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post #1 of 23
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I normally carry my cards in my left bottom jacket pocket, but I've heard that the mere presentation of a card case adds to the delivery of a card. My manager has a metal case that he keeps in his jacket.
So I'm in the market for a case, but I'm not sure if I want metal or leather.

What do you use, how many do you have (if more than one), what type do you use and prefer?
post #2 of 23
I use metal when i know i am going to a more formal setting and leather for less formal settings. I don't know if its just me but my cards in the leather holder tend to not be as pristine as those in the metal ones.
post #3 of 23
For me a card case is like a Signet Ring; if you're 65 and it has your family crest on it fine, otherwise it makes you look like an old-school gangster who has it as another tool for showing off how much cash he's got. I've never seen one used with any degree of class.
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For me a card case is like a Signet Ring; if you're 65 and it has your family crest on it fine, otherwise it makes you look like an old-school gangster who has it as another tool for showing off how much cash he's got. I've never seen one used with any degree of class.
+1. I have one I keep on my desk but agreed, I never carry the bloody thing. I believe in carrying as little as possible anyway as I am two more things away from having to buy a murse. I just throw a few in my wallet for when I will need them. If I am going to a trade show or event where I will need a lot of them, I just toss them in my pocket.

Looks good on a desk though.
post #5 of 23
Here are two that I own and like very much. They're not that expensive, buy both have standed up to wear and tear and work very nicely. http://www.saddlebackleather.com/cat...t-Carbon-Black http://www.executivegiftshoppe.com/87155.html
post #6 of 23
I have a few from MoMA, The Museum of Modern Art. They were on clearance so they were around $15 each, one is a slim aluminum, another is a slim aluminum with a white laqure covering, and the third is a wider aluminum that I carry in my attache only.

It's nothing spectatular, I don't do tricks with it, and I don't consider it an accessory. It's just easier to give out nice, clean, and crisp business cards from a card case than pulling them out in non-pristine form from your coat pocket. It's a practical and useful tool, not something that shows how much of a "ganster" nor my cash throwing abilities are.
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+1. I have one I keep on my desk but agreed, I never carry the bloody thing. I believe in carrying as little as possible anyway as I am two more things away from having to buy a murse. I just throw a few in my wallet for when I will need them. If I am going to a trade show or event where I will need a lot of them, I just toss them in my pocket.

Looks good on a desk though.

+1. Got one of the desk and find it quite handy. I use a leather TF one:

post #8 of 23
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+1. I have one I keep on my desk but agreed, I never carry the bloody thing. I believe in carrying as little as possible anyway as I am two more things away from having to buy a murse. I just throw a few in my wallet for when I will need them. If I am going to a trade show or event where I will need a lot of them, I just toss them in my pocket.

Looks good on a desk though.

I concur. I have a few in my wallet and if I am spending the day visiting clients, I dump a few more in my jacket pocket. Just another thing that I don't need to carry! I limit my stuff to: slim wallet/Berry/keys/lip balm/money clip.
post #9 of 23
Is that a gram?
post #10 of 23
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Is that a gram?

My god, it even has a watermark!
post #11 of 23
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Originally Posted by Blackhood View Post
For me a card case is like a Signet Ring; if you're 65 and it has your family crest on it fine, otherwise it makes you look like an old-school gangster who has it as another tool for showing off how much cash he's got.

I've never seen one used with any degree of class.

No, it makes you look like someone who'd rather not pull out a ratty business card from his pocket. I can understand how a guy who's overzealous about handing out business cards, especially under social circumstances, can come off as quite douchetastic, but that's another matter.

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Nice. Cheap too!
post #12 of 23
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Is that a gram?

Does anyone know where Pierce/Timothy's sidewase opening card case is from? I've never seen one in the wild.
post #13 of 23
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Does anyone know where Pierce/Timothy's sidewase opening card case is from? I've never seen one in the wild.

Sideways = top-loading?

http://www.executivegiftshoppe.com/cc-17.html
http://www.executivegiftshoppe.com/423-5.html
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Does anyone know where Pierce/Timothy's sidewase opening card case is from? I've never seen one in the wild.

http://www.tiffany.com/Shopping/Item...+6-ri+-ni+0-t+
post #15 of 23
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Instead of it being a flap or a small portion, imagine the whole section being able to lift up. Imagine a normal metal business card case with the hinge int he back, but rather the hinge is now on the left (or right) side. I'll dig up a picture when I get home.
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