Custom-Made Gifts For Your Valentine
Everyone knows what it feels like to fret over hunting down the perfect gift for Valentine’s Day. We want to find something that tells that special someone how special they really are. Flowers and chocolate are classic go-to’s, but if you want to do something a bit more adventurous, you’ll have to think outside the box. Creativity goes a long way. We all want to be cherished for our uniquenesses, after all. How better to celebrate that than with custom-made trinkets that remind us that there is no one quite like us. And remember that Valentine’s Day is as much about ladies as it is for the gents. This season, show your love by way of one of these brilliant products that will keep your valentine’s heart thumping all year long.
Founded in 1895, Henri Bendel has long been a champion of women’s specialty pieces, carrying awide array of fragrances, jewelry, bags, and accessories. The brand now offers a monogramming option on many of their wares, including their luxury bags. If you decide to visit one of their locations (the flagship store is on 5th Avenue), you’ll be able to discuss monogramming options with one of their helpful staff. Otherwise, the Henri Bendel website features full-service monogramming capabilities. Simply choose from one of their creamy soft leather handbags and check “add a monogram” to your order. You’ll be given step-by-step instructions on how to make your swanky new bag your own.
For premium leather goods there is no place quite like The Cast. In addition to the gorgeous jackets adorning their racks, they offer a custom tailoring option, giving their clientele the ability to design the leather jacket of their dreams. All available by private appointment, you’ll be able to select the style, leather, lining, and even the hardware to get exactly what you’ve always wanted. Everything is covered by a lifetime guarantee, and the speedy craftspeople at The Cast make sure you get your finished product in just four weeks.
Knot Standard’s custom suits are the stuff of dreams. Gentlemen take notice! Luxurious fabrics and expert tailoring not only allow you to select the materials of your new duds, but also enable you to explore different lapel styles, linings, pocket size, and placement and lots of details that will separate these pieces from any other suit you’ll find. With threads worn by some of today’s hottest celebrities, Knot Standard also features their Virtual Studio, which is a brilliant online portal where customers can custom-design their own suit. Choose from a wide variety of fabrics, buttons, and cuts, all from the comfort of your own home.
Once upon a time, an outfit was not complete without a hat. JJ Hats is determined to remind consumers how a sweet, custom-fitted lid can catapult an entire ensemble into another stratosphere. The Marco by Borsalino is a classic take on the golden-age of Hollywood glamour. Rock it like Casablanca under the suede-banded safari- style brim, available in four distinctive colors. This hat is unlined, so it’s perfectly packable, allowing you to easily take it with you as you travel. For the ladies, The Nicole is an uber chic wide-brimmed piece that will have you embracing your inner femme fatale. Designed in Germany, the fur felt will certainly keep your head warm in the chillier months while distinguishing you as a force to be reckoned with. The brim features a zipper detailing, giving this iconic look a bit of modern edge. As an added bonus, all of their pieces ship in a beautiful JJ Hat box at no extra charge.