10 Everyday Carry Essentials: Happy Hour Hero

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This collection of the best everyday carry gear for guys is all about crushing Happy Hour and doing it in style and comfort, even if that HH is at home with your roommate(s). You can shop the full collection by following any of the links below and/or choosing your favorites throughout.

We kick it off with this pair of sunglasses from the Frogskins™ Grips Collection, this pair features Bronze HD optics lenses that offer HDO® Technology. These shades are ideal for bright light conditions and offer increased contrast. They provide 100% protection from UVA, UVB, and UVC rays and harmful blue light up to 400nm. They also just look straight up fantastic, don’t they?

It’s Spring and despite this feeling different than the Springs of years past it is still PEAK time to drink rosé. The 2019 DAOU Discovery Collection Rosé was just released and this vintage is inspired by the iconic dry rosés of Southern France. I’m not into sweet rosés and I never will be which is why this perfectly balanced DAOU Rosé is such a delight with “aromas of fresh strawberry, sliced peach and watermelon” that aren’t overpowerlingly sweet. This wine carries notes of apple, nectarine, honey dew, and rose tea. It’s perfect for sitting on the patio and sipping as the temperatures begin to warm up and it makes for a perfect gift to yourself or anyone in your life who drinks rosé.

everyday carry items happy hour needs essentials

The Wellen Hemp Polo comes in six colorways and is a slim fit desing that’s perfect for the Spring into Summer transitional weather we’re all experiencing. The hemp fibers take dye differently than traditional cotton which gives these a really cool texture and unique look compared to typical polos.

Pair that polo with the Rhythm Ikat Swim Trunks to complete the ensemble. These essential Spring/Summer shorts are inspired by heritage surf shorts and are perfect for hitting the pool, paddling out (when you can), getting some sun out in the yard, or lounging around the house.

The OluKai Mio Li Shoes have a perfect design for a multi-functional shoe. The drop-in heel allows you to wear these as a slip-on if you want but they’re a sneaker at heart and one you can workout in or wear on the boat. These have a dual-density PU footbed with gel insert and soft microfiber footbed which provide all-day comfort and the treaded rubber outsole offers excellent traction.

everyday carry items happy hour needs essentials

Next up is the Timex Navi XL which is water-resistant up to 100 meters and built in the classic Diver Watch style. The 24-hour markings and diver’s bezel are both useful and stylish. This is an everyday watch you can wear yearround.

Now, these are actually cocktail glasses but I prefer to drink my rosé out of stemless glasses so I thought these world-class Mazama Hand Blown Glasses would be perfect. These are handmade in Portland, Oregon and each piece has its own character due to the nature of glass blowing. These are also on sale right now so they’re perfect if you want to save some cash.

The Benchmade 318 DLC Proper Folder Knife is also on sale right now and marked down $36 off its usual price. This knife is made in Oregon and the CPM-S90V stainless steel gives world-class edge performance. This is a perfect knife for everyday use.

everyday carry items happy hour needs essentials

We round it out today with this 2 Pack of Cigars which comes with a mild but flavorful set of stogies along with matches and a cigar cutter. I’ve ordered this and loved it. Chilling on the porch right now and burning one down is a welcome distraction.

Last up is the Tanner Goods Journeyman Card Wallet in ‘Cognac’ which is a perfect card + cash slim wallet for anyone looking to save pocket space. It is built from 3.5oz premium tooling leather, has four card slots, and a large central slot for your cash.

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!

everyday carry items happy hour needs essentials

[1] Oakley Frogskins Grips Collection Shades [$136]

[2] 2019 DAOU Discovery Rosé [$22]

[3] Wellen Hemp Polo [$58]

[4] Rhythm Ikat Swim Trunk [$68]

[5] OluKai Mio Li Shoes [$130]

[6] Timex Navi XL Watch [$155]

[7] Mazama Hand Blown Glasses (Sale) [$74]

[8] Benchmade 318 DLC Proper Folder (Sale) [$204]

[9] Good Cigar Co. 2 Pack of Cigars Kit [$30]

[10] Journeyman Card Wallet [$60]

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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