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24 Great EDC Items for Guys

Knives, watches, keychains, pens, wallets and more.

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Core accessories you holster on the daily need to check two boxes: functionality and good taste. You’re putting them through their paces every day, so they need to serve their purposes and last, no matter the environment or conditions. And, since they’re on your person daily, they’re a strong reflection of your preferences — so invest in something good-looking and well designed. Invest now, and whatever you do, use the hell out of them. There’s no good time to be cute about EDC.

Pocketknife


Your day-to-day utility blade


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Bermuda Green Bone Handle Mini Trapper by Case $49

Pico by Kershaw $60

Coney Island Boardwalk Camp Knife Horse Brand $240 (From the Gear Patrol Store)

The Chapter by The James Brand $275

The Kalan Knife Otter-Messer x Ulrich Hennicke $288

Watch


Keep it analog


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Archive Waterbury United 38mm by Timex $110

Meister Telemeter Chronoscope 40mm by Junghans $2,580

Chronomat by Breitling $3,950 (From the Gear Patrol Store)

S500 Supermarine Automatic 43mm by Bremont $4,495

Ingenieur Automatic 40mm by IWC Schaffhausen $6,100

Keychain


A simple and functional necessity


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Anchor Sailing Keychain by 877 Workshop $27 (From the Gear Patrol Store)

Transit Issue Key Chain by Apolis $28

Brass Key Ring by Maxx & Unicorn $30

Cog Keyring Loop by Tom Dixon $45

Loop Key Chain by KikaNY $48

Wallet


Leather for a range of budgets


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Leather Billfold Wallet by J.Crew $60

Journeyman Wallet by Tanner Goods $75

Folio Wallet by Common Projects $129

Jagua Leather Bifold Cardholder by Berluti $500

Pen/Pencil


Don’t get caught asking to borrow one.


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Wood Ballpoint Pen by Delfonics $10

Space Pen by Fisher $58

The Weight of Words Brass Pencil by Ystudio $125

Ecridor Lignes Urbaines Palladium-Coated Mechanical Pencil by Caran d’Ache $160

Sunglasses


An essential part of your kit.


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Original Wayfarer Sunglasses by Ray-Ban $150

Gelt Sunglasses by Moscot $290

Murdock Sunglasses by Salt $455

Livingston Sunglasses by Max Pittion $465

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