Everyday Carry: Monochrome

So the saying goes, “always bet on black.” And though that might seem cliché, it also happens to be correct. Black is classic, reliable, and always looks good. That doesn’t change when it comes to everyday carry, either. Chances are nearly 100% that, if you find some really excellent EDC gear, it’s all going to be available in a black colorway. So, who are we to argue? Sometimes, it’s just better to lean into it – especially when it comes to stylistic tones that work this well together. If you’re looking to add some new EDC gear to your pockets, but you can’t quite decide what look you want to go for, you can never go wrong with onyx, obsidian, pitch, ebony, jet, or whatever else you want to call it. Black is a sure thing, every time.

Nomad Key Apple Lightning

For those of us who have an iPhone, it can be hard to keep the thing charged throughout the day. Well, with the Nomad Key for Apple Lightning, all you need is your keychain and a USB port and – voilà! – you’ve got a means by which to keep your phone juiced up.

Purchase: $20

Griffin Pocket Tool

Small enough to fit on your keychain, this one-piece multi-tool boasts the functionality of over 11 regular-sized tools, including a number of hex wrench sizes, a pry bar and screwdriver, a bottle opener, and more. It’s also built from super tough cerakote-coated stainless steel.

Purchase: $35

Pioneer Carry Molecule Card Wallet

Made from a proprietary 10XD material that is literally ten times stronger than steel, this front-pocket minimalist wallet can carry up to 6 cards and some folded bills without ever ripping, tearing, or breaking in any way. And it weighs a total of just over 28 grams – not bad.

Purchase: $65

The James Brand Folsom Knife

Featuring a Carpenter CTS-BD1 steel blade, lightweight and durable G10 handle scales, a reliable liner lock, and black oxide 416 stainless steel hardware, this might just be the ultimate everyday carry knife – and that’s saying a lot coming from The James Brand, a brand that specializes in amazing EDC blades.

Purchase: $99

Tsovet SVT-FW44 Watch

With inspiration drawn from the classic WWI infantryman’s field watch, Tsovet’s Swiss quartz Ronda-powered SVT-FW44 is as handsome as it is tough. It’s equipped with a 316L stainless steel case, which is water-resistant to 100 meters, and mated to a comfortable black leather band.

Purchase: $325

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