Slim wallet’s are much more functional if you are a front-pocket wallet guy, and the Cinch Minimalist Wallet ($25+) is an excellent candidate for your next wallet purchase. Yet another Kickstarter project that we have come to love, the Cinch Wallet from Portsmith Co. comes with either a wooden or stainless steel backbone, with the stainless steel variety including a bottle opener. Time to cut down on your pocket bulge, it’s becoming offensive.
Keep all of your EDC in the same place with the Phone Plank ($30). This minimalist wooden shelf has ample space on the top to keep your phone, wallet, and sunglasses, with a magnet on the bottom to hang your keys (don’t worry, the magnet won’t screw up your phone).
Labeling itself as “the last opener you will ever need”, the Bottle Grenade ($20+) is the latest Kickstarter project to peak our interest. In truth, this opener is the ultimate EDC tool including a screwdriver, a bottle opener (twist and pop-top), a 7/16″ hex bolt wrench, a magnet, and a clip so you can hang it on your belt loop (shown above).
One of our favorite design shops, Reed Space, has come out with a line of notebooks, and we couldn’t be any happier. The Reedwrite Notebook ($25) is part of Reed Space’s new stationary collection, and should soon become part of your daily carry. This 6″ x 8″ suede cover blank sheet notebook has a blind embossed Reedwrite logo on the cover and 80 pages to fill with your ideas and sketches.
If you are a fan of the all-in-one pocket wallet, then look no further than the RetroModern Aged Leather Pocket ($99). Handmade and aged in Estonia, this pocket wallet fits your iPhone 4 or iPod Touch, your credit cards, and your cash conveniently in one location. The aged brown leather will look like the wallet was handed down from your great-grandfather, but only you and I will know that you bought it through Etsy.
The product of yet another successful Kickstarter project, The Clip ($15) is the world’s most talented keychain. The uses for this versatile piece of EDC are endless. To name a few, you can use the clip as bookmark, a money clip, a bottle opener, a belt clip, a food pack sealer, and a headphone cable organizer. If Macgyver had a keychain, we are pretty sure it would be this one.
When it comes to everyday-carry, minimal is good. The Tuch Wallet for iPhone ($50) takes minimal to a whole new level. This iPhone sleeve/wallet combo is made from one continuous piece of kangaroo leather. It is designed to hold three credit cards and a couple of bills of cash in the wallet sleeve, and the iPhone sleeve lets you charge your phone without removing it from the leather.
The only detriment to wearing a field watch with a nylon or leather band is that the band can wear and break over time. If you need a watch strap replacement, consider this HoldFast Gear Watch Strap ($17.99). It’s made from Kodiak oil-tanned cowhide and doubles as a key fob or cuff if you don’t want to use it as a watch strap. Fits best on a Classic Timex or Swiss Army watch.
A good leather portfolio is a timeless piece of everyday carry, and the Field Theories Leather Portfolio ($90-$175) is exactly what we’re talking about. Each portfolio is made from a single continuous piece of full-grain leather. The portfolio is cut, burnished, folded, stamped, riveted, and oiled – one at a time and entirely by hand. It comes in a variety of sizes to fit your carrying needs (they even make an LP-sized version for all of our vinyl-loving readers!).
If you often find yourself needing to measure things under 3 inches, you need to stock up on Cardstick Ruler Stickers ($3.50). Stick them on your credit card, pen, phone, or any other item that you carry everyday, and you will always know exactly how long tiny things are. Shows inches and metric measurements, comes in a set of three.