What's made out of leather, already broken-in, and gathering dust in the closet of most red-blooded American males of a certain age? A baseball glove. And for every one of you that still pulls yours out in the spring, there are probably nine of us that prefer to wear out the leather in our armchairs.
A company called Fielder's Choice Goods has been getting their hands on this worn-leather bonanza and turning ex-mitts into wallets, belts and keychains.
The fit and finish of the wallets looks pretty primitive compared to, say, the high quality of a Bellroy product—and a good deal pricier, at $120 to $150 a pop—but mostly it's the re-use of old leather that got us excited. It'll be interesting to see if these guys can make something useful in 50 years out of old X Box carcasses.