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everydaycarry:

submitted by the-distillery

My modest carry - 
iPhone in a Power Support caseMakr slim flap wallet Kaweco fountain penThe Hill-Side floral discharge handkerchiefKershaw Japanese-made VG10 on a custom leather/brass retrieval I madeHamilton King Scuba - automatic and swiss made on a maratac strap.
Everything (besides the iPhone) is made in Japan, the USA, Germany or Switzerland. I’m a fan of quality goods. I also have a Japanese kaijin hook for my keys. Keep up the great blog.

Editor’s Note: Here’s a very handsome carry that doesn’t seem like much out of the ordinary, but actually features some high quality gear. I like the retrieval lanyard for your otherwise clipless Kershaw — both for its functionality and the nice choice of leather and brass that lends well to the rest of your carry’s “aesthetic,” so good job with that. I like your auto for EDC, it makes sense to go with an auto if you’ll keep it on your wrist every day. While I like the Kaweco fountain pen line and have a few myself, I personally don’t think they’re ideal for heavier duty EDC. It sort of sits in your pocket without a pocket clip for easy retrieval, it’s a little slower to start writing with considering you need to unscrew the cap and put the loose cap away, the plastic body might crack, ink might leak, etc. But in the context of this carry, I can see it working just fine. Maybe a small notebook would synergize with your pen (Field Notes, Moleskine etc) and round out this carry. Thanks for sharing — I’m sure EDCers looking to put together a “gentleman’s carry” could draw some cues from this.

everydaycarry:

submitted by the-distillery

My modest carry - 

iPhone in a Power Support case
Makr slim flap wallet 
Kaweco fountain pen
The Hill-Side floral discharge handkerchief
Kershaw Japanese-made VG10 on a custom leather/brass retrieval I made
Hamilton King Scuba - automatic and swiss made on a maratac strap.

Everything (besides the iPhone) is made in Japan, the USA, Germany or Switzerland. I’m a fan of quality goods. I also have a Japanese kaijin hook for my keys. Keep up the great blog.

Editor’s Note: Here’s a very handsome carry that doesn’t seem like much out of the ordinary, but actually features some high quality gear. I like the retrieval lanyard for your otherwise clipless Kershaw — both for its functionality and the nice choice of leather and brass that lends well to the rest of your carry’s “aesthetic,” so good job with that. I like your auto for EDC, it makes sense to go with an auto if you’ll keep it on your wrist every day. While I like the Kaweco fountain pen line and have a few myself, I personally don’t think they’re ideal for heavier duty EDC. It sort of sits in your pocket without a pocket clip for easy retrieval, it’s a little slower to start writing with considering you need to unscrew the cap and put the loose cap away, the plastic body might crack, ink might leak, etc. But in the context of this carry, I can see it working just fine. Maybe a small notebook would synergize with your pen (Field Notes, Moleskine etc) and round out this carry. Thanks for sharing — I’m sure EDCers looking to put together a “gentleman’s carry” could draw some cues from this.

Current Rotation
Hollow’s Leather Snap Billfold w/ Aqua Stitching
Rogue Territory Cherry Blossom Handkerchief
Notebook with Self-made Leather Cover
Pilot Hi Tec C (G Tec C4) Gel Pen
Hard Graft iPhone Sleeve and iPhone 4
Backup 1400 mah battery
Square Reader
Blissex Lip Balm
Self-made Belt Snap Keyhook
Corter for Japan Bracelet
Nooka Watch
Spyderco Sage 2 w/paracord Monkey Fist
Quark Mini 123 or Preon 2 next. Iffy about using a CR123. Might replace the Nooka with a Braun or Seiko. Have two better made journal covers with Field Notes and Moleskins I’m going to use when I’m done with current journal. Need more pens.
Current Rotation
  • Hollow’s Leather Snap Billfold w/ Aqua Stitching
  • Rogue Territory Cherry Blossom Handkerchief
  • Notebook with Self-made Leather Cover
  • Pilot Hi Tec C (G Tec C4) Gel Pen
  • Hard Graft iPhone Sleeve and iPhone 4
  • Backup 1400 mah battery
  • Square Reader
  • Blissex Lip Balm
  • Self-made Belt Snap Keyhook
  • Corter for Japan Bracelet
  • Nooka Watch
  • Spyderco Sage 2 w/paracord Monkey Fist

Quark Mini 123 or Preon 2 next. Iffy about using a CR123. Might replace the Nooka with a Braun or Seiko. Have two better made journal covers with Field Notes and Moleskins I’m going to use when I’m done with current journal. Need more pens.

Quark Mini 123 

Quark Mini 123 

everydaycarry:

submitted by Matthew

From left to right, top to bottom:1. Apple iPhone Verizon2. Hamilton Khaki Filed Auto 38mm on Maratac strap3. Victorinox Cadet Red Alox on Munroe Dangler4. Rotring 600 Lava ballpoint pen with Fisher refill5. Rite In The Rain notebook6. The Hill-Side Indogo Selvedge Chambray pocket square7. Kawatako Brass Keyhook with Makr Bottle Key8. Makr One WalletThere are other items I EDC, but this is the stuff that is in my pockets on a daily basis.

Editor’s Note: Nice loadout. It’s streamlined and non-threatening while boasting both utility and style. Each piece individually is awesome and together they’re very coherent. I like the suspension clip/dangler on the Alox Cadet for better pocket carry. Great Rotring too. I notice you don’t carry a light, but I’m assuming your phone’s LED would suffice for your typical everyday environments. One last thing is that your bottle opener key is still a blank cut — I can’t really tell if the key behind it is the same size/blank but if it is you could minimize bulk and weight by combining keys. Otherwise, good work, thanks for sharing.

everydaycarry:

submitted by Matthew

From left to right, top to bottom:
1. Apple iPhone Verizon
2. Hamilton Khaki Filed Auto 38mm on Maratac strap
3. Victorinox Cadet Red Alox on Munroe Dangler
4. Rotring 600 Lava ballpoint pen with Fisher refill
5. Rite In The Rain notebook
6. The Hill-Side Indogo Selvedge Chambray pocket square
7. Kawatako Brass Keyhook with Makr Bottle Key
8. Makr One Wallet

There are other items I EDC, but this is the stuff that is in my pockets on a daily basis.

Editor’s Note: Nice loadout. It’s streamlined and non-threatening while boasting both utility and style. Each piece individually is awesome and together they’re very coherent. I like the suspension clip/dangler on the Alox Cadet for better pocket carry. Great Rotring too. I notice you don’t carry a light, but I’m assuming your phone’s LED would suffice for your typical everyday environments. One last thing is that your bottle opener key is still a blank cut — I can’t really tell if the key behind it is the same size/blank but if it is you could minimize bulk and weight by combining keys. Otherwise, good work, thanks for sharing.

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