Christmas and what to buy him?

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Every year, it is the same old thing: the Classic Christmas Conundrum.

Mr Right, my beau du jour, is a bon vivant, man around town, who attends myriad social events, parties, sporting events (season ticket holder extraordinaire) all year long. The very big bonus – I get to Go-With.    

(I gracefully bow out of boxing and wrestling.)

Mr Sort of Saville Row has been single for a very long time -and thrives on shopping at all the finest stores. He wouldn’t think of a stroll through “Merely Macys.” He has a very smart, very professional, Personal Shopper at Norsdtrom at Valley Fair.

He loves the famous men’s store in Sausalito, Gene Hiller. Men in the know, flock to this emporium of sartorial delights – for the finest suits, stunning leather jackets, the most exquisite dress shirts in a calvacade of gorgeous colors. 

However, I recently learned his real shopping Achilles heel.

 The Online Shopping Mecca: Daly’s 1895

They carry the finest assortment of All Things Men – from pocket squares to beautiful leather belts, handsome luggage and carry-ons, messenger bags…cufflinks, leather bracelets…

(Dear Santa, girls like bracelets and messenger bags and pretty pocket squares, too!)

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My Christmas Shopping just got easier for my bespoke bon vivant!

Conundrum

He went from shabby to chic – in one “click”

12552537_10153816436226063_4053098047250667699_nDaryl had been out of the dating scene for decades.

Bam! He woke up single with a closet full of schlumpy old man clothes. And he knew it. All the cool guys in the the condo complex were way groovier. He noticed…took notes and called for help.

His younger sister, Maya, flew out from Manhattan for a week end visit. She walked into his closet and told him to bring her five Hefty garbage bags. The old Samonsite luggage had to go. She filled them with ancient running shoes, worn belts and the beat up briefcase from law school.

Within an hour, she had culled the few classic wardrobe items (Keepers) and tossed the sad, old, worn-and-torn outdated pieces.

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She then directed him to her favorite Men’s Fashion websites:

Daly’s 1895

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Within Minutes…

He went from dull and lifeless…Maya ordered a few Wardrobe Must Haves:

New Belts: Black and Brown

A new handsome leather Cross-body Bag

A much needed Jack Spade Briefcase

Two Very Cool Bow ties – for special occasions

His First Pocket Square (!)

(Happy birthday- There was a new pair of cufflinks in his future…)

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And so it begins…the subtle make over for the Next Chapter.

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