Gifts Every Man Would Want For the Holidays

It’s that time of year when you have to get creative and find something other than cash and gift cards to give for the holidays. It’s tough! It probably seems like some of your friends and family have everything, what else could they want? For guys, it can be even harder because once you have a cocktail kit, cufflinks, and tie collection, you don’t know what else to get.

We’re here to help you this holiday season! We put together this guy guide to give you some inspiration. From subscription boxes to the kitchen to kits to clothing. There’s going to be something in here for the guys in your life. We did the research, now just scroll through and see what catches your eye.

Eating

Jerkygrams
The best package you’ll get in the mail all month! Jerkygrams are boxes of jerky shipped to your door. There are tons of options like booze-infused jerky and exotic meats.

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Hot Sauce Making Kit
If your friend is a hot sauce fanatic, let him try making his very own with this kit.

Bacon Lovers Feast Gift Basket
The best meats all in one basket, who wouldn’t want this?
$39.95

Drinking

Personalized Whiskey Barrel
Whiskey lovers rejoice! Any guy who likes his drink strong will love one of these barrels.
$85-$200

Micro Brewed Kit
Make your own micro brew at home! Perfect for the beer lover.
$74.99

Neighborwoods Map Coasters
These coasters are perfect for those that love drinking, great design, and travel.
$36

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Beer Cap States
No art on the walls? Well they will want to put up one of these states that allows you to display your beer cap collection, kind of like those quarter maps.
$35

Sports

College Barware Crate
Combine your guy’s love of college sports with drinking. There are also options for NHL, NBA, MLB, and NFL.
$79.99

The Golfer’s Crate
A literal crate full of a golfer’s favorite things like sunflower seeds, Caddyshack, golf head cover, and more.
$99.99

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Tackle Subscription Box
Fisherman love one thing other than catching fish…getting more tackle!
$15

Portable Table Tennis Set
Great for the competitive guy who’s always looking for the next challenge>
$39.95

Style

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Duck Feather Bowties
At our showroom on Fifth Avenue South in Naples, we have a wide variety of accessories including one of our favorites: Duck Feather Bowties!

Working Man’s Hygiene Kit
Guys who don’t want to be seen using hand lotion will enjoy this guy-focused personal care kit with soap, lotion, oil, lip balm, and more.
$50

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Halloween costumes you’ll actually feel cool wearing

It’s time to take back Halloween! Stop succumbing to the last minute grab and dash costume run the few days before Halloween. “Oh, I’ll just get whatever.” This is usually turns out not to be a great costume.

Maybe you don’t like dressing up much. Makeup is hard to put on, admit it. And it’s a pain to take off as well. Other costume sets can be quite expensive, who knew an outfit for just one day a year would be close to $100!

But you don’t have to settle for “Joker #2” or “Prison Guy” costumes. You can utilize your wardrobe and a bit of ingenuity to create a costume you’ll be happy with.

Here are some ideas to help spur some inspiration.

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Marty from Back to the Future

Jean jacket, red puffy vest, button down, faded jeans, sneakers. That’s really all you need to pull of the Marty McFly look. It’s effortless! Add in a hoverboard and you’re golden.

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Reservoir Dogs

This one may need a bit of explaining to friends if they’re not familiar with the movie. All you’ll need is a black suit, white button down, and a skinny black tie. Oh and don’t forget the sunglasses.

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Brawny Paper Towel Guy

If you have the hair and flannel shirt, you’ll nail this look. Just carry around the paper towels for added effect.  (Via Brit + Co)

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Ryan Gosling in Drive

You’ll need some driving gloves, fitted pants, and a white jacket. Having hair similar to that of the Driver (Ryan Gosling) is a bonus point.

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Bill Lumbergh in Office Space

Everyone should be able to pinpoint this costume. What’s needed? Suspenders, blue button down with white color, loud tie, and large glasses. Carry the mug around and spout quotes and you’ll win the costume contest!

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The Dude from The Big Lebowski

You can either sport a white shirt and tan robe with pajama bottoms, or switch out the robe for his infamous sweater. You choose, ’cause you’re The Dude. It helps if you have longer hair.

How to Have the Perfect Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is coming up soon, gentlemen. That means you have plenty of time to plan the perfect Valentine’s Day, buy a nice gift, get reservations for dinner, or even cook something yourself (maybe practice it first). Even if you don’t have tons of money to throw on this day, just doing something to show you remembered can go a long way.

We’ve got some ideas to help make your Valentine’s Day experience great, from gifts to recipes to homemade ideas.

What to Cook
If you’re going to take a stab at cooking for your loved one, here are some recipes you can try to really woo your significant other.

