10 Everyday Carry Essentials: Happy Hour Hero

everyday carry essentials best EDC gear for guys

This collection of the best everyday carry gear for guys is all about crushing Happy Hour and doing it in style and comfort. You can shop the full collection by following any of the links below and/or choosing your favorites throughout.

First up, we see the Paloma – Bourbon sunglasses from Christopher Cloos. They are made with top of the line CR39 lenses, and the frames are constructed out of premium acetate. These shades arrive with a classy signature case and cleaning cloth. Designed with the South of France lifestyle in mind, these have a timeless beauty to them that can be appreciated worldwide.

Next, we’ve got the Booker’s ‘Country Ham’ Batch Release which is their third release of the year and already my favorite. This Booker’s Batch release pays tribute to 6th generation Beam distiller Booker Noe’s love of curing and tasting. The (Jim) Beam family carries a rich tradition of curing ham to appreciate with their Bourbon and this Batch release is said to be best enjoyed with a slice of smoked/cured ham.

The Booker’s ‘Country Ham’ Batch has been aged for 6 years, 4 months, and 2 days and it is bottled at 124-proof. It carries a sweet aroma with hints of vanilla and brown sugar. On the tongue, it has a sweet flavor upfront followed by a particularly long and smooth finish that warms the soul. Get this one now before it’s gone! You can follow this link to find it at a local store.

everyday carry essentials best EDC gear for guys

The Mizzen + Main “Hendricks” Vest in Navy Heather is the Bugatti of vests. The quilting texture is specifically engineered to absorb your body heat in cooler temperatures and keep you comfortable. 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.

You can pair that vest with your new Revtown USA Jeans. These are some of the best jeans you’ll find anywhere and they’re an absolute steal at that price point. They also come in an array of colors and fits for you to choose from.

The Leatherman FREE K4 (Serrated Blade) pocket knife comes with a serrated blade that’s made from 420 high carbon steel. It is full of everyday tools like spring-action scissors, a pry tool, bottle opener for drinking, and a whole lot more. This is an ambidextrous tool and can be used one-handed on both hands which is perfect for everyday carry.

Next, I’m stoked to introduce you distinguished gentlemen to Fulton & Roark solid fragrances. The Solid Fragrance Sample Pack (only $16) includes 8 premium fragrances which enables you to familiarize yourself with these stellar scents.

everyday carry essentials best EDC gear for guys

Each unique scent is engineered to ‘evoke a vivid feeling, and a sense of atmosphere and occasion’ and they accomplish this by using a blend of naturally sourced oils and ingredients that come together in perfect harmony. For real, check these out.

You’ll need a little snack while you’re tossing back drinks at happy hour and what better to pair your Baker’s Batch Bourbon with than Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon Nib Brittle (nut free) that is made by slow-roasting stone-ground cacao beans that are then aged in the Pappy bourbon barrels in Nashville. This is a delicious treat to yourself and anyone else you can think of.

The Whiskey Peaks ‘American Mountains’ bourbon glasses are made from 100% lead-free handblown glass and they pay tribute to four of America’s greatest mountain peaks (Half Dome, Denali, Mt. Rainer, and Mt. Whitney). The bottom of the glass is etched with the mountain peak so the elixir sits on the glass as if you are drinking from a piece of art.

everyday carry essentials best EDC gear for guys

The Yogi ‘Willard’ Mocs are handmade in Portugal which has overtaken Italy as the finest leather shoemaker in the world these days. This clean minimalist design has excellent lines and it can be worn with jeans, chinos, or even shorts. The leather is a locally sourced Portuguese vegetable-tanned leather and you’ll walk on a high-end Vibram rubber outsole that provides excellent, long-lasting traction.

We finish it off today with the RYU Locker Pack Lux. This is a 24-liter backpack that’s perfect for everyday use. The minimalist design hides how much there is underneath the hood and the DWR treated workwear loomed canvas body is extra durable.

Let’s check out today’s gear one more time:

everyday carry essentials best EDC gear for guys

[1] Christopher Cloos Paloma (Bourbon) Sunglasses [$149]

[2] Booker’s ‘Country Ham’ Batch Release [$79.99]

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

[4] Revtown USA Jeans [$79+]

[5] Leatherman FREE K4 (Serrated Blade) [$90]

[6] Fulton & Roark Solid Fragrances [$16]

[7] Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon Nib Brittle [$19]

[8] Whiskey Peaks ‘American Mountains’ Glasses (Set of 4) [$65]

[9] Yogi ‘Willard’ Mocs [$142]

[10] RYU Locker Pack Lux (24L) [$174]

everyday carry essentials best EDC gear for guys

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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