About Me Classic Dresser

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Slim
          • Stylish

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Casual
            • Going Out
            • Weekend

            Comments about RECYCLED NECKTIE & SUIT WALLET:

            I bought this as a gift for my husband -- he loved it! It's hard to speak of the quality as he's barely used it yet, but since it might be a bit delicate, he'll probably just use it for going out, weekends, etc. A great "other" wallet!

            Comment on this review

            (0 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Label Your Merchandise Better!

            By 

            from College park md

            Comments about RECYCLED NECKTIE & SUIT WALLET:

            wallet seems fine...

            Service and delivery comments:

            Blue, means a completely different color than the BLue and yellow one in the picture. Blue isnt even viewable!

            Comment on this review

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great gift for groomsmen

            By 

            from Philadelphia, PA

            About Me Casual Dresser

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Slim
            • Stylish
            • Unique

            Cons

            • Not Enough Storage

            Best Uses

            • Everyday Use
            • Going Out

            Comments about RECYCLED NECKTIE & SUIT WALLET:

            I bought these for my groomsmen, and they loved it. Each one is different, since they are hand-made from old ties and suits. I bought one for myself as well. It's slim, and does not have much room, just some bills and a few cards. I'm not sure how well it will hold up with everyday use over time. But it is very cool and takes up very little space in the butt pocket.

            Service and delivery comments:

            Delivered on time, not hassles.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            4.0

            Unique, Well Made Wallet

            By 

            from Omaha, NE

            About Me Casual Dresser

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • High Quality
            • Slim
            • Stylish
            • Unique
            • Well-made

            Cons

            • Not Enough Storage

            Best Uses

            • Everyday Use

            Comments about RECYCLED NECKTIE & SUIT WALLET:

            The time had come to get myself a new wallet so I thought I would try this one out and I'm really pleased with the decision. It really is one of a kind – I've yet to see anything come close to it as each one is fashioned from a different pattern. The stitching is durable and indicates it's well made and the texture of both the tie pattern on the outside and the soft wool on the inside adds a nice touch. My only complaint at this time would be that it doesn't have as much storage space as I was hoping for: with one large slot for storing receipts, cash etc. and only two additional slots on either side which you can stow credit cards, your ID, etc. in, space is just a little limited. I guess you could consider it a trade off for having such a unique item.

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            • No

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