Gift Guide: Merry & Bright

GIFT GUIDE: Merry & Bright

Merry & Bright

Gift Guide for the Color Lover

A gift guide inspired by Hansel from Basel’s color-blocked socks. These gift ideas are for the person that isn’t afraid of a little pop of color, whether it be green, red, mustard or pink! Each item is bold and bright, yet tastefully designed, making each one the perfect statement piece to brighten up a loved one’s daily routine. Gift Ideas are listed as follows, top to bottom, left to right.

  1. Clutch: Exclusive to re-souL and made from a super buttery soft leather, this classic clutch will fit the essentials: phone, a couple cards, lip gloss and a set of keys. Designed by Miishka Handbags. Made in Ballard.
  2. Socks: The epitome of the modern aesthetic: bold and bright yet understated and minimal. Designed by Hansel from Basel.
  3. Wallet: For the person who keeps things classic, a streamlined J. Fold.
  4. Wristwatch: Another bold timeless classic, for the person that likes to be timely. Designed by Achille Castiglioni for Alessi.
  5. Readers: Tired of watching someone squint? See Concept readers are stylish, flexible and lightweight.
  6. Pouch: Designed and screenprinted by Modern Radar, these pouches are the perfect catch-all for the all small things.
  7. Card Holder: For the minimalist in your life. Designed by Il Bussetto.
  8. Money Clip: A sleek and powerful leather magnetic money clip, in a rich forest green. Designed by Il Bussetto.
  9. Agenda: Soft leather bound daily planner, for the person on your list that likes to keep their life analog. Designed by Poketo.
  10. Notebook: Stay forever young. Document your memories in this hard covered memento notebook.

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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

What’s in the ‘Garrison Tote’ Bag?

We’ve been wanting to start a new series called “What’s in the Bag” on our blog for quite some time now. Beyond our amazing collection of footwear, we carry a nicely curated selection of accessories, which we continue to expand upon over the years. We’d like to showcase not only a great bag, whether small or big, but also its capacity for containing your everyday essentials.

Today we feature the Garrison Tote from Winter Session. Winter Session is an American manufacturer of thoughtfully made bags. Their story began in 2010 in Chicago, Illinois, but today continues in Denver, Colorado. Their focus is on traditional methods combined with innovative technology, which strike a perfect balance between utilitarian function, durability and aesthetic appeal. And better yet, they source all of their materials here in the US. To top it off, each bag is lovingly put together by hand.

Constructed of natural canvas and vegetable tanned leathers the Garrison Tote has many functions, spanning from work to play. It would be the perfect companion for a picnic in the park, day at the beach, weekend get-away or even for your daily commute. With four outer pockets, two inner pockets and a spacious inside, the tote is a lot like a Mary Poppins bag. It can pretty much fit everything but the kitchen sink. The side compartments are perfect for holding a bottle of wine, umbrella or water bottle. For your work day, in addition to what we have pictured, it could fit a laptop and a lunchbox along with other daily necessities. We hope you’ll love the Garrison as much as we do. Without a doubt it’s a dependable bag for your next adventure.

Items from re-souL:

> Winter Session Garrison Tote in Natural/Grey
> Alessi Record Watch in Black (on model)
> Poketo Woodgrain Notebook, call or contact for availability.
> Poketo Mini Planner in Brown/Aqua, call or contact for availability.
> Weberline Couture Tissue Cashmere Scarf, call or contact for availability.
> Mywalit Large Coin Purse in Seascape blue
> Mywalit iPad case in Kingfischer blue
> Hansel from Basel Multi Stripe Crew Socks