I have no idea why but for some reason there are no men’s coin purses in the USA or at least on San Francisco. Go to Macy’s or Nordstrom’s or Bloomingdale’s and you won’t find a single one. This is despite the fact that they carry many of the same brands of clothing and accessories (Paul Smith, Burberry, etc..)
At some point, partly due to the humidity in Japan, I got tired of having a pocket full of lose change that I had to rummage through to find coins so I picked up a coin purse. I’m not going back.
There’s tons of them in Japan. They are a little on the pricey side considering what they are. Around $40-$120
Crazier, at the Men’s Isetan in Shinjuku, a high end department store they had crazy Italian brands there from $200-$700 for an effing coin purse. I didn’t look at the prices of the matching key holder, business card holder, and wallets :-p
Still I find mine invaluable. It’s much easier to find the change I’m looking for. The coins don’t jiggle around noisily in my pocket and they don’t get my pocket dirty. Unfortunately they do get the inside of the coin purse dirty. It’s easier to empty my pockets and easier to grab them in the morning on my way out. Yes, I suppose I could go with one of those cheap rubber ones but where’s the fun in that? :p
I’m really curious why those companies haven’t tried harder to push them here in the USA. Not considered manly enough? Whatever dude.