Slim Sensation

TGT elastic minimalist wallets had their start in a grocery store. Founder Jack Sutter noticed a friend using the rubber band from a bunch of broccoli as a wallet in an effort to reduce bulk in his jeans. Jack, a designer, created TGT—an incredibly low-profile wallet that’s a (significant) sophisticated improvement. Each one is made by local artisans from durable elastic that’s sourced and custom designed on the East Coast. There is a tiny, attached pouch made of ultra-soft, premium leather. Tuck your cards in the band, your bills in the pouch, and you’re ready to go. Since TGT has such a low profile, you can fit it in a back or front pocket and still have room. As a fun side note, the packaging also started in a grocery store; one of Jack’s designer friends created the first prototype out of a cereal box. TGT wallets won’t wear out your clothes like a bulky wallet can. They proved so popular on Kickstarter they became its most successful campaign for a wallet to date. They perfectly reflect TGT’s mission to “keep it simple, keep it tight.”

TGT

Minimalist Wallet

Slim Sensation

TGT elastic minimalist wallets had their start in a grocery store. Founder Jack Sutter noticed a friend using the rubber band from a bunch of broccoli as a wallet in an effort to reduce bulk in his jeans. Jack, a designer, created TGT—an incredibly low-profile wallet that’s a (significant) sophisticated improvement. Each one is made by local artisans from durable elastic that’s sourced and custom designed on the East Coast. There is a tiny, attached pouch made of ultra-soft, premium leather. Tuck your cards in the band, your bills in the pouch, and you’re ready to go. Since TGT has such a low profile, you can fit it in a back or front pocket and still have room. As a fun side note, the packaging also started in a grocery store; one of Jack’s designer friends created the first prototype out of a cereal box. TGT wallets won’t wear out your clothes like a bulky wallet can. They proved so popular on Kickstarter they became its most successful campaign for a wallet to date. They perfectly reflect TGT’s mission to “keep it simple, keep it tight.”
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Grommet Launch Conversation

Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Jack
    Jack

    Hello everyone! I'm proud to introduce TGT wallets to The Grommet. I'd be happy to answer any questions you have!

  • Ginger
    Ginger
    8/18/2015 12:21 PM

    If I carry just one or two credit caards, is the wallet still "tight" enough to hold them without their falling out?

  • Dan
    Dan
    8/18/2015 12:30 PM

    @Ginger Hey Ginger! Dan from The Grommet here. If you look at 1:18 in the video, you can see a shot comparing two TGT Wallets, one holding a single card and a single bill, the other holder 10 cards and 5 bills. Just a single card in a TGT wallet will keep it tight enough for your goods to stay securely in place. Hope that helps!

  • Mary Kaye
    Mary Kaye
    8/18/2015 12:38 PM

    HI.... looks awesome, but where do you put change ..... will keys fit. I am a female dancer..... carry essentials in my bra. Keep it all on my body, since keys were stolen once before at a club... disaster! Just wondering.... I guess this is meant for pocket carriage. :-)

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    8/18/2015 1:10 PM

    Hi Mary Kaye, thanks for the question and right you are. It is meant for pocket carriage, but I don't know if it entirely rules out what you're looking for. Change and a key or two could fit in the leather pouch and be held in place by the tension of other cards or cash. I am not sure if it will hold up to the rigors of dancing while being carried in a bra though. It might be worth a try, and in the case of a nickel slip, you can find all the details to our return policy here.

  • Nichelle
    Nichelle
    8/18/2015 1:21 PM

    @Mike Nickel slip...nice one!

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    8/18/2015 1:30 PM

  • Suzanne
    Suzanne
    8/18/2015 2:44 PM

    @Mike

    Note to Mary Kaye: I have a small crocheted bag designed to wrap around your bra strap that my grandmother used. I figured they don't have any use anymore for folks but it seems like it would be perfect for you! Send me a note and I'll send you a pic of it. I have a friend who told me she could create a crochet pattern from it. It's small and just perfect for cash in the bra! :) Sue

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    8/18/2015 3:02 PM

    How very helpful, Suzanne!

