Although the world’s most famous mouse is primarily known for his red, yellow, and black aesthetic, Disney’s renowned creation has donned a bevy of different colors over the past 93 years. As the most popular sequence from Fantasia, the studio’s timeless 1940 film, “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” has remained a household favorite for casual viewers and Mickey Mouse enthusiasts alike. Primarily notable for the self-operating broom and the impeccably orchestrated background music of Paul Dukas, the former would not be possible if not for Mickey nabbing the emblematic moon-and-star-clad wizard’s hat from Yen Sid, the titular sorcerer. Although this piece of headgear may not appear on your local block, the blue-and-silver colorway is a mainstay down Main Street U.S.A. and serves as the inspiration for our latest magical array of everyday carry picks.
Smythson Panama Notebook
Smythson has been fusing luxury and utility for well over a century at this point, having been around since 1887. The British brand’s admirable leather goods have been used by the likes of Winston Churchill and Sigmund Freud, serving as a testament to their prowess and, again, just how long they’ve been around. Their Panama notebook measures in at a pocketable 3.5″ x 5.5″, is bound in an enviously smooth cross-grain lambskin, and is available in a striking silver color that makes for a seamless parallel to the Sorcerer Hat’s moon and stars. Of course, it wouldn’t be Smythson if not for the brand’s trademark Featherweight Paper to ensure even more of a lightweight carry.
Persol PO3046S Sunglasses
It’s usually impossible to go wrong with a pair of sunglasses from Persol, serving as another name on this list that has been revered in their respective field for over 100 years. Crafted in Italy from a sleek, retro-modern combination of acetate frames accented by crystal lenses and the brand’s signature Meflecto frame tech, the storied brand’s PO3046S shades provide 100% UV protection, which is a necessity whether it’s the summertime or the dead of winter.
Shinola Detrola Watch
Boasting a playful, Crayola-adjacent color palette across the board, the Detrola might as well be pinned as one of Shinola’s most kid-friendly options, with an extremely fair price tag to boot. Crafted for the sake of daily wear, the casual watch is encased in TR90 resin with a stainless steel core and boasts an Argonite 705 quartz movement that’s been hand-assembled. This particular model from the upscale Detroit-bred manufacturer features a Midnight Blue dial to contrast its off-white and silver detailing, then is finished off with additional color by way of its matching silicone strap.
Montblanc Great Characters Walt Disney Ballpoint Pen
Montblanc’s ‘Great Characters’ collection has paid tribute to a wide array of notable figures, including the likes of Alfred Hitchcock, Miles Davis, and even Enzo Ferrari. Be that as it may, their 2019 release commemorated the man behind Mickey Mouse himself — not to mention an unparalleled entertainment conglomerate, to boot. Inspired by Walt Disney’s iconic Disneyland Monorail concept, this German-made ballpoint pen is embellished with a handful of hidden Mickeys and finished off with a fully-visible pair of 3D ears made up of the brand’s signature precious resin. Whether you’re sketching the next universally-celebrated cartoon character or just jotting down a quick note, you’ll have a blast doing so with this luxurious bit of whimsy.