Our last question today is on my Favorite Ties video and is from a Basha who asks "Would you mind doing an EDC or an everyday carry video?" So, great question, Basha. You know, I actually, in college used to carry a lot of stuff on me either in my jacket or my trousers, you know but then I learned that really what everyone was telling me was true. And that's that the less you carry in your jacket or in your trousers, the better. And there's really two reasons for that. One, you know if you're carrying a lot in your pockets or in your jacket it can actually prematurely wear or actually damage your suit. I mean you've all seen someone walking around with a huge leather wallet in their back pocket and they've actually worn a hole in their trousers or their jeans. And so for that reason, I really try to carry as little as possible. But the second reason is that the more that you're carrying on your person, you know just the more bulk you have in your pockets and it really just disrupts the drape and the elegance of a nice suit or even a pair of blue jeans. So, you know my everyday carry is actually quite simple, you know of course I've always got my car key in my trousers. But you'll see that I just have my key fob alone. I don't have any house keys or anything like that attached, because I want as little in my pockets as possible. So I keep the keys to my house either in my car or in my briefcase. Instead of a large wallet, I actually have just a small credit card case that is actually from George Cleverley made out of Russian Reindeer. We sell this on The Hanger Project of course, and I've just got a few credit cards. You know, I've got enough room in the middle to just keep a few hundred dollars, and then just an ID and my you know my insurance card. But I can put this in the breast pocket of my jacket. And it's not bulky that is really going to disrupt the drape. You know, I can throw this in my back pocket or even put it in my front pocket. And it's not going to be some huge unsightly bulky wallet. So I have a larger wallet that I call my travel wallet. This is an Ettinger wallet that I keep in my briefcase and this allows me to kind of store all that other stuff that you might occasionally need and want to have accessible or with you but that you don't need everyday to carry in your everyday wallet. So I've got a travel wallet, you know in here I've got some British pounds, I've got some euros, so that if I'm traveling internationally, you know I have at least enough cash to kind of get me to my club. You know I keep tipping money in here, you know and then I've got a spare driver's license which has gotten me out of trouble at the airport and on several occasions. And you know, my club cards and other things I might need. So, you know I would never carry this on me because it's gigantic you know. If I put this in my breast pocket, you know you'd be hard pressed not to see it. And this particular travel wallet is actually larger than a standard American wallet by design because as most of you probably know, you know European and British pound banknotes are actually about 30 percent taller than American dollars so you need a taller wallet in order to be able to accommodate that without having the note stick out of the top of the wallet. So you know, this rather large thick wallet I mean it's easily an inch thick. You know I keep this in my briefcase, and it's never something that I would carry on me especially on a daily basis. And lastly of course, you know I'm always carrying my cell phone with me. This is an iPhone 10, and you know, I have a white rubber case on here because as those of you who own iPhones know, I mean you can't drop this phone on carpet without risking having it completely shatter. I have a white case as opposed to a black one, because I often take the phone out of my pocket and I put it on top of the table, again so that I'm not sitting with it in my pockets. And so I like the white case because it just draws my attention to it and I find that I forget my cell phone less often with the white case than I did whenever it had a black case. Now that said, if I'm going into a formal business meeting or if I'm doing something where I know that I'm going to be walking around with my phone a lot, I actually will take the case off because again, if I'm in a business meeting or walking around with my phone formally, it just helps me do this much more subtly than if I've got the rubber case on it. And then lastly, one of the things that I've learned to travel with are just some small note cards. And the reason is again, if I'm at a lunch meeting or a business meeting and I want to take some notes, even though you know everyone travels with their cell phone, I still find it rude to pull out your cell phone and take notes because you know even if you announce it, you know someone might think you're texting. So I still like to have some note cards that I keep my breast pocket. Again, they're not very large, I keep just a few sheets with me, and you know, I can pull out my fountain pen or whatever I'm traveling with. Take notes, put that in my breast pocket. I find it much less offensive than pulling out a cell phone at a table. So, Basha, I think this is a great question. As you can see, my personal everyday carry is actually not that many things, but I carry a lot of other things in my briefcase that I think you might find interesting, so we're actually going to put it down as a video to film. So stay tuned, and we'll release a proper everyday carry video, but not stuf that I keep on my jacket pockets but stuff that I carry in my briefcase. Basha, thank you for your question, and I look forward to sending you a pair of our Sovereign Grade shoelaces.
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