Everyday Carry: Viridian

Jun 2, 2021

Category: Everyday Carry

From a colorist perspective, green — at its basest form — is the simple combination of blue and yellow. However, the color itself (and its many different shades) has far more significance than that. In nature, green represents the flourishing of life, especially in regard to flora. Expand upon that and you’ll understand how green can also represent both tranquility and environmental awareness. In Western culture, green is often associated with luck and has close ties to financial prosperity (U.S. paper currency is green, after all). Jade, a mineral famed for its green hues, is widely found in Eastern cultures — often representing wealth and power — but has also been found in Mayan and Olmec artifacts across Mesoamerica (modern-day Central America). It’s not all good, however — green has also historically been used to denote sickness (especially in humans), toxicity and radioactivity, and even jealousy. That latter bit is something you might experience pointed in your direction if you fill your pockets with the gear from this week’s green-laden everyday carry pocket dump.

Ezra Arthur No. 1 Front Wallet

Brilliantly blending modern sensibilities with a minimalist heritage construction, Ezra Arthur’s No. 1 Front Pocket Wallet features a glue-free handcrafted construction of Horween Chromexcel leather. It’s also made in the USA, comes with a lifetime warranty, and still has enough room for most folks’ daily haul of cards and cash while remaining small enough for front pocket storage.

Purchase: $50

Tactile Turn Standard Side Click Pen

Crafted from a solid piece of titanium, this sleek everyday carry pen is an eye-catcher that’s tough enough to go up against just about any kind of punishment you could throw at it. It’s also made in the USA, protected by a lifetime warranty, and is compatible with the ever-popular Pilot G2-style ink cartridges.

Purchase: $99

Oliver Peoples Sheldrick Sunglasses

Oliver Peoples knows a thing or two about crafting stylish and timeless sunglasses, as evidenced by the Sheldrick shades you see before you. crafted from a “Washed Jade” acetate and boasting an Italian construction, these sunglasses were actually directly inspired by pop artist Andy Warhol.

Purchase: $397

Oris Aquis Date Automatic Dive Watch

A stylish and eye-catching take on Oris’ famed Aquis dive watch, this spectacular specimen comes in a stainless steel case with a matching link band, boasts a ceramic unidirectional rotating bezel, features Super-LumiNova markings on the dial and hands, and is powered by a reliable Swiss automatic movement.

Purchase: $2,200

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