I remember realizing at some point in my youth that pulling wads of sand and sea tainted dollar bills out of my baggies at the pier arcade was not the best way to manage my currency. Around the age of ten or eleven I decided that it would be a good idea to take that wad of bills and invest in a wallet. My first wallet was made of nylon, folded three times, and sealed with the ever dignified and audibly satisfying velcro. That wallet served me well through my teen and college years.
Once I entered the adult world and began working in a professional environment I became aware of how silly it seemed to pull my corporate credit card out a wallet that loudly announced its presence with every opening. I left the nylon and velcro and switched to a front pocket billfold/cardholder type wallet which served me well for many years.
When I was first introduced to One Star Leather Goods my jaw hit the floor and I begun audibly drooling. The Park Sloper series of wallet/notebook covers were the exact thing I never new I needed. My wife was gracious enough to gift me the Parker Sloper Senior for my birthday last year and it has been a constant and well loved companion ever since.
The Park Sloper, Senior is a hand made with a pocket on the left for currency along with two horizontal credit card size pockets in which to keep all of your necessary cards. On the left is a sleeve that allows you to install your favorite pocket notebook. Currently I have mine loaded with a Doane Garage Series utility notebook. Along the side of the wallet is a loop that runs the length of the wallet, is sealed at one end, and has a cut out in the center. The loop is meant to hold a pen.
If you are the type of person who expects your things to stay in the exact condition they did the day you bought them then this is not a product for you. The beautiful thing about leather is that daily use gives it increasing personality. The way in which the Park Sloper Senior has worn has been wonderful. The nicks and grooves in the face speak to daily use as the the creases around the edges. Each day brings something new to the wallet. The color, the texture and the flexibility of the material changes each day. Just as the allure with pocket notebooks is that they wear and gain personality with use the same is true with the Park Sloper Senior.
All of the products at One Star Leather Goods would make great gifts. I believe the Park Sloper series of wallet would be particularly advantageous for graduates who will be moving on to college or beyond.