Below are five everyday items — one of which you may not actually carry on your person, but might have a home in your bag — that can lend you an air of mystique as you go about your business.
Trayvax “Element” wallet in stealth black. ($80)
This money clip combines old-world ruggedness with modern style by taking a bead-blasted stainless steel plate, wrapping a 5oz top-grain leather sleeve around it, and securing it all together with MIL-SPEC Type II paracord. Fits anywhere between 3–12 cards plus a few bills, offers a bit of RFID resistance, and can generally take a lot of abuse.
Fisher Space Bullet Pen. ($19)
If you somehow ever find yourself in a zero-g environment, then the write-anywhere Space Bullet Pen is the writing utensil for you. It’s capable of writing in zero gravity, upside down, underwater, and at temperatures from −30°F to 250°F (−35°C to 120°C).
You can get it with a built-in clip if that’s more your style. Costs the same either way.
V-MODA “Crossfade 2” wireless headphones. ($300)
Acqua di Giò “Profumo” Cologne. ($94 for 4.2 fl oz bottle)
It shares some of the same aquatic, citrusy notes as its predecessor, but also with deeper tones like bergamot, geranium, sage, rosemary, and just a touch of incense.
Spigen “Rugged Armor” phone case. ($11–$14, depending on model)
It’s made from a flexible, shock-absorbent TPU material with carbon fiber and gloss detailing and raised bezels to protect the screen and camera areas. It also offers an easy grip without being sticky.