The holidays. A time to share. A time to care. A time to overhaul his look without actually coming out and saying his tennis shoes smell awful, his cologne even worse, and his wallet chain reminds you of a bad ’90s video.
For the good sport: A Serotta Competition bicycle, the same wheels peddled by Tour de Francers — each is custom-made and takes 40 man-hours to make (Ace Wheelworks, 145 Elm Street; 617-776-2100). If he needs more kicks, toss in a pair of vintage Tuscanys from Adidas Originals (1270 Massachusetts Avenue; 617-864-1772).
For the reluctant metrosexual: Malin + Goetz products (body scrubs, moisturizers, etc.) come in manly, industrial bottles (Louis Boston, 234 Berkeley Street; 617-262-6100). Or trick him out in an edgy Yohji Yamamoto blazer from Alan Bilzerian (34 Newbury Street; 617-536-1001).
For the fixer-upper: Hand him the new SKIL 14.4V cordless, lightweight, palm-sized drill driver — powerful enough to send the plaster flying (White Christmas, anyone?) (Masse’s Hardware, 249 Walden Street; 617-876-4755).
For the design hound (or undercover couch potato): Splurge on a Metropolitan B&B Italia chair at Montage (75 Arlington Street; 617-451-9400) or get a Hedge Boxwood bar, cut from mahogany to look like a crystal-rock crater.
Prefer to shop from home? Check out today’s DailyCandy Everywhere for the Guys’ Holiday Gift Guide.