Before we turn the holiday tunes up to an addictingly obnoxious level, let’s all address the obvious about December 2020… many of us will be spending this holiday season, home alone. And while it may be hard to imagine being away from the ones we love this time of year, we urge you to do what Kevin McCallister did—fight back. We’re not saying rig up paint buckets or strategically set out micro machines, but instead channel his inner matra, “don’t get scared now”. By doing so, use the holiday spirit to level up and donate your time to charities, food banks, local businesses, and support your community. During this month of cheerfully fighting back, reward yourself or gift someone you love with a few items from our December Catalog. It’s decorated with items that all serve critical purposes; reminding us how important time is, keeping us warm and fresh, and assisting in steps forward toward a new year. So, wherever you find yourself this holiday, be it a cabin in Telluride, or standing on a snowy city balcony toasting your neighbor across the alley, we hope it’s merry in the way you make it so. Merry Christmas ya filthy animals.
MELTON ADMIRAL PEACOAT
Looking dapper out on the town has never been easier thanks to the sleek cut of Buck Mason’s Admiral Peacoat. The Japanese satin brush back is the perfect partner in crime to the thick weave of the Melton wool. This Peacoat was made to battle the high seas, but out on the city streets, it’s a timepiece with its buttons bearing an anchor emblem. When duty calls or the boys looking to go grab a few cocktails, call attention to the Buck Mason Admiral Peacoat because it’s time for you to lead the fleet.
The seasons are changing and with that comes inclement weather. And while some may run for hibernation, the Filson Journeyman Backpack is at the front door with open arms. Made from oil finish Tin Cloth and Rugged Twill, this pack lets water bead off the surface and entertains any and all abrasive contact. The Moleskin-lined shoulder straps guarantee all-day comfort regardless of the weight and even though this pack’s appearance is all adventure, there is still a designated padded sleeve for your laptop. The Journeyman was stitched for the journey, it’s just a matter of how far you’re willing to push it.
When the goal for your boots is durability and style, the best place to turn is to the masters of heritage leather boots, the team with over 100 years of experience in fielding the best damn workman’s shoes on this side of the Solar System — Red Wing. If you’re trekking around the city, embracing the winter wind of December, or soring to a higher altitude on off-road tires, there is no bad occasion for the Weekender Chukkas. Oh, and if you happen to find better boots on the other end of the galaxy, do us a favor, and ask Han Solo where he got ‘em.
Sometimes it’s a tough go to consider covering up your well-manicured look, but the Buck Mason Seafarer Beanie is the cherry on top to any kit with winter on the horizon. And stitched from a cotton and cashmere blend, this beanie is a hybrid of style and comfort. The Buck Mason Seafarer Beanie was fashioned after the U.S. Air Force watchman cap, meaning out on the city streets the sky is the limit.
Sometimes when flying around the world on a sleigh, reins may get stuck, presents wrapped too tight, or maybe the stubborn foil on the vino won’t twist off. It’s only fitting that the Santa Fe Stoneworks Knife has Mr. Jingle’s name in the title. Made in the aforementioned city, these are one of a kind blades, with no two exactly the same. Made of high-quality Damascus steel, intricate details, and unique materials, this knife combines everyday usability with handcrafted beauty. Safe to say this blade is Christmas certified and Santa approved.
A Christmas Eve winter walk isn’t complete without a flask of your favorite spirit at hand, to toast to all past and present. Stanley is just as classic as they come, and it’s retro green exterior will slide right into your Peacoat pocket. With a wide mouth cap and 8 oz fill, the Stanley Classic Flask will prove to be a back pocket treasure. The flask is made from stainless steel, which means built to last and dares you to test the leakproof silhouette. If you’re with close friends, a loved one, or it’s just you and a frosty path of snow, cheers to moments that feel merry and bright and taste bold, aged, and oaky.
Quite possibly the most underappreciated layer of a wardrobe, taken for granted, an after-thought. Let’s fix that this year and show our trusty feet the love they deserve. The Merino sock by Tailor Stitch comes in a plethora of killer colors. Constructed from a resilient merino wool blend, these foot coverings exercise some bold texture. They are moisture-wicking and have anti-microbial properties to keep any funky odors further away than that grumpy grinch on the top of the hill. They are made in Italy, so, Ti auguro Buon Natale!
There should be a watch set aside for holiday wear, and that same one should be broken out for all kinds of special occasions. Not only is the tree green face of the Navi XL spot-on for December, but the 21-jewel automatic movement is powered by your motion, so as you sip, cook, wrap, or hang lights, your watch is powering up for the future. Finished with a stainless steel case and rotating top ring, this timepiece will be a gentle reminder to enjoy every second of the holidays, because they fly by faster than Clark Griswold in a saucer sled.
PSA to all you hand models out there. Keep ‘em toasty this year, because nothing kills the Christmas spirit more than freezing hands. Why do you think Kris Kringle always rocks white gloves? The Upstate Stock Full-Finger mittens are made from cozy Ragg Wool and reinforced with deerskin palms. The gloves are knitted in upstate NY and finished in Brooklyn, using all American-made materials. Let no ice-cold beer be too chilly for your delicate hands this holiday season.
This time of year is all about feeling and looking your best, all while battling the elements inside and out. To thrive during these winter months, look for Brickwell’s Renewing Face Scrub to keep your skin bright and polished. The JoJoba beads and Pumice within this formula give any grit and grime a run for their money, removing dead skin cells, dirt, and other impurities. Once used, aloe vera and avocado butter nourish the skin, while coffee extract and green tea awake the senses so you can keep your mental and physical polar express chugging along during the hustle and bustle of the holidays. A hot shower and a dose of Renewing Face Scrub is a winter rescue routine.