M&U Co. (short for Maxx&Unicorn) is a Brooklyn-based company specializing in a number of American made accessories for today’s gentleman: brass key chains, leather goods and wooden valet trays.
Given that my credit card case, money clip and lip balm do not have a suitable home when not resting inside my pockets, I was in the market for a valet tray. I had seen M&U’s versions online, but I was reluctant to pull the trigger on one without seeing it in the flesh.
A few days ago, while at Houston’s Manready Mercantile, I came upon several of the company’s valet trays. Here was a chance to empty my pockets and test the dimensions of each, to discover which met the demands of my accessories. As I suspected, the smallest of the offerings (a circular walnut tray) was more than adequate to contain the few items that I regularly carry in my pockets.