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Daily Necessities: The Hill-Side Bandanna & Corter Brewster Wallet

I’m not sure why I like to carry so much stuff around in my pockets, and I’m not really sure why it’s necessary to have a selvedge bandanna… but that’s besides the point.

I carry around a lot of stuff with me on a daily basis, and I used to lose a lot of stuff on a daily basis. Wether it be from falling out of my pocket, or just being left somewhere. Well, that’s all changed, thanks to this Corter Brewster Wallet. It’s the perfect size to keep most of my every day items in. It’s currently storing a security card for work, Burt’s Bees lip balm, Compact Flash cards, a thumb drive, and an Indian Head penny that my great Grandmother gave to me. Honestly, it helps me not forget these things when I’m out and about, and it stays in my back pocket so it’s never left at home.

I keep my outfits pretty plain for the most part, so I rely on accessories and my beard to keep things interesting. I’m really happy I picked up a The Hill-Side Chambray bandanna. First off, I love everything selvedge, and it’s come in handy multiple times as a number of things: a napkin, defense mechanism for Florida’s summers, a towel for my iPhone, and even a make-shift bottle opener. This will be riding in my back pocket for the long run.

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Leather goods and why you should have them in your life.

I’ve kept it pretty simple as far as wallets and accessories go. I’ve also kept it rather boring. I’ve been using the same vinylish wallet for the last two years, and the other month I finally put it down for a Corter Leather snap wallet.

I’ll admit, I’m late on the whole “handmade leather goods” fad, but it’s a good one to follow, and it makes sense. These guys that are making a living making these items, and at the same time also making quality stuff that can last you many years if treated properly. It’s definitely nice to have history with the items in your pockets, and shelving out the money for a nice, hand-made wallet makes that possible. Some of the leaders in crafting “leather goods” are currently BillyKirk, Tanner Goods, and Corter Leather.

After about a week with my wallet, I went ahead and grabbed a few more things from Eric over at Corter. It’s aged so nicely in just the last two months I’ve been using it on a daily basis. All of these items started off as a natural leather color, and over time with the proper oiling and sun exposure – they tan into a dark brown. I can only imagine what these will look like in five years.

Just like denim, leather evolution is awesome and it just gets better by the day.

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