Holiday Gift Guide: Investment Pieces for Him

Arcteryx Beta Jacket // Mark & Graham Monogrammed Cufflinks // L.L.Bean Bean Boots // Orvis Leather Gloves // GiGi New York Leather Duffle // Frame Denim Slim Fit Jeans // Barbour Sapper Jacket (on sale here!) // Ray Ban Wayfarer Sunglasses // JW Hulme Slim Briefcase (on sale!!!) // Tod's Gommino Driving Shoes // Wallace & Barnes Belt // J.Crew Italian Cashmere Sweater

This one may look a bit familiar to last week's post. It's pretty much the men's version! Yes, a lot of the items are similar - I think closet staples for men and women are pretty much the same across the board, with a few minor variations of course.  Take this one with a grain of salt though; a lot of the things on the list were inspired by my father and his classic and active lifestyle. Although, I do think that they are all great picks for any man (worth investing in of course)! 

The leather duffle is exactly the same as the one I posted on the women's list - his and hers versions, just different colors. Why not, right!? That Arcteryx jacket is absolutely amazing too. I have the women's version, and I use it as a shell when skiing, as a rain jacket in the city, or as just a basic windbreaker. Arcteryx makes their jackets incredibly well; they are very durable and extremely waterproof. Yes, they're an investment, but they are so worth it. As for the Barbour jacket, it serves a different purpose for sure, but my dad has the one above and he swears that it is his absolute favorite casual jacket.

Most of the other things are just staples that I think every man needs in his closet: leather gloves, dark denim (you can wear jeans everywhere these days, so you should probably have a fancier pair), leather driving mocs, classic wayfarer sunglasses and a belt of course. That leather briefcase though, is definitely a big investment piece. The good news? This one is almost 50% off right now!!! JW Hulme makes the most gorgeous leather goods. They have a variety of different briefcases to choose from, as well as a leather weekender duffle that I'm also obsessed with, but it is just a bit more expensive than the one I chose above... But really, how gorgeous is the leather!? If you're in the market for these type of pieces, GHURKA also makes some gorgeous leather goods for both men and women.

Check out the women's investment pieces gift guide here!