Most of the ‘Essential’ posts I’ve seen always include something ridiculous like a Glock and/or locking blade stabbing knife, something gold, usually a roll of $100 bills and always something from Supreme. Ive been thinking for quite a while now that I’d like to do my own Essentials post and actually make it the Essentials that I do carry around daily.
After doing all the buying for Urban Industry for the last 13 years I have honed down my bag to pretty much what is laid down before you here. The only thing missing is my set of Sony Noise Reduction headphones which are presently broken after many, many years of train travel. I travel pretty light because you’re always going to be coming back laden down with plenty of Brands catalogues for the following season.
So here is my set of Essentials, Left to right,
Ashdown Workshop iPhone Leather Case – Hand made in Sussex, does the job nicely.
Apple iPhone – Can’t get much more essential than that
Fuji X-E1 Camera – Perfect for arty shots with its 35mm lens
Ashdown Workshop Premium Coin Bi-Fold Wallet – Check the patina on that beauty.
Free, Promo Imperial Barber Products Comb – Got to fix up occasionally.
Free, Promo Levis USB Dongle – Always handy for a digital copy of a catalogue or images.
Cuticura Anti Bacterial hand Gel – I haven’t got OCD or anything but I’ve probably halved the number of colds and illnesses I’ve developed over buying season! Trains, the Underground, dodgy reps, this stuff is your best friend!
Supreme Tea Tree Oil Toothpicks – Got to have Supreme in Essential s somewhere and these sort your gums and breath right out.
Field Notes Note Book – Useful.
Various Free, Promo pens from various brands
Warehouse Keys – Carhartt Bottle Opener and Hundreds Adam Bomb Key ring.
Carmex – King of lip balm – Especially useful in winter when pounding the streets of London to and from appointments .