HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE 2019

The Brooklyn Tailors Holiday Gift Guide - 2019 Edition

 

It can be awfully hard to find the perfect gift for that hard-to-shop-for special someone in your life. Never fear!

We've compiled some of our favorite, most giftable items right here in the 2019 edition of our holiday gift guide. We've included everything from small stocking stuffers to memory-making experiences such as being fitted for a bespoke suit, or custom pair of jeans. 

And hey, while it may be the season of giving - you might just find something special for yourself, while you're at it!

 

 No. 1 - Leather Goods Good Enough for The Royal Family

Ettinger has been hand-crafting some of the world's finest leather goods since its foundation in 1934, out of its in-house manufacturing atelier in Birmingham, England. The British royal family soon caught wind of their impeccable design and craftsmanship, and in 1996, the company was formally awarded the Royal Warrant to HRH The Prince of Wales. Not a bad pedigree for a small, family-run leather goods firm.

We love their mix of old-world craftsmanship and luxury leather with a modern, joyful use of color and clean, minimal lines. 

An Ettinger wallet, card case, or other leather accessory is surely an investment in quality that will last for years to come.

Another reason Ettinger makes a perfect gift? It comes in a gorgeous "Ettinger Yellow" gift box that will make any recipient feel special. Just tie a bow around it and your're all set.

GIFTING FACTS:

  • Price Range: $85 - $275
  • Gift-Wrapable? YES. All Ettinger items come pre-packaged in their beautiful rigid yellow boxes. You can simply wrap a bow around it and call it a day. Or, you can wrap it in gift paper to keep it secret.
  • Well-known in England, but hard-to-find in the States, you'll be gifting something exclusive, unique, and undeniably elegant. Who wouldn't be excited? 

CLICK HERE TO SHOP ETTINGER PRODUCTS



 No. 2 - The Perfect Fall / Winter Navy Blazer

 

What's more essential in a guy's wardrobe than a navy blazer? But, sometimes, "essential" can also feel run-of-the-mill or unexciting. 

We wanted to design a fall/winter navy blazer that would be as stylish and full of character as it is versatile and timeless.

The slim cut, soft unstructured tailoring, and minimalist details make for a modern, fashionable take on the quintessential navy blazer. And, the rustic Italian tweed cloth, with a subtle herringbone weave, give it a rugged toughness, rather than a conservative Brooks Brothersiness.

GIFTING FACTS:

  • Price Point: $525
  • Gift-Wrapable? It won't fit in one of our gift boxes. However, it comes included with one of our travel garment bags, and wooden hangers. We suggest wrapping a nice bow around the handles of the garment bag for gift giving. Or, you can gift-wrap it within a cardboard box of your choosing.
  • Shopping for clothes can be difficult. What would they want? But, rest assured with this blazer you're gifting a can't-go-wrong menswear staple that will fit in with any guys wardrobe.

CLICK HERE TO SHOP FOR THIS ITEM

 No. 3 - A World-Class Leather Belt From a Tiny Workshop in Parma, Italy

Saddler's is the best belt maker in the world that you've never heard of. Our Creative Director Daniel recently spotted one of their belts while visiting a small shop in Japan and knew he had to track down whoever made it. That search led him to a tiny family-run workshop in Parma, Italy. Saddler's belts was established in the 1960's and has been producing fine leather belts with the utmost level of skill and hand craftsmanship ever since. Despite this incredible expertise, heritage, and quality, Saddler's is virtually unheard of outside of Italy (they have a solid following in Japan) and is sold nowhere else in the USA other than Brooklyn Tailors.

Daniel partnered with their design team to collaborate on this exclusive range of belts for Brooklyn Tailors, and we're extremely proud of the result.

And it makes such a great gift. Each belt comes presented in a Saddler's cloth bag. You can add a Brooklyn Tailors gift box, or box it yourself, or just tie a bow around the bag's handle.

GIFTING FACTS:

  • Price Range: $95 - $120
  • Gift-Wrapable? You bet! The belt comes presented in a Saddler's cloth bag (as shown in the photo). You can purchase a Brooklyn Tailors gift box as well if you wish. Or, place the cloth bag in your own gift box. Or just tie a bow around the cloth bag handle.
  • What's better than a gift that is unique, small-batch, and hard to find? Saddler's is a tiny leather studio in Italy, and is sold nowhere else in the USA other than Brooklyn Tailors.
  • And, the buckles are interchangeable. You can purchase additional buckles, as a great stocking stuffer.

CLICK HERE TO SHOP FOR THIS ITEM

 No. 4 - Japan's Finest (And Coolest) Socks

Anonymous Ism has a cult following for good reason - their collection of socks are extremely high quality (they're designed and made in Japan, need we say more?) and they're some of the most fun, quirky, innovative designs you've ever slipped your feet into.

A pair of their tie-die creations, or their jacquard knit ski jumpers will bring a smile to anybody's face this holiday season.

