Holiday Gift Guide #IMCgifting

Welcome to my 2015 gift guide! Browse some of my favorite products this season from skin care to athletic accessories to personal accessories. Shop for a loved one. Shop for a friend. OR just shop for yourself ;) I know you want to…

For those you love who need a reminder to live in the moment, give them a Slow Watch, which displays all 24 hours in a day.

This is the scarf perfect for wearing with both suits and jeans, so give it to the friend who wears both equally as well. It’s made of Kit and Ace cashmere… it’s SUPER luxurious.

To the science fan in your life give this pocket square from The Wistar Institute, which features a print inspired by rabies on a microscope slide. Email development@wistar.org to order.

It’s possible you got holiday-themed socks as stocking stuffers when you were growing up, but I think these unusual printed socks are a better grownup option. They speak volumes of the wearer’s personality peaking out beneath their pants. Left two pairs, Hitsu, Right three pairs, Nice Laundry.

For the fan of luxe streetwear, these PF Flyers leather laceup sneakers will make the best gift. Enter code “IMCGIFTING” for 20% off orders $100+, plus complimentary basic shipping, now through 12/22.

This classic textured cornflower blue tie from Bows-n-Ties will elevate any suit without being too flashy or trendy to wear regularly.

Sip and go in style with the SWIG executive molded flask, which can be personalized.

For the grown-up Captain Underpants fan, the Wear Ubi subscription underwear service is just the thing. With each pair purchased, a pair is donated to a child in need.

For those whose style is louder, Ken Wroy’s whimsical boxers are the perfect gift.

For the world traveler, this Wilson’s Leather duffel fits all the essentials and probably a few of their other gifts.

Take your golf game to the next level. Improve stroke with these grips that hinder wrist movement with the patented technology in these SuperStroke putter (and club) grips.

The ultimate skincare kit for men: Clinique for Men’s Sonic System Deep Cleansing Brush, skinauthority’s Age Defying Daily Basics Kit for Men and innersense’s Harmonic Healing Oil.

For the eco-friendly traveler, Alchemy Goods’ toiletries bag is made of recycled bike parts and ad banners. It’s waterproof and durable.

Pacific Shaving Co.’s caffeinated shaving cream and aftershave help kill damaged skin cells, leaving healthy ones unharmed. These products are perfect for those who spent all summer in the sun.

Winter is so harsh on hands and La Prairie’s hand cream helps reverse the damage.

Dolce & Gabbana’s Intenso fragrance for men is perfect for the modern daring man with its notes evocative of tobacco, as well as notes of basil, lavender, sandlewood.

jewelry

Looking for a more meaningful gift that will help the recipient pursue enlightenment and success with endurance? Satya’s bracelet and mala beads necklace will get him there.

 

Photography: Briana Louise
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Spruce Street

Now that it’s warm out I love visiting popup events like the Spruce Street Harbor Park. Briana and I went to check out the different beers, take some pictures and enjoy an evening in the cool breeze. There are all of these cool lights that change colors and I’ll definitely be going back to hang out and possibly shoot another look. I love how the summery colors complimented the water backdrop and blue wall at the harbor lookout point. These shorts were so comfortable with the drawstring waist. I definitely recommend checking out Katin’s short selection for summer! Do you have a favorite summer item?

Shirt: Tavik | Shorts: Katin | Shoes: Todd Snyder x PF Flyers | Bracelets: Cruciani

Photography: Briana Louise

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Rejuvenate

Ah. Holiday season. Currently I’m sitting around at my parents house eating probably too much food, watching shows (#OITNB) and resting resting resting! The holidays are all about comfort to me. When I’m not at a soiree… I’m alllll about relaxed clothes and cuddling up by a fireplace. Rejuvenation is key! I took this comfy outfit to the streets with George to check out holiday decorations like the pretty tree background. Now for the look…

When your jacket goes…. whoooooosh.

A new favorite jacket by Tavik coasting over this kangaroo pocket sweatshirt by ISAORA.

And then your hair, too….

These sunglasses are two-faced. Kaibosh designed a pair with flipping temples so it’s two looks in one. Did you catch the other side from image 1 in this post? More on these glasses later…

Some more snaps of those cool blue suede PF Flyers.

