tribe wallet toronto

Has a Toronto designer created the wallet of the future?

The TTC wallet wasn't enough for you, eh? Perhaps you're a more "discerning" person, with "refined" tastes, and you "require cards other than a Metropass" to get you through your day. Looks like a Toronto designer has come up with, and is currently crowdfunding, the solution to your cash-and-card-related woes: The TRIBE wallet, which is actually more of a souped-up money clip, made with "aerospace-grade carbon fibre" (because you might need to fly this thing, you never know), a little elastic, and either brushed steel or 24K gold.

Your cash and cards get wedged between the two carbon-fibre plates, with the elastic expanding to fit; if you're looking for a specific card, you can pinch the bottom of the wallet to fan your cards out for easy browsing. As a bonus, the wallet doubles as a phone stand, and can be upgraded with RFID blockers and a bottle opener. It's a well-engineered design - and it's already a popular one, with the $8,000 campaign currently standing at $26,000 and counting.

Lest you think they're content to just stick with selling good design on its own merits, though, the TRIBE Kickstarter's promo video bends over backwards to remind backers that this is a Luxury Product for Influencing Tastemakers. Suggested pairings include: rows and rows of gold bars, faceless sexy dancer ladies, French manicures, excessive cleavage, Luxury Cars™, and wearing your clubbing attire to eat sushi on a rooftop patio at 3pm. Get yourself cleaned up, you hopeless schlub, then head to Kickstarter to preorder your a TRIBE of your own, starting at $45.

Photo via TRIBE Kickstarter.


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