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Chicken Parmigiana (Via Allrecipes.com)

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Pan- Seared Duck Breast with Blueberry Sauce
(Via Allrecipes.com)

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Red Velvet Trifle (Delish)

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Red Velvet Molten Lava Cakes (Spache The Spatula)

Gifts to Buy

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For the Wine Lover
Club W Subscription

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For the Coffee Lover
Blue Bottle Coffee Subscription

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For the Avid-Reader
Kindle Paperwhite

Gifts to Make

Jar of Compliments
Get a mason jar, or mug, and fill it with little slips of paper with compliments about your significant other.

Coupon Book
This book will be filled with little coupons your significant other can redeem. Suggestions include: “1 ticket for a romantic dinner”, “1 ticket for a long massage”, etc.

Bake Something!
Who doesn’t love sweets? They’re even more sweet when they’re made by someone you love. Try making some cupcakes, cookies, truffles, or whatever their favorite treat may be.

Scavenger Hunt
This may take a bit of time to create, but it will be worth it! You can do it just in your home, at a park, or all across town. They will have to follow the clues to find the next clues and end up at some special place. Don’t be surprised if they ask for some clues. Tip! Try adding in special places you two have been together like “Go to that place where we first met” or “That place where you spilled your coffee”.

Purchasing with a Purpose: A Great Gift, for a Great Cause

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Joseph Wendt Custom Clothiers, is partnering with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) in a special holiday charity program to raise money for the organization.

As part of the program, Joseph’s will offer a select number of tie fabrics in four different styles, all in red. Each special tie, which will feature an embroidered LLS logo on the tipping of the tie, will retail at $195 with $50 of the retail pre ice going directly to LLS.

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society is the world’s largest health agency dedicated to blood cancer. The LLS mission is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world and provides free information and support services. Founded in 1949, and headquartered in White Plains, N.Y., LLS has chapters though out the United States and Canada. To learn more, visit http://www.LLS.org or contact the Information Resource Center at (800) 955-4572.

“Purchasing with a Purpose” will continue until the entire stock of special ties is sold out. Any questions or comments on the program can be directed to Joseph’s main office at 239.530.0070. The ties cannot be purchased online. Persons interested in purchasing a tie who cannot come to our showroom should call to order.

Father’s Day Gift Ideas at Joseph Wendt

jwednt-2112Dad’s can be hard to shop for. The scramble for a good men’s gift around Father’s Day can often leave a gift giver stumped, and a gift receiver disappointed. At Joseph Wendt Custom Clothiers, we can advise on any and all gift-buying dilemmas! Joseph Wendt has one-of-a-kind men’s clothing and accessories. From wine glasses to clothing, belts, shoes, cufflinks and ties, Joseph Wendt Custom Clothiers can dress you dad from head to toe.

Business Suits: Choose from a variety of solid colors, subtle patterns, elegant pinstripes, flawless details and classic designs for your day and evening business attire. Every garment is customized to each gentleman’s needs, using only the finest fabrics that are meticulously tailored. Each suit is double stitched with quality detailing. Add a custom tailored shirt, shoes and tie to complete your look. Let Joseph help you build a power suit that will create confidence and poise each time you walk into that key business meeting or important company function. Image

Sport Coats: When it comes to business and attire for more casual settings, no one understands the subtleties of sport coat styles better than Joseph Wendt Custom Clothiers. We pride ourselves in providing the discerning gentleman with a perfectly fitted jacket made of the most luxurious fabrics. We want you to show up looking and feeling your best, no matter where you’re headed, so we’ve broken down sport coats into three distinct categories to help you fine-tune your look.

Dress Business: This smart, professional look is for the gentleman wishing to attend his social events looking clean cut and pulled together when a full suit is not required. The detailing on each coat is unique and the end product embodies effortless style.

Dress Casual: Pair this sport coat with a more laid back pant design for the perfect combination of casual and trendy. Approach your schedule with a relaxed and classy appearance that will have you feeling confident and comfortable all day long.

Dress Social: Attend dinners, company events and social gatherings with complete confidence in a suit that is uniquely tailored, yet not overly formal. We add just the right amount of personal detail and design to help you stand out, while at the same time maintaining a polished and self-confident appearance.

Sportswear: For the ultimate in relaxation, comfort and casual sophistication, Joseph Wendt Custom Clothiers offers an array of fashions including sport vests, jeans and golf shirts.

shoes_500px_05Shoes: Joseph Wendt Custom Clothiers is proud to offer Fratelli Rosetti and Michael Toschi shoes, the highest quality Italian footwear that are the epitome of comfort and style. These luxurious shoes are made from the finest hides hand crafted by skilled artisans. Joseph’s offers both classic and casual styles.

