The Friday Read: Taylor Stitch x Stetson, MR. PORTER’s New Jacket & Sperry x John Legend

Taylor Stitch x Stetson

Give the gift of seriously cool style when you pre-fund this hat for the stylish person in your life.

Folks, the holiday season is bearing down on us alarmingly quick, so perhaps you’re realizing you need to step up your gifting game, knock out a few of those final picks on your list and do so in a way that’s mighty cool and sure to be appreciated by the stylish man or woman in your life. That’s a tall order, no? Well, not exactly. That is, you can give the gift of pre-funding one of the coolest hats on the market, the Taylor Stitch x Stetson Lane Splitter Hat as shown above. You can also head to the Bespoke Post Holiday Shop, as discussed on the blog a few weeks back, to get stylish gifts and gear aplenty. Of course, I’ll have a few other picks below to whet your whistle when it comes down to last-minute Christmas shopping.

I’ve put together a few other guides this season for sites like GearMoose that I think’ll get the job done quite nicely, as well: Take my guide to gifts for the whiskey lover or my guide to the best gifts to buy at Huckberry. As it were, I’ll be using this weekend to take care of some last-minute shopping myself at places like Brooklyn’s Upstate Stock (my favorite boutique in the borough!) before I head safely and soundly down to Florida, negative test in hand, to see my family for the holiday. To keep up with my bylines and my style pursuits, be sure to give me a follow on Instagram. For now, let’s dive right into the rest of the Friday Read. Cheers to the season, folks!

A cool watch collaboration that’s certainly worth gifting this season.

  • If you know someone who appreciates a covetable and limited-edition watch, I’ve got just the gift for you to snag now. That’d be the new and extremely well-made (and well-priced!) Timex x Nigel Cabourn Naval Officer’s Watch, a recent release I had the distinct pleasure of covering for Maxim. Head to the site to check it out, then be sure to add it to your cart ASAP.
  • I told you I’d keep the gifting suggestions rolling in today’s post, did I not? And here’s one for the ever-stylish guy on your list who loves a refined jacket. Specifically, you’re going to be investing in the very best with this MR. P Shearling Jacket from MR. PORTER, one heck of an investment-level purchase that someone’s absolutely going to love this season, guaranteed. Check it out here on the blog.
  • Here’s the scoop, folks. If you know someone who appreciates the soulful, soothing and emotional music of crooner John Legend — as I got to experience on a special Zoom concert event earlier this month on behalf of Sperry — they’re assuredly going to appreciate the Sperry x John Legend Holiday Edit. Legend put his considerable style expertise to the test as a brand ambassador in curating a collection of stylish shoes and gifts for the whole family. Not bad at all, ehh?
  • The holiday season is nothing without a little fun, right? That’s why you should head to my latest feature at The Manual, where I covered the best ugly Christmas sweaters to wear this year. Heck, quite a few of ’em aren’t even that ugly, if I do say so myself. ‘Tis the season to be merry and to dress in refined-yet-casual (and fun!) style.

Folks, that’ll just about do it for today’s Friday Read. With that being said, I’m going to leave you with one last stylish gift-giving suggestion, and heck, one that you might even want to pick up yourself. I’m talking about a rugged waxed canvas jacket from Buck Mason, the kind you can layer with ease for casual holiday gatherings aplenty. It’s also the kind of jacket that’ll be much-welcomed under the tree this year, to say the least. As ever, check it out on the blog this week. And in the meantime, stay safe and thanks for reading!


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