A Men's Shopping Guide A Men’s Shopping Guide

A Men’s Shopping Guide

With the holidays quickly approaching, it can be hard to figure out what to buy the man in your life; especially for the man who seemingly has everything he needs. However, there are a few pieces that every man should own to update his look. With that in mind, I have come up with a list of mens’ gift ideas from local shops that make great gifts for that man that’s trying to step up his fashion game.

ash1A TIE.

Surprisingly, many men don’t even own a tie, while some haven’t updated their tie in so long, it screams another decade at you. If this is the case for the man in your life, Horner and Harrison have exactly what you need. One unique aspect of Horner and Harrison is the fact that they offer custom ties, where you can have your tie cut to your exact dimensions to give you that perfect fit. If this is his first tie, my advice would be to stick to the basics. Some tie patterns and color combinations just never go out of style. As far as color choices, I would choose a tie that is either navy, grey, black or red. Patterns choices such as stripes, polka dots or even just a solid color will never go out of style.

A POCKET SQUARE.

Another accessory that I completely recommend is a pocket square. A pocket square will essentially tie your look together. Keep in mind when you are looking for a pocket square, it does not have to be exactly the same as your tie in regard to color or pattern size. For example, if you’re going with a more conservative tie, choose a bold pocket square with either a pattern on it, or one with a pop of color. It’s even best when the tie and pocket square are made of different material.

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A KEYCHAIN.

Not everything that makes a man fashionable has to be worn on his body. Sometimes, it comes down to his everyday accessories. That’s why I included a keychain. Guys, it’s time to throw away your lanyard with your favorite college football team on it. Having your laynard hang out of your perfectly fit suit with your new tie and pocket square can ruin your entire look. I recommend something small and discrete like the leather keychain they have at Wit & Whimzy. The brown leather makes for a more adult look while a lanyard screams college kid. Believe me, your keys will thank you for dressing them up too.

SOAP.

Many men don’t really think about this sort of stuff; me included. When it comes to looking and feeling your best, every detail counts. Looking good is only going to go so far if you don’t smell good too. Not smelling your best is like washing and detailing your car but neglecting to do the tires too; it just doesn’t make sense. Not only do these soaps at Wit & Whimzy have funny sayings, but they smell good as well. Ladies don’t want a stinky man, so wash up fellas.

WALLET.

This one can be tricky to buy, because so many men have “that one wallet” that they have perfectly broken in. I’m not saying to get rid of the wallet you love, however, it is nice to have a slimmer, thinner wallet for a night out on the town. A nice looking wallet or money clip just adds a little extra “something” to your look. Schafer’s Leather has some outstanding wallets at a reasonable price. I prefer something smaller because I rarely carry any cash with me and only a few cards. They also care full size wallets as well if you tend to carry more in your wallet. A slimmer, smaller wallet just tends to look better and it won’t stick out as much in your dress pants.

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When a man has everything he needs to look good, not only will he look better but he will feel better and that’s what it’s all about isn’t it?