New York’s Fifth Avenue is home to some of the world’s most revered, coveted boutiques around, but sitting at the heart of it is a name that has garnered an otherworldly prowess for itself. Going far beyond product and seeping into the world of entertainment, color, and unadulterated regality is no easy feat for any company, but Tiffany & Co. has done so for well over a century and a half. After opening their doors in 1837 to a then-honorable $4.98 profit on their first day, their popularity only bolstered upon implementing diamonds and .925 sterling silver into their standard — on top of that, a co-sign from Abraham Lincoln didn’t hurt much either.
While department store posters of Audrey Hepburn have gradually and rightfully grown to cloud the majority of the brand’s image, their history is illustrious and came to prominence long before Breakfast at Tiffany’s, and it remains just as paramount. While there is no shortage of American-made jewelry to pick up for yourself, there is no name in the field that provides more of an ego boost or hones a parallel connotation to the shining hues of sterling silver and Tiffany Blue, which served as the inspiration for this ultra-classy EDC loadout.
The James Brand The Redstone
Built for the sake of your soonest outdoor escapades, The James Brand’s latest-and-greatest folding knife comes in a variety of colors, with none more dressed for the occasion than their ‘Glacier/Sterling’ option. Introducing the brand’s new ‘island’ design concept, the knife’s handle offers a superior grip thanks to its inner finger-resting place. Built around a sturdy die-stamped chassis, the real show-stopper here is its Sandvik 12C27 stainless steel blade and an uber-handy bent-wire clip, all combining for an attractive lightweight composition that is built to last.
Bellroy 3 Card iPhone Case
Australia-based Bellroy often manages to provide an extensive selection of colors to fit the occasion, and their handy 3 Card iPhone case does no less. Crafted from eco-tanned leather and capable of holding up to, you guessed it, three of your cards, the well-constructed case also provides a kickstand for your phone whenever you leave the card slot ajar.
Paul Smith Leather Cardholder
Paul Smith’s color palette consistently ranges from your standard sartorial staples to the bright stripes that often evoke some elements of pop art. Having been around for 50 years and some change, the British design house has managed to offer fashionable options for quite some time now, and their Italian-made leather cardholder continues to do so. Calfskin-crafted and lined with black fabric, this eye-popping piece is a seamless fit for pockets of all sizes, and can even be monogrammed to your liking.
Patek Phillipe x Tiffany & Co. Nautilus 5711
Limited to a mere 170 pieces, the most illustrious collaboration of 2021 came about in the year’s waning moments and was delivered in an enviously luxurious fashion. As if Patek Phillipe’s Nautilus ref. 5711 model wasn’t one of their more emblematic timepieces, teaming up with the New York jewelers to implement a co-branded Tiffany Blue dial only adds to its legacy. Alas, its legacy may be all the watch has left, considering the Swiss brand has announced their plan to discontinue the 5711 this upcoming year and the one example of this variant that was offered to the general public via a Phillips auction selling for over $6.5 million.
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