The thing about money is that it’s nice that you have it. You’re not excited to get it. You don’t talk about it. It’s like the golden retriever by the chair–when you reach out for it it’s there. This Ettinger Bridle Hide Billfold will not only hold your Benjamins and MetroCard but it’ll quietly ensure you look good when you reach back for them. Be quick to pick up small tabs–for drinks, taxis and such. Your friends need only remember the frequency of your generosity, not the amount.
Founded by Gerry Ettinger over 70 years ago, the company is still family owned and run by his elder son, Robert Ettinger. They are one of the few remaining British luxury leather goods companies still manufacturing in the UK. Quality is inherent—it takes at least five years to fully train a new Ettinger craftsperson.
Impress your friends with more than your generosity the next time you grab the bill. Ettinger of London and Unabashedly Prep are teaming up to give away this handsome billfold ($180 value) to one lucky reader. Simply jot down on the stationary below your most memorable experience courtesy of your friends’ picking up the tab (valid email address required, giveaway ends April 21, 2010). If you win, you’ll owe them one.
Congratulations are in order for Bonhuer, our Ettinger contest giveaway winner. He is gladly gifting the wallet to his best friend who insisted on picking up the tab the entire week they were in Scotland.
"My best friend surprised me by insisting to picking up the tab for the week we were in Scotland. He’s British, so I think he was just pleased to see someone so unreservedly excited about lakes and castles and highland cows. Stopping at the Lodge on Loch Lomond for tea is one of my favorite memories to date. He is moving to Pakistan for work this summer so this would be a nice gift when I pick up the tab for one last hurrah in Houston the weekend before he goes."