Not every guy's style is the same. Here's a handy guide to help you find the right gifts this holiday season.
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We have Silicon Valley to thank for making tech cool and "business casual". Here’s our picks for the high tech man. The Boykin shirt strikes the right balance between dress shirt and casual plaid. A fine gauge sweater layers nicely and adds a sophisticated touch. Skip the blazer and try the Chase hooded vest that can provide one more layer of protection on those cold days. Plus, the Wells Flannel Pants are not only warm but super comfortable with their stretch flannel material and look great with a holeless black leather belt from Anson Belt. The Steve Madden leather sneakers have a dressy appearance and they’re easy on feet so walking place to place doesn’t take its toll. Plus, have him ditch his bulky leather wallet in favor of the sleek Ridge Wallet which keeps everything in his pocket to about the size of a credit card - bonus - the Ridge Wallet is RFID blocking. Lastly, even his laptop may thank you for the stylish over the shoulder computer bag from Herschel Supply Co.
This dude is always minutes away from his next outdoor adventure. A flannel shirt is a no-brainer, try the Bicknell Shirt and throw in the Newland Henley for a layered look that provides extra warmth. The flannel of the Bicknell will keep him warm and the snap button front can easily open if he works up a sweat, plus he can unbutton the collar on the Newland Henley for even more breathability. As the temperature drops, the Williamson Quilted Jacket is sure to provide him with that extra warmth. Don’t forget to make sure his feet look good with the very comfortable yet extremely durable Beloit Black Horsehide 1892 Boots from Thorogood. These are rugged enough for the mud outdoors, but also stylish enough for the office. All this gear combined with our Castleton Chinos turns into a super comfortable and smart look. Of course, you’ll never know when he might need a Steel Will pocket knife which isn’t only functional but pretty sharp looking as well (pun intended!). Don’t forget, that one nice accessory very often leads to another, like the Mess Deck Wallet, or a sleek wooden iphone case from Carved. On top of that, adding an over the shoulder barrel bag from Boulevard East can really complete this look!
What’s the number one rule at a tailgate? Keep yourself warm while keeping your beer cold! Step one, get the gear to make this happen. Start him off with a pair of comfortable jeans like our Reydon Jean, which not only look great, but also stretch so he can stay comfortable for that competitive game of cornhole. Next, the beer-label inspired artwork Triple X Lager tee layers nicely with the plaid Farson Hooded Shirt Jacket, a flannel shirt/ thermal hoodie combo. Then, for those extra cold games, get him the Mullins Colorblock puffer vest to keep him warm while his arms stay free (re: cornhole game). Add these throwback sneakers from Brooks to keep his feet comfortable and stylish. Also, make sure, he can carry all his gear there with a modern backpack from the Breton company, a sleek looking bag that’s quite functional and keeps him looking like an adult. Lastly, don’t forget about the beer! We suggest investing in a Bottle Keeper, an insulated (and discreet) carrying case for individual beer bottles. Takes care of satisfying that number one rule by keeping his beer cold and his hands warm!
Where-ever in the world this guy might find himself, he needs a versatile wardrobe to take him from the airport to a business meeting to a night out on the town. Start by getting him a pair of our dark rinse Bennington Jeans and move on up! A blazer is an easy way to dress up, try our Troyton Blazer over the chambray mini-dot Maiden Shirt and it will look like he’s got it all together. The Midland Sweater looks great on its own or can be used as an extra layer of warmth while keeping a clean look. Plus, the leather sneakers from Steve Madden look smart while still focusing on comfort. They match perfectly with the black leather of the Mission Belt, made by a company whose ‘mission’ it is to fight global poverty. Also, make sure he takes care of that beard he has layering his jaw line! The grooming products from Cliff Original not only work, but smell fantastic as well! Toss those into his dopp kit from Herschel Supply Co. and he’ll be ready to catch that flight!
Are you shopping for the kind of guy who takes good care of his truck so it takes care of him? Have him show off the pride he has in his Ford with new Flag & Anthem/Ford gear! The Ford Waxed Patch Jacket looks amazing with custom Flag & Anthem patches inspired directly from the Ford archives and is a sure-fire conversation starter about something he loves. The 100 Year Raglan and the Vintage truck tee are both super soft options with original Ford art work. Plus, those Danbury Jeans have stretch so they’re going to feel like sweats and won’t rip no matter how high he the lifts the suspension on his ride. He can comfortably jump into the cab of his pickup while wearing the 1892 Beloit boots by Thorogood, they’re horsehide, so just like his truck, the leather won’t break down. Complete the look with a Retro V-8 trucker hat, and don’t forget to check out the 100 year history of the Ford Truck in a perfect coffee table book published by the Quarto Group.