Some of our best ideas can be seen in our personal sketchbooks. A place where we can write, draw, and imagine, these books give us the chance to express ourselves and make mistakes in the process. This EDC loadout is inspired by the shades of gray that pervade our own notebooks.
Nixon 51-30 Chrono
When you have a watch that can serve as a chronograph while providing you with spectacular dive capability, it makes sense that it would be large and in charge. Named after its 51mm case diameter and 30ATM (300m) of water resistance, the Nixon 51-30 Chrono won’t go unnoticed on your wrist, but that’s the way it should be. Available in over a dozen colorways, the timepiece features a triple registry that gravitates toward the dial center for easier legibility. Meanwhile, the left-hand crown and pushers prevent them from digging into your hand, while also making this optimal for those who wear their watch on the right side. For North American customers, Nixon’s website lets you customize your own personal 51-30 Chrono.
Before Breakfast Onigiri Rollerball Pen
If you like your writing utensils to be a little outside the box, check out Before Breakfast’s Onigiri Rollerball Pen. It features a namesake grip and geometric design for optimal comfort in your hand while feeling hefty in the process at 1.8oz. To prevent it from coming open in your pocket, the aluminum-built tool comes equipped with a magnetic cap.
A.P.C. Gray New London Wallet
It’s hard to put a price on a great wallet — one that can hold your money for years to come without you needing to stress about it ever breaking down. A.P.C.’s understated and classy New London model features four separate card slots, two billfold pockets up top, and a flapped coin pouch. It’s made from high-end vegetable-tanned leather with cotton twill lining to last you for a while.
Benchmade x Flytanium Bugout Knife
Benchmade used a Flytanium custom titanium Crossfade handle for this edition of its Bugout knife, allowing it to weigh just 2.87oz despite stretching over 4” in length. Titanium is also used for the thumb stud used for deployment, while the pivot washers are made from bronze. As for the drop-point blade, it’s constructed of CPM-S30V stainless steel finished in black, secured with a crossbar lock.