I am always scrambling for presents to give the men on my list. It’s not that they are picky or difficult, they just don’t have the range of desirables that many women have. Here are some possible resources for you.
Taylor Stitch makes sturdy, casual menswear. They care about the fabrics they use, and where the clothes are manufactured. They test their products with consumers and produce them only if they are well-received. The prices are reasonable.
Clare V. has a nicely curated selection of gifts for men. I think this iPad notebook sleeve is great looking. It is 7” x 10” and comes with a notepad and custom No. 2 pencil. It comes in five colors and can be monogrammed for an additional $50.00. It is $160.00.
Bowline Co. is a company based in Portland, ME that specializes in self-tie bow ties made from interesting fabrics. Many of the flannels are made from upcycled L.L. Bean flannel, and there are tying instructions on the site. The Chandler, pictured below, is made from cotton navy gingham. The tie is $59.00, there are two sizes for your dog which are $44.00, and the tie for kids is $49.00.
The Basics Wallet is designed to maintain a slim profile while still carrying cash, credit cards and a key. The wallet was developed by two cousins who didn’t like how fat their wallets were with all the credit cards they needed to carry. It comes in four colors. $19.99.
Hickoree’s is a fun men’s shopping site. It claims to carry “the coolest stuff”. It has sneakers, belts, ties, bow ties, hats, jackets, scarves, bags & wallets, pants, jeans & shorts, and shirts, T-shirts and sweatshirts.
Stag – Provisions for Men is another great men’s shopping site. It has clothes, shoes and boots, great looking outerwear, and lots more. This plaid Darenth double cloth flannel shirt could be useful this winter. It is 100% cotton and $98.00.
UnionMade is a great men’s store in San Francisco and an equally good website. It carries everything imaginable for men including desk accessories and jewelry. These cashmere gloves with leather pads are wonderful. $115.00.
40Nine watches are affordable and popular. The Chrono Sport watches come in one size and ten colors. They are $99.00.
The 40Nine stainless steel and rubber watches come in three sizes – extra large, large and medium. There are 34 color combinations to choose from. $49.99.
This monogrammed valet tray is a great present for any guy. There are many monogrammed trays to choose among. It is 5” x 5” and $58.00.
Is there someone on your list with facial hair? BeardBrand carries products for beards. There is beard oil, beard wash, beard softener and mustache wax. There are also grooming tools. These beard trimming scissors are $44.99.
Portolano is a very old Italian glove company. They currently make gloves, hats and scarves for men and women. This double face scarf is 100% cashmere. It is 10” x 66”. It comes in Bordeaux/grey, Black/grey and dark blue/bordeaux. $135.00.
Claire Chase is a leather luggage and travel accessories company. This travel kit is made from durable, lightweight top-grain cowhide leather. It is fully lined and padded. It comes in black, café and saddle. $109.00.
Started by two Bowdoin College roommates, Smathers & Branson began selling needlepoint belts for men. They have expanded into selling needlepoint iPhone cases, coasters, cufflinks, cummerbunds, dog collars, eyeglass cases, flasks, flip flops, hats, key fobs, wallets and money clips. The needlepoint belts can be customized. All the products are great.
This Deluxe Roadside Emergency Kit has everything he needs in case his favorite car has a mishap. It stores easily and has 152 pieces including a booster cable set, an emergency light, a siphon pump with a hose, a tire gauge, fuses and a socket set, to name a few items. $49.95.
This golf trunk organizer might appeal to some men who are the tidy types. It will keep his golf shoes, balls, spikes, gloves tees and towels in their places. There is ventilation over the shoe area. It’s a golf locker in his car. $53.00.
Sherry Truitt and her husband live and work in New Jersey creating their hand-crafted jewelry. Their materials are reclaimed sterling silver, bronze and aluminum and soy based resin. They use vintage maps and spirit levels combined with the metals to create very cool pieces. Since we are partial to vintage maps, we checked out their pieces. For men they have fabulous map or astrological sign cufflinks and key rings with a wide range of geographic locations.
This Jackson Hole key ring is $34.00.
These Sherry Truitt Nantucket vintage map cufflinks are $85.00.
Men’s custom shirts:
At Alexander West you order a shirt either online or at an appointment at their NYC location. AW makes your shirt for your measurements and chosen style. This takes 3 – 5 weeks. You receive your first shirt which is a Test Shirt. If it needs alterations send it back. After the Test Shirt is approved by you, AW will proceed with your order. Prices start at $160.00.
Brooks Brothers also makes custom shirts. Choose among four styles and detail choices within those styles. Submit measurements and fabric and pattern choices. There is an average of a four week lead time. Prices start at $215.00.
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