As Andy Williams once said, It's the most wonderful time of the year. Excitement in the air, snow on its way, kids doing what you ask of them for 24 straight days, the World Juniors right around the corner, and four straight weeks of Christmas songs wherever you go. It can also be a stressful time figuring what to get your husband, partner, boyfriend, father, son or brother. Here at Eastwood Ave. we want to help you with some suggestions. Whether it's a main gift or a stocking stuffer you're looking for, we've got you covered. With plenty more option in store and online, we have decided to showcase a few of our favourite pieces that we think that social person in your life will enjoy. So here goes:
Let's start with some stocking stuffers:
Socks - The best stuffing stuffer there is. Who doesn't love a good pair of socks? Anonymous Ism is a Japanese brand producing some of the best socks in the world, woven by the vintage machines, assembled in 1970s. These machines produce less than 50 pairs per day and produce the thick, durable and beautiful socks that are synonymous with the brand. The patterns are inspired by marine, military, work wear and especially from traditional patterns of old hand woven knits. Now that the colder months are here, what better way to keep those toes warm than with thick, durable and warm socks. You can view the full Anonymous Ism collection here.
Fragrances - Laboratory Perfumes is a sustainable apothecary company for all genders. Their excellent fragrances are inspired by the natural flowers, herbs and aromatic botanicals of Britain, as well as trips to the south of France and the mountains of Morocco. They react to the wearer and evolve during the day. It’s a new way of making perfume the old-fashioned way. No just a gift for a man in your life, but literally anyone. The full Laboratory Perfumes collection can be found here.
Headwear- A perfect stocking stuffer. Whether it's a beanie for keeping the noggin warm during the colder months, or a cap for going around town, we have options. A few store favourites are the 100% Merino Wool Beanie from Colorful Standard, the Lumberjack Cap from Battenwear and the Wool & Leather Ball Cap from Outclass. To view the headwear options, click here.
Gloves - Always a popular gift idea for Christmas, Hestra gloves combine stylish aesthetics with durability for skiing, outdoor recreation and leisure. For over 85 years, they have been developing gloves that provides warmth, protection and fingertip sensitivity in the most varied conditions, each using premium materials and flawless build quality.
Forét Bean Enamel Mug - No social media, no phones, just you and your hot cup of coffee in the great outdoors… or at least that's the vision when it comes to Foret’s innovative outdoor gear. Foret ensures you can enjoy the simple things in life with this bean enamel mug. Slow down, go offline and enjoy the small things. Available in four different colours here.
So now we have something in their stockings, lets look at a few ideas for larger gifts:
Universal Works Wool Fleece Cardigan - Let's start with one of our favourite winter garments that we carry here at Eastwood Ave. Its a piece that we bring in every winter, and its the Wool Fleece Cardigan from UK contemporary-workwear label Universal Works. This thing is so easy to wear. Looks good with anything. Looks good as an outer-layer or underneath a vest and jacket. Available in Navy, Orange and Lovat (Olive), it is super comfortable, regular-fitting with a five-button front, and has jersey-bound cuffs, hem and placket to keep the wind out. It is the ideal layer for cooler days and nights.
Danner Mountain 600 - Originally designed and crafted for hiking, the Mountain 600 boot from Danner, has become a style icon. Lightweight, comfortable, waterproof, and complete with a grippy Vibram sole, it is available in 5 colourways across leather and suede finishes. This would be a great gift idea for any guy that enjoys the outdoors, spends time outdoors, or is someone just in need of an excellent pair of boots. The full Mountain 600 collection is available to view here.
Striped knits from Castart - For those guys in your life that like something a bit different and don't mind some colour, the Poppelino Jumper from Belgian-label, Castart, is a great option. A speckled, striped jumper with accentuated crewneck, it’s crafted with premium wool blend to offer both comfort and durability. With its clean and refined design, this jumper effortlessly combines style and simplicity.
The Larry Shirt - A classic lumberjack-inspired plaid shirt, crafted from a brushed and pre-washed, incredibly soft BCI cotton. These guys are lightweight an not your typical heavy plaid shirt. Offered in 3 rich colourways, they can easily be worn on the weekends, or on casual work weekdays, They feature a classic button down collar, button down flap pocket, locker loop on reverse, curved hem, and mother of pearl buttons. Check out the amazing colourways here.
Harley of Scotland Jumpers - Harley of Scotland have been producing high-quality jumpers since the 1930s based on the classic style’s of Scotland’s northwest. They produce seamlessly knitted classic jumpers in a variety of yarns, including supersoft pure new wool. This season we decided to bring in more colourful hues, meaning this gift can add some pop to an outfit during the long, drab winter months. They are lightweight and look at home over a button down, or just with a pair of jeans on the weekend.
The Hornet Shirt - The Hornet Shirt from Forét is a simple check flannel shirt built to be dressed up and down and ideal for cold-weather styling. Everyone loved a plaid shirt when the temperature drops. This one carries a thicker handle, an can be worn as a mid-layer under an overshirt or by itself. Crafted in Portugal from 100% Organic Cotton to perfect the layering solution as the cold comes sneaking in. The ochre check and army check colorways are inspired by childhood journeys through wild landscapes, sending you back to your roots.
Nudie Jeans - Jeans are by far the most important and versatile wardrobe staple there is. They are so ingrained in the sartorial fabric of our lives that it’s hard to imagine a time when they didn’t exist. Nudie Jeans, founded in Gothenburg, Sweden, back in 2001, are crafted from 100% organic cotton. Their concept of wear and break-in (six months of daily use without laundering) and their promise of free repairs, equals a smarter way to consume, and also an environmentally sustainable product. You can view our wide range of Nudie Jeans here.
The Fred Perry Shirt - Always one of the most popular gifts, either at Christmas or throughout the year, if the Fred Perry Shirt. An absolute iconic garment within the industry, Fred Perry have been producing Polo Shirts since the 1950s, and the colourways are almost limitless. The full Fred Perry collection can be found here.
Sherpa Fleeces - There aren't many fabrics that look the part in winter more than Sherpa Fleece. Warm and fuzzy Sherpa material, that is great for colder temperatures, should be a staple of any winter wardrobe. Extremely easy to wear, perfect for Sunday strolls or running errands in the city. We have a wide range of Sherpa Fleeces in different colourways, fastenings and fits. To view the collection, click here. Pictured above is the classic Sherpa Jacket from Gramicci.
Peregrine Ford Crew Jumper - The Ford Crew is crafted in England from a luxuriously soft 100% merino wool - a material that’s naturally warm and 100% biodegradable. it’s super-soft, more sturdy, and comes in an understated clean-cut shape. This piece is a winter essential for the in his wardrobe. Its versatility allows it to be effortlessly blended into any casual, or formal look. A great and simple choice for any bloke. The full of colourways can be found here.
Taion Down-Insulated clothing -Founded in Japan in 2016, Taion aims to create timelessly designed, sustainable, and ultra-functional outerwear. The name Taion comes from the Japanese word for “body temperature.” Their inner down jackets are designed with layering in mind, providing customers with endless styling possibilities. They are all packable so are extremely easy to travel around. The stain resistant fabrics (that also repel water) really pack a punch when it comes to insulating warmth. This is a great option for anyone who spends a lot of their time outdoors, whether it is for work, pleasure, or walking the dog. The full collection can be viewed here.
Eastwood Ave. Menswear Gift Card - If you're still not sure what he would like, we also offer Eastwood Ave. gift cards. Available in-store, they can be used online or in store. If you need any help with gifting, we'd be delighted to help you out or offer up some suggestions.
Finally, we'd like to wish you a Merry Christmas and hope you all stay well.