It’s finally here! The long-awaited gift guide to shopping for the men in our lives: husbands, boyfriends, friends, fathers, brothers…. It’s pretty epic: one set done by my most stylish male friend Matt and the other one by yours truly.

Matt, also known as the founder of Vancouver’s best food blog Vancouver Slop (no arguments here), the newly launched Slop Press and Breaking Bread Sessions, a design-focused podcast, selected nine undeniably cool items: a little preppy and a little outdoorsy all at the same time. Definitely the way a Canadian boy should dress!

ALEXANDER OLCH tie ($14o US at Alexander Olch and 145 CAD at Lark)

TIMEX x J. CREW military watch ($150 US at J.Crew)

PATAGONIA men’s Torrentshell jacket (6 colours availlable, $150 CAD at Patagonia)

LOUIS VUITTON Nomade leather billfold (also in black, $465 CAD at Louis Vuitton)

FILSON “Field” bag ($220 US in canvas at Filson, $278 CAD in wool tartan at Roden Gray)

CREED “Silver Mountain” water ($260 CAD at Holt Renfrew and $200 CAD at

J. CREW vintage fleece pant ($49.50 US at J. Crew)

L.L BEAN Eastport ranger moc ($79 US at L.L Bean)

Take Ivy by T.Hayashida ($18.15 CAD at Amazon)

And my list? Things I think all men should own for those leisurely times. I’m a big fan of the preppy-meets-outdoorsy too: it always reminds me of the Kennedys vacationing in the Hamptons during winter holidays…definitely “Take Ivy.” With stores around Vancouver like Inventory, Roden Gray and Gravity Pope, there are plenty of unique and stylin’ items for the men in your life. I, myself, am pretty obsessed with anything by Gitman Brothers, one of the last remaining American shirt makers. Also, if you have a man on your gift-giving list that likes to cook and happens to be a hip hop buff, you should definitely get Slop Press’ “Steaks is High” apron. Who said domesticity isn’t for the cool ones?

BAXTER OF CALIFORNIA shave kit ($74 CAD at Roden Gray)

TSOVET watch ($385 CAD at Holt Renfrew)

S.N.S. HERNING cardigan ($280 CAD at Inventory)

Paul Smith socks ($35 CAD at Holt Renfrew)

Mt. RAINIER DESIGN 60/40 down parka ($640 at Inventory)

PAUL SMITH bi-fold wallet ($199.75 CAD at Gravity Pope)

GITMAN BROTHERS tartan shirt ($178 CAD at Roden Gray)

SLOP PRESS “Steaks is High” apron ($30 CAD at Vancouver Slop and Walrus)

CONVERSE leather high-tops (also available in black and gray, $65 CAD at Converse)

I can just feel the love, girls! Happy shopping!