Thursday, November 29, 2012

For The Guys: Gift Guide

If you let have to let them all! The younger of my two brothers gave us his picks for fall, but I thought we should see what the other Whitehouse man has to say. So, he put together a gift guide for the men in our lives.

Geoffrey works at a small medical research company in Manhattan. He is a total fashionist-o (is there such a thing?), and he has used his upcoming wedding as an excuse to beef up his already impressive wardrobe. In case you can't tell, he has a particular obsession with watches, and he had an agreement that when he got engaged, he would buy his fiancee a ring, and, in exchange, she would buy him a watch. Nice negotiating...

Below he shares some of his favorite things that might be terrific treats this Christmas.

Geoffrey says...
I just purchased a Large Maratac Pilot Watch. While my fiancee recently gave me an amazing watch, I feel like ever since I switched out the strap to black alligator, the watch is too nice for casual wear. The Maratac comes with a black nylon strap, but I plan on buying a brown leather band for it. The Worn & Wound has great reviews of relatively affordable men's watches if you're in the market.

You can't beat L.L.Bean for quality classics. I particularly like the style of the L.L.Bean Signature line. The Downeaster Sport Canvas bag is a great weekend bag at a great price. I frequently get compliments on mine.

The Tie Bar is a great option for ties, pocket squares, and (of course) tie bars. I love the idea of this wool tie, this pocket square, and this tie bar. I think the ensemble would would look great with a navy blazer.

I love my Belstaff Qulited vest. It is perfect for the fall and winter. It looks great over a sweater or under a jacket (although I am a little skeptical of this ultra mod metrosexual styling it above). It has been cold in NYC, so I wear mine (much more masculine-ly, I might add) under my Mountain Parka from Uniqlo.
Stocking stuffer, anyone? Origins Fire Fighter aftershave. It makes all the difference when shaving.

Lucky for us, Geoffrey has agreed to do a regular feature. Hooray! Stay tuned for more of his curated picks!


  1. An excellent selection! That Bell & Ross is an especially nice pick. I'm excited to see what your brother has in store for his posts.