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An Understated EDC That Won’t Let You Down

A wallet, sunglasses, headphones and more.


The best pieces of EDC are born at the intersection of function and good taste. They need to be durable, practical and capable of standing up to years of daily use, yet stylish enough to be used and worn in a variety of settings. Though the understated designs of many EDC staples have gone unchanged for decades, there are many modern updates to timeless pieces that will instantly refresh your carry. Incorporating both subtle shifts and broad changes, these EDC essentials are a welcome update for the contemporary man.

Black Aluminum Wallet by The Ridge Wallet $72
Ecridor Lignes Urbaines Mechanical Pencil by Caran D’Ache $160
Lemtosh Sunglasses by Moscot $290
MH30 Headphones by Master & Dynamic $330
Leather Portfolio by Shinola $395
MacBook Pro by Apple $1,299

A Modern Wallet


The Ridge Wallet offers a refreshingly modern take on the classic leather wallet, blending function and style in a small package. The slim aluminum body holds between one and twelve cards with the help of sturdy elastic bands, and it also blocks RFID, giving added protection against wireless theft. An external money clip grips your cash, and the brand’s lifetime warranty gives you piece of mind for years to come. Weighing in at two ounces, this minimal wallet is the modern refresh your EDC needs.

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