  • Toba
    Toba
    8/18/2015 4:05 PM

    @Mike Am very interested. Use my bra all the time, too. How can I connect with you? Toba

  • Peter
    Peter
    8/18/2015 12:43 PM

    Cool Jack...good luck

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    8/18/2015 1:15 PM

    Thanks, Peter!

  • D
    D
    8/18/2015 12:48 PM

    Cool idea, have a suggestion, reduce the price to $16 and personally I'd like to see an end piece so things couldn't fall out the bottom.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    8/18/2015 1:39 PM

    Hi D, thanks for the comment. The price is a reflection of US made manufacturing so while you may be paying a bit more, you're supporting American jobs in the process. There is an end to the leather pouch so nothing falls out there and the band should be kept tight enough by your cards.

  • Joelle
    Joelle
    8/18/2015 2:09 PM

    @Mike That's why I love the Grommet. American made, keeping jobs in our country. Our folks have a right to making a living wage. The prices are a bit steep, but to me, it's worth it cuz I know my dollars to buy Grommet goods are going to the right folks...

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    8/18/2015 2:12 PM

    Happy to hear it, Joelle, thanks for the support!

  • Jack
    Jack – Special Guest
    8/18/2015 3:20 PM

    @Joelle, I appreciate that response! Supporting keeping jobs in the USA is what this company is all about. :)

  • Marc
    Marc
    8/18/2015 1:08 PM

    whats the diference between the Doctor and the Nightcall 2.0

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    8/18/2015 1:14 PM

    Hi Marc, the woven design on the back is different. Nightcall 2.0 is entirely black, while Doctor has a tri-colored pattern.

  • Linda
    Linda
    8/18/2015 1:21 PM

    My question is if the elastic gets used to a thicker stack, then it thins down, wouldn't things fall out of the bottom due to it stretching? How long before the elastic loses the tight grip?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    8/18/2015 1:45 PM

    Hi Linda, that's a great question. Because the width of the cards is the same, the tension should remain strong for a long time. Of course, longevity is one of the toughest aspects to test with any product. TGT wallets encourage slimming down on the amount you're carrying in your pockets so unless you are drastically changing the amount of cards you bring with you, you should get plenty of mileage out of it!

  • Jim
    Jim
    8/18/2015 1:47 PM

    Hi Jack- What about RFID?

  • Jack
    Jack – Special Guest
    8/18/2015 2:32 PM

    @Jim

  • Jack
    Jack – Special Guest
    8/18/2015 2:34 PM

    @Jim misfire. ;) These are often worn in the front pocket, so are not easily scanned. They don't have RFID protection cards that come included, but one can be bought separately for extra peace of mind.

  • Cornelia
    Cornelia
    8/18/2015 3:23 PM

    @Jack Bummer. Need RFID protection....

  • Russell
    Russell
    8/18/2015 4:27 PM

    @Cornelia I bought some RFID card protectors and all they are is a tinfoil lined pouch so I would suggest lining any wallet with regular tinfoil where the cards are stored and save your money. I was scanned before I bought them and they tried to get $3000 in small purchases out of my account. Thanks to fraud protection they didn't get a dime.

  • Teresa
    Teresa
    8/18/2015 2:20 PM

    Which one has the orange elastic? I see the picture with the orange on all of them, but don't see the orange one being sold. Thanks

  • Linda
    Linda
    8/18/2015 2:36 PM

    @Teresa There is no orange elastic. It is the Americana and is red, white and blue

  • Teresa
    Teresa
    8/18/2015 2:52 PM

    @Linda There are two pictures under the Americana of the elastic, and they are not the same colors....it looks like orange, white, and brown.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    8/18/2015 3:14 PM

    He Teresa, the tri-colored elastic band is always red, white, and blue. The leather pouch is brown. The other picture you might be referencing is the casing the wallet comes in. The colors on that are slightly faded.

  • steve
    steve
    8/18/2015 2:46 PM

    How many credit cards and other cards (maximum) can I store in this wallet?

