The website was lo-rent but still charmed me. I couldn’t make out the color choices so tweeted back “What color is the ‘STD’ version?” and the f.p. said “Colorless, translucent, sort of like if NASA made waxed paper.”
He’s talking about the Cuben Fiber the “Wa-ben” wallet is made of, which I expect never to become intimate with since I’m a motorboater. But the price was modest and there wasn’t anything about shipping charges; generous since it comes from Hong Kong, but maybe not so much because it’s light as a feather. Well, my old black cowhide was getting ragged so what the hell, I hit the “buy” button.
Next day, I got a your-order-acknowledged email from Jason in HK, with a question: “May I know how you hear about the wallet?” I thought he deserved an answer, so I explained about his famous fan.
The wallet showed up from Hong Kong in an elegant little bag; there are photos of wallets on Facebook, and here are mine of mine.
I mean, it’s just a wallet. But it kinda surprises my hand every time I grab it; that’s good. Life online; dig it.