9 things every man should have in his pockets
A flash drive that looks like a pocketknife says, "I seem rugged, but really I just need the entire first season of Game of Thrones on me at all times."
32GB Flash Drive, $150, available at swissknifeshop.com
Love the pry bar, screwdrivers, and tweezers. But it's the lighter that's most handy, whether for a bottle rocket or a campfire.
Everyday Carry Kit, $44, available at kaufmann-mercantile.com
When not being used to make jet engines, titanium is the perfect material for the difficult task of keeping your cash organized.
Money Clip, $30, available at superiortitanium.com
The people at Klhip completely reengineered the nail clipper using surgical-grade metal. Think of it as overkillglorious overkill.
Nail Clipper, $50, available at klhip.com
Carrying a comb was de rigueur in the 1950s. Well, it's back, now that leather-goods geniuses Billykirk got all artisanal on your coif with this handstitched case.
Comb Case, $45, available at billykirk.com
This pen is made in Nevada for NASA. I use it to scribble in this Japanese reporter's notebook, even when I'm not on the moon.
Notebook, $19, available at postalco.net; Pen, $30, available at spacepen.com
A flask of booze is an easy way to make friends. An English pewter flask by Wentworth adds top notes of envy.
Flask,$68, available at kaufmann-mercantile.com
With the evolution of LED light sources, powerful flashlights don't need to be the size of a Pringles can anymore. Surefire makes the most badass illumination gear for both civilian and tactical uses that's easy to stash in your pocket.
Surefire 6PX Tactical Flashlight, $115, available at surefire.com
Originally this was a combat utility knife. But you don't have to be on the brink of kicking someone's ass to use one.
Surefire Knife, $445, available at surefire.com