The concept of a wallet chain came from 50’s biker culture, when leather and metal combined to create the fearsome image of bike gangs. Like Marlon Brando in The Wild One, these bikers hit the road in cuffed jeans, engineer boots, white tee shirts, leather jackets, and wallet chains so intimidating that they could make grown men cry. The thick leather and wallet chain not only deferred theft, but it discouraged any disparaging remarks made about, or to the wearer of the extreme style. The wallet was attached to a chain, which had a strap of leather that attached to either belt loops or a belt, for the ultimate security. A pickpocket couldn’t get too far away without pulling your chain.
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