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RetroCard Belt Buckle Featured on Best Gifts Under $100

December 15th, 2011




cool belt buckleThis week, TMRnyc’s limited edition, hand-signed and –numbered RetroCard Belt Buckle is being featured on the exclusive (and quite addictive) shopping site, as one of this year’s “100+ Best Gifts Under $100.”  Buy now from, and get it before December 23rd. 

At a special sale price available only through, everyone’s favorite cool belt buckle is just $98 which includes a black or brown belt.  

You’ll need to register for a account and wait to be admitted, but you can jump the queue by inviting some of your Facebook friends.

Touted by the fab folks at as the perfect gift for those who love “Inspector Gadget-worthy personal effects with a utilitarian touch,” the RetroCard Belt Buckle makes the cut this year among Fab’s affordable gift recommendations.

What makes our handmade belt buckle worthy of inclusion on this varied list of gift-giving bliss?

Like nearly everything else on the list, this manly belt buckle has much more to it than meets the eye. Crafted of a hot-rolled steel front plate and blackened steel backplate, the RetroCard Belt Buckle is a sleek steel buckle that will develop a unique patina with wear over time.

The hidden beauty of this piece, however, is that it sports a concealed, felt-lined compartment between the plates in which commuters can stash (and easily access) their MetroCards or other transportation passes.

Hop on over to and pick one up for the Inspector Gadget on your holiday list.


Save Time, Protect Your Finances, and Look Great With This Belt Buckle

November 16th, 2011




RetroCard Belt Buckle PackagingWe live in a fast-paced world. We rush from place to place, taking calls at all hours and working on the go.

For city commuters, catching the subway while toting a briefcase, purse, cell phone, coat, or packages can be a particular challenge.

The little things that make our hectic lifestyle a bit more manageable are not only appreciated, they’re becoming essential; and the RetroCard Belt Buckle from TMRnyc is one of them.

Keep Your Hands Free With The RetroCard Belt Buckle

The RetroCard Belt Buckle is a retro-styled, rolled steel fashion statement that keeps your MetroCard handy at all times. Handmade right here in Brooklyn, New York, the buckle is crafted with a slim, notched, felt-lined compartment perfectly sized to fit your MetroCard.

For New Yorkers on the go, this easy access means you’ll never miss a train because you can’t find your MetroCard in your wallet or can’t find your wallet in your purse. You simply slide the card right out of your belt buckle, and put it right back in.

Commute More Securely With The RetroCard Belt Buckle

RetroCard Belt BuckleDesigned for use with any button-snap belt, the RetroCard Belt Buckle does more than prevent you from having to dig around for your MetroCard and help you get on the train faster. It also helps you commute more safely.

How often have you dropped a credit card or business card while pulling your MetroCard out of your wallet?

Or dropped your phone while getting that wallet out of your pocket or purse?

With your MetroCard (or any public transportation fare card) right at your waist, yet snuggly fit into your belt buckle, there’s no need to take out your wallet or open your purse in a crowded subway station.

With its sweet new packaging, the RetroCard Belt Buckle makes a great gift for the guy who has everything this holiday season.


RetroCard Belt Buckle on PIX 11 morning news show!

June 2nd, 2011




Here is the video of Patrick and my first appearance on live morning television showing off our goods and the limited edition RetroCard Belt Buckle. We discuss the inspiration behind the idea and then we were immediately followed by the housewives of Miami. Take a peek! Please note it is a FLASH video so it probably won’t work on your iPhone.


The Pipe Bomb Bar

April 12th, 2009




The pipe bomb bar’s rich, lustrous, hand-rubbed blackened patina Read More »