Ties and Accessories: Add a splash of color and style with Joseph Wendt exclusive line of Italian ties by Tino Cosma. Each tie is a work of art meticulously designed in bold or subtle patterns. Joseph Wendt also carries a wide selection of belts, wallets, cufflinks and pocket squares. Image

Glassware: If the wine matters, so does the glass. It’s that simple. Joseph Wendt Custom Clothiers sells a beautiful line of wine glasses from Bottega del Vino Crystal not available through mass merchants. Each crystal glass is handmade. Tasting after tasting, test after test, time after time, wine enthusiasts are made by the difference the glass makes. Inspired by a life in wine and created by Severino Barzan, Bottega del Vino Crystal wine glasses are first and foremost, wine-driven in design and creation. Each piece in painstakingly mouth blown and hand finished to the highest of world standards for balance, weight, shape and the tactile pleasure of holding the stem and drinking from it. Each piece features a superbly crafted bowl with single pull stem for the best possible feel in hand and mouth. Image

Custom Golf and Hunting Wear: Look stylish whether you’re golfing or hunting with a custom sports wardrobe created by Joseph Wendt Custom Clothiers. Joseph can create a look from head to toe that is classic and functional no matter which sport you choose to enjoy.

 

Mothers Day Gift Ideas from Joseph Wendt

Mother’s Day is just a few days away. This is a time to celebrate one of, if not the most, important woman in your life. We of course should recognize how much all mother’s do year round, but it’s nice to have one day a yready_women_3ear specifically dedicated to moms.

For more than two decades, Joseph Wendt Custom Clothiers has been known as a store for just men, but within the last year or so we’ve expanded to offer clothing and accessories for women. Stop into our Fifth Avenue South Store heck out some great Mother’s Day gift ideas:

WomAnatomie en’s Clothing: Joseph Wendt Custom Clothiers carries women’s lines from Luigi Borbone and Anatomie.

Accessories: Josephe Wendt Custom Clothiers offers scarves accessories_1010_1and shawls for women.

Glassware: If the wine matters, so does the glass. It’s the simple. Joseph Wendt Custom Clothiers sells a beautiful line of wine glasses from Bottega del Vino Crystal, not available through mass merchants. Each crystal glass is handmade. Tasting  after tasting, test after test, time after time, wine enthusiasts are amazed by the difference the glass makes.

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Last Minute Tips for Valentine’s Day

Today is the big day for you and your significant other!  Have you been too busy to figure out how to be as sartorially impressive to your date as you will be romantically?  Don’t despair, we’ve got you covered!  Or, rather, the Cornell Daily Sun in Upstate New York has you covered.  The newspaper’s Eric Ding wrote a compact, common sense set of last-minute tips last year, and even though they’re ostensibly for a busy student, they’re really perfect for just about any man if you’re in a rush in these final hours (and he even got saucy at the end there!).  Check them out below, and be sure to read the original article HERE.

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The Color Red

Come on, it’s Valentine’s Day. The color red, or a different hue of it (maroon or pink, for example) should be the centerpiece of the outfit. However, this doesn’t mean that you should wear red everything. Red is a very passionate and vibrant color, capable of making your lady fall in love with you all over again, but also capable of being an eyesore when handled improperly. To do the former, only wear one red item, whether it be a red dress shirt, a red tie, a red scarf or even a red blazer. Avoid looking tacky or too over the top and don’t overdo it—  no matter how sexy you might think you look in a red suit.

Suit & Tie

Or maybe just a tie, if a suit seems like too much. If you’re the type of person who wouldn’t wear a tie except for very, very dire circumstances, then wearing a tie on Valentine’s Day will indeed impress your lady. And it doesn’t even have to be that formal if you wear the tie along with a checkered button-up shirt and a V-neck sweater. Layering always creates a very stylish and warm ensemble, which is quite appropriate for this tender but chilly day. Valentine’s Day is just for you and her, so dress formally enough to show that it’s a special day, but for the love of God, please don’t outdo her outfit.

The Little Things

If your significant other gave you a gift to wear at some point in your relationship, incorporate it into your outfit. Any watch or accessory that she bought you should definitely be worn to put icing on the already handsome cake. If she bought you a more substantial clothing item, then try to structure an outfit around that item, and see if you can pull one off that would look chic. People love to feel appreciated, so make sure to recognize her gifts.

Balance

Colors are important, but it’s even more important to balance them and tone them down with neutrality. The color red will most likely be the powerhouse color of choice, but that doesn’t mean it should overpower the rest of the outfit. As said before, try to limit yourself to one red item so that the color shines through, but doesn’t bog the outfit down. Red works well with white, black and gray, so try to keep things within those parameters. Express conveniently has its own guide to this momentous day, and Esquire magazine has a couple of outfits picked out just for the occasion.