10 Everyday Carry Essentials For Spending Some Of That Christmas Cash

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This personally curated collection of the best men’s everyday carry essentials out right now is all about relaxing, sipping some single malt, and living your best life no matter what life throws your way. You can pick and choose the items below or shop the full collection of everyday carry essentials by following any of the links throughout this article!

First up today we have the exquisite Courage & Conviction American Single Malt (2nd Batch) ($75). The first batch of the Courage & Conviction Single Malt from Virginia Distillery Co. was one of the highest-rated single malts on the planet and the second batch is back with a 91-point score from Whiskey Advocate. What makes this single malt worth every penny is it’s made with 100% malted barley and aged for a minimum of 3 years in Bourbon, Sherry, and Cuvée casks which thanks to the distinctly hot summers and cool winters of Virginia bring out flavors A LOT faster than it would take in Scotland’s relatively stable (and cold) climate.

The temps at Virginia Distillery Co. ranged from 105 (highs) to below freezing (lows) during the cask aging process which yielded an evaporation rate from 6-12% per year versus the 1% in Scotland. Once the whiskey was aged in the three cask types from 2016-2020, the blend that went into the bottle came from 50% Bourbon casks, 25% Cuvée casks, and 25% Sherry casks. It was bottled between July and August of this year (2020) and the total 2nd Batch of Courage & Conviction production came out to 1,650 cases (9,900 bottles) so you should be able to find this bottle but it won’t last too long. You can visit the distillery’s website for information on purchasing + batch details + additional releases

The Lems Shoes Boulder Boot Mid ($120) are made with wind- and water-resistant 1200 denier nylon uppers to keep your feet dry and these boots are built for traveling. One of their biggest selling points is that they’re packable’ and can be rolled up and tucked into your bag while still maintaining a perfect shape. They are featherlight at only 8oz (size 10) which means you can walk (or chill) all day and they won’t hold you back.

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Next up is the Texas Check Shirt ‘Hardenman’ Pattern ($99) from Texas Standard which is a brand that’s captured the legendary essence of the Lone Star State. This particular shirt comes in two styles, the other is a Blue pattern. They’ve designed this shirt so it can be worn stylishly untucked or tucked-in and it’s a 100% organic cotton masterpiece. It features a hidden-buttondown collar and corner-cut sleeve cuffs for an added touch of class.

You can pair that shirt with the Wellen Organic Stretch Denim Jeans ($98) which come in a Light Wash (pictured here) and a Dark Wash. The denim is made from 99% organic cotton but an added 1% spandex to give them the perfect amount of stretch and comfort.

Next up we have the Ledlenser MT18 ‘Brighter Than A Car Headlight’ Flashlight. This incredibly powerful flashlight weighs only 21.9 oz (620 grams) and measures 6.74-inches which means you can easily tuck it into your backpack or center console. This flashlight pumps out 3,000 lumens and stretches nearly 1,800 feet. If you want to treat yourself to something spectacular this flashlight isn’t cheap ($199) but you’ll be buying one of the best EDC products on the planet.

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Here we have a slick everyday carry pocket knife from Monthly Knife Club. If you’re not familiar with Monthly Knife Club then today’s your lucky day. For between $10 to $45/month they will send you a brand new world-class pocket knife each month so you can beef up your collection and gift them out to friends if you want. Monthly Knife Club also has individual knives for sale which you can click here to purchase. This really is a cool way to take the guesswork out of buying pocket knives and this way the experts can make the best decisions.

Up next are the Cloos x Brady Collection ‘Noire’ Sunglasses ($189) which are part of a custom collection between the G.O.A.T. Tom Brady and Christopher Cloos. Thinking back a year I could I simply could not imagine a world where Tom Brady would leave the New England Patriots and come play for my Tampa Bay Buccaneers and relieve me of Jameis Winston’s INTs every Sunday. If you told me that was a possibility I would’ve laughed in your face. But here we are. Me, flipping on my TV on Sundays to root for the G.O.A.T. and his gorgeous Christopher Cloos custom shades. These ‘Noire’ Sunglasses are made with premium biodegradable Italie Acetat + M49 Mazzuccheli frames and polarized CR39 lenses, they also come with a signature case + cleaning cloth.

You’ll need an exquisite set of whiskey glasses to sample that phenomenal single malt and you can do no better than the The Norlan Glass (Set of 2) ($48). The Norlan Glass was engineered with an inner bowl that’s shaped to scientifically improve the aroma and taste of your whiskey and the outer wall was designed to ergonomically fit your hand perfectly so you can sit back in a comfy chair and sip your whiskey in peace. This set comes with two glasses so you can enjoy your whiskey with a friend or you can purchase the glass individually.

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It’s time to refresh your boxer brief situation by ditching the old and getting with the new. Thankfully, MeUndies is here to give you 8 different styles that are perfect for the Fall. You’ll save $8 on each pair if you order them monthly which is a steal. They are made from 92% MicroModal® and 8% elastane which are natural, comfortable, sustainable, and breathable fibers. AND you can use code BROBIBLE15 for 15% off membership orders.

Last up today we’re looking this Good Cigar Co. 2 Pack of Cigars (Full-bodied) ($30) comes with an Aficionado/Full Flavor 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.

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!

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[1] Courage & Conviction American Single Malt (2nd Batch) [$75]

[2] Lems Shoes Boulder Boot Mid [$120]

[3] Texas Standard Check Shirt ‘Hardeman’ Pattern [$99]

[4] Wellen Organic Stretch Denim Jeans [$98]

[5] Ledlenser MT18 ‘Brighter Than A Car Headlight’ Flashlight [$199]

[6] Monthly Knife Club Pocket Knives [$10-$45]

[7] Cloos x Brady Collection ‘Noire’ Sunglasses [$189]

[8] The Norlan Glass (Set of 2) [$48]

[9] MeUndies Boxer Brief w/ Fly [$16]

[10] Good Cigar Co. 2 Pack of Cigars (Full-bodied) [$30]

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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