Just in time for the holiday season, Standard & Strange presents three gifts perfect for the important men in your life. Known for carefully curating their selection of high-quality menswear, and for putting an emphasis on sourcing, style and craftsmanship, Standard & Strange’s holiday gift list is the perfect go-to for guys for this holiday season.
CHUP socks are made in Japan, using a time-consuming process – including hand-linking the toes - that, whilst limiting production capacity, ultimately yields a higher-quality, more durable sock. Each of the patterns on Chup’s socks are based on influences from various ethnic art and are all one-of-a-kind.
Says Standard & Strange co-owner Jeremy Smith, “Chup makes socks like no other company we’ve encountered in craftsmanship, quality of materials, and patterns. Super fun socks that most guys wouldn’t pick out for themselves, but love as a gift.”
Rising Sun & Co.'s Bloke jean is a traditional 5-pocket jean with a very modern silhouette, made in Los Angeles, using selvedge denim from North Carolina’s Cone Mills and tailored to a mid-rise, slim-straight fit. The twill-lined rear pockets feature Rising Sun's trademark apex logo stitch at the top hem, as does the turned-selvedge coin pocket. The strip of duck canvas in the waistband helps avoid the excessive stretch sometimes seen with raw denim.
JS: “These are the sure fit jeans. Almost every guy looking for a slim straight pair of jeans goes for these over all the other options, and many want to wear them out of the store after trying them on. US-made from start to finish, the Bloke is, simply put, one of the best jeans on the market.”
The smell of the wilderness in a 1/2 ounce tin. Solid perfume in a round tin, crafted with real plant extracts in a beeswax base. This all-natural fragrance for men and women is extracted from plants, trees, mushrooms and other flora found hiking in the backcounty. If you’ve ever visited Big Sur, the Sierras, or anywhere that Juniper Ridge harvests their ingredients, one smell is enough to take you right back there.
JS: “Our guys love it, the size is great for travel, and it’s a very attractive little tin. The back story is excellent as well, for those folks that like some story with their gifts.”
All three picks, plus many more, are available online at www.standardandstrange.com or at their store in Oakland’s Temescal Alley: 484C 49th Street, Oakland, CA 94609.
ABOUT STANDARD & STRANGE
Founded in 2012, Standard & Strange began as a small-scale operation with an emphasis on American-made menswear, carrying a selection of younger brands as well as some long-established favorites - but always with an eye on quality, style and craftsmanship.
Of course, there are many options for finding well-made menswear, designed to last - but what sets Standard & Strange apart is both their selectiveness in choosing which products to carry, and their excellent customer service. Standard & Strange strives to present customers with a carefully-curated selection of products that they truly believe to be the best in the field.