Options for your EDC are basically infinite. The items, the materials, the color—fully up to you. Yes, you can go with any colorway for your personal pocket picks. But we all know the best color is black. Stealthy, understated, and irrefutably cool, blackout everyday carry makes all other EDC feel overdressed.
Timex + Todd Snyder Q Blackout Watch
When Timex reissued their Q series a few years back, it was a resounding success. A stylish retro workhorse in the right place at the right time. Now they’ve given the Q to long-time Timex collaborator Todd Snyder for a minimalist black version that subtly, affably proclaims it’s badassery.
Garrett Leight Hampton X Sunglasses
For ten years, Garrett Leight has been designing eyewear surrounded in the golden light of Los Angeles. Their first frame ever was the Hampton, and this reissue builds on what’s already great. Adding thicker acetate for the frames and real glass in the lenses, the Hampton X shades look good on any face, especially yours.
The James Brand Redstone Knife
Designed in collaboration with a mountain climber (someone who really doesn’t want to lose hold of their knife) The Redstone Knife is built with “island” scales for a superior grip. Measuring just over six inches deployed, it’s a compact, one-handed blade with The James Brand’s own slide-lock mechanism. It comes in four colorways, but you know which is best.
The James Brand Mehlville Carabiner
Good EDC is all about the details. The James Brand eats and breathes details all day. Another pick from the Portland designers, the Mehlville Carabiner was designed to out-do all other carabiners. With a dual compartment construction and a light-but-stout machined aluminum build, it achieves that goal handily, looking angular and tough in the process.
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