Holiday Gift Guide! November 23 2016, 0 Comments
It’s Christmas-time again! At Brick & Mortar we’re trying to help you make it easier to find amazing and unique gifts for your friends and loved ones, so we’ve put together this gift guide. As a men’s clothing boutique we are constantly scouring the market for one-of-a-kind, independent, local, “can’t find it anywhere else” items, so you know that a gift from Brick & Mortar is going to be special! And while you already know we’re the place for the coolest clothing, shoes and accessories, did you also know we carry an assortment of gift items like candles, books and ornaments?
Check it out! You can find all of our GIFT GUIDE ITEMS HERE!
Fancy Pants Gifts
Wanna impress someone this year with something nice? We’ve added a limited selection of cashmere sweaters and accessories to our stock this season. These softer than soft pieces are not only luxurious to the touch, but are cool and modern. This ain’t your grandma’s sweater. Or maybe jewelry is the way to go? We carry a huge selection of sterling silver and precious stone jewelry from King Baby and ChanLuu, plus a few of our own custom Brick & Mortar designs you won’t find anywhere else!
Books & Candles
This year we’ve teamed up with everyone’s favorite book producer, Taschen, and have selected some amazing titles that are flying off the shelf. The Big Penis Book, Tom of Finland series, Keith Haring, and Jeff Koons plus art and design books and comic collections! There’s sure to be something for everyone. And if none of that sounds right, you can’t go wrong with a candle. Amazing scents and beautiful designs from Paddywax and Skeem. (Sorry, but books and candles are only sold in-store.)
Sunglass aficionado in your life? Why not try gifting a pair of Proof Sunglasses. With their amazing slick designs and eco-friendly mission, these shades are knock-outs for sure! Their wood frames are made from either recycled wood (like recycled skateboards!) or from sustainable wood sources. Plus a portion of each sale of Proof sunglasses goes to non-profit charities so your gift is already giving it forward!
If you haven’t checked out Mad Rabbit Kicking Tiger bags yet, you don’t know what your missing. These felt structured messenger, duffle and backpacks are designed by an architect which gives them their beautiful, structural look. Pops of neon or bright colors make for exciting accents and most bags come with a removable laptop pouch inside that buttons in!
It’s a tradition in our house. (I don’t know why, it just is…) We buy each other underwear for Christmas. If it’s a tradition for you as well, we have you covered. A huge selection of Diesel, 2Eros and Supawear are sure to fill the bill, as well as socks from Happy Socks.
The Gentleman’s Gift
Class it up a little with a gifted tie, bowtie or wallet. dha1 ties come in a gift box ready for wrapping and feature amazing fabrics that add a pop to every outfit. Or try a wallet from J Fold or Kiko, all genuine leather and worthy of your back pocket.
And of course, t-shirts. A graphic tee is a no-brainer for any guy on your list. And we have a slew. Choke, Junk Food, Poster List, Curbside and Brick & Mortar originals will put a smile on any gift recipients face.
Last but not least, can’t make up your mind, or fearful they won’t like your pick? Brick & Mortar offers gift cards in multiple denominations that can be used online or in-store. So make us a stop on your shopping excursion, and Happy Holidays to everyone!
Mad Rabbit Kicking Tiger - Bad Ass Bags March 25 2015, 0 Comments
One of our favorite accessories this year has got to be bags from Mad Rabbit Kicking Tiger (M.R.K.T.).
M.R.K.T. is about the thriving urban streets of the world, where creativity radiates, unconventional ideas are tested, and uniqueness is encouraged. Their brand was founded in 2010 by a Harvard trained architect as a way to challenge conventional fashion trends. By creating bags and accessories inspired by architectural concepts of clean and pure forms derived from function, structure, and experimental geometry, their aim is to push the boundaries of design and function.
“Our products are designed very similarly to how I would design a building. They are conceptual, practical, flexible, and very clean. Our inspiration comes mainly from architectural practices mixed with classic bag design.”
- Tom Pen, Founder
We first started carrying them at their inception to the market last year and were super impressed by their cool lines and unique textures. All of their bags are made from really cool materials: VEGN Leather, SMRT Felt (100% Recyclable material) and MCRO Leather (alternative to animal leather). And they really know how to use their color palette (think: light greys with pops of neon yellow)
A new material that is unique to their SS15 collection is SUPR felt which is a pile and water resistant felt creating the ultimate structure and durability. SUPR felt has been in the making for the past 2 years and is now ready to be released into the market making M.R.K.T. the first company worldwide to have this pile resistant felt.
We're super excited to be carrying M.R.K.T. and hope you love them as much as we do!
My Edgy Valentine February 06 2014, 0 Comments
Do you ever feel like saying "I Love You" without the sappiness or the cliche of roses and chocolate? How about something that implies love but says, "You Rock!" Maybe it's time you mixed things up a bit and get him something totally different. We love these industrial heart romance necklaces from King Baby. They are the perfect blend of the quality of fine jewelry with a masculine hard edge. This jewelry is all hand made in Santa Monica California and is all .925 sterling silver. The Industrial Heart necklace is a heavy piece of jewelry with a thick 24" chain so it's not for the subtle or the faint of heart. The Corazon De Luz charm is more subtle - a smaller scared heart pendant on a 24" onyx bead chain. Whichever piece you like, both pieces make a statement and and would never be promoted by Jane Seymour - that's a good thing.
Check out all our jewelry here!