Everyday Carry: Gold Standard

Dec 12, 2018

Category: Everyday Carry

Presented By

The phrase “gilding the lily,” while fairly commonplace, has a somewhat elusive origin story. That is to say, the phrase itself is a reference to one of Shakespeare’s lesser-known works, King John, though more as a paraphrase, for the colloquialism was never actually spoken verbatim in the play. Regardless, what it represents is still very much intact: that it is pointless to further adorn things that are already beautiful and/or perfect. Of course, we don’t always agree with that when the adornment serves a larger purpose. For instance, this week’s pocket dump is comprised of some truly wonderful everyday carry gear that would be top-tier in any color. However, when they’re all matched in gold and carried together, the loadout acquires a beautiful cohesion you’d otherwise not find. It might not be necessary to carry all of this golden EDC gear, but that doesn’t mean we’re not chomping at the bit for the chance.

Nixon Re-Run Digital Watch

Inspired by the digital watches of the 1980s, the nostalgia-inducing Nixon Re-Run watch is a gorgeous piece of retro everyday carry that looks good enough for any occasion (which is helped by its numerous available colorways). It features a calendar, alarm, dual time function, and countdown timer — while, physically, it boasts a stylish 5-link integrated tapered stainless steel band, polyurethane pushers, and a locking clasp.

Purchase: $125

Machine Era Ti5 Titanium Slim Wallet

Everything you need in a minimalist wallet and nothing you don’t, the Machine Era Ti5 is constructed from ultra-durable PVD-coated titanium, holds up to seven cards, and boasts a sturdy elastic cash strap. It also has an integrated thumb hole/bottle opener, offers RFID blocking, is corrosion resistant, and was made in the United States.

Purchase: $60

Best Made Embassy Tactical Pen

Made in the USA with the original intention of being used by government employees and the military, Best Made’s Embassy Tactical Pen is both absurdly sturdy — with a solid brass construction with knurled grip and threaded screw-on cap — and strikingly beautiful. It also features a Fisher Space Pen refill, so it can write upside-down, underwater, or in zero gravity.

Purchase: $98

Grovemade Brass Minimalist Knife

Beautifully understated and radically uncluttered, Grovemade’s Brass Minimalist Knife was inspired by the beauty and simplicity of the Japanese higonokami knife. As such, it’s a non-locking friction folder comprised solely of necessary parts — including a gently curved 440C steel blade, a solid brass handle, and a pivot. They’re also made entirely in the USA.

Purchase: $120

HiConsumption is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more

More From Everyday Carry

Flint and Tinder Unveils a Highlands-Inspired Wardrobe Staples Collection

A line of premium & contemporary takes on Scottish workwear essentials.

Posted By Tim Huber

Partner

The 7 Best Minimalist Wallets For EDC [VIDEO]

Streamlined front-pocket wallets built to declutter your daily carry.

Posted By Gray Van Dyke

Partner
Featured Image

Everyday Carry: Zest

A curation of citrus-themed picks to brighten up your EDC.

Posted By

Jan 26, 2022

Featured Image

Everyday Carry: Atomic No. 29

A curated “Cu-llection” of copper-clad and constructed everyday carry items.

Posted By

Jan 19, 2022

Featured Image

Everyday Carry: Sorcerer

An array of magical gear paying homage to a famous mouse.

Posted By

Jan 12, 2022

Featured Image

Everyday Carry: Polar

Conquer the cold with this wintry mix.

Posted By

Jan 5, 2022