Assuming you already have basic necessities like a toolkit, a first aid kit and condoms stashed in your glove box, we’re here to tell you what you’ve probably forgotten or overlooked. The following style and grooming products will save the day and oftentimes your dignity, which is what makes them essential to keeping in your whip. Be prepared, gents.
Tide To Go ($4): Got a coffee stain on your shirt on your way to an important meeting or a date? Relax; just pull this out and your presentation will be, ahem, spotless.
The Repp Stripe Tie ($59): A man should always keep a tie in his car in the event that something formal comes up. The Repp Stripe Tie will have you looking dapper but feeling as spontaneous as you did when you accepted that dinner proposition.
Craftster's Mini Sewing Kit with e-Book ($11): You ripped your pants? A button fell off your shirt? This mini sewing kit will come to the rescue. If you’re not much of an expert, just consult the e-book that’ll tell you what to do in minutes.
Reversible Leather Belt ($50): It sounds random, but keeping a belt in your car could benefit you in case you forget to put one on or the buckle happens to break, which happens more often than you’d think. This black/brown reversible option is a fitting two-for-one.
Dove Men + Care Cool Fresh Dry Spray Antiperspirant ($6): This might be the most important thing to keep in your car. It’ll come in handy on those days when you are rushing out of the house and you know you forgot something. So keep it cool with a 48-hour sweat protector.
Byrd: The Classic Pomade ($22): You think you look really cool driving your convertible—and you do—but your hair becomes a mess by the time you reach your date’s door. Use this wax-based pomade for a firm and slick look.
Ralph Lauren Polo Red Fragrance ($66): Studies show that smelling good is a huge turn-on for women. When you and your car smell good, well, that’s just a recipe for backseat fantasies.
Ray-Ban New Wayfarer ($140): Throw these Ray-Bans on when you need to finish off your outfit or if the sun starts to blind you on the road. Or throw them over to your co-pilot if it starts to blind her. She’ll appreciate it.
Breath Savers ($15): You’re always asking those around you for gum or a breath mint, so why not just keep them in your car all the time? These’ll come in handy when you just housed tacos on a date but still want that goodnight kiss.