This personally curated collection of the best men’s everyday carry essentials in 2021 is here to make each day just a little bit better, from start to finish. We have some beautifully crafted limited-release whiskey, apparel, a brand new pocket knife, and plenty more in this collection. To purchase any of these everyday carry items, just follow any of the links below!
First up today is the Blue Run 13-year-old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey [$169] which I just sampled last weekend and it is truly divine. This 13-year-old bourbon is the brainchild of Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Famer and former Four Roses master distiller Jim Rutledge who teamed up with Facebook’s first director-level employee and a Nike veteran to combine bourbon expertise with impeccable design.
I’ll be 100% honest, given the names attached I slightly expected this to not blow me away but this Blue Run 13-year-old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is one of the best bourbons I’ve sampled in the past calendar year. It was almost as if I was holding back from taking sips because I wanted it to last forever. This 113-proof bourbon carries notes of vanilla and roasted nuts and has a smooth palate of dried fruit, brown butter, and intense baking spices. What struck me the most about this is how the high 113-proof was as smooth as a bourbon that’s 90-95 proof. It didn’t viciously attack my tastebuds like some barrelproof bourbons and instead was a truly enjoyable tasting experience from start to finish. So go check it out!
These Vans Authentic 44 DX Anaheim Factory sneakers ($75) are based on Vans’ original design from way back in 1966. The modern updates include Ortholite® sockliners for comfort, higher glossed foxing tape and cotton laces, updated signature rubber waffle outsoles for the best grip, and the sturdy uppers will take anything you throw at them.
The Wills Cashmere Waffle Stitch Pullover ($150) is a phenomenal layer. You cannot top cashmere when it comes to form, function, and feel. It’s simply the best. This Cashmere Waffle Pullover combines the most comfortable (and temperature-regulating) fabric with the best pattern around. It comes in three colors to choose from and is about to become your all-time favorite hoodie.
You can pair that hoodie with The Morse Pants by Taylor Stitch [$148] which are workwear pants built with detail and styling first and foremost. They are garment dyed and washed to give them a super soft feel while the luxurious fabric has excellent depth from its slub texture.
The Ridge Aluminum Wallet + Money Clip [$75] is a favorite of everyday carry enthusiasts worldwide. This one seen here is the Black model but it also comes in a few different colorways for you to choose from. Remarkably, it only weighs 2oz which is insanely lightweight and won’t ever weigh down your pockets. It holds between 1-12 cards, is RFID-blocking, and has an integrated money clip for your cash.
The Viski Whiskey Tumbler Set [$23] is quite literally the gold standard in bar glass fabrication. These faceted lead-free crystal whiskey glasses feel damn good in teh hand. They have a solid weight. You pick it up and know it’s meant ofr whiskey drinking. It’s the perfect way to enjoy your bourbon!
Here is a stylish and timeless Leather Loop Key Chain [$19] which has a brass clip to keep your keys secure and a robust leather strap. This is a classic keychain style that’s always been a favorite of everyday carry enthusiasts and this particular one will develop a nice patina over time as the leather ages and takes on character.
If you’re like me, you prefer a large ice sphere compared to the ice cubes in your freezer. The Viski Ice Sphere Mold [$20] includes four freezable ice molds. They recommend ~4 hours to freeze the ice molds and the silicone ice shells are easy to remove. You can also toss in items like citrus slices or herbs to mix up your cocktails.
We round it out with the Upstate Stock American Mohair Beanie ($32) which is knit in New Jersey using 100% American materials. The knit is a blend of American-grown mohair and acrylic fibers that feel amazing on your head. It provides comfort and warmth as we try and navigate the cooler weather ahead.
Last up today is the Matador SEG30 Segmented Backpack ($150) which is one of the coolest backpacks around if you’re serious about organization. It’s a duffel-style backpack with plenty of room for short trips. This bag’s built from waterproof nylon with an ultra tear strength coating. The four built-in and numbered packing cube segments offer quick, easy, and intuitive packing that stays organized.
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!
 Vans Authentic 44 DX Anaheim Factory [$75]
 Wills Cotton Cashmere Waffle Stitch Pullover [$150]
 The Morse Pants by Taylor Stitch [$148]
 The Ridge Aluminum Wallet + Money Clip [$75]
 Viski Whiskey Tumbler Set [$23]
 Leather Loop Key Chain [$19]
 Viski Ice Sphere Mold [$20]
 Upstate Stock American Mohair Beanie [$32]
 Matador SEG30 Segmented Backpack [$150]
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com
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