On December 7, CultureMap will host its first Holiday Pop-up Shop at Sixty Five Hundred, featuring more than 25 of your favorite local brands and retailers under one roof. Although most men claim they hate to shop, we promise they won’t want to miss this.
One obvious reason: They’ll have their pick of gifts for the ladies in their lives. But we know they’ll also want to shop these Dallas menswear favorites — to inspire ideas for their own wish lists or to gift their fellow well-dressed gents of all ages.
Baby Bow Tie
The first on this list is for the littlest boys. Kat Armstrong founded Baby Bow Tie in 2013 after her son Caleb was born. Inspired by her growing little gentleman, Armstrong set out to create affordable, high-quality accessories for baby boys, and now her bow tie line includes dog accessories too.
For $9 a month, Dallas startup Foot Cardigan delivers a new pair of delightfully random socks directly to your doorstep. The unique service for men (and, yes, women) has been such a big hit that they’ve since launched Whippersnappers, a kid’s sock subscription service. This is one of the rare chances to shop the goods in person.
Owners Janet and Jay Finegold opened this fashion-forward children’s boutique more than 20 years ago for moms and their kids — boys and girls — to shop for new wardrobe essentials. For fashionable toddlers and young men, KidBiz carries Polo Ralph Lauren, Quicksilver, Puma, Lacoste and Charlie Rocket.
Mizzen + Main
SMU grad Kevin Lavelle launched menswear brand Mizzen+Main in July 2012 with the goal of innovating classic menswear. Mission accomplished: Mizzen+Main’s washable, moisture-wicking, wrinkle-free dress shirts earned Lavelle a mention in Men’s Fitness as a 2014 game changer. The line now includes casual henleys, denim and blazers.
In just one year, Matt Alexander’s ecommerce shop has become a go-to destination for stylish guys (and it caught the attention of New York Fashion Week’s Men’s Day). The site specializes in hard-to-find-online, high-quality menswear that suits the seasons. But Need has more than apparel. Look for coffee, literature, furniture, film, artwork and more in the monthly collection.
Q Clothier and Rye 51
When Q Custom Clothier moved into bigger digs in West Village, it added a sibling called Rye 51 with more casual sportswear from Rag & Bone, Todd Snyder, Steven Alan and laid-back custom threads. The man-friendly concept also includes a pool table, TVs and ultra-luxe leather chairs for lounging, as well as complimentary whiskey while you shop.
Buy tickets now for the CultureMap Holiday Pop-up Shop. Cost is $10, and a portion of proceeds benefits our charity partners, Ronald McDonald House of Dallas and Family Place. In addition to access to more than 25 shops-within-a-shop, admission grants visitors access to Cointreau cocktails, holiday entertainment and complimentary gift-wrapping.