Gian Marco Menswear, 517 N. Charles St., Mount Vernon. gianmarco.org or 410-347-7974
Edward Armah, a native of Ghana who became a successful bow tie designer, has come up with the perfect gift: pocket circles. Just bunch up the fabric, pinch it into a desired shape and stuff it into your pocket for that sought-after pop of color. Armah's creation is sold exclusively at Gian Marco.
Paul Frank "Florescent Adolescent" sunglasses
Paris West, 521 N. Charles St. pariswestoptical.com or 410-528-1877
Get him shades! These not only have a cool name, but this cool tint will also be perfect for the spring.
Hillside woven tie
Sixteen tons, 1100 W. 36th St., Hampden. shop16tons.com or 410-554-0101
This is a stylish new alternative to jazz up any man's wardrobe.
Issey Miyake holiday gift set
Department store fragrance counter
The Japanese fashion designer continues to produce some of the finest fragrances for both men and women. Try this holiday gift set, which contains a spray, shower gel and after balm. Your man will appreciate it.
Boss Bottled or Boss Night
$67 for 100 ml bottle
Nordstrom and nordstrom.com
If the guy in your life smells like the colognes at Hollister and Abercrombie and they can legally drink, it's time to upgrade their scent. Boss offers two scents – Boss Bottled and Boss Night – that will have your man smelling like a million bucks.
H&M Versace tuxedo
H&M stores and hm.com/us/
Every man should have a tuxedo. Versace and H&M have teamed to offer the man in your life the perfect one.
Alternative Apparel jacket
In The Details, 813 W. 36th St., Hampden. 410-889-0380. Also, alternativeapparel.com
The military-inspired jacket is still strong. Try this version by Alternative Apparel at in the details, a fairly new men's and women's boutique in Hampden.
Converse Jack Purcel slip-ons
Nordstrom and nordstrom.com
Trust me on this one. Every guy needs a pair of Converse, whether they be a pair of Chuck Taylors or these Jack Purcel slip-ons. They're perfect for weekend wear, lounging around with friends, or adding it to a sports coat and a pair of jeans. Go out. Buy your guy a pair. And make him rock them.
Hats in the Belfry, 813B S. Broadway, Fells Point, and Harborplace. hatsinthebelfry.com or 410-342-7480
You can't go wrong with tweed. It's timeless. It's sophisticated. It's down-right dapper. Capture the old English feel of the closely woven cloth with the contemporary fedora style in this "Gerald" hat. It's a great gift.
Rules for the Modern Gentleman app
There's an app to get you looking good and knowing what to do in each social setting. Dolce & Gabbana's iPhone app is written by Dylan Jones, editor of GQ UK. The app includes videos, advice and tips to help today's man maneuver through everyday scenarios. The app is linked to Dolce & Gabbana men's cologne The One Gentleman. And the best part is it's free at dolceandgabbanagentlemanapp.com.