Holiday Gift Guide: Introduction

Thursday December 04, 2014
Part One of our 2014 Holiday Gift Guide

Shinola Black Blizzard Titanium Chrono Watch

Inspired by the Dust Bowl of the 1930s and the homesteaders who weathered the storm, Shinola releases their first titanium watch with 200 meters of water resistance and sapphire crystals over the dials. Having a titanium case makes the Black Blizzard lighter than similar sized steel watches, and it also comes with an interchangeable custom-made rubber strap. The Argonite 5050 quartz has a 1/10 of a second chronograph and a big date indicator. If your man is into quartz watches, then this is the one to get.

Shinola The Black Blizzard - $1900

Phigvel Voyager Hat

A versatile hat that can be dressed up in a variety of styles, and the Voyager hat from Phigvel Makers & Co. is a staple for any mans wardrobe. Made of fine rabbit fur, the hat is constructed with the specifications required for travel and storage – it can be folded then curled up round to put in your bag without losing its shape.

S.N.S. Herning Ion Transporter Blanket

S.N.S. Herning was established in 1931, taking its name after the initials of its founder, Mr. Søren Nielsen Skyt, and the town in Denmark where the family owned firm is still based. To produce the fabric, a team of five men operates the knitting machines. The blanket is 100% virgin wool, which is sourced from Australia, New Zealand and South America, before being spun and dyed in Italy. Approximately 1kg of wool is required for SNS Herning to knit a sweater, so imagine how much wool is in this blanket. All of SNS Herning products are knitted in Denmark with the utmost care to ensure that the founder’s original high standards continue to be met and exceeded today.

Phigvel Makers & Co. Voyager Hat - $450 + S.N.S Herning Transporter Blanket - $515

Thom Browne 800 Aviator Sunglasses

All Thom Browne eyewear is hand made in the Dita factory in Japan using only the highest quality materials. These round aviator style sunglasses are in matte black acetate and 12k gold metal. Meticulous attention is paid to every detail with the flat base-curve and tinted blue lenses that appear dark grey at front face.

Thom Browne Aviators - $805

Santa Maria Novella Sandalwood Soap

We’re always focused on the question of what to buy for our nearest and dearest for the holidays, but let’s not forget the other dilemma of the season: the question of what to wear to the endless streams of cocktail parties, neighborhood gatherings, and festive dinners that populate all the proverbial social calendars. Well, why not invest in yourself by picking out the perfect holiday pieces for you, your home, and the man in your life. After all, scent is also a part of that first impression right? This pack of four sandalwood scented soaps are made using centuries-old techniques by Santa Maria Novella, a skincare line developed by Dominican Friars in Florence in 1221.

Santa Maria Novella Sandalwood Soap - $85
Mr.Gray Slub Sport Sock - $39