Whether they’re Beastie, Backstreet, Pet Shop, or Beach — they’re your boys. So give them something to unwrap.
What’s the Frequency, Kenneth?
He’ll pump up the volume for you when he gets the Slim Devices Squeezebox. The smart, affordable, wireless device (and alarm clock with RSS feed) accesses his music library, streams Internet radio, plays MP3s, and is a dream to install.
The Man with the Master Plan
Indulge his weekend hobbies at Everything Must Go (2281 First Avenue; 212-722-8203), a new Uptown boutique that stocks Canterbury of New Zealand rugby shirts, Converse kicks, and handmade Brooklyn Machine Works bikes.
Like a Bird on a Wire
He loves to live dangerously, much to your chagrin. Encourage his sedentary side with ye olde whittling kit. (Tell him how manly he is for wielding a knife.)
A Boy Named Sue
He’s strapping. He’s strong. He looks damn good in a fitted shirt. Slip him into an Occidental Edwardian tee from NY-based Beard & Bangs (Steven Alan, 103 Franklin Street; 212-343-0692).
And how the ladies love him. Dress his nest with a marble oil lamp (mood enhancing) and Brazilian salt essences (very mood enhancing) from newly minted Establishment (30 Gansevoort Street; 212-242-6565).
Still a Gorilla, Baby
Get that man cub a hot shave and retro hair cut at the new Freeman’s haberdashery and barber shop (8 Rivington Street; 212-673-3209). The old-school-watering-hole vibe (plus international newspaper stand) may persuade him to become a regular.
Now that’s a sound you can get down to.
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