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my parents gave me a pair of minnetonka moccasins two years ago for christmas, so believe me when i say they make an excellent gift. they’ll run you about $55 and will be at your house in less than 24 hours courtesy of zappos. it doesn’t get any easier (or better) than that.
i deviated from the plan this morning. the plan was to mention the above tie as a nice holiday gift suggestion, but when i went to sid’s website and saw the new double monks, it was game over. now that the double monks are out of the way, we can get back on track. the next item on my christmas list is this fox tie from sid mashburn. why? because sid makes extremely nice silk ties and foxes are one of my favorite animals. the green is currently sold out, but the navy one looks just as good. ties aren’t such bad gifts after all.
if you have any baseball obsessed individuals on your christmas list, give them one of these half dipped baseball bats from the warstic bat co. it’s the perfect amount of swagger for that friendly sandlot game this spring. they take 5-7 days to ship, so get your order in today if you want it here by next sunday.
you’re probably thinking, “hey, i’m already man. why would i need a book on how to be one.” well, it never hurts to be reminded and who better to do it than the style guy glenn o’brien. how to be a man is full of sartorial and etiquette advice that you can use in your daily life. it’s a great book to receive or give this holiday season.
i had the good fortune of being in the right place at the right time this morning. as i pulled into nashville’s imogene + willie, the ups man pulled in behind me with a box of goodies. the team seemed to be excited about the delivery, so i stuck around to see what was in the box. sure enough, they were imogene + willie scout books. i was lucky to snag a couple before they go on sale tomorrow.
the i + w scout books come in a pack of 3 with 3 different covers. there are 16 front to back pages of grid paper (32 to write on). they measure 3 1/2 inches wide by 5 inches tall (1/2 inch shorter than field notes). my favorite part of these particular pocket notebooks is the personalized note on the back (below):
that note says it all. matt and carrie and the rest of the team put so much love into their products that you feel like they were made just for you. be sure to check out www.imogeneandwillie.com tomorrow so you can order your own scout books and see the rest of their fall collection.
i realize we’re running out of time and this is not the sexiest gift idea ever, but i hate buying socks especially work socks, so why not request some for christmas. these merino wool over-the-calf socks from brooks brothers are some of my favorites. they’re a little pricey ($22 a pop), but the quality is worth it. they also don’t sneak down your leg when you’re walking.