Six-pack of engraved notecards, $26 at Club Monaco
This week, Club Monaco launched a project celebrating American craftsmanship based on special products commissioned for their fall men's line. First up, Mr. Ted Harrington of Terrapin Stationers. One of the few engraved stationers still operating in the US, the Manhattan-based company has been in business since 1913 and has become a favorite of the style set. Not just for their excellent work, but for their cheeky, modern sensibility. Harrington himself isn't afraid to print a little profanity. We recently caught up with him to get his thoughts on the importance of putting pen to paper and what a 21st century guy should look for when shopping for stationery.
That you're rich and have manners ... I'm kidding. I think that it says you're grown up. That you have taste. It's also a smart investment. The die is made once, but it can be used over and over. If it has a classic font, a 25-year-old can use it through his 50's and 60's.
A simple, classic font. I like a white or bone card with some tooth. A great size is 4.25 x 6.25 and for personal use, I like a V-Flap envelope. You don't need to go all fancy with a liner or anything. Black, blue, brown or grey are great choices.