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Rolex 5513 Gilt Explorer dial. My all time favorite timepiece. Typically on my TAD khaki NATO strap.

 • Vintage brass money clip. This clip has an unusually nice shape with a very long backside. It was originally pulled from a leather wallet/clip combo. I lost this once on the train and it was impossible to find a perfect replacement. So lucky I got it back.

 • JH Audio JH16 Pro. The nicest sounding ear monitors I’ve ever tried. Case is a black snap case originally sold with Jabra JX-10 bluetooth headsets. I fell so head-over-heels for this case that I’ll often buy an old NIB headset on eBay just for the case and throw/give away the headset. It’s double layerd, rough texture on the outside that keeps it from moving around in your pocket and nylon on the inside which keeps it water resistant. I’ve used this one for a few years and it wears in beautifully over time. Snaps open and shut by squeezing the edges.

 • Hinderer XM-18 3” Generation II w/ Brown Micarta scale.

 • LiteFlux LF2XT modified by Steve Ku with Berillium Copper replacement body, Moddoo clip, neutral XP-G & yellow trit. LiteFlux stopped making lights awhile back and I can’t figure out why. The LF2XT is the nicest EDC light I’ve ever come across. The UI is great, first press turns on moonlight mode with momentary high available by holding the switch down. AAA cells are also plentiful and easy to find.

 • iPhone 4S w/ Titanium Raw Armor replacement back from Más Elements & leather slip case from Makr Carry Goods. The leather case protects the phone well against other pocket items and the titanium back is great for just throwing it down anywhere while using it and not worrying about cracking the back.

 Now shown: Keys & wedding ring.

Editor’s Note: Really awesome carry there, but obviously all of that comes with a price… It’s hard to make a recommendation here as it’s clear you know your gear, so instead I’d rather highlight parts of your carry. I like how you’re able to blend vintage and tech gear but keep it minimal and functionally cohesive. There’s very little overlap, and each piece does its job very well (if not the best in its class) and takes up little pocket space. The JH16 Pros are probably the best portable hi-fi IEM solution, the modded LF2XT offers a fantastic UI as you already mentioned in an elegant, sleek package, Hinderer knives can take tons of abuse, the Rolex is classic, and even your phone is well protected with high quality materials. I also like that IEM case.. it seems like a convenient way to carry, protect and access something that doesn’t generally carry well in a pocket. Overall, a carry like this isn’t necessarily what people should strive for (more expensive doesn’t always mean better, depending on your situation and all), but it’s a good example of how you can invest in your EDC to achieve performance and durability in a completely useable system. I would be very satisfied to carry this exact setup. Thanks for sharing.

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Bellroy Phone Wallet

It would take an exceptionally well executed product to make phone case/wallet hybrids catch on, especially with the minimalist EDC crowd. While they aren’t anything new, you can chalk up their relative unpopularity to a couple of factors. First, most “folio” cases tend to add a ton of bulk to an already unwieldy generation of smartphones. Second, they don’t offer much else more than the convenience of keeping your phone and just a few of your cards in one place, which is a little risky in itself. With their strong existing lineup of slim wallets and quality phone covers, Bellroy stands the best chance of finally solving these problems with their new Phone Wallet.

True to their minimalist design, Bellroy shaves bulk off the traditional folio case using their stripped down pocket layout. Instead of lumping individual card slots all into the cover, the Phone Wallet distributes cards in more places for higher capacity in a sleeker silhouette: 2 cards fit in the front cover pocket, while up to 3 cards and once-folded cash tuck away behind the phone on the back of the case itself.

Small, thoughtful details add even more functionality to the wallet, like a microfiber-lined case interior to keep scratches to a minimum, hidden slots for a SIM card and pin for the traveling types, a leather tab on the cover for easier opening, and a thumb slot on the flap pocket for quicker access to your most used cards. The front cover even doubles as a kickstand for tabletop viewing.

If your goal is to carry less, you can have your bare essentials all in one place with this new hybrid wallet. They’re available in 3 colors for iPhone 6 and 6s Plus at the link below.


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