Men’s style is ever-changing. Even if you have identified what type of style you prefer to sport, there are different looks for different occasions. The holidays are a great time of year to sharpen up your wardrobe.
With deals being thrown at you left and right, it’s easy to become distracted and a little overwhelmed with what products would fit into your style. It’s best to be goal oriented, and approach your holiday shopping with a plan of action.
Fear not fellow beardsmen, I have compiled a gift guide with items I feel would make a great addition to a variety of styles. The way I have broken it down is simple.
With the help of Team Beardbrand, we categorized the items in terms of the occasion in which they will be most relevant. The categories will include Street Style for casual wear, Office for the professional Beardsman, and Formal for the most special of occasions.
This category is by far the most diverse. Street style covers a broad spectrum of clothing and accessories for the modern man. Whether you’re going out to a sports bar to watch the big game, or you and your significant other are headed downtown for an afternoon outing, street style can be dressed up or down.
For starters, let’s talk about something we wear every single day, our jeans. Our team member Carlos Costa gave a strong recommendation for Lee Jeans. If you’re in the market for a durable, stylish, and affordable pair of quality denim, look no further. Lee Jeans offer a spectrum of colors from dark denim, to light khaki. With cuts ranging from slim, athletic, to a classic fit.
Now you need the perfect top to go with your new bottoms. Buck Mason has a variety of long and short sleeve shirts and t-shirts. These stellar tops will compliment your denim however you decide to wear it.
The perfect street style outfit is far from complete without the right pair of shoes or boots. Let’s get down to the groundwork and talk about brands and styles that can bring your outfit alive. Being a native Texan, and currently residing in Austin I might be a little biased.
That being said, a nice pair of western boots is an absolute necessity for your wardrobe. If you’re not familiar with “cowboy” boots, you’re probably thinking how uncomfortable it must be to walk around all day in a 2″ heel. This is simply not the case.
Tecovas Boots here in Austin, Texas will sell you a pair of boots so comfortable you won’t want to take them off. These are the type of boots that look good with any style. You can wear them to your favorite restaurant or out on the ranch. Regardless of the destination, they are up for the task.
If you choose to accessorize your street style, try to keep a minimalist mindset. Less is more when you’re rocking a more casual look. Maybe a sweet pair of Yellow Havana Sunglasses or a Loop Key Chain to hold your valuables.
Depending on the vibe of your workplace, office styles typically have to be a bit more conservative. However, there are little things you can do to give your routine style a bit more flavor.
As a bearded professional, you probably already have an expansive collection of sports coats and blazer. If you are new to this whole “work” thing, or are simply in need of a new one, listen up. Perry Ellis is a solid go-to when you’re in need of a sports coat. With cuts that are pre-tailored to the fit of your liking, you can trust you’ll look snazzy at the office.
When you’re not out and about, think about things you might need at your desk. Office Gadgets has a number of nifty products that will make your everyday activities a bit easier. Men love their toys, so never underestimate the power of tech gadgets as an awesome holiday gift.
How about some shoes to sharpen up your appearance in the office? Head on over to Charles Tyrwhitt to checkout their vast collection of mens dress and casual leather shoes.
Last but not least, clothes and accessories worn when you dress to the nines. There’s few things that make men feel more confident than when the beard and hair are on point and we’re wearing our favorite three piece suite. If you don’t have a favorite, that’s about to change.
League of Rebels is an Austin based mens clothing line that produces nothing less that top quality, sleek styled formal wear. Beardbrand founder Eric Bandholz is often seen sporting his League of Rebels suite in several of his well-known photo shoots.
Need a long tie or bow tie to go with your snazzy new suite? Well look no further. Soto & Co is mobile craftsman company that specializes in men's formal suits and accessories. Checkout their story, you won’t want to leave empty handed.
Ace Marks is the only place to go when looking for your formal footwear. Made in Italy, these shoes will make you stand out from the crowd. This company believes men shouldn’t have to pay obscene amounts of money for a quality luxury shoe, so they set out create affordable, high quality dress shoes.
Don’t hesitate to sport a classy watch to complete your classy outfit. The Birline Eclipse Watch gives you the freedom to wear it with just about any formal style.
Don’t stress over the holiday gift giving. If you or any of your friends and family are wanting to step up their style game, then this article should giving you some great starting points. Also, don’t hesitate to mix and match specific items to achieve your unique look.
Have a wonderful holiday season everyone!