If you were to look up “acetate” — a material used across many applications, especially in regards to fashion and/or smaller everyday carry gear — in the dictionary, you might end up even more confused than when you started looking. That’s because the material we gearheads know only as “acetate” is actually short for “cellulose acetate.” Originally used in eyewear back in the 1940s, cellulose acetate is actually a plant-based bio-plastic — made from renewable sources like cotton and wood — with hypoallergenic properties and beneficial qualities like flexibility, durability, a lack of unnecessary weight, and a tremendous amount of stylistic versatility (truly you can make it in just about any color and/or appearance pattern you can imagine). It’s this remarkable material that has inspired this week’s everyday carry loadout.
Gerber Jukebox Folding Knife
One of Gerber’s more recent, less aggressive offerings, the Jukebox is a smart-looking EDC blade marked by a 7Cr17MoV steel sheepsfoot blade, acrylic handle scales, liners lock, and front flipper mechanism. Inspired by barber’s straight razors, this is a stylish everyday carry knife that’s also dependable and won’t cost you an arm and a leg.
Nixon Time Teller Watch
For most occasions, the most we need out of a watch is the ability to gauge what time it is and/or how much time has passed. And Nixon’s iconic Time Teller watch is superb at managing just that, while also being a handsome addition to your wardrobe. This particular model is done up in a tortoiseshell acetate case and matching band, it has a reliable Miyota quartz movement, and it features a clean and simple dial.
Oliver Peoples Fairmont Sun Sunglasses
With a timeless silhouette and Oliver Peoples’ signature stying, these sunglasses are the kind you might find work with just about any outfit or occasion. They’re also built from durable and lightweight acetate, come equipped with gold-mirrored 100% UVA/UVB protective mineral glass lenses, and they’re completely handcrafted.