The 2017 Holiday Gift Guide

It’s that time of year again. Either you’re looking for gift ideas for someone else, or someone else needs gift ideas from you. And as always, we have you covered. Like previous years, I like to give you a mix of ideas that are style related, but not necessarily clothes.

4 Tips For Great Fall/Winter Style

Fall leaves
Fall is in full swing here and the warmer climates are unfortunately behind us for a while. Long time readers know that fall is by far my favorite season for style. I love layering and that’s just what fall style is about. But leaving summer behind means it’s time to tune up your wardrobe for the upcoming months. Here are 4 key style tips for the fall/winter months.

Product Review: Qalo Rings

Rings are one accessory that you don’t typically think about. Myself included, until recently. I noticed a coworker of mine sometimes had different color rings on, and I finally decided to ask about it. I was introduced to Qalo, which stands for quality, athletics, love, and outdoors. It was started by two guys whose traditional wedding rings didn’t work for their active lifestyles.

I wear my tungsten wedding band everyday. And I love it. But everyday I get home from work, I take it off because it’s heavy. This is one of the few situations where I’d like to have something extremely lightweight and durable. Other times include running a quick errand, going fishing, hitting the gym, or any other activity where I’d like to be wearing a ring, but not my nice one.

Enter Qalo. They make medical grade silicon rings, mainly wedding rings. They come in all different types of styles and colors, and are perfect to throw on when you’re doing active things and don’t want to worry about losing or damaging your current wedding band. But don’t think you have to be married to have one. These are for everyone that would be into a different style of ring.

What I Like About Them

Aside from the fact that they’re super lightweight, they’re a fun accessory to match up with an outfit. But these are accessories that you’re going to dress way down, and not when you’re suiting up.

Since there are so many colors to choose from, you’ll be hard pressed to find a color that doesn’t match some of your outfits. Or you can just go neutral with gray or black to cover the range.

They also make pretty good gift ideas. Once my wife saw me wearing one, she commented that she also wanted one. Overall, I would highly recommend these rings for the style, durability, and comfort. So head on over to Qalo’s site and take your pick.

Goodfellow & Co. is Worth Your Attention

Target just recently launched their new menswear line, Goodfellow & Co., and it is very much worth your attention. I paid the store a visit over the weekend to check out this new line and try on a few items. Even though my expectations were pretty low, I was pleasantly surprised to see that some of their items were pretty solid. Here are some items I tried on…

Dad Style: Stretch Denim

When I thought about starting the Dad Style series, the first item that came to mind is stretch denim. I first discovered them about 6-7 years ago. After buying my first pair I wanted every pair of jeans I bought to have a bit of stretch. When kids came into the picture, they became even more valuable.

So what is stretch denim? It’s exactly how it sounds. It’s denim with about 1-3% elastane (aka spandex). To the naked eye, they look like every other pair of jeans. But to the touch, they give just the flex you need as dad.

Kids are active, and demand that you be active along with them. So you need pants that can move and be flexible with you. And they’re certainly more comfortable than your standard jeans.

In terms of brands, just pick your favorite and they more than likely have a stretch option. You’d be hard pressed to find a brand without it.

There are no special style guidelines for stretch denim. You wear them exactly like you’re used to wearing them.