Everyday Carry: Hot Lap

Sep 15, 2021

Category: Everyday Carry

For most people, driving is a necessity — and not one they give much thought to. For these people, their cars are meant for transportation only, owned exclusively to get them from place to place. Even people that proudly drive high-end luxury vehicles (like supercars), which are undeniably for appearance’s sake (at least to some degree) often use them solely to get to and from work, the grocery store, the gym, etc. However, as we all know, there’s another class of people for whom driving is an activity entirely its own. For these folks, getting behind the wheel is a treat, a privilege, and a tremendous source of joy. Feeling the connection between your body, your vehicle, and the road below is, put in overly simplified terms, unlike anything else short of thrill-seeking activities like skydiving and riding on roller coasters. It’s with these people in mind, those of us with petrol flowing through our veins, that we’ve created this week’s driver-focused everyday carry loadout.

Shinola Five Pocket Card Case

Found on car seats, steering wheels, and even driving gloves, perforated leather is about as synonymous with driving as ballistic nylon is with tactical gear. And that makes it the perfect option for this loadout, specifically as the exterior fabric of Shinola’s Five Pocket Card Case you see here. Beautifully combining timeless, classic styling with modern convenience and sensibilities, this minimalist cash and card carrier is perfect for track days (and every other day, too).

Purchase: $150

Acta Non Verba A200 Knife

Regardless of what activities you’ll be taking on in a given day, including driving on the track, keeping a good knife in your pocket is always a solid idea. And you can’t go wrong with the Acta Non Verba A200 with its black DLC-finished Sleipner steel blade, textured G10 handle scales, ambidextrous A-Lock, and its top-notch styling cues.

Purchase: $160

Montblanc Meisterstück Great Masters: Pirelli Limited Edition 1872 Pen

It might seem odd to suggest, but tires and EDC pens actually have one very important factor in common: they both require grip. So while they’re undoubtedly incredibly different from one another in their overall purpose, Montblanc’s Pirelli Limited Edition 1872 Pen actually makes a lot of sense, as it comes with a genuine Pirelli-designed rubber grip made to celebrate the brand’s “sgorbiatori” craftsmen and their meticulous hand-carved tire patterns. And that makes an already impressive writing utensil even more exceptional.

Purchase: $3,034

Chopard Mille Miglia GTS Automatic Watch

Inspired directly by a collection of legendary Mille Miglia race cars, this beautiful motorsport watch comes with an in-house automatic movement (with a 60-hour power reserve), a sturdy 100ATM stainless steel case, a simple dial inspired by the gauges found on car dashes, and — perhaps the most eye-catching bit — a treaded rubber strap made to mimic 1960s Dunlop tires. For serious drivers, this is one of the best automotive watches around.

Purchase: $5,790

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