Dec 18, 2012 >> Gift Guide: Alexander Maier
Alexander Maier is a cool guy. As the creative director of Haberdash, he’s responsible for making sure that the men’s local style emporium always looks sharp. The result? Perfection. But it’s almost unfair since his own style is effortless, clean and uber-cool.
We pick Alex’s brain for a dude-centric look at what you should be getting your man this holiday.
A. ROLEX BLACKED OUT CONCEPT SUBMARINER
The perfect diver watch, in all black. Need I say more?
B. REIGNING CHAMP SHORT SLEEVE RAGLAN TEE
Incredibly comfortable and great for layering on the weekends. The perfect “I’m hungover from all that eggnog” tee. A feeling I’m sure I will encounter more often than I’d like.
C. BAD CAT LIL 15 GUITAR AMP
If I pick a guitar on the wishlist I got to play it out of something. Bad Cat’s hand wound amps have perfect vintage tone. This 1 x 15″ speaker combo is light enough to take on the road, but loud enough to annoy your neighbors. Perfect in my mind.
D. FENDER TELECASTER THINLINE 69′ IN NATURAL FINISH
One of the most versatile guitars. It can go from jazz to rock to blues to country without batting an eye. Weighs less than its solidbody counterpart so its easier on my shoulders during a long session. Also makes for beautiful sustain.
E. ROGUE TERRITORY SK 12.5 OZ DENIM
Rogue Territory has the best fitting denim out right now. The SK fits so well I might not ever take them off. Slightly higher rise than most jeans out right now. So I don’t look like a 14 yr old girl. Now if I could only grow a beard.
F. BAXTER LARGE POCKET COMB
You’d be surprised with how much better you look with combed hair. Carrying a classic tortoise comb in your briefcase at all times is an easy way to never be caught off guard.
G. FILSON LEATHER FIELD SATCHEL
This satchel is tougher than your Friday commute. Tougher than the slush under your car. Tougher than the parking enforcement in Chicago. Well, maybe not that tough. But its nearly bomb-proof and it’s classic shape ensures it will never be out of style.
H. CANON 6D
Full frame goodness without weighing a ton. Amazing low light focus and wifi compatibility. Really. Someone please buy me this camera.
See Alexander’s creative mind to work at Haberdash. And, check out his blog, too.