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Everyday Carry: Metropolis

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Not just the first science fiction film of the modern era, but a groundbreaking achievement in special effects, Fritz Lang’s 1927 masterpiece Metropolis has inspired art both within the world of cinema and without. Its pioneering storytelling and ambitious expressionist world-building transcend its industrialization and anti-fascism themes as the filmmaker taps into Bauhaus minimalism and the prescient Futurist movement. While the film was black and white, the original poster prominently revealed both black and gold colors in its Deco-Cubism stylings. This EDC loadout’s gold and black colorways are inspired by the film and its era, which always kept one eye on what the world had in store for them.

G-SHOCK Full Metal GMB2100GD-9A

GSHOCK Full Metal Yellow Gold
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Echoing the spirit of the DW5000C, the first-ever G-SHOCK from 1983, the GA-2100 was unveiled in 2019 and has risen to become one of the Casio brand’s most prolific models, sporting a minimalist analog-digital design. Following the highly-popular Full Metal solar & connected versions of the 2100 watches last year, G-SHOCK has expanded the lineup with a yellow gold rendition called GMB2100GD-9A. A durable timepiece with dress watch versatility, it features a black grind-mark-finished analog-digital dial with Super Illuminator lighting for nighttime visibility and a stainless steel case, bezel, and bracelet that have been ion-plated in yellow gold.

TOOLS to LIVEBY Scissors

TOOLS to LIVEBY Scissors
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Some EDC fans may favor a quality pair of scissors over a pocket knife, especially if they have small children running around. This 8-inch pair from TOOLS to LIVEBY is built from Japanese stainless steel and given a rubber handle for a comfortable grip. To keep your legs and other gear from incidental punctures, it slides into a hot foiled protective sleeve for stowing in your pocket.

Pelikan Mechanical Pencil Classic

Pelikan Mechanical Pencil Classic
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Mechanical pencils pose a few important benefits over ink pens. For one, they won’t stain the inside of your pocket or make a mess on other items as easily. And then, of course, there’s the erasability of the lead over its ballpoint counterparts. Made in Germany from high-quality resin, this Classic push-button model from Pelikan is one of the most luxurious you’ll find, featuring a 24k gold-plated clip and rings. 

MYKITA Spruce Sunglasses


MYKITA sure knows how to blend classic aesthetics with modern luxury. The German eyewear brand’s sensibilities are never more on display than with these square-framed Spruce shades, which, like Fritz Lang, had one eye on the past and another on the future. As part of the brand’s MYLON collection, the sunglasses are made via 3D printing and feature Hi-Contrast Grey versions of the Polarized Pro lenses. The style itself sports a surprisingly versatile wearability that can go with different pieces in your closet for different occasions.