Don’t ever let anyone tell you that you have to match your everyday carry to your outfit or even to itself. There’s no such rule. That being said, keeping a theme across your gear can go a long way toward making you look put-together and ensuring that you’re not missing anything when you head out the door each day. We’ve gathered this week’s pocket dump with the aim of showing you not just how you can match your EDC loadout, but also inject into it a distinct and contrasting style that will set you apart from the rest of the pack. It also acts as a subtle stylistic nod to a popular beverage – a beer cocktail comprised of light beer (usually a pale ale) with a dark beer (most often stout) layered upon it. Aptly named the Black and Tan, this drink isn’t just delicious; it’s also frequently found in the hands of a man who knows what he likes – much like this EDC gear.
Defy Key Chain
Built with leather sourced from one of the oldest and most revered tanneries in the United States, Horween, and featuring a matte black military-grade gun sling carabiner, this handsome and rugged keychain is all you need to carry around all your keys and keychain accessories.
Deejo 37g Folding Knife
About as minimalist as folding knives come, Deejo’s 37g Juniper Black is no less an incredibly capable and stylish blade made from a distinct combination of titanium-coated 420 stainless steel and juniper wood. It also features an integrated liner lock and a pocket clip for easy carry.
Hitch & Timber Flat Jacket Wallet
Handmade in the USA with American-sourced leather, this minimalist wallet has enough space for up to 8 cards, some cash, and a small item (like a key), but is still slim enough to fit in your front pocket. And since it’s made from high-quality leather, it will only look better with age.
Jack Mason Aviator Watch
With its inspiration drawn from the instrument gauges of an aircraft, this handsome wristwatch from Jack Mason is powered by a reliable Japanese quartz movement, features a stainless steel case with a water-resistance of up to 100 meters, and is attached to a comfortable and eye-catching Italian leather watch band.