You know how we talk about pulling together a complete outfit here at Effortless Gent?
The sort of versatile outfit centered around go-anywhere pieces like classic dark denim, timeless chukka boots, and a crisp white Oxford shirt?
Well, the same principles apply to the smaller areas of your lifestyle (and your wardrobe), too. We’re talking, of course, about your everyday carry essentials – and the one’s he’ll love to be gifted this holiday.
Be it your keys, your leather wallet, that handy pocket-sized bottle opener, or a small pocket notebook, these are the items you shouldn’t leave the house without.
Everyone’s everyday carry essentials are different. But once you find the right pieces, I think you’ll find that you grow attached to ‘em — in a good way.
But where to start if you don’t quite know what you need, much less where to get it? Or if you want to help him build his EDC but aren’t sure what will work best?
It’s simple: Huckberry. The versatile E-commerce retailer stocks goods for the modern man that range from perfectly faded denim to tough lace-up boots – to the best everyday carry essentials you’ve ever seen.
OK, that’s lofty praise — so, we’ll let you be the judge of these picks to upgrade your everyday carry essentials – or to give as the perfect holiday present.
Best start off your search for everyday carry essentials with a piece that can check off more than a few boxes for you, right? Bellroy makes functional gear that also happens to look great, like this rich caramel leather folio.
You can easily rely on it to store important documents alongside your passport and credit cards. In short: It’s an everyday carry essential that’ll ensure you travel light heading to your next meeting. It’s just up to you to find a sharp business suit now. $139
No more fumbling around for cash — the Studebaker Bessemer Money Clip makes it easy to keep your hard-earned dough in order. And it does so with minimal impact on your everyday carry haul.
This is the alternative to the bulky wallet from many a front pocket. It’s made in Pittsburgh and forged from pure cooper, so it’s also durable — not flimsy in the slightest. $68
Perhaps it’s the writer in me, but I can’t resist the old-school appeal and deliberate feel of a well-made notebook — especially one made from beautiful top-grain leather.
Filled with cream-colored paper to chronicle adventures, ideas, sketches, and plans, this Rustico notebook is a worthwhile addition to your everyday carry. Best of all, it’ll fit nicely in the storage pocket of your waxed messenger bag while you’re on the go. $48
If it’s good enough for astronauts, it’s good enough for me. At least, that’s my thought on the durable, cleanly designed, timeless Fisher Space Pen.
It’s perhaps the ultimate everyday carry essential – one of those rare writing tools that’s instantly recognizable. It’s easy to slip into the inside pocket of your blazer or field coat, and it’s a stylish complement to the Rustico leather notebook. $100
Life can’t be all about writing and making lists, can it? No, you deserve a little fun — especially as we roll into the holiday season. Don’t let your friends get caught without a bottle opener at your next holiday shindig — keep the refined, just-plain-cool Trophy Brass Bottle Opener from Craighill handy at home or on the road. $95
There are small innovations that make so much sense, it’s a wonder no one thought of them before. That’s the case with the Stash 2 Magnetic Phone Wallet from This Is Ground, a surprisingly functional and surprisingly stylish phone case that uses a magnet system to keep your phone in place.
Coupled with the fact that it fits four cards and currency — and oh yeah, your phone — it’s a no-brainer for the guy who values form and function. $175
Less of an everyday carry essential and more of a must you’re going to wear every day this winter, it helps that the Utsjo Gloves from Hestra are made using time-honored methods. They’re worth the investment, and a heck of a lot more durable and hard-wearing than the flimsy gloves you have now. You won’t want to leave the house without them this season. $140
You won’t need a handy, durable pocket knife like the well-made Leatherman Skeletool … until you absolutely need one. A welcome addition to your everyday carry — particularly if you have a long list of outdoor work to get through this fall and winter — this knife is durable but low profile. Plus, it stows away with ease in the pocket of your waxed chore coat. $25