Unpacking Everyday Carry
May 17, 2023
Now, let me ask you something straight off the bat: what's in your pocket right now? A wallet? Keys? A bottle opener you got from that bar downtown? If you're nodding along, you're already a part of the Everyday Carry (EDC) culture and you didn't even know it!
EDC isn't just about stocking up for a wilderness adventure. It's about those steadfast items you have on hand, day in and day out. The ones that are there for you, reliable as the rising sun, ready to step up when duty calls.
Let's take a stroll through a few examples of these everyday essentials. Start the day right with a dash of solid cologne by Fulton & Roark – a man's scent is his signature, after all. Next, that pocket knife from James Brand, always ready for action whether it's opening packages or whittling a stick on a lazy Sunday afternoon. Gear Junky does a great job at showing how durable and dependable James Brands knives can be.
And let's not forget about style. Those sunglasses from brands like Raen, Shwood, and Camp aren't just protecting your eyes from the desert sun, they're a statement. Just like that belt from Will Leather Goods – it's not just holding up your jeans, it's telling the world you're a man who values quality.
EDC isn't just about survival tools. It's about carrying items that reflect your lifestyle and your character. That High Camp Flask filled with your favorite whiskey for a fireside chat? That's EDC. The reliable Mission Belt that's been with you through thick and thin? That's EDC too.
The essence of EDC is about being prepared, about making a statement, and about having the right tool for the right job. It's about quality over quantity, about items that can stand up to the rigors of daily life and still look damn good doing it.
So next time you empty your pockets at the end of the day, consider this: Do these items reflect you? Are they up to your standards? If not, maybe it's time for a change.
Whether you're a rancher needing a sturdy belt, a businessman looking for a dependable water bottle, or a gentleman seeking a fine leather wallet, there's an EDC item for you. Because at the end of the day, EDC is about carrying items that help you navigate your day like the true man you are.