Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Seasonal Wear Objectives & Good Christmas Ideas

Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Seasonal Wear Objectives & Good Christmas Ideas

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Two kinds of men exist in the world today. Those who have everything and those who say they need nothing.

If that's the situation in your life, here are some suggestions.

Don't opt for a jar of martini olives stuffed with jalapenos or a breadmaker. Choose something he'll need every day, like socks. Let him throw out those plain black socks that "go with everything" and invest in some really smart patterned trouser socks that will complement his business attire and some wildly patterned socks that will accent his casual wear. As a friend said, forget the Sports Illustrated subscription and buy him something in outerwear that's as good-looking as it is warm. That can be a jacket or a cardigan sweater but it must be fashionable and infinitely wearable. He'll wear either one long after the Swimsuit Issue has found the trash can. Even though the only walking he does is to empty the trash, today's man likes to have a rugged outdoor look -- and no one does this better than established firms such as Pendleton. As a matter of fact, when the City Slickers went looking for hidden treasure, they were wearing Pendleton and even in the outer world of Star Trek IV, men were in Pendleton. Television shows in which Pendleton clothes were worn include Home Improvement, Sabrina, Seventh Heaven, ER and Early Edition. Linking the shirt If he's into French cuff shirts, you'll never go wrong with a set of unique cuff links. If he's not into French cuffs, start him in them. Get the shirt to go with the links -- and it doesn't have to be a full-dress shirt. Out at S.J. Haggard's menswear shop on Western, I saw two wonderful shirts of the softest gab (or twill) he'll ever put on his precious back. Both shirts are made in Texas, as if one couldn't guess at seeing the bright red, no-collar shirt with its metal buttons, each adorned with a star. …

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