  • Jack
    Jack – Special Guest
    8/18/2015 3:18 PM

    @steve the wallet can store 25+ cards, but we recommend leaving some cards at home, keeping about 8-12 and "keeping it tight".

  • Bryan
    Bryan
    8/18/2015 3:27 PM

    Great concept and very cool looking. Do you have any that are vegan? They all looked like lambskin was the only option.

  • Jack
    Jack – Special Guest
    8/18/2015 4:17 PM

    @Bryan Hi Bryan, none of these wallets are vegan, but stay tuned because that may be a part of our future.

  • Bryan
    Bryan
    8/18/2015 4:42 PM

    @Jack Great! I'll keep my eye out!

  • Toba
    Toba
    8/18/2015 4:03 PM

    Note to Suzanne: AM one of those who makes use of bra to store Important items. Would be very interested in the Bra strap crochet bag you described. Please tell me how to contact you. TOBA

  • Noby
    Noby
    8/18/2015 5:05 PM

    Cool idea, how many cards will it hold max?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    8/18/2015 5:29 PM

    Hi Noby, Jack said above it can fit above 25 but 8-12 is recommended to keep things tight!

  • Susan
    Susan
    8/18/2015 5:58 PM

    Um, what advantage does this have over the simple broccoli rubber band? I am also troubled by its inability to hold change. Or should we all just toss that to the ground?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    8/18/2015 9:49 PM

    Hi Susan, thanks for the question. For one, these look way better. I'm going with Nightcall 2.0 over broccoli band every time, but you can't go wrong here. The other advantage is also the answer to your troubles! The leather attached is a pocket that could be used for storing a small amount of change. Though TGT wallets are really at their best when you're not going into a situation requiring a lot of change.

    And just for the record, I'm not an advocate for tossing change to the ground. I'd look for a nearby wishing well or just hold on to it. You never know when a pair of nickels could save your life.

  • Craig
    Craig
    8/18/2015 10:14 PM

    Looks good but I would like to see one side stitched closed. I would think over time it would get loose & cards and cash may fall out.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    8/19/2015 9:53 AM

    Hi Craig, thanks for the comment. Cash can be stored in the leather pouch so you should have no trouble hanging onto it unless you're carrying wads of it. As for the wallet losing its strength holding cards, it's possible down the road it happens. Longevity is tough to predict with any product. But if you stay in the 8-12 card wheelhouse Jack mentioned, you will keep things tight for a long time.

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.

 

TGT

Minimalist Wallet

Slim Sensation

TGT elastic minimalist wallets had their start in a grocery store. Founder Jack Sutter noticed a friend using the rubber band from a bunch of broccoli as a wallet in an effort to reduce bulk in his jeans.

Jack, a designer, created TGT—an incredibly low-profile wallet that’s a (significant) sophisticated improvement. Each one is
made by local artisans from durable elastic that’s sourced and custom designed on the East Coast. There is a tiny, attached pouch made of ultra-soft, premium leather.

Tuck your cards in the band, your bills in the pouch, and you’re ready to go. Since TGT has such a low profile, you can fit it in a back or front pocket and still have room.

As a fun side note, the packaging also started in a grocery store; one of Jack’s designer friends created the first prototype out of a cereal box.

TGT wallets won’t wear out your clothes like a bulky wallet can. They proved so popular on Kickstarter they became its most successful campaign for a wallet to date. They perfectly reflect TGT’s mission to “keep it simple, keep it tight.”
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Jack
    Jack

    Hello everyone! I'm proud to introduce TGT wallets to The Grommet. I'd be happy to answer any questions you have!

  • Ginger
    Ginger
    8/18/2015 12:21 PM

    If I carry just one or two credit caards, is the wallet still "tight" enough to hold them without their falling out?

  • Dan
    Dan
    8/18/2015 12:30 PM

    @Ginger Hey Ginger! Dan from The Grommet here. If you look at 1:18 in the video, you can see a shot comparing two TGT Wallets, one holding a single card and a single bill, the other holder 10 cards and 5 bills. Just a single card in a TGT wallet will keep it tight enough for your goods to stay securely in place. Hope that helps!

