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Shop These Fashionable Gifts for Guys at West 3rd Street’s Holiday Party

November 28, 2018

Danielle Directo-Meston is the founder and editor of UncoverLA.com, a local blog dedicated to shining a light on Los Angeles’ most stylish places, people, and things. In partnership with West 3rd Street, she’s sharing her top gift picks discovered at the shopping district’s businesses; read on below, and feel free to follow Uncover LA at @uncoverlosangeles


Now that we’ve found cool gifts from West 3rd Street for all of the rad women in your life, it’s time to shop for the guys. Whether you’re searching for the softest tees for your brother who works from home, chic scents for your right-hand man who loves a musky fragrance, or fashionable upgrades to your dad’s worn-out basics, we’ve rounded up a ton of stylish present ideas that are all shoppable at the stylish retail district’s holiday street party.

Below, check out our picks (which work well for women, too!) and don’t forget to mark your cal for Saturday, December 1 from 2 to 6 p.m., when you can score deals, complimentary drinks and services, and more during the festive block party.


 

FOR LAID-BACK LEISUREMEN

Wittmore tees, $50 and up

Wittmore tees, $50 and up

Give your dad, brother, or pal a stylish alternative to their ratty old house tees with these super-soft (and made in LA!) versions from cool menswear shop Wittmore’s in-house line.
Wittmore, 8236 West 3rd St., LA, 90048; (323) 782-9791

 

Area home men's boxers, $85

Area home men’s boxers, $85

These breezy boxers are a luxurious upgrade to traditional tighty whities, no?
Area Home, 8307 West 3rd St., LA, 90048; (323) 951-0133

 

Carlton Drew anchor logo caps, $40

Carlton Drew anchor logo caps, $40

These nautical-inspired logo caps from Carlton Drew will ensure your recipient ventures out of the house with no bad hat hair.
Carlton Drew, 8024 West 3rd St., LA, 90048; (323) 782-1434

 

Il Bussetto leather wallets, $70 at Wittmore

Il Bussetto leather wallets, $70 at Wittmore

Does your dude complain about sitting on that uncomfortable brick of a wallet all the time? These sleek Italian leather card cases will stow their essentials while fitting conveniently in a front or back pocket without discomfort.
Wittmore, 8236 West 3rd St., LA, 90048; (323) 782-9791


 FOR STREETWEAR STUDS

Silverlake Psychics tee, $40 at Lot, Stock, & Barrel

Silverlake Psychics tee, $40 at Lot, Stock, & Barrel

No, this tee isn’t shilling your suspicious neighborhood clairvoyant—it’s a cool band tee from LA-based dream-pop outfit Silverlake Psychics, and it makes a great gift for your streetwear-wearing audiophile pal who knows what’s up in music and style.
Lot, Stock, & Barrel, 8363 West 3rd St., LA, 90048; (323) 879-9896

 

Reigning Champ crewneck sweatshirt, $125 at Wittmore

Reigning Champ crewneck sweatshirt, $125 at Wittmore

Vancouver-based label Reigning Champ’s sweater is made from 100% cotton twill terry fabric, ensuring that your giftee stays warm without looking like a slob.
Wittmore, 8236 West 3rd St., LA, 90048; (323) 782-9791

 


 FOR FRAGRANCE FIENDS

Comme des Garçons fragrances, $105 and up

Comme des Garçons fragrances, $105 and up

Avant-garde fashion lovers will appreciate these equally unique (and unisex) fragrances from inventive Japanese label Comme des Garçons.
Noodle Stories, 8323 West 3rd St., LA, 90048; (323) 651-1782

 

Musky scent-loving gents will dig French fragrance brand Le Labo’s unisex eau de parfum Santal 33, which invokes “the spirit of the American West” with Australian sandalwood, papyrus, and cedarwood along with spicy and leathery notes to finish.
Le Labo, 8385 West 3rd St., LA, 90048; (323) 782-0411


FOR ON-THE-GO OUTDOORSMEN OR JET-SETTERS

Patagonia dopp kit, $29 at Wittmore

Patagonia dopp kit, $29 at Wittmore

Score cool points with your outdoorsy loved-one and gift them this dopp kit from Patagonia, which is also the perfect present for your adventurous jetsetters.
Wittmore, 8236 West 3rd St., LA, 90048; (323) 782-9791

 

Patagonia and Cambleami beanies, $29 to $45 at Wittmore

Patagonia and Cambleami beanies, $29 to $45 at Wittmore

Not that LA’s winter weather is anything to shiver about, but these stylish beanies will keep your Secret Santa pick’s head and ears toasty wherever they decide to venture.
Wittmore, 8236 West 3rd St., LA, 90048; (323) 782-9791

 

Baxter of California beard oil ($27) and combs ($16 to $18)

Baxter of California beard oil ($27) and combs ($16 to $18)

Chances are your camping-obsessed man has a beard — but if not, these sleek Baxter of California combs will keep clean-shaven guys’ tresses in check.
Wittmore, 8236 West 3rd St., LA, 90048; (323) 782-9791

 

Scarf, $55 at New Stone Age

Scarf, $55 at New Stone Age

Every outdoor adventure calls for a bandana to wipe mid-hike sweat off one’s brow — this one will have flair and function.
New Stone Age, 8407 West 3rd St., LA, 90048; (323) 658-5969

 

