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Passport cover

30905 Views 47 Replies 34 Participants Last post by  greeny
I thought I'd put this one here before, but it disappeared...

I finally got a passport. I want a nice passport cover, but the one that matches my briefcase is $450 and rather blah. I bought and returned one from Cartier that was $225, because I just didn't like the metal trim detail - seemed like it could snag on a pocket, and rummaging for something in a coat pocket in front of a border guard is never a good idea.

I think I've decided on this one:

But I'm not sure about the crest. I prefer the silver to the gold, because it looks more like something from the 1960s, when people wore suits to fly Pan Am and got hot meals that were at least as good as the Horn & Hardart.

My one paranoid thought is that it advertises that I'm an American. I don't intend to travel to any war zones, but is it just foolish for me to be concerned about attracting the attention of people who would be inclined to harrass Americans because of their disagreement with our government's policies?
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I actually bought that one, in black. But I'm a sucker for high-end leather goods and wanted something a bit fancier. Not $450 fancy, but $170 fancy was OK.

What don't you like about the crest?
Same thing as said above. I just wanted something a bit more discreet.

Swaine Adeney Brigg used to have a passport case on their website. Seems like it retailed for something like $80 or so, which is quite reasonable for them. You might take a look there. I don't see it on their website but an email to them might scare it up.
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