10 Of The Best Men’s Everyday Carry Essentials For Starting 2021 Off Fresh

best 2021 everyday carry essentials

With 2021 knocking on our doorstep it’s time to refresh your collection of everyday carry essentials with some of the new year’s best gear for men. I have handpicked the best men’s everyday carry gear, apparel, gadgets, and more to help you navigate each day a little bit easier. You can purchase any of the items you see in this article by following the links below!

First up today is the Seiko Prospex “Arnie” Watch ($525) which is a special PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) edition and modern interpretation of their 1982 Hybrid Diver’s Watch. This watch uses solar tech to power the battery and once it’s charged it has an unbelievable 6-month power reserve. It is water-resistant up to 660 feet and follows ISO standards so it’s suitable for SCUBA diving. Beyond this being an insanely functional and rugged watch, it’s also a stylish timepiece that you can wear every single day.

The Dr. Martens Coronado Men’s Leather Casual Shoes ($90) are based on the company’s Original 3-Eye silhouette. This shoe’s crafted from a lightly textured Hana leather, a personal favorite of mine because of the rugged finish. These casual shoes look great with jeans or chinos.

best 2021 everyday carry essentials

The Portuguese Flannel Village Shirt in Red/Blue ($110) features soft cotton flannel construction and as the name implies it’s made in Portugal. This stylish everyday shirt has a drop tail hem that looks great tucked or untucked, durable urea buttons, barrel cuffs, and it frames the body great.

You can pair that excellent shirt with the Flint and Tinder All-American Stretch Denim Jeans ($95, usually $128) which come in every length/waist configuration. They are cut, sewn, and washed in Los Angeles and have a 1% stretch added for comfort and flexibility.

Here we check out a unique everyday carry pocket knife from Deejo Knives ($70) which features a dope custom blade tattoo. These are some of the most customizable knives on the planet, they are super light, and ideal for everyday carry. They allow you to pick a unique ‘tattoo’ to make the knife your own as well as choosing the blade and handle features.

best 2021 everyday carry essentials

The Melin Aviator Thermal Hat ($120) is a classic design that’s perfect for Winter weather and style. This warm and insulated hat is wind-resistant, stain-repellent, and it’s lined with a buttery soft faux fur that was specifically engineered for a balance of softness and heat retention + insulation.

The Leather Hotel Key Fob ($20) is a Huckberry original. This is a no-nonsense keychain with a robust brass key ring and leather that will develop a gorgeous patina over time.

Next, we see the Dango Products D01 Dapper Wallet ($69) which is so much more than a typical wallet. It holds up to 12-cards, is RFID-blocking, and has aerospace-grade anodized aluminum chassis so it’s outrageously durable but still lightweight. This wallet is a favorite of everyday carry enthusiasts because it truly holds up.

best 2021 everyday carry essentials

We round it out today with the Leather Bullet Journaling Notebook ($31, usually $45) which has a premium top-grain leather cover that develops a cool patina over time. This accommodates two 5” x 8⅛” 96-page notebooks which are obviously replaceable and this is an item you can keep on hand for years to get organized and jot down your thoughts.

Last up is the all-new Roark Day Trip Passenger 27L Backpack ($89) in Rust. This is a perfect everyday backpack as a condensed daypack-style with roll-top entry. There’s a padded internal laptop sleeve for 15″ laptops, internal mesh pockets, a zippered sunglasses pocket on top, the roll-top has a magnetic closure, and the quilted padded back feels great on your back. This is a steal at only $89, so be sure to scoop this one up before it’s gone.

Let us take a look at all of this year’s best everyday carry gear one more time. You can shop the full collection and/or pick and choose any of your favorites by following the product links underneath the image below!

best 2021 everyday carry essentials

[1] Seiko Prospex “Arnie” Watch [$525]

[2] Dr. Martens Coronado Men’s Leather Casual Shoes [$90]

[3] Portuguese Flannel Village Shirt in Red/Blue [$110]

[4] Flint and Tinder All-American Stretch Denim Jeans [$95, usually $128]

[5] Deejo Knives Pocket Knife w/ Custom Blade Tattoo [$70]

[6] Melin Aviator Thermal Hat [$120]

[7] Leather Hotel Key Fob [$20]

[8] Dango Products D01 Dapper Wallet [$69]

[9] Leather Bullet Journaling Notebook [$31, usually $45]

[10] Roark Day Trip Passenger 27L Backpack [$89]

I hand-pick a collection of 10 Everyday Carry Essentials each day for you gentlemen and try to keep it as fresh as possible around here. Each day’s roundup of the best everyday carry gear for men includes a combination of apparel, accessories, and gear that are meant to have an immediate impact on your daily life. You can pick and choose your favorites from the collection or shop the complete set, whatever’s best for you. And if you happen to have any accessories or apparel that you believe deserves to be featured here you can always hit me up on Twitter at @casspa or email at cass@brobible.com.


Cass is a partner at BroBible and he’s been found here for the better part of a decade. He’s based out of Florida and you can contact him on Twitter at @casspa or via email cass@brobible.com

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