  • Mary Kaye
    Mary Kaye
    8/18/2015 12:38 PM

    HI.... looks awesome, but where do you put change ..... will keys fit. I am a female dancer..... carry essentials in my bra. Keep it all on my body, since keys were stolen once before at a club... disaster! Just wondering.... I guess this is meant for pocket carriage. :-)

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    8/18/2015 1:10 PM

    Hi Mary Kaye, thanks for the question and right you are. It is meant for pocket carriage, but I don't know if it entirely rules out what you're looking for. Change and a key or two could fit in the leather pouch and be held in place by the tension of other cards or cash. I am not sure if it will hold up to the rigors of dancing while being carried in a bra though. It might be worth a try, and in the case of a nickel slip, you can find all the details to our return policy here.

  • Nichelle
    Nichelle
    8/18/2015 1:21 PM

    @Mike Nickel slip...nice one!

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    8/18/2015 1:30 PM

  • Suzanne
    Suzanne
    8/18/2015 2:44 PM

    @Mike

    Note to Mary Kaye: I have a small crocheted bag designed to wrap around your bra strap that my grandmother used. I figured they don't have any use anymore for folks but it seems like it would be perfect for you! Send me a note and I'll send you a pic of it. I have a friend who told me she could create a crochet pattern from it. It's small and just perfect for cash in the bra! :) Sue

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    8/18/2015 3:02 PM

    How very helpful, Suzanne!

  • Toba
    Toba
    8/18/2015 4:05 PM

    @Mike Am very interested. Use my bra all the time, too. How can I connect with you? Toba

  • Peter
    Peter
    8/18/2015 12:43 PM

    Cool Jack...good luck

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    8/18/2015 1:15 PM

    Thanks, Peter!

  • D
    D
    8/18/2015 12:48 PM

    Cool idea, have a suggestion, reduce the price to $16 and personally I'd like to see an end piece so things couldn't fall out the bottom.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    8/18/2015 1:39 PM

    Hi D, thanks for the comment. The price is a reflection of US made manufacturing so while you may be paying a bit more, you're supporting American jobs in the process. There is an end to the leather pouch so nothing falls out there and the band should be kept tight enough by your cards.

  • Joelle
    Joelle
    8/18/2015 2:09 PM

    @Mike That's why I love the Grommet. American made, keeping jobs in our country. Our folks have a right to making a living wage. The prices are a bit steep, but to me, it's worth it cuz I know my dollars to buy Grommet goods are going to the right folks...

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    8/18/2015 2:12 PM

    Happy to hear it, Joelle, thanks for the support!

  • Jack
    Jack – Special Guest
    8/18/2015 3:20 PM

    @Joelle, I appreciate that response! Supporting keeping jobs in the USA is what this company is all about. :)

  • Marc
    Marc
    8/18/2015 1:08 PM

    whats the diference between the Doctor and the Nightcall 2.0

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    8/18/2015 1:14 PM

    Hi Marc, the woven design on the back is different. Nightcall 2.0 is entirely black, while Doctor has a tri-colored pattern.

  • Linda
    Linda
    8/18/2015 1:21 PM

    My question is if the elastic gets used to a thicker stack, then it thins down, wouldn't things fall out of the bottom due to it stretching? How long before the elastic loses the tight grip?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    8/18/2015 1:45 PM

    Hi Linda, that's a great question. Because the width of the cards is the same, the tension should remain strong for a long time. Of course, longevity is one of the toughest aspects to test with any product. TGT wallets encourage slimming down on the amount you're carrying in your pockets so unless you are drastically changing the amount of cards you bring with you, you should get plenty of mileage out of it!

  • Jim
    Jim
    8/18/2015 1:47 PM

    Hi Jack- What about RFID?

