Between working a 9-5 job, paying bills, and staying up to date on your favorite Netflix series, you’ve probably not given your everyday carry much thought recently. Chances are good that your current EDC loadout — which may or may not include a makeshift paper clip money clip — has become stale and could use a calculated overhaul to better serve your daily carry needs.
Give your everyday carry the upgrade it deserves. The curated EDC essentials below are a great place to start.
Porter Key Multi-Tool 2.0
This is a keychain-friendly utility folding knife for when there just isn’t enough room in your pockets for a full-sized folder. It is a formidable addition to any everyday carry collection, integrating seamlessly into your current keychain setup and essentially replacing your bulky EDC knife while pulling double duty popping the tops on your next six-pack of Newcastle.
Bellroy Card Sleeve Wallet
Bellroy’s Card Sleeve minimalist wallet reduces EDC fatigue via a handsome leather construction that will patina over time to create an unmistakable, worn-in look. The wallet holds at least eight cards along with some folding cash, while an integrated pull tab feature allows instant access to the center compartment’s cash, card, and whatever else you manage to squeeze into it.
Everyman Grafton Pen
The Grafton Pen is crafted from 100% anodized aluminum and features a heavy-duty bolt-on pocket clip, an efficient click mechanism, and a grooved pattern for a superior grip when writing. The Grafton’s winning feature is its compatibility with higher-end ballpoint cartridges from the likes of both Fisher Space and Parker.
Field Notes Pocket Notebook
The blue lights from your screen keeping you up at night? Forget the notes app on your iPhone for a while and consider adding a Field Notes Pocket Notebook to your EDC. Enjoy 48 lined pages on which to jot down your shopping list, notes, random thoughts, and the generally bright ideas you might otherwise forget — without the need for a pair of blue light-blocking glasses.
MVMT Classic Watch
For just under 100 bucks, this classic offering from MVMT is a minimalist dress watch that looks just as it home with a navy blazer and chinos as it does with a pair of worn-in jeans and a pocket t-shirt. And the oversized 45mm case perfectly contrasts with the current yet questionable trend of wearing undersized 38mm watches.
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