If you’re ever flying around amongst the stars and happen to spot somebody floating by wearing a white space suit, you should probably stop and help them out. Extravehicular activity suits (EVAs) are made white to reflect the heat of the sun, but also contrast the deep black void of outer space incredibly well. Here are our black and white EDC picks for anyone living a stellar lifestyle either on or off of Earth.
The James Brand The Carter Knife
The Carter is The James Brand’s best-selling EDC knife with a reputation that speaks for itself. Built with a corrosion-resistant VG-10 straight-edge steel, this drop-point variant with a white micarta handle and a contrasting black blade is beautiful in any loadout. Feeling as robust in your hand as you’d want, with a pocket carry that’s effortless at just 3oz, this knife also sports an ambidextrous thumb disc with a slide lock.
Leuchtturm1917 Drehgriffel Nr. 1 Pen
You have to love your craft to be at it for over 100 years. German-based outfit Leuchtturm1917 has been making high-quality pens at fair prices for more than a century. Available in a plethora of colorways, its Drehgriffel Nr. 1 doesn’t just have a beautifully retro aesthetic but a hexagonal build to prevent it from rolling off your desk. A reissue of the company’s ‘20s-era writing utensil, this ballpoint pen is constructed of precision-milled aluminum and brass for durability and glides effortlessly with a ceramic ball bearing.
Vuarnet Legend 03 Originals Sunglasses
For the past 65 years, French-based Vuarnet has crafted memorable specs for a myriad of occasions, be it hiking, running, driving, or anything in between. Its Legend 03 Originals are excellent for life in fresh powder with its Skilynx mineral glass lenses which enhance visibility in cloudier conditions, although no one would think twice if you carried these over as your go-to day-to-day pair. Stylish in their own right, the frames are constructed with durable bio-nylon with shape retention and a movable bridge for comfort.
OMEGA Speedmaster Moonwatch Professional Co-Axial Master Chronometer
In 1969, the OMEGA Speedmaster was worn on the wrists of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin as they first stepped foot on the Moon. This special edition version with a 42mm 18K Canopus Gold case pays direct homage to those very first lunar pieces. Housing an in-house Co-Axial Master Chronometer Calibre 3861 movement, visible through the caseback, this timepiece has three totalizers gracing the silvery white dial and a pair of pushers activating them from the side.