  • Jack
    Jack – Special Guest
    8/18/2015 2:32 PM

    @Jim

  • Jack
    Jack – Special Guest
    8/18/2015 2:34 PM

    @Jim misfire. ;) These are often worn in the front pocket, so are not easily scanned. They don't have RFID protection cards that come included, but one can be bought separately for extra peace of mind.

  • Cornelia
    Cornelia
    8/18/2015 3:23 PM

    @Jack Bummer. Need RFID protection....

  • Russell
    Russell
    8/18/2015 4:27 PM

    @Cornelia I bought some RFID card protectors and all they are is a tinfoil lined pouch so I would suggest lining any wallet with regular tinfoil where the cards are stored and save your money. I was scanned before I bought them and they tried to get $3000 in small purchases out of my account. Thanks to fraud protection they didn't get a dime.

  • Teresa
    Teresa
    8/18/2015 2:20 PM

    Which one has the orange elastic? I see the picture with the orange on all of them, but don't see the orange one being sold. Thanks

  • Linda
    Linda
    8/18/2015 2:36 PM

    @Teresa There is no orange elastic. It is the Americana and is red, white and blue

  • Teresa
    Teresa
    8/18/2015 2:52 PM

    @Linda There are two pictures under the Americana of the elastic, and they are not the same colors....it looks like orange, white, and brown.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    8/18/2015 3:14 PM

    He Teresa, the tri-colored elastic band is always red, white, and blue. The leather pouch is brown. The other picture you might be referencing is the casing the wallet comes in. The colors on that are slightly faded.

  • steve
    steve
    8/18/2015 2:46 PM

    How many credit cards and other cards (maximum) can I store in this wallet?

  • Jack
    Jack – Special Guest
    8/18/2015 3:18 PM

    @steve the wallet can store 25+ cards, but we recommend leaving some cards at home, keeping about 8-12 and "keeping it tight".

  • Bryan
    Bryan
    8/18/2015 3:27 PM

    Great concept and very cool looking. Do you have any that are vegan? They all looked like lambskin was the only option.

  • Jack
    Jack – Special Guest
    8/18/2015 4:17 PM

    @Bryan Hi Bryan, none of these wallets are vegan, but stay tuned because that may be a part of our future.

  • Bryan
    Bryan
    8/18/2015 4:42 PM

    @Jack Great! I'll keep my eye out!

  • Toba
    Toba
    8/18/2015 4:03 PM

    Note to Suzanne: AM one of those who makes use of bra to store Important items. Would be very interested in the Bra strap crochet bag you described. Please tell me how to contact you. TOBA

  • Noby
    Noby
    8/18/2015 5:05 PM

    Cool idea, how many cards will it hold max?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    8/18/2015 5:29 PM

    Hi Noby, Jack said above it can fit above 25 but 8-12 is recommended to keep things tight!

  • Susan
    Susan
    8/18/2015 5:58 PM

    Um, what advantage does this have over the simple broccoli rubber band? I am also troubled by its inability to hold change. Or should we all just toss that to the ground?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    8/18/2015 9:49 PM

    Hi Susan, thanks for the question. For one, these look way better. I'm going with Nightcall 2.0 over broccoli band every time, but you can't go wrong here. The other advantage is also the answer to your troubles! The leather attached is a pocket that could be used for storing a small amount of change. Though TGT wallets are really at their best when you're not going into a situation requiring a lot of change.

    And just for the record, I'm not an advocate for tossing change to the ground. I'd look for a nearby wishing well or just hold on to it. You never know when a pair of nickels could save your life.

  • Craig
    Craig
    8/18/2015 10:14 PM

    Looks good but I would like to see one side stitched closed. I would think over time it would get loose & cards and cash may fall out.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    8/19/2015 9:53 AM

    Hi Craig, thanks for the comment. Cash can be stored in the leather pouch so you should have no trouble hanging onto it unless you're carrying wads of it. As for the wallet losing its strength holding cards, it's possible down the road it happens. Longevity is tough to predict with any product. But if you stay in the 8-12 card wheelhouse Jack mentioned, you will keep things tight for a long time.

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.