Thursday, July 14, 2011

The Things Men Carry

Cultural Offering has an interesting post on what men should carry. I gave up carrying a wallet years ago, finding it to be a heavy and cumbersome trap for all sorts of junk. Instead, I carry a small leather business card packet for my driver's license, insurance, and membership cards and then a small hard plastic container for credit cards. [I got it from Levenger a while back.]

Cash is in a money clip.

Aside from that:

Swiss Army pen knife
Moleskine notebook (in coat - the notebook also has a pocket for business cards)

Getting rid of the monster wallet was a liberating move.

General rule: Less is more.


Dan in Philly said...

As much as you travel how do you keep your knife?

Michael Wade said...


I put it in my shaving kit in my luggage and so it is checked in.

Shortly after 9/11, I had a penknife confiscated at the airport. It had completely slipped ny mind until I emptied my pockets at the screening gate. The screeners all smiled.

I wonder if the knife business later had a boost from people who had small knives taken at airports.

The penknife is great. It is one of the handiest items I carry.


Dan in Philly said...

Ah, I had you pegged as a "I never check my luggage" kind of guy to save time, but I suppose you probably have a lot of materials you have to carry, so it makes sense for you. I don't travel much, but when I do I try to avoid checking anything, time, money, etc.

Michael Wade said...


I envy the people who don't need to check luggage.

Fortunately, my travel schedule isn't as wild as it used to be.


Steve said...

I got always irritated when I could see my wallet is a total mess when all things were there. what I did I just pick the important thing and those are the only that I put on my wallet. :D