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Everyday Carry: Executive

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If you work in a more formal setting that requires donning a suit and tie each morning, you may find it difficult to put together an everyday carry loadout that doesn’t overly draw attention or stick out like a sore thumb. Fortunately, if you know what to look for, a business-appropriate EDC array can be achieved, though this is admittedly harder said than done, as it requires finding items that afford genuine utility without looking intimidating or overly aggressive for an office environment. Well aware of what a challenge this can be, we’ve gone ahead and done the legwork for you, thoroughly poring over the sector to deliver this handpicked executive’s everyday carry loadout.

CRKT CEO Flipper

Penned by knife designer Richard Rogers, the CRKT CEO is an incredibly unique knife, affording ample utility in a package that wouldn’t look out of place in a board room. Intended to be worn in a front shirt pocket like a pen, the CEO sports an ultra-slim and low-profile design with a blade that’s deployed via a low-profile thumb stud and effortlessly guided by CRKT’s proprietary IKBS ball bearing pivot system. Weighing only 2.10oz, this knife is also equipped with a sturdy stainless steel liner lock. Available exclusively through BladeHQ, this particular version of the CEO features a blacked-out 3.25” D2 steel blade that’s mated to a handle that is crafted from rugged glass-reinforced nylon.

Purchase: $60

Persol PO3272S Sunglasses

Part of the famed Italian eyewear brand’s Framed by Persol capsule — a special edition collection that pays homage to the label’s long-standing connection to cinema — the Persol PO3272S is a new pair of ultra-premium sunglasses. This Wayfarer-adjacent model is constructed around a handmade acetate frame that’s decorated with Persol’s signature Arrow symbol at the hinges as well as its hallmark Meflecto system. Highlighting Persol’s tie to the movie business, these glasses also feature a “Framed by Persol” temple inscription as well as metal film reel details at the tips. Available with polarized or non-polarized lenses, the variant of the PO3272S seen here sports a black-on-black color scheme that’s juxtaposed by the frame’s silver arm stripes and Arrow symbols, though these glasses are also offered in luminous brown tortoise or exclusive Terra di Siena frame options.

Purchase: $341

Tom Ford T Line Cardholder

Whether dealing in movies or high fashion, Tom Ford can do no wrong. And while the designer’s wares don’t come cheap, the luxury label undeniably produces garments, goods, and accessories of incredibly high quality — with TF’s T Line Cardholder being no exception. This minimalist, non-folding wallet features room for four cards in its clever T-shaped central card slots. Measuring 3.9” x 2.8”, this wallet is crafted in Italy entirely from ultra-supple and premium leather and comes adorned with an embossed Tom Ford logo while the backside of the cardholder is completely devoid of any branding whatsoever. Tom Ford also produces a money clip wallet and a leather bifold from the same T Fold lineup.

Purchase: $370

Montblanc Summit 2+

Made in Germany, the Montblanc Summit 2+ is a cutting-edge smartwatch that comes in a more upscale and elegant package than most of its competitors. Powered by the Wear OS by Google operating system and running off of a state-of-the-art Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 3100 processor, the Summit 2+ is equipped with a 1.28” AMOLED display set in a 43.5mm black DLC-coated stainless steel case with a rotating crown. Alongside basic timekeeping duties, this blacked-out Montblanc smartwatch also offers heart rate monitoring, GPS, a fitness assistant with a VO2max display, an altimeter, an accelerometer, a gyroscope, a barometer, a compass, and even an onboard speedometer (for running to meetings, no doubt). Armed with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of storage, this smartwatch also packs a potent 440mAh battery that affords a one-day power reserve.

Purchase: $1,170