Dec
16
2008
By
The Staff
of Valet.
 
  • Billykirk produces many of their goods at an Amish-operated factory in Pennsylvania Dutch country.

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Question
I'd like to replace my boyfriend's tired, vinyl zip-up wallet that I'm certain he's had since high school. But he refuses to get another one unless it zips. Are there actually good-looking, masculine, zippered wallets out there? - Tara, Pittsburgh
Answer

He's not still carrying around that standby condom in there is he? We kid. And we understand the concern. Thankfully, so do the brothers Bray, Chris and Kirk, behind the accessories line Billykirk—the nine-year-old brand with a rep for well-made belts, bags and other manly trappings. They've crafted this handsome and sturdy wallet with a waxed cotton exterior, vegetable tanned leather interior and a Swiss locking zipper. The best part? It'll only get better looking with age.

 
 

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