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Celebrity stylist Marcellas Reynolds shows us the most fashionable gift ideas inspired by your favorite male TV characters. ...
From Mad Men’s Don Draper to True Blood’s Bill Compton, we get the best gift-spirations for all the special guys on your shopping list.
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Find the Perfect Gift: Match Him to a TV Star Marcellas Reynolds: I’m Celebrity Stylist Marcellas Reynolds and I’m going to help you find the best gifts by matching the male on your shopping list to the TV character he most resembles. I’ve picked out five of television’s most fashionable icons. True Blood’s Bill Compton, Jim Halpert from The Office, Don Draper from Mad Men, Chuck Bass from Gossip Girl and of course the loveable Finn Hudson from Glee. Got it? Let’s get started. Male: I think that this is the same culture. We think it might be. You don’t want to go anyone near it, trust me. Marcellas Reynolds: Bill Compton from True Blood is the sexy man next door who just happens to have fangs. He likes hen list. He likes button downs. He loves flat so if the man on your list wants to channel Bill’s rugged, simple yet sexy lad, this is the way to go. Soften this are the perfect solution for the laid-back guy that wants to look stylish. Clad has made a huge comeback and almost every store has a variation. Some outdoor outfitters like Eddie Bauer to the preppy versions that can be found at Banana Republic, even super cool trendy stores like Urban Outfitters have it. Jim Halpert: Clear them in. I’m going to get it. Marcellas Reynolds: If your guy is not sure how to dress stylish at the office, Jim Halpert is your man to watch. He’s the young, modern example of business casual. I’d sort of describe Jim as geek chic and what could be geek chicer than a Casio watch. Yes, they’re back from the 80’s. Messenger bags have a great alternative to a stodgy briefcase. Calvin Klein has them in leather. Don Draper: Well at least you have the guts to send me a memo. Marcellas Reynolds: Don Draper from Mad Men dresses to be the boss and to get the girl. He wears cufflinks, pocket squares, skinny ties and tie clips. It’s all about accessories. If you want to amp up your guys power quotient, these are the gifts to pick. Ray Ban’s Club Masters are the perfect sunglasses to channel your inner Don Draper. Skinny ties were all the rage in the 60’s and they’re more modern than ever. Keep it monotone, look for colors like gray, navy and what’s better than black. When you’re Don Draper, it’s all about personalization. How about a black leather flask? These gifts convey power and they tell you, I’m the man. Chuck Bass: I’m sad because I kissed somebody that wasn’t you. You really thought I never kissed a guy before? Marcellas Reynolds: Chuck Bass from Gossip Girl is upper E side with a twist. This guy likes bold, bright colours and sleek accessories. He’s not afraid of fashion and he will take a risk. Early in the season, we saw him sporting a Straw Fedora. This look isn’t just for the beach. Step your style up with the colorful bowtie or an ascot. From traditional like Brooks Brother to trendy like Top Man, there’s an ascot out there for everyone. If you want to play it safe, any guy can wear a scarf but go Chuck Bass style; polka dots, color, stripes. Finn Hudson: There are so many things I want to say to her and I’m never going to be able to. Marcellas Reynolds: Finn Hudson from Glee is everyone’s favorite All American boy next door with the sexy preppy twist. If you guys still work in that clean, lovable, college fab then here are some great gift ideas. Martin & Osa has a huge variety of shirts and tons of patterns and colors and the All American boy has to have a pair of Chuck Taylors. These are my top TV inspired men’s picks. If you still haven’t figured out your man’s TV match, FabSugar’s Editor Samantha has some great tips on exactly what to get. Samantha: One universal gift pick is denim, affordable denim. Brands like the Gap and Levi’s offer tons of different styles to choose from. Marcellas Reynolds: So when your man comes home looking all sorts of Don Draper fabulous, you know who to think. Happy Holidays and stay fab.