Originally Posted by Lucky Strike
Another thing: Why don't more people use old cigarette cases as wallets, card-cases etc? A good silver vintage cigarette case can often be had for far less than $100.
I've wondered about this too. I generally dislike wallets and had pretty much taken to carrying cards and money loose in my pockets until I found a beautiful old nickel and black alligator cigarette case. It's just a little bit larger than credit card size and can easily accomodate a couple of cards (who needs more?), a driver's license, a book of stamps, and some money. The flexible bands keep everything in place when you open the case. It's a great wallet and seems to elicit admiration from all who see it. Many of these cigarette cases are beautiful and durable objects that deserve another shot in this increasingly non-smoking world.
Thanks for posting all this beautiful stuff, Lucky Strike. And thank you, Vintage Gent, for getting the ball rolling with those great jackets.