In 1965 Terje Wiggo Nielsen’s goal was to become a successful businessman. The key to success, in his opinion, was being well organized. The businessman’s briefcase was not quite his style. But with pockets filled with odds and ends, and always hunting forgotten items, he had to do something. He sketched out his ideas, with compartments for his essentials, and contacted the skilled artisan, Pål Birkedal, who designed and made the first prototype. More than forty years and several developments and improvements later, En Nielsen is now made of high quality leather by specially trained craftsmen—a true Norwegian design and story with a practical value the quality-conscious costumer, while being a unique accessory for the individualist.
A friend for life
By Terje Wiggo Nielsen
En Nielsen started as a solution to a practical need, but has become my friend for life, my constant companion. My routine is simple: I always wear it. I’m one of those who wear it well concealed under a jacket; on a hot day, or when casually dressed, I wear a short-sleeved cardigan over it. Safety is also a paramount to me. Over forty years pickpockets have never taken anything from me. They have tried, but never succeeded.
In my experience some people will never get used to wearing En Nielsen, while others get totally dependent on it. Wearing it demands a bit of style, social courage and self-assuredness. As the leather is of high quality, it will conform to your body and adept to the items you carry in the different compartments. Just give it a bit of time, and En Nielsen will find its perfect shape.
What started as a pocket originally designed for sunglasses, I now use for my mobile phone. The main compartment on the left I use for banknotes, tucked in loose. I also carry my passport there. In the right hand compartment I carry the credit card wallet and my driver`s license, and also loose receipts. There are two small key pockets, I use one for my house key, the other for the cottage key. With a bit of imagination, En Nielsen will more than satisfy your personal needs.