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Everyday Carry: Old Photograph

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There’s something so wondrous about flipping through old photographs of your parents or grandparents, even relatives you never had the pleasure of knowing. Times were undoubtedly simpler then, if not for the very absence of technology, which now seems to be evolving and improving with each passing moment. Today, taking pictures has become so commonplace that we’ve taken it for granted. We hardly think about how our ancestors thought about and cherished each and every image they were able to capture on film. The items in this everyday carry layout should look like they could pop right out of an old sepia-toned photograph.

Walden Woods Sunglasses

Walden aspires to capture what makes age-old silhouettes so timeless with its Woods sunglasses, harkening back to the 1950s when shades were classy even when they weren’t trying to be. Available in a trio of colorways, the frames were made with a combination of recycled steel, bio-based content (a mix of wood pulp cellulose and plant-based plasticizer), and fossil carbon, and the green nylon lenses are also made from recycled materials. Not only are these sunglasses stylish and sustainable, but they’re versatile enough to go with any outfit.

Purchase: $99

Whiskey Leatherworks The Clark Fork Copper Flask

Every one of Whiskey Leatherworks’ premium leather products evokes memories of America’s storied past. Made in the U.S., The Clark Fork Copper Flask keeps our mind on the history of the American spirit and spirits, giving you the ability to store 6oz of your favorite bourbon whiskey inside this food-grade 18/8 stainless steel that’s been coated with copper, wrapped with 3 to 4oz of brown Chromexcel leather from the Horween Leather Co., and sinew-stitched.

Purchase: $85

Modern Fuel Bolt Action Pen

Innovation is taking place all around us, even in the age-old industry of writing utensils. Carved from a single piece of metal and nary a shard of plastic, Modern Fuel’s Bolt Action pen launched via Kickstarter as the first of its kind. Its groundbreaking technology allows you to change the style of your writing by pushing out or retracting the tip to your desired length. Built to last you a lifetime, the pen utilizes Pilot G-2 ink refills.

Purchase: $150

Vacheron Constantin Fiftysix

Swiss watchmaker Vacheron Constantin is no stranger to classic designs. Its Fiftysix self-winding timepiece pays homage to the watches popular in the 1950s — most notably the Ref. 6073 from 1956 — with its sepia-colored sector dial, curved sapphire crystal, 18K 5N pink gold case, and authentic calfskin leather strap. The Caliber 1326 movement has 48 hours of power reserve, 142 parts, and 25 jewels.

Purchase: $23,100