It’s a well-known fact that there is no one harder to buy for than a man. Reluctant to give suggestions unless it pertains to the unknown world of tools and gadgets, it is often very difficult and time consuming. But, fear not. We are here to make gifting painless with some great ideas for every guy on your list.
For the man who believes “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”, classics are best. For him, too many white dress shirts are a virtual impossibility. But not all white shirts are created equal. If you want to wow him this season, gift him a super luxurious 200’s cotton dress shirt. He’ll never guess that it was less than $100 – and we won’t tell. If you are lucky enough to be buying for a French cuff wearer, cufflinks, and in particular a pair of engraveable cufflinks, is personal, but also appeals to his practical side. And, for a less “buttoned-up” idea, a silk/cotton blend sweater with a touch of luxurious cashmere is always well received – S-4XLT makes getting the right size easy.
We all know him. He’s the one talking smack on Mondays about his favorite (or least favorite) team. What could be better than applauding his “world’s biggest fan” status with an ultra-comfortable French Terry lounge set for kicking back and watching the game? Or, to maintain some semblance of decorum while yelling irrationally at the ref on TV, gift him a plush pair of velvet slippers. But why stop at home? A wide range of licensed MLB & NFL team accessories (cufflinks, money clips, etc.) allows him to sport his passion in the world of business as well. Who says sports can’t be elegant?
It’s true. There are lots of men out there who really do like clothes. For them style is personal, and fortunately, one of our specialties. If you want to splurge, our Italian merino wool sportcoat with suede-trimmed pockets (including dapper ticket pocket) is super luxurious, uncommon and a remarkable value. Less pricey, a navy stripe European style dress shirt with contrast fabric trim and split mitered yoke will complement his individual style. Or, if casual is his preferred mode, a zip cable vest. This one is not for outdoor work, though; it’s sporty, sophisticated and right up his alley.
Typically this is not a man concerned with the latest fashion. Nor is he rooted in tradition. So, what to do? Impress him with function and high performance good looks that appeal to his intellectual side. An Ivy League pinpoint oxford dress shirt specially treated to prevent wrinkles equals all day good looks and easy, machine wash non-iron care. (You can insert an equation there if you want.) If you really want to score some major points though, there is nothing more versatile in a man’s wardrobe than the classic blazer. Featuring wrinkle and stain resistance and priced at just $199.50, it’s truly an A+.