Everyday Carry: Miami Vice

Dec 8, 2021

Category: Everyday Carry

In spite of the fact that its series finale aired over 30 years ago, ‘80s police drama Miami Vice remains a cultural touchstone — especially in the world of fashion. The suave cop duo of Crockett (Don Johnson) and Tubbs (Philip Michael Thomas), particularly the former, were known for their white Ferrari Testarossa, their ever-present sunglasses, and their wardrobe that heavily favored white linen suits with rolled-up sleeves over pastel pink and blue shirts. The style, while unequivocally mired in the world of 1980s Florida, remains unabashedly cool, and it inspired us to take our talents to South Beach for this pastel-heavy EDC loadout.

OtterBox iPhone 12 Pro Max Symmetry Series+ Case

OtterBox’s “Tea Petal Pink” phone cases definitely make for a bold option, but there’s no denying how striking the colorway is. And while there’s no way you’re cramming a giant ‘80s mobile phone into this case, it’ll offer OB’s trademark rugged protection to your iPhone 12 Max while also accommodating MagSafe and Qi Wireless charging.

Purchase: $40

The James Brand The Redstone

It’s not often you come across a pocket knife in a coral and turquoise colorway, but then again, The James Brand is far from your average knife company. The design-forward brand’s newest addition sports a unique handle featuring two “islands” with space to rest a finger between them, allowing for a better grip. The outdoor knife also features a Slide-Lock-enabled Sandvik 12C27 stainless steel blade and TJB’s first-ever bent-wire clip.

Purchase: $89

Ray-Ban Wayfarer Ease

Crockett wore various sunglasses over the course of Miami Vice’s five-season run, and like everyone else at the ‘80s, Ray-Ban’s iconic Wayfarers were a prominent member of his rotation. The ubiquitous shades arrive here looking even more ‘80s than usual thanks to their Blue Gradient Flash lenses that offer mirrored hues of pink, purple, and blue depending on the angle.

Purchase: $186

Autodromo Group B Corsica Blue

Autodromo knew exactly what they were doing when they unleashed the very Miami Vice-looking “Corsica Blue” variant of their popular ‘80s-inspired Group B watch onto the world, as evidenced by the watch’s announcement photoshoot that co-starred a Lamborghini Countach and a cigarette-smoking model in a linen suit. Bulletproof marketing aside, the Group B remains an outstanding watch, with a unique bi-metal case, a clever faux-integrated bracelet, and a dial inspired by the gauges of ‘80s Group B racers.

Purchase: $975

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