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The Things He Carries: Justin Charlton

We asked the 23-year-old Old Calgary founder and designer to unpack his tote. Equal parts analog and digital, old world and state-of-the-art, its contents are a fitting representation of the former Apple employee’s aesthetic.

Name: Justin Charlton

Occupation: Founder and designer of Old Calgary

What’s in my bag:

1. AIAIA TMA-1 Headphones
“These have great sound for any kind of music. Amazing for rocking out in the studio or in the noisy workshop.”

2. Custom guitar pedal
“This thing is loud! Perfect for an impromptu jam session at a friends house or just passing time in the studio.”

3. Wool and leather swatches from Europe
“I travelled to Germany and Italy to source materials for Old Calgary. I always keep this stuff around me for inspiration and a bit of good luck.”

4. iPhone 5 and business cards
“Seriously, the new iPhone is amazing. I can run most of my business from my phone while I’m at my workshop. I'm worse than Tom Haverford when it comes to being an technology addict.”

5. Old Calgary Proxima iPad Sleeve and the Alpha Card Wallet
“German wool and Italian leather, all made right here in the good old USA.”

6. Moleskine and Kaweco Al Sport fountain pen
“When design ideas start coming, this is a really nice combination for expressing them.”

7. Will Signature Utility tote
“This is a great, simple bag, crafted in America by my friends at Will Leather Goods.”

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