If the first thing that comes to mind when you hear Very Superior Old Pale is the United States Senate’s self image, clearly, Cognac is not your drink of choice. Inspired by the calm surroundings of a gentlemen’s study, these beautiful Cognac Glasses from Normann Copenhagen ($60) are the perfect gift for the man who understands the interplay of aroma, temperature and volume of his favorite libation. Mitsy insists that they can double as adorable single flower vases, but we don’t recommend you let them go unused long enough to justify her pilfering them when guests are expected.
Later alligator. Go back in time and rock it old school with this Boy’s Cotton/Wool Sweater from Lacoste featuring their iconic “Large Croc” ($98). Let your little guy make a fashion statement with this throwback logo from the 70s and 80s. We’re sure it will gain him easy access to the Club kiddie pool or croquet match in no time flat.
It’s not every day an old college chap decides to start a Tibetan yak wool clothing company. Khunu plays to UrbanPrepsters’ sense of adventure and love of the outdoors, but with a social purpose - empowering nomadic communities on the Tibetan Plateau and Mongolia. Their women’s Cortina Cable Turtleneck Sweater ($230) is inspired by the old sailor’s classic, popularized by style icons Audrey Hepburn and Jackie O. To boot, yak wool is beloved for its warmth, softness, and breathability. You’ll kiss your merino goodbye after a country or city weekend with a cozy Khunu garment.
Who says you can’t take your gadgets on the boat? When your iPad is zipped up in this Sailor Bag iPad Sleeve ($39) it will be as well dressed as you for the trip and equally ready to resist the occasional sea spray over the starboard side, or a rogue dark and stormy. Personalized, of course.
An UrbanPrepster really can’t go wrong with anything that has a Barbour logo on it. But when you need a classic that will set you a part from the rest, go with Barbour’s Moleskin Liddesdale Jacket ($199). It sets the right tone for weekends at the country house and says “I’m a bit more rugged than those fancy lads in their nylon quilted Barbs…”
Sometimes simply wearing Go-to-Hell Pants does not convey the message clearly enough for the uninitiated. Mark McNairy has created a tie ($150) that lets your lessers know exactly what you think of them. Those who notice the message will fall in to two categories: offended and amused. You’ll know which is which by who picks up the next round.