5 Rad Gift Ideas for Dad

 

With Father’s Day around the corner, we thought we would suggest some ideas that dad will be sure to appreciate. Okay, technically it’s more than 5 gifts, but we’re not counting. We have too many apropos things not to include on this list. Besides, dad never buys anything for himself so you should do it for him. Because what father really needs another coffee mug or silly tie anyway? Do dads still wear ties?

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3 Carry-all Canvas Bags for Men

Men’s bags have come a long way. “Man-bag” stigma no more, it is perfectly acceptable for gentlemen to carry bags. With the busy lives we all lead and the ability to work from anywhere (thanks to technology), bags are a necessary item in a busy man’s life. So let us show you 3 different lightweight styles that are perfect for hauling your gear around town.

The Duffle
We not only like this old school style because of its practicality, but its functionality as well. This Owen & Fred duffle is the perfect weekender or gym bag. Rugged enough to carry all your stuff, ample space, and handsome enough for everyday use. Speaking of handsome, have you seen the coordinating Dopp kit? It’s awesome, right?

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The Tote
Sometimes the most functional bag is a simple tote. But not just any tote will do. This Winter Session “Garrison” bag is handmade in Colorado with coated canvas and natural leather straps. Carry your water bottle, files, and laptop in a convenient carry-all. It’ll look good on you!

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Book Bag
Lightweight and minimal, this new book bag from Poketo is the perfect solution to when you just need to carry a book, a tablet or a magazine to read. Throw in your wallet, phone and keys and you have an awesome commuter bag. Man bag? Um, yes. But don’t worry, it’s still manly.

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Want to see more?  Check out our re-souL accessories page here. Have a great week!

Image credits: Owen & Fred, Winter Session, Poketo

GUYS GIFT GUIDE

GIFT GUIDE: Alessi Watch GIFT GUIDE: Winter SessionGIFT GUIDE: BellroyGIFT GUIDE: Stance SocksGIFT GUIDE: H by Hudson

 

This time of year everyone is very busy running around trying to keep up and get things done. So we thought we would put together a few suggestions and created a few gift guides that we will be posting here on the blog each week for the month of December.

This week we focus on the guys. Besides an exquisite pair of new shoes, we think accessories are key! Because most men like to wear their things to the ground before replacing them, we are suggesting some great looking personal items for your favorite guy on your shopping list. Whether it’s a brand new watch, an oiled canvas backpack, a handsome leather wallet or just some really fun socks, we got you covered. See you soon?

Have a great rest of the week!
xo ~ team re-souL

 

Proud to Present: Bellroy

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Here at re-souL we have always had an eye out for quality, distinctive and conscious products. It’s part of why we exist in the first place and one of our key driving principles when choosing what we sell in our store. So of course we were absolutely thrilled when we started carrying Australian brand Bellroy in our little Seattle shop.

Started in 2010 by surfers Andrew and Hadrien who lived between Bells Beach and Fitzroy, (hence, the name Bellroy) Bellroy is a combination of the two worlds. Wallets designed to function between work and play, taking inspiration from the lifestyles of an urban town like Fitzroy and the coastal surf town of Bells.

Bellroy’s main goal is to help you slim your wallet through inventive and just downright cool ways of storing your cards, receipts and cash. But just slim isn’t enough. They strive for their products to look elegant, be functional and fun to use.

They have 5 insights that guide them in the design process.  Here is what they have said about these key things as quoted in Opumo.

1/ Work & Play are merging – more than ever, our social and business lives intersect. We need to have toys that can make these transitions with us.

2/ Guys carry more stuff – men and women carry more technology and items more than ever before. We need new ways to protect and access these, without compromising on size or style.

3/ We want deeper brand relationships – no longer do we want to just be sold to. These days we want brands that have strong values, brands that engage with us openly and honestly, with social and environmental considerations a must. This stuff is not easy to live up to, but it’s worth trying for.

4/ This is not for a sedentary lifestyle – it’s nice to be able to ride to work, run for the bus, or take off on an impromptu surf trip. Our products are made to adapt to anything you throw at them (well, maybe not the kitchen sink – but can you even throw a kitchen sink?).

5/ Modern Craft is not an oxymoron – we want to combine modern progress and insights with the joy of the craft world. Beautiful pieces that tie these two places together.

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With a narrow focus, constant learning, agile processes and creative thinking, they continually improve the solutions to the perfect carrying wallet and having your pocket contents adapt along with you. Making them the ideal wallets for the individual who seeks different alternatives to the standard bi-fold.

To see more styles and find the perfect match for you visit resoul.com.

 

What to Wear, Men’s Edition: Bed Stu Luz

Each Wednesday we’ll answer the on-going question: “What do I wear with these?” It’s a question we get quite often here at the shop and we love giving suggestions when helping our customers. This week we feature the Bed Stu Luz for men. 

What to Wear with Bed Stu Luz: Men's Edition

 

 

Well hello everybody! This week for What to Wear Wednesday we are featuring the Bed Stu “Luz” for men. A sharp looking yet comfortable basic for any guy’s wardrobe. This everyday saddle shoe would fit right in with men’s khakis, jeans or wool pants.Wear them with a colorblock cardigan, a tweed sports coat or a classic gray flannel top coat. Don’t forget to finish your handsome look with a fedora or some colorful socks.

Items from re-souL:

> Bed Stu saddle oxford with gray washed leather upper and rubber crepe sole.
> Aunts and Uncles “Lucky Loser” bag in  vintage coffee.
> J Fold “Havana” wallet in brown leather.
> Stance mismatched/matched “Slowlane” socks.

To view the other items featured along with their links as well as more outfit pairing suggestions, check out re-souL’s profile on polyvore.

Holiday Gifts for Him

Because sometimes it’s harder to come up with gifts for the gentlemen in your life, we have come up with a holiday gift guide just for the dudes.

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> When looking at your phone to get the time is not quite good enough, may we suggest a stylish modern time piece from Alessi? Their watches are well designed and make a smart looking accessory.

> Speaking of smart, how about a smart looking tote to haul all of his stuff? Winter Session totes are produced and made here in the USA, Denver to be exact. Their mission is to “design and produce thoughtful, well-made things in a responsible manner.” You can’t argue with that philosophy.

> Is it time for a new wallet?  When an old boring billfold will just not do, a Jfold wallet will make a strong impression. When it comes out of  his pocket it will  say, ” Yeah, I’m cool.”

> Have a mountain man in your life? Okay, maybe he just likes to act like one?  Wolverine boots are good looking and can withstand a 1000 miles. For reals, it says so right on the boots.

> Here is a great stocking stuffer!  A shoe care kit by Otterwax will keep his shoe collection looking like new. No more excuses!

> Did he play with a Rubix as a kid? The Cubebot from Areaware will keep him entertained at his desk for at least an hour. Time him as he tries to get the robot back into a cube. You may giggle at his expense, just a little.

> A busy business man needs a handsome bag to tote his laptop and files in style. We love this bag from Will Leather Goods.  It’s made to take a beating and will only get better with age.

> We have a manly collection of cuffs from In God We Trust, sans the skulls and spikes. (Not that there is anything wrong with that, of course.)

We hope your holiday season is going well, stay warm everybody!