GIFTING FACTS:

  • Price Range: $26 - $37
  • Gift-Wrapable? YES. You can wrap them individually. Or, buy a few pairs and order a Brooklyn Tailors gift box (as shown in the photo). Also makes a great stocking stuffer.
  • What's better than a gift that is unique, small-batch, and hard to find? Anonymous Ism, while well-known in Japan, is hard to find here in the States. They don't even have a website!

CLICK HERE TO SHOP FOR THIS ITEM

 No. 5 - The Best Neckties That London Has to Offer

Drake's is one of the few menswear brands in the world successfully bridging the old-world and the new, producing their collection of neckwear, accessories, and clothing the old-fashioned way, yet creating collections that are decidedly up-to-date and modern.

Neckwear is what Drake's is perhaps best known for. Each Drake's necktie is produced by hand in their own in-house factory in East London, affording them complete control over the design and manufacturing process.

GIFTING FACTS:

  • Price Range: $165 - $185
  • Gift-Wrapable? YES. We have a limited supply of Drake's branded necktie pouches (as shown in the photo). Call or email us after placing your order to request inclusion of one with your order. Or, you can purchase a Brooklyn Tailors gift box to package it in.

CLICK HERE TO SHOP FOR THIS ITEM

 No. 6 - American-Made T-Shirts That Are Basic, But Not Boring

Velva Sheen makes some of the best t-shirts money can buy, without breaking the bank. And they still manage to do it right here in the USA.

This 2-pack of simple crew neck t-shirts is a can't-go-wrong gift for any guy. They're inspired by the old-school men's t-shirts of yesteryear, made from a sturdy weight of cotton that has a dry, matte texture. None of that moisture-wicking high-tech stuff. Just a great cotton, with a great (slim) fit.

GIFTING FACTS:

  • Price Point: $78 for a 2-pack
  • Gift-Wrapable? YES. These come packaged in a retro plastic wrapper. You can simply tie a bow around that and you're set. Or, wrap it in paper. Or, you can purchase a Brooklyn Tailors gift box to package it in.

CLICK HERE TO SHOP FOR THIS ITEM

 No. 7 - A Fitting to Look Forward To: Brooklyn Tailors Custom Shirts

How about a gift to help combat the January blues? Give your special someone a gift certificate for one or more Brooklyn Tailors custom shirts. Not only is it a gift of something that'll be exactly what they want (because its made FOR them), it's also a fun experience.

Contact us via phone or email and we'll help set you up with a gift voucher good for one or more custom shirts, and we can answer any questions that you may have.

GIFTING FACTS:

  • Price Range: $235 - $350 per shirt (discounts available for multiple shirts)
  • Gift-Wrapable? YES. Since the shirts don't exist yet, you'll be giving your special someone a gift voucher. We can personalize it with a note, and it'll be presented in a sealed envelope.

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE ABOUT OUR CUSTOM SERVICES

TO ORDER A GIFT VOUCHER, CONTACT US VIA PHONE OR EMAIL, OR VISIT US IN PERSON AT OUR WILLIAMSBURG STORE.

 No. 8 - Luxurious Cashmere For Your Head

What's cozier than a fluffy knit hat in the winter? A fluffy CASHMERE knit hat.

And there's none better than these made by headwear specialists Cableami from Japan. This tiny company only makes hats, and they approach their craft with a meticulous attention to detail, as you would expect from a Japanese designer.

GIFTING FACTS:

  • Price Point: $115
  • Gift-Wrapable? YES. You can purchase a Brooklyn Tailors gift box to package it in. Or, wrap it in your own box of your choosing.

CLICK HERE TO SHOP FOR THIS ITEM

 No. 9 - A Brooklyn Tailors Gift Card

Some people truly are hard to shop for. And, some people just are better off heading to their favorite stores themselves to pick out the perfect something. That's especially true when we're talking tailored suits, shirts, and other fine menswear.

Pick up a Brooklyn Tailors gift card and you'll be giving that special someone a choice of thousands of items from our ready-to-wear collection and those of our other great brands, or the opportunity to have something made especially for them with our custom services.

  • Price Point: $25 and up
  • Gift-Wrapable? YES. Gift cards come in our branded paper sleeves (as shown in the photo) and can be presented in a custom-sealed envelope. Or, for a more elaborate opening experience, you can purchase a Brooklyn Tailors gift box to package it in. Or, wrap it in your own box of your choosing.

CLICK HERE TO SHOP FOR THIS ITEM

 No. 10 - A Proper Umbrella Handcrafted in England

If you live in England, you take your rain gear seriously, no doubt. Over there, a well-made, dependable, and elegant umbrella is simply an essential part of your daily kit.

People have turned to Fox Umbrellas since 1868 for umbrellas that are as well-built as they are refined and beautiful. Each one is hand-crafted to order one at a time in their own facility outside of London. These bad boys are for the guy who's ready to stop wasting money on the disposable leave-in-a-taxi bodega umbrellas and invest in something worth taking good care of.

  • Price Point: $95 - $210
  • Gift-Wrapable? YES. The smaller "Telescopic" models will fit into a Brooklyn Tailors gift box. Or, wrap it in your own box of your choosing. The larger "GT1 Tube" models will not fit in a gift box. However, you can wrap it within the cardboard shipping box we'll ship it in. Or, you can just wrap the umbrella itself!

