Polka dots aren't just for tween girls anymore. L.A.-based clothing company
brings the otherwise cutesy print to the men's section with this lightweight, muted
featuring a variety of blended grays. Still feel like the dots are a questionable buy? Bring out the manly man in you with
constructed from 100 percent pure virgin Pendleton wool. With its lumberjack-palette-meets-hipster-fit, this jacket is a limited edition cut-and-sew, reserved to only 48 pieces worldwide.
Worn as a sweater or a sweater-dress, this cream-colored
) is as form-fitting as it is comfortable. Layer on this menswear-inspired
) for another dimension—its Peter Pan collar and boxy hem add sweet details.
Top any ensemble off with
). Local hat-making visionary Dayna Pinkham makes each one fit-to-order and available in a variety of colors. This versatile felt accessory brings it all together with sophisticated funk.
Man-boys have never had it so good. Look polished without sacrificing skater-boy sensibilities wearing L.A.-brand
underneath San Francisco-based
Note to all redheaded guys: Teal looks fantastic on you. Rock it from the neck up in this so soft and cozy cashmere
. Or pair it with
for that "you know I look good" look.
Local designers Hecklewood have brought some sweet new game to the clothing racks. In addition to their bright screenprinted T-shirts, they've just launched a cut-and-sew collection of contemporary urban overcoats. Mix this fitted black field jacket made from authentic Carhartt material
for a relaxed, stylish vibe.
The problem: dressing for the holidays without looking like a shoddy ornament. The solution: This satin crepe
. Gentle, fluttering sleeves, a sheer neckline and delicate pleats throughout offer understated glitz.
breathes new life into the printed dress shirt with this
. Three-dimensional navy and white graphic cubes with red detailing serve as an expressive backdrop for
solid black, skinny
have a keen eye for refined, modernized '50s staples. The girly yet muted silk
) blends cascading ruffles, metallic-studded buttons and a sweet cupid's-arrow print. Cinch in the frills with the
An ultra-sophisticated twist on high-waisted sailor pants, this cuffed black version, also by
, flaunts six parallel center buttons and a whole lot of curve.
Let your winter coat perform double duty: keeping you warm and dressing you up. This knee-length gray number by L.A.-based Bizz Princess
featuring a bejeweled neckline and a swinging, flattering cut, is key. Because, yeah, donning his coat is sweet, but not when you're years away from prom night.
This handy set of
features five colorful, reusable shopping bags that can be rolled into a single pouch small enough for your glove box. Besides, we're pretty sure you have as many Safeway bags crumpled up under your kitchen sink as you'll ever need.
The accessory creatives behind local company
are launching a Portland exclusive in the form of premium leather card/bill holders. The sleek flip cases
come in three colors: cognac, black and slate.
by Dishy Duds are simply American Apparel-brand T-shirts with awesome monster faces on them for the kids. Ten percent of proceeds go to humanitarian missions in the Darfur region of Sudan.
Make bath time even more exciting with the Happy Treat!
, which includes a stars-and-sparkles bath bomb, green shower jelly and a foaming bubble bar. The Ice Box
is a cool, calming collection of best-selling soaps and creams, and even comes with mint-infused foot lotion for that icy witch you love so much.
The husband-and-wife team behind Massachusetts-based Figs and Ginger hand-smithed the Elliot Necklace
: a sweet sterling bird perched on a branch, always there keeping you company.
Break out your DIY chops and sew your own pair of shoes with Simple's latest green, cushy creation: Stitch It Moccasins
. The kit comes with written directions, an instructional video, suede uppers (in bright red, muted olive or neutral sand) crepe rubber outsoles, jute laces, needles and thread. Sew many shoes, so little time!
The local and über-stylish optical gurus behind Amy Sacks are sporting some fab new frames this season. The Bamboo Eyewear Collection
flaunts four new styles that combine earthy colors (such as "takeh tempura" and "masa moss") with clean lines, making for effortless, green urban design.
Working with vibrant stones and hammered metalwork, Portland's Minoux Jewelry Design creates adornments that are all about shape and simplicity. Necklaces and earrings
fashioned from turquoise, quartz, chalcedony, garnet and jade are fancifully designed, right down to their handmade clasps.
Who knew cilantro could do wonders for your bedhead? Treat your cutie to a holiday sleepover at the ever-fashionable Ace Hotel
and grab some of NYC-based Malin+Goetz's cilantro-infused shampoo and conditioner ($22 each), exclusively at the Ace's mini gift shop.