The Style Gift List

It can be tough to buy for a guy with a sense of style, so stick with accessories: shoes, socks, belt, sunglasses. And when all else fails: beard balm.

Basil Hayden’s and Quoddy Shoes Gift Set

Why give one thing when you can give six? This gift set is very much a toolkit for modern male living. It includes: four bourbon glasses with leather sleeves, one leather case to carry or store said glasses, and one pair of custom drinkin’ shoes. The leather is by Chicago manufacturer Horween, the shoes are made to order, and the bourbon is good neat.

McGregor Socks

If we had to hazard a guess, we’d say that you’re only really an adult once you start looking forward to getting socks as a present. Of course, we don’t really mean those six for ten-dollar bundles from a supermarket. If you’re going to give socks, you might as well make ‘em good, and McGregor, in business for eighty-five years, can certainly make a good pair of socks. Warm, crew-style, and created in a range of stylish but restrained patterns, these socks make us more excited about socks than we’d ever thought possible.

Bison Made No. 1 Belt

Leather should be strong, durable, and last more than a lifetime. We hate throwing out leather; we’d prefer to be bequeathing it. Well, eventually. If you feel the same, check out Bison Made. This belt is made of English bridle leather and is tanned by Hermann Oak of St. Louis, Missouri. The metal is solid brass, but you can have it finish in raw brass or brushed nickel. And the buckle disassembles, in case you want to change it up.

Griffin Beard Balm

Have a beard, goatee, moustache, or other face fuzz? Keep it healthy with beard balm. Griffin is made in Toronto by the hands of a couple of bearded guys to know a thing or two about beard health. All the ingredients are 100% all natural organic, and include: cocoa butter, hemp seed butter, avocado butter, shea butter, coconut oil, apricot kernel oil, sweet almond oil, pumpkin seed oil, jojoba oil, vitamin E, beeswax, and essential oils.

Toms Sunglasses

When you wear sunglasses, you may as well do your best impression of Maverick. Or at least, some kind of Texan sheriff. These aviator shades from Toms will help you do that, with the added bonus of helping someone. For each pair of sunglasses you buy from Toms, they’ll give sight to someone who needs it in the form of a pair of prescription glasses, sight-saving surgery, or other medical treatment.

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