42 Take a Whiff
No need to smell like one of Gramps' stashed-away
—we promise this version from
hasn't seen any bingo halls. It fits the hipster bill (standard slim fit, muted gray hue, geeky schoolboy chic) without all the lingering mothball funk.
43 Like a Virgin
from the local team behind
's '80s-inspired fluorescent graphics pop with a traditional back-to-basics diamond motif. Plus, they're made from 100 percent virgin wool by Pendleton, Portland's own long-running wool-mill giant
44 Now Showing on Lifetime
Huge collared lapels and pale wooden buttons on a rich teal thigh-length pea coat are not surprising details coming from Vancouver-based artful clothing company
) is a great addition to Lifetime's collection of consistent, wearable styles.
45 Rainy Day Blues
Put a little color into P-town's gray winter skies with this sweet turquoise umbrella (
). Yes, such drastic measures to prevent winter drenching are reserved mainly for out-of-towners, but anyone looking to free themselves of their Gortex-'n'-fleece confines can bust open this bumbershoot and start singin' in the rain.
46 One-Two Punch
Dainty but still playful, this mustard Corey Lynn Calter blouse
is an unexpected cold-weather accent. Pair it under a short-sleeved belted smock dress
or wear it alone to show off the petal-like sleeves. Either way, the color gives punch to an otherwise drab winter palette.
47 It’s Not All About the Benjamins
Yeah, the price tag is pushin' it, but this
where buttons with mustard stitching meet traditional windowpane plaid—is sharp. Pair it with some jeans and you've got casual Friday covered; throw on some handsome slacks and you'll be ready to meet her 'rents come Christmas Eve. Plus, the perfectly tailored cut almost justifies droppin' this many Benjies in one place.
48 B—Above Average
Slivers of fine black and gray stripes make complete sense embedded in this ever-so-soft thick cut of merino wool and cashmere. The B.Son scarf
), part of San Francisco-based designer Rebecca Beeson's collection of menswear, B.Son Men, is a sweet spot in the landscape of high-end apparel and accessories.
49 News Flash!
The paperboy cap gets a sophisticated twist with this
But you don't have to chuck the daily news reports to pull off this throwback style—this modernized version adds plenty of taste to whatever route you take.
50 A First For Everything
Poet sleeves and a flattering gathered neckline soften the eye-catching brown-and-yellow print on
. This loose-fitting number will be a hit under the mistletoe—or anywhere else.
51 20/20 Vision
Hoodies are a winter staple in Portland for obvious reasons. Switch up your generic American Apparel version and add some unexpected geometric funk with the Insight Hoodie ($75, Local 35, 3556 SE Hawthorne Blvd., 963-8200). Roped links form an electric blue diamond pattern on a soft, heather gray background.
52 The Benefits of Insomnia
As an artist collaboration with Upper Playground's gallery, Fifty24SF, Alex Pardee is showcasing his works both on apparel and hanging in the shop's adjacent art space. This skull-printed hoodie
is a piece from his current collection, "Owlex": New paintings and drawings completed over 31 consecutive sleepless nights. Pardee's curious and disturbing universe, filled with monsters and eery characters, is inspired by horror movies and graffiti.
Sack Full Of Hip:
Even though no one will actually admit to being a hipster, this striped handwoven
made in Bolivia
is still pretty fresh. You guys still say fresh, right?
Look Dapper As a Flapper:
Liza Rietz hats
, a nod to the 1920s flapper look, are a great gift for your fashion-savvy friends or family.
Rachel Comey's Shield dress
, with pockets, is dashing and practical. Perfect for any hotel heiress on the go.