While men arguably don't need or want to carry as many daily items as women do, there are some things that men should really have on them every day. You never know when one of these items will be needed, so better safe than sorry, right?
If you've ever had the burning question of what you should keep in your pockets, you're in luck. We've done the work for you and present this list of 5 things every man should carry on him.
1. Money Clip or Wallet
This one is obvious. Even if you aren't carrying cash (which few people seem to do these days), you still need to have your ID or driver's license, credit and/or debit cards, and other vital cards (think insurance, AAA, or medical alert card) on your person.
Don't just throw them in your pocket and risk losing them, though. Instead, invest in a classic leather wallet or money clip to keep everything organized. Whether you prefer a full-size wallet or a slim, card-only wallet, there are tons of options to choose from.
It might seem old-fashioned to carry a handkerchief, but it has more value than you think. You can always loan it out in an act of chivalry or more likely, use it to wipe the sweat off your forehead in the dead of summer, tame a runny nose, or blow your nose when you just can't take the congestion anymore.
Tissues aren't always readily available when you need them and a handkerchief is a soft alternative to toilet paper or napkins that you'd otherwise have to resort to. You can even class it up with monogrammed handkerchiefs.
This is a no-brainer. No one goes anywhere without their phone anymore Not only does it make you easily accessible, but it's also a lifeline to so many aspects of daily life. If you want to really see how much we depend on our phones to get through the day, accidentally leave it at home one day.
Keep your phone safe and sound with a classic leather phone case. Not only does it protect your phone, but it's a little more professional and grown-up than a phone case with cartoon characters or a funky design on it.
If you've ever been in a situation where you need to write something down, you know how irritating it is to not have a pen handy. Carrying a pen on you will come in handy more times than you think (just be sure to take it out of your pocket before washing your clothes).
5. Utility Tool
Kill two birds with one stone by getting a keychain that doubles as a utility tool. From a pocketknife to nail clippers to a mini-flashlight to a mini-screwdriver, utility tool keychains give you the ability to Macgyver your way out of just about any situation.
Things Every Man Should Carry on Him: Take Inventory
Now that you know the 5 things every man should carry on him, take inventory of your possessions. Do you have all of these things and take them with you every day? If not, it's time to treat yourself.
Take a look at our site for leather accessories to class up your everyday items. From phone cases to wallets to full-size bags, we have everything you need.