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.

GUYS HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

> 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!

Currently Coveting: Wolverine 1000 Mile Boot

Wolverine 1000 boot - Torin's staff pick

“Styles come and go but to me the 1000 Mile boot and its kin are timeless pieces that will stand by my side and endure the test of time.” – Torin

An American classic, Wolverine has been around since 1883 and are known for rugged, quality boots and shoes. In an homage to old fashioned craftsmanship Wolverine went back to their roots with their 1000 Mile boot collection. I am a huge supporter of quality and American goods and the Wolverine 1000 Mile boots both meet and surpass my criteria.

Even though I love the entire collection, I am currently coveting the classic 1000 Mile boot. A Wolverine staple, this is the boot from which all others in the collection are designed from. The 1000 Mile really appeals to me with its clean toe and American working man look. Incredibly stylish and smart in a warm brown, I would pair it with some straight leg or skinny jeans and my favorite plaid button down. For those colder nights I’d wear them with my dark brown bomber jacket for a sharp casual look that would be perfect for meeting up with my buds or going out on an Autumn date. Styles come and go but to me the 1000 Mile boot and its kin are timeless pieces that will stand by my side and endure the test of time.

-Torin

This post is the first of a series of re-souL staff picks titled “Currently Coveting”.

Men’s Fall Essentials: The Lace-Up Boot

Men's Fall Essentials: The Lace-Up Boot

1. Le Freres Joachim looking great in his camel coat, “Addison” 1000 Mile boot by Wolverine. 2. Image of Barbour quilted jacket via  Manolo.se and “Bolter” boot from Bed|Stu Cobbler collection. 3. Image of grey layers via SDouble Design Shop with Style #56301 boot by MOMA. 

This Fall there are plenty of  men’s trends that are worth a look, but if we were to pick one shoe to add to a gentleman’s closet, it would have to be the lace-up boot.  A timeless staple that can be dressed up or down, this silhouette is a must-have for any guy’s wardrobe.  We have paired them with 3 different key menswear looks to show the versatility of this classic style.

1.  The Camel Overcoat – Sharp and versatile, a classic camel coat is timeless. What better way to accessorize your coat than with a pair of Wolverine “Addison” boots.  The cognac brown color is rich and it can make a wool suit look a little bit more relaxed.

2. The Quilted Jacket – Puffer coats have been on the scene for a few seasons, but its sleeker cousin is the right jacket to wear for those crisp fall days.  Throw it over your favorite heavy sweater or blazer for extra warmth and  wear it with your favorite jeans. To finish the look we like the “Bolter” boot by Bed Stu, an urban work boot that’s big on style and very practical.

3. Gray on Gray Layering – A fresher way of layering than wearing all black, the gray on gray color scheme works well because of the different textures and patterns. Notice the gray herringbone tweed over the gray melange sport coat and fleece shirt? Of course to finish this look you need a pair of boots from MOMA. This boot is rugged and polished at the same time and subtle antiquing of the leather gives them timeless style.

So what are you guys thinking? Ready to move away from zippers yet?

To see more menswear inspiration, checkout our Pinterest board Style: The Gents.

Top 4 Mens Trends For Spring 2013

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Four top spring looks for men,  4 must-have shoes to go with each:

1. The denim jacket – worn with a chambray shirt or layered with another jacket this look would look great with our 1000 mile boot from Wolverine.

2. The Seersucker Suit – whether striped or in a light color, wear this british tan wingtip from MOMA to complete your smart new look.

3. Splash of Color – Denim or baseball jackets in bright colors need to be toned down with a neutral shade.  We like this casual from OHW?  Comfort doesn’t have to cramp your style.

4. Bold Stripes – Stripes are everywhere this season.  Why not don them on your feet? We like this stripe slip-on casual from Seavees.