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The RLS Gift Guide for Your Most-Loved Men

We know that there are sooo many gift guides out there these days, increasing the pressure to find that “perfect” gift for everyone on your list. Please don’t let that drive you nuts! It really is the thought that counts so stick to your budget and have fun. Here are a few ideas to get your creative juices flowing. Is your family trying not to give more “stuff” this year? Stay tuned for a blog next week! See the women’s gift guide here.

Happy Shopping!

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For the man who loves to accessorize (or needs help accessorizing)

Miansai makes all sorts of cool accessories for men, but their minimalist watches are the coolest. The Hook + Albert lapel pins are a cheap chic way to dress up a suit. They come in gold and silver, but also navy and burgundy. The Tie Bar sets are perfect for the man that’s always asking, “does this match?”

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Miansai M12 Leather Watch, $495

Hook + Albert Flower Lapel Pin, $40

The Tie Bar Silver Knit Silk Tie Set, $44



For the 20-something guy that is ready for an upgrade

Do you know a recent college grad who carries a canvas backpack and wears nothing but a hooded sweatshirt? These picks are casual and cool but more elevated and grown-up.


Barbour Akenside Quilted Jacket, $199

Cole Haan GrandPro Tennis Sneaker, $150

Frye Chris Calf Leather Backpack, $498



For the man who is still a kid at heart

13 Star Wars character printed socks in a fancy box set? That’s probably more hole-free socks than most men own all together. John Varvatos printed t-shirts will be an upgraded weekend staple for those who prefer jeans to trousers.


Stance Star Wars The Force 2 Limited Edition 13-Pack Box Set, $280

Cufflinks Inc Golden Retro Boombox Cuff Links, $55

John Varvatos Star USA RHCP Graphic Tee, $78



For the man who wants to lounge in luxury

Who knew a cooler full of Heineken could be so chic? These are the luxury man-cave essentials.


Master & Dynamic MW60 Leather Wireless Over-Ear Headphones, $550

Derek Rose Devon Loopback Cotton-Jersey Sweatshirt, $215

Derek Rose Devon Tapered Brushed Cotton Jersey Sweatpants, $235

Lappas Stamped Leather Cooler, $1,800



For the sports fan

The Elder Statesman has collaborated with the NBA to create these stylish cashmere sweaters for men and women, as well as some hats, tees, and scarves. Since you might not want him to wear his basketball jersey out to dinner, I think this is a great compromise.


The Elder Statesman x NBA Los Angeles Clippers Logo Cashmere Sweater, $1,620

The Elder Statesman x NBA New York Cashmere Sweater, $1,620

The Elder Statesman x NBA Chicago Bulls Logo Cashmere Hoodie, $1,200



For the weekend warrior

If your man thinks the perfect Saturday is lounging around the house watching cartoons with the kids, we believe he should at least look nice while doing it. He’ll love that this super soft merino henley sweater can go from lounging to dinner.


Bonobos Merino Henley, $118

Ugg Cooke Slipper, $99.95

Bonobos Nomad 2.0 Sweatpant, $118



Lani Inlander is a personal stylist, working with clients who want to feel their best and look put-together every day. You can find her in the Washington, D.C. and New York metropolitan areas.

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