New York City and locales all up the East Coat continue recovery efforts from the tremendous damage of Hurricane Sandy. If there is one lesson from the storm it is that preparedness pays off in any crisis. For the more style conscious among us these five items will ensure you look cool when shit hits the fan.
1) WTAPS Vicotorinox Pocket-Knife
Part of the FW09 ‘Dazed and Confused’ collection this pocket knife is emblazoned with the WTAPS logo and slogan ‘Putting things where they should be’. A nail file, mini-blade and scissors
2) BAPE Maglite
When the power goes off this Maglite will light the way. Screened with the familar Bathing Ape Camo, make sure ‘Ape Shall Not Kill Ape’.
3) Citizen Nighthawk WR200 Eco-Drive Watch Watch
This pilot’s watch has the features necessary to continue ticking through any emergency. It’s Water resistant up to 200m, Solar powered Quartz Eco-Drive movement, scratch resistant face and hands that illuminate in the dark. Also available in regular stainless steel.
$237 from World of Watches
4) Supreme Water Canteen
Army-style water canteen by Supreme. Box logo so you know it’s real.
Available via Cliff-Edge
5) White Mountaineering x Porter Leather Trimmed Multi-Pocket Backpack
From the Fall/Winter 2012 collection this rugged backpack is a collab between Japanese luggage exports Porter and White Mountaineering. The below features ensure that you’ll be able to pack everything you need for a day trip or a week-long excursion.
- Six studded front pockets, four Velcro-fastening side pockets, leather trim and base, padded back and adjustable straps, inner Velcro-fastening pocket
- Fully-lined 30L capacity
- Genuine Leather trim and bottom
$950 via Mr.Porter
Writing by Rocky Li