In simple terms, a man’s everyday carry, or EDC, are the essential items he takes with him wherever he goes and might include wallets, journals, or sunglasses.
These items vary from one man to another. In my case, where I have to keep tabs on my company’s progress, you’ll be sure to find a laptop and a mouse pad in my tote bag when I leave the house. I love how easy and convenient it is to hold virtual meetings and respond to inquiries about Popov Leather, regardless of my location.
In reality, functionality is key when it comes to a man’s EDC. Since we don’t carry purses, we have to decide what’s essential and leave the rest behind.
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What’s great, however, is that you can mix and match your everyday carry depending on your environment, task at hand, adventure, or hobbies.
Let’s take a look at some examples of what items you can carry in the subsequent paragraphs.
Everyday Carry Wallets for the Minimalist Man
Minimalist men prefer a simple, uncluttered lifestyle. If that sounds like you, these wallets will suit your style. They’re compact, allowing you to carry only what’s important.
Money Clip Wallet
Has a slim profile. Only has space for your bills and cards
Leather Card Holder
The compact, minimalist wallet fits up to 6 cards and folded cash
Leather Coin Wallet
Lets you stack up all your coins, thus minimizing clutter
Everyday Carry Wallets for the Man With Many Essentials
These spacious wallets are ideal if you need to carry several essentials with you, such as your driver's license, credit/debit cards, business cards, emergency cash, and medical insurance cards.
Everyday Carry Wallets for the Traveler
These classy travel wallets will keep your credit cards, checks, emergency cash, and other valuables safe and organized.
Everyday Carry Belts for the Classy and Sophisticated Man
You can’t go wrong with these classic belts if you love a stylish, elegant look. With four colors to choose from, you’ll never run out of options. Check out my other article on leather belts for more styling ideas here.
Everyday Carry Essentials for the Dog Dad
Keep your best bud safe and comfortable with these adjustable collars and leashes. They’re rugged and strong enough for even the biggest dogs.
Leather Dog Leash
Durable and soft for maximum comfort
Leather Dog Collar
Sturdy enough to last a lifetime
Cleans and protects your leather goods from build-up that accumulates on your dog’s leash and collar
Everyday Carry Essentials for the Man on the Move
If you travel for work, adventure, or for any other reason, be sure to carry these accessories for a smooth traveling experience.
Leather Passport Cover
Secures your passport and credit cards. Fits any passport
Leather Toiletry Bag
Keeps all your toiletry essentials in one place for easy access
Belt Loop Keychain
Holds all your keys securely around your belt
Also, remember to keep your keys safe and organized with the following stylish key fobs. They’ll prevent you from losing your keys in your luggage or leaving one of them behind.
Everyday Carry Items for the Home Organizer
I love a clean and organized home. These coasters and valet trays have kept my hotel rooms and getaway homes tidy. They’ll make a great purchase if you’re looking for something similar.
Everyday Carry Items for the Remote Worker
The greatest benefit of working remotely is that you can work anywhere—in your house, at a restaurant, while traveling, or in your hotel room. If this sounds like you, these items will help you turn any location into an office instantly.
Leather Mouse Pad
Thick, hard-wearing, and comfortable. Works with any optical mouse
Leather Desk Pad
Holds your keyboard and mouse
Leather Tote Bag
Carries your laptop, notebook, and other work essentials
Everyday Carry Items for the Tech Savvy Man
Modern technology has simplified our lives to great heights. If you’re tech-savvy, invest in these tech essentials for maximum convenience.
Everyday Carry Watch Bands for the Watch Lover
I normally say that fashion fades, but style is eternal. Leather watch straps are timeless accessories that flaunt ultimate elegance and class. They are super versatile and quickly adapt to the nature of your dressing.
Here are some of my favorite watch bands that are a must-have for every watch lover.
Everyday Carry Stationery Items for Every Man
Every man has his own EDC kit, but stationery items like books and pens are vital regardless of your occupation or hobbies.
Below are some of the top stationery supplies you should consider when putting together your EDC list.
Everyday Carry Essentials for the Boot Lover
These EDC essentials are a must-have if you want your boots to last long and look as good as new.
Boot Cleaning Kit
All you need to clean, condition, and waterproof your leather boots
Adds years of life to your boots by cleaning and refreshing them
Offers maximum protection against rain, dust, and other build-up
Everyday Carry DIY Tools for Leather Enthusiasts
Did you know that you can make your own leather products, such as a leather card holder? All you need in your EDC list is a high-quality leather DIY tool set like the ones below.
Popov Leather—The Home to All Your Everyday Carry Items
Popov Leather offers these and more everyday carry items for every man, regardless of your occupation, hobbies, or daily activities. Whether you’re a mobile businessman or a home buddy, you’re sure to find the EDC items to fit your needs.
"We have made multiple purchases of Popov products, often as gifts for others. They are always a hit."
All Popov Leather products are made using USA full-grain leather— the highest quality leather available. It develops a rich patina over time, making your product look better as it ages.
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Article by Ryan Popoff
Ryan Popoff is the CEO and Co-Founder of Popov Leather. He has absolutely no business background, in fact, he graduated in 2012 with a bachelor's degree in fine arts. Ryan's leather goods business was born from a hobby at the dining room table and a passion for technology (ecommerce in particular). Ryan calls Nelson BC his home where he's raising his family and enjoys spending the odd afternoon at a local craft brewery.