TK

Assorted leather travel accessories, $75 to $860

Don’t let your loved ones head back home after the holidays with their worn-out travel accessories. From passport holders and satchels to overnight travel bags and more, there are plenty of options to choose from over at Douglas Fir, a longtime LA menswear favorite for its inventory of emerging and established designers.
Douglas Fir, 8311 West 3rd St., LA, 90048; (323) 651-5445

 


 

FOR JEANS-AND-TEES GUYS

Allview striped tee, $48 at Carlton Drew

Allview striped tee, $48 at Carlton Drew

A striped shirt like this gray and white one can elevate any everyday outfit—and it’s pretty easy on your holiday gift budget, too.
Carlton Drew, 8024 West 3rd St., LA, 90048; (323) 782-1434

Mollusk tees, $35 at Wittmore

Mollusk tees, $35 at Wittmore

Mollusk is known for its coastal-cool vibes, and California dudes will surely dig these beach-inspired tees.
Wittmore, 8236 West 3rd St., LA, 90048; (323) 782-9791

 

Veja sneakers, $120 at Wittmore

Veja sneakers, $120 at Wittmore

The only thing cooler than Veja’s retro sneakers is the fact that the French footwear brand’s eco-friendly kicks are made with fair-trade materials that are as sustainable as they are stylish. (Your earth-minded giftee will thank you.)
Wittmore, 8236 West 3rd St., LA, 90048; (323) 782-9791

 

Assorted belts, $85 at Carlton Drew

Assorted belts, $85 at Carlton Drew

While a classic leather belt will always be appreciated, these woven ones at Carlton Drew will add personality to any pair of trousers.
Carlton Drew, 8024 West 3rd St., LA, 90048; (323) 782-1434

 

The Blue Uniform denim, at Carlton Drew

The Blue Uniform denim, at Carlton Drew

For guys who prefer their jeans fitted (but not too skinny), this denim from Portuguese brand The Blue Uniform are a worthy gift.
Carlton Drew, 8024 West 3rd St., LA, 90048; (323) 782-1434

 

Levi's vintage trucker jacket, $225 at Lot, Stock, & Barrel

Levi’s vintage trucker jacket, $225 at Lot, Stock, & Barrel

What’s better than a classic Levi’s jacket? This authentic vintage trucker from Lot, Stock, & Barrel, which offers even more rad denim finds. Bonus: Get your gift personalized at LS&B’s chain-stitching station, which offers monogramming and more starting at $25. Lot, Stock, & Barrel, 8363 West 3rd St., LA, 90048; (323) 879-9896


 

 

FOR EDGY GENTS

Made Worn tees, $165 at Parliament

Made Worn tees, $165 at Parliament

If your dad, brother, or dude friend is a vintage music and fashion fan, then you can’t go wrong with these Made Worn tees from Parliament.
Parliament, 8364 West 3rd St., LA, 90048; (323) 746-5193

 

M. Cohen Designs bracelet, $250

M. Cohen Designs bracelet, $250

Made from 925 sterling silver, this ID bracelet looks great solo or stacked with other accoutrements. Make it extra personal by having a thoughtful message engraved onto the bar. (It’s also available in wider bar sizes, too.)
M. Cohen Designs, 8362 West 3rd St., LA, 90048; (323) 782-0600

 

Comme De Garçons x Converse sneakers, $135 at Parliament

Comme De Garçons x Converse sneakers, $135 at Parliament

Upgrade your giftee’s beat-up Converse sneakers with these playful ones from avant-garde Japanese label Comme De Garçons.
Parliament, 8364 West 3rd St., LA, 90048; (323) 746-5193


FOR DAPPER DUDES

Assorted ties, $68 at Carlton Drew

Assorted ties, $68 at Carlton Drew

Word on the street is that Father’s Day and Christmas/Hanukkah are tied for the most popular holiday to gift, well, ties—so go beyond boring this year with these chic skinny accessories that add a pop of texture and color to any suit.
Carlton Drew, 8024 West 3rd St., LA, 90048; (323) 782-1434

 

Pocket Square Clothing and Cursor Thread accessories,$26 and up

Pocket Square Clothing and Cursor Thread accessories, $26 and up

These printastic pieces will add some pep to the pockets of any pattern-loving person on your wish list, and they’re especially perfect for pairing with sharp suiting.
Carlton Drew, 8024 West 3rd St., LA, 90048; (323) 782-1434


FOR ACCESSORY AFICIONADOS

 

Dan Deutsch Optical Outlook sunglasses, $395 and up

Dan Deutsch Optical Outlook sunglasses, $395 and up

These fashionable frames from Dan Deutsch Optical Outlook will surely have your recipient staying shaded in style.
Dan Deustch Optical Outlook, 8358 West 3rd St., LA, 90048; (323) 658-6181

 

Kapten & Son watches, $164 at Carlton Drew

Kapten & Son watches, $164 at Carlton Drew

For the guy who prefers analog timekeepers to that ever-distracting iPhone, these watches by Germany-based Kapten & Son are a minimalist-meets-masculine option.
Carlton Drew, 8024 West 3rd St., LA, 90048; (323) 782-1434

 

M. Cohen Designs Full Eclipse ring, $300

M. Cohen Designs Full Eclipse ring, $300

What does your guy have in common with cool stars like Johnny Depp, Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, and Jared Leto? Excellent taste in jewelry when you give the this chunky sterling silver ring that’s made to looked like several stacked pieces.
M. Cohen Designs, 8362 West 3rd St., LA, 90048; (323) 782-0600

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