Glam Slam: Gift Guide For Guys

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We’re in the home stretch now and if you are still looking for a gift for the special guy on your list, it’s not too late to check out one-stop shop J.Crew, a fave of James Franco, Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Cruise, Jake Gyllenhaal and Gavin Rossdale.

J.Crew Style Editor, Shawn Buchanan, shares his picks for the perfect present.

The Perfect Jacket For Work & Play
The Two-button Ludlow Legacy blazer. Several seasons ago we took our favorite Legacy blazer – we updated it in our most modern Ludlow fit (think narrow lapels and a trimmer silhouette). It is the jacket that every guy should have in his closet. It’s an amazing fit and our guys love it. Most of our customers own the Ludlow in several fabrications because the fit and cut are great and the price is great too. It’s a great jacket to wear to the office and to wear out for a night on the town.

A “Shirt” Thing?
I love our Secret Wash shirts. They feel great, don’t need to be pressed and every guy looks great in them. The shirts have just enough wrinkle in them that they never look sloppy. And you can wear them on their own with a tie. The perfect gift? The Shirt of the Month Club. When it comes to great shirts, we say the more the merrier – with our Shirt of the Month Club, you can give him a year’s worth, $695. Click here.

Denim Do’s & Don’t?
I’m a huge fan of our 484 slim-fit jean in raw selvedge denim because I love to break my jeans in. I love that every crease, discoloration and wear mark in the jeans tells a story. You also don’t have to wash your jeans every time you wear them. Actually, you shouldn’t because they will hold their color better if you wash them less frequently. 484 slim-fit jean in raw selvedge denim, $225, item 18975 Click here.

Shoe Advice
Invest in a great pair of shoes that you love and that will last forever. We love Alden because it’s one of the oldest and best shoemakers the world. They are the shoes that your father and grandfather had and the more you wear them, the better they get with age. Click here.

To Scarf Or Not To Scarf?
Definitely a scarf. It’s a necessity in the Northeast from now until May. Plaid or plain? We have great cashmere scarves from J.Crew & plain scarves from Drakes of London. I wear both. It finishes off a great blazer as well. Cashmere scarf, $68, item 21304. Click here.

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