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Gifts The Experts Have Their Eye On This Holiday

 

 

The festive season has kicked into high gear. If you’ve left your shopping to the last minute, that’s ok, we’re to help. For gift-giving inspiration we went straight to our sources. Our buyers have hit all the fashion hot spots and know what’s out there better than anyone.

So we asked them to share with us a few of their personal favourite picks for failproof presents.

 

Fatih Tandogan, Accessories Buyer

"Pure cashmere is the ultimate indulgence," says Fatih. "Guys will love these exceptionally soft, and luxurious accessories from Raffi. One of my top picks is this rich wine, chocolate, and navy check scarf. Complete their winter look and pair it with a charcoal toque — it’s the perfect cold weather duo."

 

 

 

Charles Lapointe, Outerwear Buyer

"I’m biased but I really love this coat from Arc’Teryx Veilance," says Charles. "It’s very minimalistic – every detail has been carefully thought out and designed to be ergonomic. Not only does it look sleek, it’s warm, I mean extremely warm. The cold is not getting through this coat. They have a unique way of layering their down quilting so that the wind won’t penetrate through. As far as winter coats go, I think this one is pretty sexy. As a bonus, it’s made here in Vancouver."

 

 

 

Adam Gallo, Tailored Clothing Buyer

"My ideal gift might be more of a stocking stuffer," explains Adam. It’s Patherella’s ultra-fine merino socks. Trust me, these are pure comfort. They're made from high-quality Merino wool. This wool actually wicks away moisture and maximizes breathability. Not to mention, they’re incredibly soft."

"We have a tonne of fun colourful socks but here my preference is for a more refined navy or chocolate pair. I think they’re the perfect complement to a well-tailored suit."

 

 

 

Alan Whitfield, National Director of Tailored Clothing

"I agree with Fatih" says Alan. "Who doesn’t like the feel of cashmere? I personally love the contrast detailing on the collar and cuffs of this zip sweater from Ermenegildo Zegna. I think this is one of our most versatile pieces. Wear it on its own, or layer it over a sport shirt. Dressed-up or down, it's the perfect piece for those dinner parties with friends and then under a suit for a fresh look at the office."

 

 

 

Ed Liston, Designer Collections Buyer

"Why not help him channel his inner James Bond this holiday season with a gift from TOM FORD," offers Ed? "For the man who thinks he has every shirt and tie combination out there, this is the ultimate addition to his collection. Nobody does dress shirts, ties, and pocket squares like Mr. Ford — classic British inspired looks with a modern twist."

 

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