CLICK HERE TO SHOP FOR THIS ITEM

 No. 11 - Forward-Looking Cufflinks - Precision Crafted in England

There's not a whole lot of excitement or innovation in the world of cufflinks these days. That's why we were so happy to hear about husband and wife team, Alice and Ed Walsh, and their decidedly forward-thinking, refreshingly modern line of cufflinks, dress studs and men's accessories. Alice Made This combines clean, architectural design with industrial and aerospace manufacturing techniques to create simple yet striking metal accessories, all made in England. The line was born in 2011 in London after Alice and Ed embarked on a fruitless search for the perfect cufflinks for their wedding. Their love modern industrial manufacturing processes and materials led them to their small-batch accessories line, limiting each run to only 1000 pieces, with the edition number written on each box. While so many brands are looking backwards for traditional methods or materials, these guys impressed us by pushing the boundaries forward, invigorating an aging industry with new energy.

  • Price Point: $140 - $190
  • Gift-Wrapable? YES. These come pre-packaged in a gorgeous Alice Made This black jewelry box (as shown in the photo). You can wrap a bow around it and you're all set. Or, you can purchase a Brooklyn Tailors gift box. Or, wrap it in your own box of your choosing.

CLICK HERE TO SHOP FOR THIS ITEM

 No. 12 - The Dress Shirt Everyone Can Get Behind (But He Probably Doesn't Have)

We of course have a lot of great shirts in our Brooklyn Tailors collection. But, when shopping for someone else, it can be hard to know which one is right for their taste. The basics he might already have. Then there's some exciting patterns and colors but maybe too exciting? Not for him?

We think this white and red striped oxford is the perfect balance. Its not a basic, but its simple and classic enough to fit into any guy's wardrobe. And, maybe he has some striped shirts already but probably not in this subtle muted red color.

  • Price Point: $195
  • Gift-Wrapable? YES. You can purchase a Brooklyn Tailors gift box. Or, wrap it in your own box of your choosing.

CLICK HERE TO SHOP FOR THIS ITEM

 No. 13 - The Best American Denim Money Can Buy

Looking to impress the denim-head in your life by giving him a pair of the best new denim brand that even HE hasn't heard of yet?

Master craftsman Glenn Liburd has been designing and making jeans for over 30 years, and he has finally ventured out on his own (in partnership with Brooklyn Tailors founders Daniel and Brenna Lewis) to create his first line under his own name.

Each pair of jeans is hand-crafted right here in New York City, and made from American-Made selvedge denim that was small-batch woven exclusively for Glenn's Denim at a small mill in Pennsylvania.

Denim doesn't get better, or more authentically All-American, than this. Gift a pair before the rest of the world catches on to this exciting new collection.

  • Price Range: $195 - $315
  • Gift-Wrapable? YES. You can purchase a Brooklyn Tailors gift box. Or, wrap it in your own box of your choosing.

CLICK HERE TO SHOP FOR THIS ITEM

 No. 14 - Welsh Socks With The Royal Stamp of Approval

I think you'd agree that if a pair of socks is good enough for His Royal Highness the Price of Wales, they're good enough for that special someone you're shopping for, no?

Corgi has been making luxurious, world-class socks in their own factory in Wales since 1892. And, in 1989, Corgi was awarded a Royal Warrant by HRH the Prince of Wales, and continues to supply him and other members of the Royal family with socks and other knitted goods.

Individually, these make a great stocking stuffer. Or, you can purchase a few pair, along with a custom branded Corgi gift box, and it makes an elegant boxed set.

  • Price Range: $24 - $31
  • Gift-Wrapable? YES. You can purchase a Corgi gift box, which holds 3 to 4 pairs. Or, wrap it in your own box of your choosing.

CLICK HERE TO SHOP FOR THIS ITEM

 No. 15 - The Ultimate Brooklyn Tailors Gift: A Bespoke Suit

Naturally, there's no bigger or better gift from Brooklyn Tailors than a suit that's custom-tailored to your special someone's exact specifications. Custom tailoring is what we do best and where our company got its start back in 2007.

Give us a call or email, or come visit our store in person, and we can facilitate a customized gift voucher for you to give the recipient. You can set up their first custom fitting in advance, on their behalf, or they can contact us at their convenience to schedule

Learn more about our custom services here. This is a gift that is guaranteed to please even the hardest to shop for guy in your life.

  • Made-To-Measure Price Range: $1595 and up.
  • Bespoke Price Range: $1995 and up.
  • Gift-Wrapable? YES. Since the suit itself doesn't exist yet, you'll be gifting a handwritten gift voucher, which will be presented in a sealed envelope. We can fill this out and package it as best suited to your needs. So, contact us and we'll sort it out for you!

Call us at 347-799-1646 or email us at custom@brooklyn-tailors.com to order a gift certificate. Or, come see us in person at our Williamsburg shop.

November 21, 2019 by Blog Editing
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