HAPPY HOLIDAY SEASON, Y’ALL!!
I’m so sorry for the crickets over here- it’s been so long since I’ve posted a blog!
Since everyone is in the depths of holiday shopping, I wanted to share a quick, simple post to hopefully help you get through that nice list. I know there’s a TON of gift guides being posted right now, so I wanted to share one that is matter-of-fact, tested-and-approved, and for the FELLAS! For whatever reason, dudes seem to be the ones leaving everyone stumped when it comes to gift-giving. So, I’m here to share the inside scoop on what they’ll love.
How did I come up with this list? These are the items that my male clients have ACTUALLY bought, worn, and loved this year!
I said I was going to keep it simple, so let’s get to it.
Here’s what my male clients are loving, and I hope the men in your life will love too:
1.) AG Everett and Graduate
These AG pants are in the closet of every male client I have. They’re always my fist go-to wardrobe staple when I start working with them, and for good reason. I like to describe them as “a hybrid of your favorite chino and denim”. They’re super stretchy, come in a ton of colors, can be casual enough to wear with a tee, or can be dressed up with a sport coat.
*Note: The Evertt is a little bit more tailored in the legs, so couldn’t be worn with boots. Also, these pants do end up stretching quite a bit over time (much like premium denim), so I would size down.
2.) Mizzen + Main Shirts
If you follow me over on Instagram, chances are you’ve heard me rave about these shirts! The fabric is unlike anything I’ve every felt before- it feels like a Nike workout shirt, but looks like a super crisp, traditional button down. Especially if your man has broad shoulders, he will love the way these fit!
All their shirts are great, but I love the “flannel” style for this time of year.
(If you’re overwhelmed with options, you could go with the classic white style for layering under suits/sport coats.)
Guess what?! I have a link that will get you $50 OFF your first order with Mizzen + Main! Just click right here.
3.) Cole Haan Zero Grands
Here’s another product I love for it’s ability to be dressed up or down. These shoes have really great technology built into the sole, so it feels like their wearing a sneaker without looking so casual. If you have a guy that travels or if you have a trip planned, these are a must!
4.) Magnetic Collar Stays
These are one of those things that make me say, “Why didn’t I think of this?” I think the guys who invented these were on Shark Tank. Anywho, if your men don’t have some already, this would be a great stocking stuffer that he’ll ACTUALLY use!
*Note: They come in several different sizes and styles, so take a look and see which one you think your guy would use the most!
5.) A Pair of Chelsea Boots
For all the super traditional guys out there, a pair of Chelsea boots might seem a little out of their comfort zone. I promise, these are a super easy to wear, classic shoe that bridge the gap between loafer and cowboy boot.
Let me put it this way- I bought a pair for my 65 year old dad who lives in small town USA, and even he loves them! (Shout out to you Dad- you’re stylin’)
I’ll link a wide range of prices and brands below for you to check out.
6.) Tommy John Underwear & Undershirts
Underwear and undershirts might seem like the world’s most boring holiday gift, but Tommy John makes the best. Once you get your guy hooked on these, I promise he won’t wear any other brand.
They make every cut and style he could want. I’ll link a few of the popular products here.
7.) Appointment or Gift Certificate with Richards Bespoke
If there’s a man in your life who’s ready to step up his game and get some custom clothing, I can only recommend the best. My friend, Stephen Richards Jr, owns an amazing company based out of Nashville called Richards Bespoke. He specializes in bespoke suits, sport coats, shirts, slacks, jeans, tuxedos, and accessories. I’ve been so impressed with his results, and know that any guy would be lucky to receive a gift certificate to Richards Bespoke. I’ll link his website and email address here!
Email Richard for more info at firstname.lastname@example.org
8.) APL or Allbird Tennis Shoes
Need to get your guy out of his nasty sneakers that look like their from the 90’s? Here’s two brands that are hip, but not too hip, for any guy on your list.
I hope this helped give you some gifting ideas! If your guy already has all the products on this list, you could always go with my classic fallback gift- a StubHub gift certificate!
I just realized… I forgot to mention that you could get them a gift certificate with ME! I’m so lucky that I get to work with some amazing men, and I would be thrilled to help your loved one with his wardrobe!
Feel free to leave a comment or shoot me an email with any questions!