There are some people who wake up and throw a few things in their pockets and get on with life. They don’t mind their bulky wallets or excessively large phone cases—they don’t give any of it a second thought.
Then, there are the kind of people who obsess over the items they keep with them—their everyday carry, as we call it—spending hours doing excessive research on which knife, wallet, phone, pen, watch, and pair of sunglasses they’ve got to carry on them. The kind of people who always have a blade handy when a cord needs cut or the guys who nerd out when they walk into a store and find a multi-use flashlight.
If you haven’t caught on yet, we’ll clue you in: we are those people. Not only have we ditched our bulky wallets, but we’ve meticulously crafted our everyday carry. Looking to do the same? Glad to hear it.
This is by no means a constraining rulebook - it’s just a guide to help get you started. Whether you'll go on to carefully construct and curate the contents of your pockets is completely up to you. In the end, it’s about what fits your lifestyle.
If you’re a carpenter, you’ll probably end up having a more tool-oriented everyday carry than a digital marketer would—and that's the beauty of it. Take the time to find the items that really streamline day to day tasks and prepare you for anything life may throw at you.
We will say that—if you're going to start anywhere—it ought to be your wallet. That leather bifold shoved into your backpack is doing nothing but taking up space that could be better utilized with other things.
So go forth, make your everyday carry your own, because it really does make you too.