10 Of The Best Everyday Carry Essentials For Your Christmas Wish List

It’s turned into a beautiful day outside of my window and we are back at it for another glorious week here at BroBible! This collection of the best everyday carry gear for men includes some brilliant holiday gift ideas for men, some gift options that won’t break the bank, and gifts that every guy will love. I’ve hand-picked all of these everyday carry essentials myself and you can shop the full collection by following any of the links below or pick and choose your favorites!

First up, we’ve got the 47mm ‘Whiskey Barrel’ watch from Original Grain isn’t just a random name, the wood on this watch is actually sourced from reclaimed American Oak Bourbon Barrels. It is powered by a precise Japanese Miyota Citizen Quartz movement and housed in a 316L Brushed Espresso Stainless Steel case. This stylish watch can fit with pretty much everything in your closet other than a tuxedo and it’s sure to turn some heads.

With the purchase of the ‘Whiskey Barrel’ watch from Original Grain, you’ll also receive a free Canvas Watch Roll from Original Grain that safely holds 4 watches for when you’re traveling or tucking them away on your shelf for the day at home.

Next, we see The versatile Olukai Nalukai Kala Boot combines the spirit of a relaxed island lifestyle with modern tech to create one of the best boots you’ll ever slip into. The double-sided upper has a full-grain lining and stylishly rough leather outer. The lightweight triple-layer anatomical EVA footbed has a soft microfiber cover that feels like you’re walking on a cloud. Olukai boots might not be the most expensive on the planet but pound for pound, they are my favorite due to comfort and durability.

The Flint and Tinder Check Button Down comes in three colorways but this Red + Blue Check pairs perfectly with the rest of the ensemble we see here. This shirt’s made from premium Portuguese cotton and crafted at a boutique in Porto with over 60 years of experience. The vintage plaid design will easily fit with so much of your existing apparel already.

You can pair that shirt with the Roark Revival Layover Pants. These are a total steal right now. They’re currently on $53 over on Huckberry (come in 4 colorways) and are constructed out of a slim two-way stretch material for maximum comfort. These pants have an extended front zip pocket + internal slash sleeve for your travel/sensitive documents.

Next, you should 100% layer up with the premium Mizzen + Main “Hendricks” Vest in Navy Heather. The quilting texture is specifically engineered to absorb your body heat in cooler temperatures and keep you comfortable as the weather fluctuates. This vest is wind-resistant and ultra-soft on the body. I’ve been a Mizzen+Main fan for years, they’ve made half of the dress shirts in my closet. I didn’t think they could top their superior craftsmanship but they’ve really taken it to the next level with these vests.

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Now, just because the weather and seasons have changed it doesn’t mean you can ditch sunglasses altogether. The Shwood Kennedy Sunglasses are made with premium CR39 polarized lenses. Each pair of these shades takes 65+ steps and over 3 hours to make. The genuine wood inlays look gorgeous and each pair comes with a travel case + microfiber cleaning cloth.

The Benchmade Bugout Serrated Knife is one of the best American-made knives around (made in Oregon). The blade’s made out of CPM-S30V stainless steel, some of the best around, and the custom-made G10 handle offers superior grip. At only 52 grams, this lightweight knife is perfect for everyday carry and will last you a long ass time.

The Red Wing Heritage Card Holder is made using authentic S.B. Foot Tanning leather in Red Wing, Minnesota. This premium leather card wallet holds 4 cards with card slots on each side, and over time the leather will soften and develop a personal patina that will look gorgeous.

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We round it out today with the Hardin Carabiner by The James Brand. This pocket tool is drop-forged for the best strength and consistency around. It’s constructed out of aerospace-grade 6061 aluminum that’s both incredibly strong and lightweight. Long story short, this is your new favorite keychain + pocket tool. It also comes in Black, Silver, and Steel Blue if you’d prefer something other than Orange (pictured here).

The last item today is the Bellroy Shift Backpack which is truly ideal for everyday use. It has a 15″ padded sleeve for your laptop, quick side access + water-resistant zip pockets, and multiple closure levels for expandable storage. You can make this bag bigger or smaller depending on your needs. It also just looks pretty damn great, doesn’t it?

Let’s check out today’s gear one more time. You can shop the full collection or pick and choose your favorites by following any of the product links underneath the image below!

[1] Original Grain ‘Whiskey Barrel’ Watch (Sale) [$224]

[2] Olukai Nalukai Kala Boot [$140]

[3] Flint and Tinder Check Button Down (Red/Blue) [$108]

[4] Roark Revival Layover Pants [$54]

[5] Mizzen + Main “Hendricks” Vest in Navy Heather [$125]

[6] Shwood Kennedy Sunglasses [$199]

[7] Benchmade Bugout Serrated Knife [$119]

[8] Red Wing Heritage Card Holder [$75]

[9] The Hardin Carabiner by The James Brand [$40]

[10] Bellroy Shift Backpack (Sale) [$186]

As always, you can pick and choose your favorite items from the list above or you can scoop the entire collection as you see it and REALLY treat yourself. If you 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.

I’m sure most of you have realized this by now, but I publish a new edition of the ‘Everyday Carry‘ essentials roundup Monday through Thursday here at BroBible with the ‘Things We Want‘ gear guide going out on Fridays. If you know of a product that should be featured here you can hit me up on email at cass@brobible.com, or find me on Twitter at @casspa. Or if you’ve got an idea for a daily theme I should touch on then hit me up!


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