The Essential Holiday Gift Guide

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Before you decide to stuff your face full of turkey next week, you might want to get some early holiday shopping out of the way prior to Black Friday. If you’re shopping for a friend, your husband, son, etc., this is the perfect place to start. We highlight some of our favorite products for the holidays from the top down and everything in between.

OUTERWEAR

The Essential Holiday Gift Guide

They say good things come to those who wait and Taylor Stitch confirms those beliefs. While their Barn Jacket may not arrive till late January, it’s too good to pass up and you’ll still have plenty of time to wear it during the cold season. You should have no problem staying warm in this jacket, which should last several holiday seasons to come. [$198]

The Essential Holiday Gift Guide

You may remember seeing Saturday’s Shearling Cone Denim Jacket posted earlier this year and it remains one of our favorites of the season. We’ve always been quite partial to the shearling and you have your pick of raw indigo or stone wash. [$285]

The Essential Holiday Gift Guide

You don’t have to sacrifice looking good to feel good this season. Freenote emobides that notion with their the zippered version of their Riders Jacket in waxed canvas. The simple look will keep your closet timeless with quality materials and even a printed lining on the interior. [$400]

SHIRTS

The Essential Holiday Gift Guide

There’s something about a plaid shirt layered under a denim jacket or other piece of outerwear for that fall and winter look. One of our favorites is Apolis’ Japanese Washed Plaid Button Down. It’s an easy to wear pattern that should fit right in with just about anyone’s wardrobe. [$118]

The Essential Holiday Gift Guide

If you’re shopping for someone who needs a splash of color in their closet, look no further than Bridge & Burn’s Franklin Red Brushed Twill Shirt. Paired with a black pair of jean and brown leather boots, this shirt epitomizes winterwear. Soft to the touch, get ready to layer up. [$118]

The Essential Holiday Gift Guide

By now most guys own that staple oxford shirt, but if not there’s always this one by Rivay. This selvedge workshirt is meant to be worn, but won’t look worn after countless wears. Aging gracefully, this is a shirt any guy should be happy to own or be gifted. [$148]

BOTTOMS

The Essential Holiday Gift Guide

For that friend or family member who has been in the market for a slim fitting pair of sweats that you can wear to the gym or just on a lazy Sunday, Everlane has just the fix. These elevated sweats come equiped with plenty of storage space and a comfortable look that doesn’t sloppy. [$65]

The Essential Holiday Gift Guide

If blue denim isn’t your first choice to buy this holiday season, then it is most likely black. Even better if you’re not looking to spend over $150 on a pair, then your best bet is this pair of Japanese Selvedge Denim by RPM West. It has everything you’d want from a pair of jeans and won’t weight you down. [$135]

The Essential Holiday Gift Guide

You can tell a lot about someone by the type of jeans they wear. Don’t let your friends and family wear bad jeans and treat them to the SK 14.5oz by Rogue Territory. A quality slim fitting pair of selvedge denim at a reasonable price, don’t think twice. [$220]

FOOTWEAR

The Essential Holiday Gift Guide

Give the gift of sneakers this season with Greats’ Royale in Nero. Simply stated in black full grain leather and a white midsole, you can wear these year round and is a welcoming gift for anyone in the market for a new pair of shoes. [$159]

The Essential Holiday Gift Guide

What is it about brown suede shoes in the fall and winter that makes them look so much better? What ever it is, we can’t get enough of it and hope others adopt a similar outlook. We’re loving the Rosas in tobacco by Foundation in a Chelsea Boot alternate with a side zipper. You’ll friend or family member will thank you for these ones. [$200]

The Essential Holiday Gift Guide

We couldn’t do a holiday gift guide without including our favorite pair of Chelsea Boots of the season. Common Projects delivers several pairs in a suede upper, but we’ve picked out the khaki model. We may just have to treat ourselves to a pair. [$529]

ACCESSORIES

The Essential Holiday Gift Guide

We’ve all been there, when you’re younger there was always someone who brings you a cheaply made wallet that you normally toss after a few weeks. However, for less than a $100 you can change that cheap wallet gift stigma with this bi-fold by Craft & Tailored. Made from Horween horsehide leather, one whiff of this wallet and you’ll fall in love with it. It’s sits perfectly in your pocket and isn’t bulky like others. It will only look better with wear, so no spare no time in getting yourself or someone else one. [$75]

The Essential Holiday Gift Guide

We posted Sword & Plough’s Camo Duffle not too long ago, but we had to include it in our gift guide not just for the quality of work, but also the story behind it. Perfect for someone’s upcoming trip or daily carryall, this duffle will survive whatever you put through and keep all your essentials safe. [$189]

The Essential Holiday Gift Guide

There are somethings that you only really need to buy one of if you invest your money properly. Every man should own atleast one quality backpack and this is your chance to start with yourself or get someone you really like one. KILLSPENCER’s Special Black Ops 3.0 backpack comes in premium full grain leather on the outside and plenty of storage space on the interior. To top it off, you can even add your personalize touch with their monogram option. The ultimate holiday gift for the right price. [$500]

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