Shopping for last minute gift ideas? Let us help you add the final touches to your holiday shopping and cross off any names still remaining. From ties, socks, scarves and coveted Ted Baker accessories, there is something for any type of man on your list at prices you’ll love.
Juma is our latest Canadian line for the everyday, fashion forward individual. Working best with the taller, slender built guys, these pieces have been constructed with beautiful fabrics, silks, and cashmere. Soft and smooth to the touch, these higher end tops, shorts, and scarves are built to impress.
Available from Juma are silk shirts ($175), tank tops ($45), shorts ($125), and two styles of scarves ($175).
We’ve posted our gift guide for The Socializer, The Man Who Means Business and The Youthful Trendsetter. So what if he doesn’t fall under any of them, or maybe he takes a piece from each pie? He’s obviously The Jack of All Trades, and we know just the thing for him.
• • •
Henleys by Sunday Rocks and Wes Misener
We’ve been promoting henleys for almost the entire year (even before GQ got to it), so it only makes sense we’d slip it in the gift guide. It’s time to take a break from the crew necks and v-necks, and opt for something that is a great pairing piece, is 75-100% bamboo (read: good on your skin), and is substantially manly. You have a few different brands to choose from: Sunday Rocks is 100% bamboo material, while Wes Misener is 75% bamboo but a little thicker. They’re $95 each, and we’ve got more you can pick through too.
• • •
Vfrass scarves have been a must-have for almost every guy that’s come through the doors this season. They’re available in a ton of colour combinations and easily affordable. It’s time to retire the black and grey scarves and brighten up a friend’s day. Priced from $35 to $55.
• • •
Like the Vfrass scarves, his socks might need a splash of colour too. If you haven’t received the memo, black socks (and white, eeep) do absolutely nothing for the suit he’s wearing. A nice suit and a pair of $1 socks? That’s like a Lexus with plastic seat covers. Happy Socks add another dimension to your outfits and is a conversation piece on its own. And it’s only $15.
• • •
Eyewear by Oliver Peoples
Available at Spectacle
Every man needs an aviator in their collection and this model by Oliver Peoples is one of the best designs out there. Incorporating OP’s VFX polarized lens and a rugged yet sleek shape the Patten quite possibly the perfect aviator.
• • •
Call of Duty: Black Ops
Available at The Source and other major electronic retailers
Unless you’ve been living under a styrofoam rock for the past few months (or just don’t care about video games), Call of Duty: Black Ops was the biggest launch in video game history. Every guy loves it. So why not drop a copy (on XBOX 360 or PS3) into his stocking stuffer?
The biggest action series of all time returns. Call of Duty: Black Ops is an entertainment experience that will take you to conflicts across the globe, as elite Black Ops forces fight in the deniable operations and secret wars that occurred under the veil of the Cold War.
• • •
We hope you enjoyed our four part Holiday Gift Guide. Feel free to cycle back to the previous blog posts to see what kind of guy he falls under!
Scarf from DimitriChris ($325)
Saw this and fell in love. It’s soft, warm colours, and I mean look at it – who doesn’t think it’s cute!
Sweater from Full Circle ($195)
This new sweater from Full Circle (featured tomorrow on the blog), is easy to dress up and dress down. An alternative to wearing a blazer, this sweater is made for cozy winter house parties and for the days in fall where you don’t want to wear a full jacket. Also available in lots of different styles.
Jacket by Guilio ($35), Scarf from Vfrass ($35-55)
The price point is unbeatable. Plus you get half off a Vfrass scarf when you pick one up. It looks great on guys I get to try on for two reasons: it’s trim fit and modernizing.
Melissa C.’s Pick
Jeans from Citizens of Humanity ($195)
Loving the feel-good fabric and amazing colour. It’s cut to look flattering for the tall guys, and is the perfect pair of jeans to wear dressed up with a blazer, or down with a t-shirt.
Boots by Bunker ($210, left), Boots by Penguin ($175, right)
When you can’t choose a favourite item of the month, choose two! Both of these boots are great for almost every kind of style – work or play. Tuck your wool jeans into them for work. The Penguin boots look fantastic with alternative bottoms. A must have this season.
|Michael chose the new Penguin sneakers for his favourite piece this month. The sneakers, that have a deck shoe style to it, use sophisticated fabrics (both suede and leather) to give it a low profile look with a bit of edge to it. The colours add a subtle pop to your dark denims and your light colour shorts. It’s a great all-around sneaker for spring.|
|Neale is wearing a new scarf from V.Frass. Made with light weight cotton, its a spring and summer accessory for both daytime and night. It’s the perfect accessorizing piece to finish your look.|
|Veronica went with the Gregory Allen shirt, another piece new for spring. What makes this special for this season is the light weight material, the seer sucker detail, and the pattern-on-pattern design (which is making its re-debut this season). The shirt is also a great transition piece (can be worn from day to night) on your casual days. The snap buttons are an added bonus, and can be worn overtop a t-shirt – left open or closed.|
|It’s the time for tan coloured suits, so Joa picked out a Tombolini suit with a Gotstyle private label shirt and Dagr tie. Change things up this season from the charcoal and blacks for something a little more colour and personality.|