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Everyday Carry: Mean One

It’s interesting whether the Grinch’s heart ever returned to its standard size. Hypothetically speaking, one could even ask if the iconic character has had any health scares since — after all, growing three sizes in a matter of seconds can’t be a good thing. While the timeless Seussian tale is one of isolation and transformation, the beloved Christmas special wouldn’t be worth an annual revisiting if not one for a crucial factor: a flawless soundtrack. And since it is the season of giving, we’re acknowledging it by providing a loadout of gear worth touching with a 39-and-a-half-foot pole.

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The James Brand The Palmer

Adept at crafting anything sleek and functional, you can never go wrong with a piece of gear from The James Brand. Its newly-released Palmer Utility Knife is a razor-thin, utilitarian box cutter composed of a mere six parts, deeming it incredibly versatile, travel-friendly, and conveniently low maintenance.

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Dango a10 adapt wallet

As another brand that constantly churns quality EDC material, Dango’s collection of wallets is typically too convenient to overlook. The A10 Adapt is a sturdy, aerospace-grade aluminum-crafted cardholder that can hold up to a handful of your most essential cards without taking up any unwanted weight in your pants pocket.

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Cutler and Gross x The Great Frog Dagger Square Sunglasses

Cutler and Gross’s limited edition sunglasses have often been touted as some of the optical world’s best. Its recent collaboration with fellow British boutique The Great Frog was no less notable. The latter’s rugged, punk ethos overtakes C&G’s handmade silhouette here in a suitable shade of green, rounded out with brown lenses and 925 sterling silver dagger details.

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Bell & Ross BR05 Skeleton Green 40mm

This Swiss-made timepiece offers a 38-hour power reserve operated by the boutique horologist’s signature automatic movement. Plus, this design proves that what’s beneath the surface is always important, mainly thanks to the sleek, Grinch green-colored skeleton dial, which displays the movement’s remarkable efficiency.