Even the most rugged outdoorsman has to shed his camouflage every now and then in exchange for a more dressed up wardrobe.
The next few weeks will be filled with holiday parties and when spring rolls around wedding season will be back in full swing. But, just because he has to leave the woods or get off the water doesn’t mean he can’t take a bit of the outdoors with him.
Not only do these seven wardrobe essentials make great presents for the outdoorsman in your life, but they’ll leave him ready for any occasion.
1. Brackish Bow Ties
Brackish bow ties are handcrafted in Charleston, South Carolina by a team of artisans and production assistants.
Each tie is dye-free and made entirely from sustainably sourced, natural feathers. Since no two are ever identical, Brackish bow ties are works of art in their own right.
There are more than 30 styles ranging from pheasant (pictured above) to turkey.
If bow ties aren’t your style, Brackish also offers lapel pins and cummerbunds.
2. Belt Buckles
HookNHide belt buckles are perfect for avid anglers, outdoorsmen and beverage enthusiasts alike.
Handcrafted in Charleston, South Carolina, HookNHide buckles are made from a mixture of brass, copper, gold and pewter that yield a beautiful patina that increases over time.
The best part, HookNHide buckles double as bottle openers so you’ll never be without one.
Styles include the Bull Dolphin, Mako Shark, Rainbow Trout, Redfish, Sailfish and Sand Dollar.
3. Intersect Utility Down Sweater
The Intersect Utility Down Sweater from NAU is a modern take on a winter staple.
Though it features 800-fill down, the Intersect is so light that it’s classified as a sweater and not a coat.
It’s certainly trendier than a camouflage jacket, but don’t let it’s look fool you. Made from organic cotton utility fabric and featuring a matte-finish, this piece offers workwear durability.
4. Canby Wood Originals Sunglasses
It’s obvious the folks at NAU not only know a thing or two about style and functionality, but also sustainability. The Canby Wood Originals, made in Portland, feature an all-wood handmade frame.
When an occasion calls for an outdoorsman to leave the woods, he can take a piece of the woods with him just by wearing these classic wayfarers.
5. The Labrador Cuff Links
Any avid wing-shooter knows that he’s only as good as his retriever.
The Labrador Cuff Links from Over Under Clothing are a unique tribute to man’s best friend and the most popular sporting breed.
Designed in the South and cast in New York, you can literally wear your heart on your sleeve with these cuff links.
6. Men’s Bean Boots by L.L.Bean
Since 1912, L.L. Bean has been a trusted source for quality outdoor apparel and equipment. More than 100 years later, their products are still made in America. Maine, to be exact.
The “original antidote to wet feet,” the iconic Bean Boots were designed by founder L.L. Bean himself.
Made from full-grain leather, these boots aren’t only for the duck blind. Bean boots can be dressed up and suitable for a host of social occasions by pairing them with slacks and a nice button down shirt.
7. Signature Lightweight Chino Pant
Also from L.L. Bean, the signature lightweight chino pant pairs well with the Bean Boots.
These chinos were designed to be worn during across all seasons and can be both dressed up or down.
These not too heavy, but not too light pants are available in four colors.
While he’ll never feel as comfortable as he does in the great outdoors, these 7 wardrobe essentials will help put any outdoorsman at ease at even the stuffiest cocktail party.