Shopping for the men in your life—whether it be a friend, family member, or significant other—always seems to be a challenge. The usual picks of a new golf glove or wallet (I’m guilty of gifting both), seem basic and impersonal. While they may be appreciated, stepping outside your gifting comfort zone can be a thrill for both the gifter and giftee—maybe he’ll discover a new brand he loves through you, or will cherish something he would never spend money on for himself.
Giving fashion pieces always comes with some risk (I recommend doing a little snooping to get an idea for the correct sizes), but when you get it right, it’s unforgettable. No one ever asks someone where they got their belt from, but people will want to know where you snagged that spaghetti cabana shirt.
Below, 15 actually good fashion gifts for the men in your life.
If you’re an observant White Lotus watcher, then you may have noticed this shirt on some of the waiters at the resort. A good Tombolo shirt is sure to rake in the compliments, and he’ll be reaching for this bad boy week after week.
Featuring the September 1967 cover of Playboy, this button-up tee is a fresh departure from the typical game day apparel. TKTKTK
These aren’t your average aviators. Available in five colorways, the Colorado 58 is basically the champagne of sunglasses. They’re made with aerospace grade Japanese titanium and feature anti-reflective, hydrophobic, and oleophobic coatings to reduce glare, repel dirt and water, and protect from harmful light rays. Oh, they’re also very good looking.
It’s time to purge the work bag he got as free office merch. The Studio Messenger from Coach is well worth the investment. Featuring glove-tanned leather, this bag will only get better with time. It also includes all the necessities for a solid work bag: Multifunctional pockets, an inside laptop sleeve, and an outside zip pocket.
Whether or not the guy in your life considers himself a jewelry person, he will almost certainly love this Cuban Chain Bracelet from Miansai. It’s subtle, sleek, and fit for everyday wear. It’s also available in silver if that suits his taste better.
I don’t think I’ve ever met a man who doesn’t enjoy a good Carhartt moment. Whether they’re layering on the work gear or prefer to style the brand’s Work in Progress line, you really can’t go wrong with the gift of Carhartt. This tan turtleneck sweater toes the line between practical and stylish, and can be paired with everything from fresh sneakers to worn out overalls.
If you’re someone who loves to give pajamas every year, why not switch it up with a pair of Ugg’s corduroy Tasman slippers. They work both indoors and outdoors, feature a foam footbed, and will make the man in your life the envy of every Gen-Z TikToker—whether he cares or not.
Men shouldn’t be given rings just on their wedding day. Whether you want to give your partner something extra special, treat a longtime friend to some luxury, or show a father figure just how much he means to you, this simple-yet-sleek band from Bliss Lau can do all that in more.
A good cashmere sweater is just one of those things people struggle to buy for themselves—but once they have it, they wonder why they didn’t do it sooner. Leret Leret’s cashmere pieces are the best of the best (and this one is a limited-edition piece).
Why not add a new baseball cap to the collection? Nice as Heck’s groovy Flower Unstructured Hat includes a brim that can be worn flat or curved, so he can change it up depending on his mood for the day.
I know, a watch as a gift is teetering on uninspired. Normally I would agree, but in the case of Casio’s vintage gold watch, I have to make an exception. Not only is this significantly more affordable than a new Apple watch, it looks way better, too.
I don’t know if the man you’re shopping for…um, partakes, but I do know he will probably like this sweatshirt from Sackville. Featuring a cheeky take on the “I Love New York” logo, this graphic sweatshirt is one he’s sure to get a kick out of.
A closet staple that looks good and holds up, the Dufferin Chore Jacket was designed to endure whatever life throws at it. If the Kelly green isn’t working, it’s also availably in navy, cream, hickory stripe, and rose.
The 1996 Retro Nuptse Jacket has had its moment, so mix it up with something he’ll be wearing year after year. The High Pile version is designed for maximum warmth with 600-fill down and a 100%-recycled high-pile fleece. It’s also available in five colors if you’re looking to start a collection.
For the guy who’s always living life in sport mode. Crocs’ All-Terrain Camo Clog features a rugged lug outsole with enhanced tread for increased traction and support for the ones who like to off road in their Crocs. For those who don’t, the orange camo print is a nice wardrobe addition.
Whether he loves The Sandlot, never misses a baseball game, or just likes the look of a good jersey, this is the one. Founded by the great Hambino himself, Patrick Renna, the brand’s Signature Jersey is made from ethically sourced mid-weight cotton and hand-dyed in small batches.