10 Things You Didn't Know You Needed.... Until Now
Posted by JAKE HARDY
Here at Number Six, we're no strangers to a busy lifestyle. We know that it takes a lot of energy to keep it up, and we're big fans of any little tools which can give us a hand along the way.
With this in mind, we've put together a list of a few bits that are all designed to help you live just that little bit more comfortably. Each item has been handpicked by our buyers to fit in with our core values: quality, longevity, and timeless design. There's even a couple of personal recommendations from us - keep an eye out!
1. The Monteverde Tool Ballpoint Pen
Having come in brand new for SS17, the Monteverde stationery company have made an impression amongst our staff and customers alike. Known to many as the 'Swiss Army Knife' of pens, these guys have a 3-scale ruler, stylus, phillips and flathead screwdrivers, spirit level and a lifetime guarantee. All in one.
These pens are handy for the craftsman and writing nerd inside all of us. These guys have thought of everything, and we've got two brilliant colours available in store and online.
And if you want to know a little more, click right here.
For the last 80 years, the American Zippo Manufacturing Company have been on top of their game. Since discovering the perfect formula for a windproof, durable lighter, the only thing that's changed is their fame level. They've always had a cracking reputation, being trusted by the US Military, Frank Sinatra and Casablanca's Bogart.
We've managed to bring in three different colourways, all of which are built to last you forever: "It works or we fix it free". This slogan has kept them successfully strong since 1934, and they're still just as good to this day.
You can read more about the iconic lighters right here.
Filson are the American experts in high-quality durability. Each of their designs are centred around functionality in the extreme - but it still looks good. Their heavy twill travel trays are for the man who thinks they have everything. Whether it's you or someone you know, these trays come with simple snap fastenings which make it so easy to store keys, change, and any other valuables you might have.
It's timeless design that lends itself to this brilliant aesthetic they've built up over the years - you'll soon wonder how you managed without one around.
Shop Tan | Black | Navy | Otter Green
4. Leatherman Micra Multi Tool
As part of our ethos, we think it's just as important to bring in items we believe in personally, so when asked what he would recommend, Joe gave us the Leatherman Micra Multi Tool.
This little gadget comes from the multi tool experts, with a 25 year guarantee and contains TEN different tools. From various sized screwdrivers to a bottle opener, this is one you won't regret buying. It's one of those feel-like-you're-James-Bond things, and it folds down to only 6.5cm in length... Impressive, eh?
Shop Black | Stainless Steel
5. Ally Capellino Riley Wallet
For over 30 years, the Ally Capellino brand has been making a case for timeless design, over trends. We're talking expertly made pieces in classic design, it's why we continue to bring this legendary brand back season after season.
One piece in particular you can always rely on, is the Riley Wallet. It's got enough space for coins, cards, and cash all made in a smooth Tuscan veg tanned leather right here in England. It's small enough to slip into your pocket, and we'd put money on it lasting you a good few years, too.
Shop Riley Wallet
6. Klean Kanteen Single Wall Bottle
Whether you're thinking water, or something a little stronger, Klean Kanteen bottles have been providing us with a toxin-free, reusable bottle since 2004. They're some of the best in the market, and brand new to Number Six for this season - they're already taking us by storm.
The thing about Klean Kanteen bottles is they're lightweight, come in two different sizes, and can be adaptable to whatever your everyday life might entail. It makes you feel like you're being good to yourself, and the planet, which is a winner in our eyes.
7. Carhartt Camp Key Chain
Founded in Copenhagen, Danish design experts Velorbis lend themselves to anything bike related. Having taken the time to produce their own 'urban commuter' designs, it's a testament to the heart and soul these guys have going on.
The Velorbis wash bag is some of the highest quality leather we've ever seen, it's the Danish way to do things and we've got a lot of time for that. It's got one large zip compartment at the base, with a mechanised opening for the main section. Reminds us of the sort of thing that ends up being with you for life: holidays, business trips, evening routines, you're covered.
The original eyewear experts since 1937, few know better than the guys over at Ray Ban. They're arguably some of the most famous in existence, with too many iconic styles to count (and they keep producing more!).
Right now though, we're focusing on the Original Wayfarers, seen on some of the coolest people around across the last 100 years - it's time to join the crew if you haven't already. Made in Italy with 100% UV Protection, we've also got a few different sizes for you to choose from.
Shop 50 (Small) | 5150 (Medium) | 54 (Large)
10. Laboratory Perfumes Amber Eau De Toilette
We're finishing with a recommendation from Jake: Amber, the original fragrance from Laboratory Perfumes, a London brand established in 2011. They focus on crafting fragrances designed to last and evolve across the day.
Amber is the ultimate multilayered classic and was their first foray into the lab to make something a little different to what we usually see. We like it so much here in store, it's the fragrance we use each day - now that's a testament to its versatility, we're not sick of it yet, nor can we stop recommending it. Amber all day long.