Announcing Jetsam

Posted on August 08, 2011 | 0 Comments
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I am so excited to announce the debut of Jetsam, a new line of eco-friendly wallets from prix-prix. This project has been in the works for quite a while, and I am so happy to finally be working with excellent producers located less than 50 miles from my San Diego workshop where Jetsam wallets are designed.

The initial line-up includes 4 editions of the classic 3-pocket billfold, all made from vintage menswear. The awesomely colorful Spiffy Lumberjack edition includes wallets crafted from reclaimed vintage plaid shirts. The classic Natty Professor edition wallets are made from vintage tweed herringbone suit coats. The two final editions are versions of the Necktie Wallet®, an original prix-prix design made from vintage neckties. The Uncle Larry edition showcases the retro 70s-era patterns that seem to be the uniform of everyone’s weird uncle. Rounding out the collection, the dapper Prepster edition features classic stripes and more traditional hues.

Jetsam was inspired by the time-honored style of iconic male figures. I wanted to take historic masculine textiles and reinterpret them for the future, so that modern gents can carry these thoughtfully chosen fragments of sartorial history in their pockets. Jetsam is old-school haberdashery for the guy who doesn’t wear a suit. It’s materials from your father’s generation remade into smart goods for your pocket.

Like prix-prix, Jetsam embodies a firm commitment to sustainable design. Jetsam is a 16th-century term for unwanted material that was thrown overboard to lighten a ship’s load. Each Jetsam wallet is a product of various discarded or unwanted materials—end-run fabrics, cast-off clothing and vintage textiles. Each wallet also comes packaged in a signature screen-printed gift box, which is made in the USA from 95% recycled paper.

Shop the new collection on Supermarket starting in late August!

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