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Everyday Carry: Blue Skies

Now that we’ve officially crossed the summer solstice, we’re trying to make the absolute most of the summer. And while that means spending as much time as we can out in the warm sun and near big bodies of water, we also sometimes like to imbue the carefree feelings and freedom associated with the warmer months into our everyday carry gear. That’s exactly what we’ve done with this week’s pocket dump. However, we want to make one thing clear: just because this gear is colorful and a bit whimsical, that doesn’t mean it can’t stand up to the same levels of punishment you’ve come to expect from sturdy EDC items. This summer, fill your pockets with this loadout and you won’t be disappointed.

Baxter of California Beard Comb

Looking your best can sometimes be as simple as drawing a comb through your beard or hair to get everything straightened out. And Baxter of California’s tortoiseshell combs are perfect for managing just that. Handcrafted in Switzerland, this is the perfect pocketable grooming tool.

Purchase: $18

Sunski Dipsea Polarized Sunglasses

Handsome, timeless, and surprisingly forward-thinking, Sunski’s Dipsea polarized sunglasses are actually built from resin made out of recycled scrap plastic. Secondarily, the lenses are 100% resistant to UVA, UVB, and UV400 wavelengths — so they’ll keep your eyes safe all summer long. And if you’re not fond of the tortoiseshell frames and blue lenses, they come in a number of different styles to suit anyone.

Purchase: $55

Il Bussetto Business Card Holder

If you’re dedicated to your work, every chance meeting is a potential business connection. As such, you might want to consider carrying your business cards around in this beautiful, eye-catching, Italian-made card holder wallet. Of course, if you’re just looking for an heirloom-quality minimalist front pocket wallet, this vegetable-tanned, hand-painted, 100% Cuoio leather vessel will serve just as well.

Purchase: $58

Kizer Vanguard Vagnino Zipslip Slipjoint Knife

A beautifully-modern take on a classic slipjoint knife, Kizer’s Vanguard Vagnino Zipslip pocket knife is perfect for everyday carry — and is legal in more places than many others, thanks to its non-locking design. Yet it also boasts high-end materials, like Bohler N690 steel and G-10 handle scales, making it an elevated cutting tool great for any loadout.

Purchase: $69

Tsovet SVT-RM40 Watch

Designed to bridge the gap between functionality and minimalism, this handsome timekeeper is a bit more than meets the eye. For starters, it features a reliable Swiss quartz Ronda 505 movement housed in a stainless steel case and mated to a timeless and comfortable leather strap. And under its hardened mineral crystal, you’ll find a trio of faceted PVD blue steel hands over a simple dial complete with a day/date window at the 6 o’clock position.

Purchase: $275