Do you have everything you need?
Chances are you’re probably leaving something out, and you’ll only realise you need it when that moment hits.
Whether it’s hand sanitizer, an extra pair of headphones, or lip balm, there are at least 18 items we think no guy should be without on his way to and from the office.
Our phones rule our lives. Make sure yours always has enough juice by carrying an extra charger around with you.
Pictured: AmazonBasics Lightning Cable ($US8)
When you don't have access to a wall outlet, the portable charger will have to do. Just make sure it's also charged.
Pictured: Anker PowerCore ($US11)
Send dry lips packing with Supergoop! lip balm. This is the best stuff I've ever tried, and it repairs dry and chapped lips in a pinch.
Pictured: Supergoop! ($US10)
A quick stop in the bathroom, a sprinkle of water, and a swipe of your trusty comb and your hairstyle will be as good as new.
Pictured: Baxter of California Comb ($US18)
Sure, there are studies that say that hand sanitizer does more harm than good. But the fact is you're going to want it sometimes, even if it's only to make you feel better about that disgusting thing you just touched by accident.
Pictured: Purell (6 for $US12)
It always comes in handy in an emergency.
Pictured: Tide to Go (3 for $US10)
From your work laptop to sensitive documents, a portfolio makes sure it's all secure and within easy reach. Not to mention, the handsome leather will surely impress all who gaze upon it.
Pictured: Tarnsjo Garveri Icon MacBook Leather Portfolio ($US685)
It doesn't matter where you live -- the weather can be unpredictable. Protect yourself with a collapsible umbrella that you carry with you every day.
This doesn't replace your main umbrella -- it just ensures you're never caught without one.
Pictured: Totes ($US13)
Giving someone a business card? Pro move. Taking a business card out of a business card holder and giving it to someone? Now we're talking impressive.
Pictured: Metal Business Card Holder ($US16)
These aren't the headphones you'll be listening to every day, but $US6 is a small price to pay to ensure that you're never caught without your tunes.
Pictured: Panasonic Headphones ($US6)
Fill it up once and you'll be drinking in style throughout the day, no matter where it takes you.
Pictured: Mira ($US19)
A sudden work meeting after you just had Indian for lunch? Don't sweat it -- just pop a Listerine.
Pictured: Listerine Pocketpaks (72 for $US7)
A man cannot live on Listerine Pocketpaks alone -- sometimes he needs gum to pick up the slack.
Pictured: Orbit (3 packs for $US2)
Sure, you could just use your phone for such things, but there's nothing quite like an old-fashioned, high-quality notebook to write on. You'll look more professional, too, and not like you're sending off a text message.
Pictured: Moleskine Classic ($US13)
Our favourites are the Pilot G-2s, the perfect blend of comfort and writing ability.
Pictured: Pilot G-2 ($US12)
Your date will likely be impressed, too, should they ever need one.
Pictured: Kleenex Pocket Packs (8 packs of 10 tissues for $US6)
For files too big for emails, be prepared with a flash drive.
Pictured: SanDisk Cruzer (32GB for $US10)
Waiting for a friend at a bar? Entertain yourself with a modern classic.
Pictured: Stoner ($US9)
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