Smartphones might take great pictures these days, but there’s something supremely satisfying about a day out with a proper camera. Here’s some gear to get you out the door with all the photo equipment you need.
Huckberry x Chippewa 6-inch Service Boot ($280)
The honey-toned, rough cut leather upper of this service boot has the comfy appeal of suede but is more durable, while the Goodyear welt construction can be resoled many times over. This Huckberry exclusive is made by Wisconsin-based Chippewa, the way it has been since 1901.
Flint and Tinder Heavyweight Henley ($62)
Made from a carded cotton jersey, the Heavyweight Henley is knit, dyed, and sewn in Los Angeles. The fit is more tailored than your run of the mill T-shirt and rewards your exercise regimen with a slim profile.
Nomad Pants ($98)
The stretchy, light, and water-resistant Nomad is perfect for an all-day adventure that might involve squatting, climbing, and hiking, but then segues effortlessly into a dinner out. Bluesign-approved materials mean it's made without harmful chemicals or excessive resource usage, which make the Nomad a good conversation starter too.
Malvaux Number 1 Knife ($250)
The Number 1 is a case study in how to improve a simple concept without complicating it. The green anodized aluminum handle is tweaked to a perfectly ergonomic angle while the stainless steel blade is sharp enough to slice anything from kindling to an apple, but the detent prevents it from folding on your finger as you close it.
Peak Design Everyday Backpack 20L ($260)
With removable padded dividers, this pack can be configured for an endless number of camera and gear combinations, all accessible from both the two side zippers or the top flap, which closes with quiet, secure magnetic latches. Small internal pockets help organize memory cards, cables, and other minutiae, while a padded sleeve easily holds up to a 15-inch laptop. The 500D Kodra outer shell material resists rain and dirt without looking too techy, and the leather grab handles and accents add some warmth to the modernist vibe.
Deep Blue NATO Diver 300m Automatic ($220)
With 1,000 feet of water resistance and a Seiko self-winding movement inside, the NATO Diver is especially at home in the water. Its luminescent dial and hands glow long into the winter night and though the red-and-blue rotating bezel is made for tracking a diver’s time underwater, it works just as well for the parking meter, or long exposure photography.