Presents for Dads, Dudes, Bros, and Boys

Guys' holiday gift guide

aframes cameroon sunglasses!

He’s waited for you on many a store couch. It’s payback time.

Dapper Up His Demeanor
Drop into Apartment Number 9’s Gold Coast pop-up (67 East Oak Street; 312-772-7106) for Aframes Cameroon sunglasses, custom hickory Horween leather money bags by Libero Ferrero, Seize sur Vingt button-ups, and more.

Dovetail’s newly expanded menswear section houses sturdy clothes by Domestic Workwear, Dorus Mhor neckties, and Ethically Engineered body products. Sartorialize him with Vagrant Nobility waxed hunting vests. And keep him honest in Study Hall’s wool Alaskan shirt.

Wet His Whistle
quincy street distillery!The newest kid on the over-21 block is Quincy Street Distillery (39 East Quincy Street; 708-870-5987). It’s worth a trip to Riverside to pick up a holiday box (built by a Wisconsin craftsman) containing bottles of Quincy’s small-batch spirits — Water Tower White Lightning corn whiskey, Old No. 176 American gin — and a Glencairn glass for sipping.

Polish His Palate
If you weren’t a P.O.S.H. superfan before today, let its spanking-new website lure you in. He’ll feel fancy with a set of Laguiole stainless steel steak knives. Or splurge on the one-of-a-kind vintage horn handle steak set.

He’ll happily dig into Spencer’s Jolly Posh gift packages brimming with bangers galore, pork chipolatas, back bacon, and puddings. The Luxury Condiments box contains British and Irish gems (Ballymaloe mint jelly, Rosebud Farm Old Yorkshire chutney, Tracklements horseradish and cream sauce).

american science & surplus!Chic His Geek
American Science & Surplus is a bevy of nerd-dom. Shop digital eyeballs, retro rockets, smoke blasters, spy pens, and more.

If he’s a man of his country, help him sponsor RX Made’s Kickstarter campaign (a collaboration between Rebuilding Exchange and Strand Design). Creations include a beautifully functional clock, bookshelf, and bottle opener — all made from upcycled Chicago materials.

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Photos: Courtesy of Apartment Number 9; Courtesy of Quincy Street Distillery; Courtesy of American Science & Surplus

67 E Oak St
bt Michigan Ave & Rush St
Chicago, IL 60611
39 E Quincy St
@ Cowley Rd
Riverside, IL 60546