Shopping for that uncle who is a bit more rural than you’re used to? A cousin who is a little off fashion’s beaten path? Maybe you just enjoy the workmanship aesthetic of traditional American menswear? For all friends and family of macho men—or just the self proclaimed—here are our rough and tough gift guide picks we’d like to see under the tree this year:
Tommy Hilfiger New York Fit Plaid Shirt ($79): Tommy’s iconic dress shirt takes a rich form with these red and blue checks over a slim, modern cut. Available for purchase at Tommy Hilfiger boutiques and select retailers.
Odin 07 Tanoke ($125): This fine fragrance combines woodland blends with crisp black pepper, spicy ginger and bitter orange, to create a scent that is undeniably wild. Available for purchase online at OdinNewYork.com and at Barneys New York locations.
Santoni Ankle Boots ($630): Hiking-style ankle boots with a green body, black rounded toe, and grey tops. The lace-up front with knit laces gives off a touch of Nordic flair. Available for purchase at Santoni boutiques and online at FarFetch.com
rag & bone Basic Henley ($150): A long sleeve 100% cotton raglan henley for a classicly masculine look. Available for purchase at rag & bone boutiques and select retailers.
Levi’s Sherpa Trucker Jacket ($98): Available in three different variations, this mid-weight corduroy jacket with sherpa lining updates the 1870’s working man uniform in an industrial and cool way. Available for purchase at Levi’s stores and select retailers.
Art of Shaving Chelsea Collection ($425/full set): Keep your facial hair in check with this deluxe set of traditional grooming essentials, including: a fine barber shop brush ($175), matte-finish and nickel plated razor ($150), and—to keep everything in one place—architectural stand ($100). Available for purchase at Art of Shaving stores.
Otter Wax All Natural Leather Care Kit ($27.95): A 100% natural, three-step kit to care for old and dehydrated leather. Available for purchase online at OtterWax.com and at select retailers.
Dsquared2 Lace Up Ankle Boots ($573): Brown chamois leather ankle boots with a lace up front and stacked sole. Available for purchase online at FarFetch.com
Spiegelau Glassworks IPA Glass ($24.90/pack of two): The world’s first IPA-specific beer glass designed by the oldest German glassmaker in the world, guaranteed to not be a repeat gift. Available for purchase online at SpiegelauUsa.com and at select retailers.
Paul Smith Cambridge Watch ($985): This classically English watch comes with a playful twist: contrasting blue stitching. Available for purchase at Paul Smith boutiques and select retailers.
J. Crew 484 Jeans Light Indigo ($98): A light-washed cotton denim in a slightly tapered fit, these hand-sanded jeans are reminiscent of traditional denim without being too close to your father’s. Available for purchase at J. Crew stores.
Burberry Gloves ($675): These black calfskin leather gloves have an inner brown palm, and a tough-looking exterior. Don't be afraid by first impressions though, they'll keep your fingers nice and warm! Available for purchase at Burberry boutiques and select retailers.
To alleviate some of the stress of holiday shopping—or even just to help kill time at work, For The Guy is a new weekly column where we’ll be sharing our most favorite gift ideas for every possible guy you know. With products ranging from designer ready-to-wear to high-tech ready-to-plug-in devices, we hope you and your love ones enjoy these as much as we know we will! Hint, hint.