The gray pants are also from Tavik! What are you wearing during the holidays? For more inspiration The Gold Treatment post shows a formal-ish holiday look. Wishing everyone a fantastic end of 2014! I’m hibernating until the new year and prepping for my trip to China. :)

Photography: George Evan

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The Gold Treatment

AHHHHHHH. Is that what you’re thinking, too? I’m seriously shocked that the holidays are here. 2014 was a fantastic year and I’m looking forward to an even better 2015. To celebrate this fantastic year of projects and collaborations – that I hope you saw from various Instagram, Twitter and blog posts – George and I decided to shoot these yellow Levi pants amongst the fantastic gold scenery at The Palace. I paired the pants with a white french cuff shirt from Twillory, blue suede PF Flyers and a navy blazer. What was your favorite moment from 2014? Share your thoughts in the comments!

Photography: George Evan

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Top Gift Picks

Whether you’re celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, another holiday or just feel like buying gifts for a friend, family member OR yourself, here’s a round-up of some of the things I’m loving this season. Enjoy my top gift picks! :)

BRANDS TO WATCH

Tavik: The company uses modern beach culture to define its brand. From very soft fitted cotton pants to the red villard jacket seen below, the pieces ooze casual cool. (styled with an ISAORA sweatshirt)

Shot by George Evan

Brooks Heritage X UBIQ:  The Philadelphia store partnered with performance brand Brooks Running Company for a limited edition shoe (seen below). It launches this Saturday (Dec. 13th) at UBIQ in Philly and on the store’s website — my guess is this will fly run off the stock shelves. I love the multicolored sole.

Courtesy of Brooks

LONG-LASTING UNDERGARMENTS

Mack Weldon Silver Underwear/Undershirts: Designed with NASA in mind, Mack Weldon’s new Silver collection holds up to the test. What test? Seeing if the silver prohibits smell and keeps you fresh for six days. Yes, I did wear the same pair of underwear six days in a row. No I didn’t do much physical activity while taking the Silver 6-Day Same Underwear Test. And yes, I’d do it again because they didn’t even stink after those 6 long days. Either this product works OR I smell like angels. Or both! Check it out for yourself here.

 

Courtesy of Mack Weldon

 

NEXT LEVEL DRESS SHIRTS

On That CUSTOM Level with Marcella: Marcella lets you design your own shirts then produces them within 2-3 weeks – it’s custom clothing on speed! The company  is partnering with the charity Career Gear to help promote donations and awareness for under privileged men looking for professional attire and career guidance. Anyone who brings in a gently used shirt (to the NYC location) receives $20 off their a custom shirt of their choice (until December 15th).

Shot by Kris Mae

No Sweat with Ministry of Supply: Are you into looking sharp and exploring the city/country/any where really all while staying fresh? Aka so signs of sweat and/or day worn shirting. Ministry of Suppl offers great RTW dress shirts built for the man on the move. Enjoy FREE international shipping on orders over $100 (until December 14th).

Shot by Kris Mae

THE ACCESSORIES

Fun cuff links: Whether a top hat pair from Robert Graham (seen below) or chess pieces (seen in my Ties.com feature) – cuff links don’t have to be simple. In fact – I think they should be little shirt accessories full of personality! I’ll be sharing many more cuff link styles in 2015, but remember that 18k gold pair from 1884 Collection? Swoon…

Shot by George Evan

Colored Sunglasses: Opt for a bold pair like the Gotti Switzerland frames below or go more subtle and try colored Ray-Ban club masters or traditional aviators in white or electric blue. Not into colored frames? Try tinted and mirrored lenses. All are sartorial options!

Shot by Chris Fascenelli

 TOP PICK: PF Flyers X Todd Snyder kicks

Who has dreamed of owning blue suede shoes? Yep, probably everyone. I know I have! Thanks to PF Flyers these sweet kicks are keeping my feet stylish and comfortable. Wear them with fitted sweats (seen below) for a casual look or dress them up with a fitted navy suit. Either way.. win, win, win! I’m just curious if there part II in store for next year… let’s all cross our fingers for PF Flyers x Todd Snyder Part II! (style available in brown and black leather on PFflyers.com)

Shot by George Evan

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