Slater Young's Essentials Are What Every Modern Man Should Own
As someone who leads an active lifestyle, Slater Young is someone who knows how to keep things streamlined. Whether he's traveling around the world or on location for his company Litecrete Philippines, he's one to keep it easy and fuss-free.
Esquire caught up with the actor and engineer, who shared his 10 favorite items. From Uniqlo's plain black T-shirts to his camera of choice, here are Slater Young's everyday essentials.
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1| Packaged Dry Crew Neck Short Sleeve T-Shirt
A plain tee is a basic staple for many reasons. For Slater, it's simply for ease of getting ready. "I wear a plain black T-shirt almost every day. It keeps the start of my day simple—one less thing to decide and worry about."
2| Apple Watch
"I have three faces in my Apple Watch that I swipe through as my day progresses. The first face has my morning routine apps (swimming, gym, and meditation), the second face has my workday apps (to-do list and calendars), and the third face has my night time apps (Spotify, meditation, and sleep apps)," he shares.
3| AirPods Pro
Top-of-the-line wireless earbuds will cost you, but if you're someone who takes their listening seriously then it definitely pays off.
"I use this almost every day for meditating and for watching YouTube videos without disturbing the wife," he says.
4| 10% Happier: Meditation
You should be meditating every day. The benefits are endless and, these days, you don't even need to do it by yourself. There are plenty of meditation apps out there that help you deal with... well, all of it. One that Slater swears by is 10% Happier. As he puts it, it's a "life-changing, no-BS meditation app."
Audible isn't only for when you're idle, it's also good for filling up time that's usually wasted such as traffic. "This is how I make the most of traffic—listening to books. If I find I good book, I don’t worry about traffic as much," he says.
6| Onewheel Pint
Slater's most unexpected essential is a Onewheel Pint, a one-wheel electric rideable. "I had this shipped from the U.S., and it's awesome. I always have it in the trunk of my car for quick de-stress runs. It feels the same as snowboarding."
7| Classic Insulated 32oz Shale Black
"I use this throughout the day even when I'm just in the house," he says. "It helps consume less plastic, makes my drinks stay cold or warm, and we don’t need to clean a lot of glasses at home. Plus, it keeps me from having to use a coaster too."
8| iPhone 11
"You can’t have a list of essentials without a smartphone," Slater says. And, he's right. If it wasn't obvious yet, he's a strong Apple consumer so, naturally, it's the iPhone for him.
9| Master Drive 4D Thermo Care Massage Chair
Of course, essentials aren't limited to things you can always take with you. Case in point: Slater's Ogawa massage chair. "Ogawa sent us one for the Skypod and we absolutely love it. I use it every day."
10| Leica M10
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As someone who travels frequently, Slater had to pick up the best in photography. "I bring my Leica M10 along when I travel. The fully manual camera style forces you to slow down and be in the moment. The photos look damn good which makes the wife happy."