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Archive for December 17th, 2012

DandyGiftGuid2012

Ok Ladies. It’s getting down to the wire this holiday season, but don’t worry there’s still a little more time left to get that perfect gift. Above is a selection of several Manly/Dandy items for any gentleman on your shopping list.

Nautica Overcoat – Overcoats are always a huge holiday trend and lately they been getting a slimmer cut like this one from Nautica. The charcoal colorway is sure to go with any outfit, and the notched lapels give the jacket a great polished look. $110

Howes & Baum Brixton Hoodie – The holidays are a great time to relax and the Brixton Hoodie from Howes & Baum is perfect for doing just that. I’ve actually had a difficult time finding a hoodie I like as much as this one. The French terry cotton gives it a nice texture and I love the double crossed axes on the left chest. Comfort and rugged manliness all in one. $175

Dress The Man – He may dress well, but does your man know why certain fabrics go together, or the origin of some of his favorite wardrobe pieces? This elegantly written book by famed man of style, Alan Flusser outlines step-by-step instructions on how to dress well and live stylishly without looking like you’re trying too hard. $50

TheTieBar Knit Tie – TheTieBar.com provides a seemingly endless supply of ties for the man in your life. A favorite of mine are the knit ties, especially this Kelly Green option which not only evokes the holiday spirit, but is also very handsomely priced. $15

Walnut Wood Tie Bar – You’re going to need something to keep that Knit Tie firmly attached to his shirt and keep it from getting too unruly. Why not use something unique like this Walnut Tie Bar? Finished with natural oil and liquid wax to give it a low luster shine. $27

Alexander Olch Velvet Bow Tie – Bow Ties are always welcome at holiday parties, and the fabric of choice around this time of year is velvet. This olive colored diamond tip bow tie is the perfect mix of dress and casual. $77

Duke Ellington: Live at Newport – Perhaps the man in your life has begun exploring the wonderful world of Jazz Music and if he’s lucky/cursed has also begun expanding his vinyl collection. Add a “must own” album to his collection with Duke Ellington Live at Newport which is widely regarded as one of the best jazz albums ever recorded. $25

Baladeo “Terroir” Pocket Knife – One of the things I’ve been noticed about being a man is it’s never a bad idea to have a pocket knife on you. I prefer ones with a bit more character to them like this one from Baladeo. Originally designed in Northern France, the rosewood handle and vintage simplicity makes this pocket knife the perfect manly accessory. $19

Allen Edmonds x Ball & Buck Double Monk Straps – This is a selfish one… I still want these shoes. I can’t help it. I know they’re expensive, but these double monks are just fantastic and any gentleman would be proud to place them upon his feet like some kind of manly Cinderella. $448

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