Did you know that most people hate shopping for their spouse? It’s true! At least according to an independent survey from Yorkdale Shopping Centre. But Parisian menswear boutique Loding wants you to know that it doesn’t have to be that hard to buy a holiday gift for your husband (or boyfriend). Sure, a bottle of booze is always a safe bet for your guy, but why not opt for something more personal and polished this year? The internationally-renowned store opened its second Toronto outpost in late October, and is brimming with upscale and elegant menswear options that are sure to make your guy happy and looking snappy this holiday season.
A Cashmere Sweater
You can never go wrong with an elegant and classic double-ply cashmere sweater, especially since this one comes in a variety of colours. $245
This is one of those go-to items that most men pick up as an afterthought. No doubt he’s never considered one in a cool shade. He’ll love what this French calf leather number does for his predominantly black and blue uniform. $80
A Brogue Boot
Classic yet just this side of edgy, the brogue boot is the perfect answer to his winter needs. It’s practical and versatile enough to wear with suits and jeans. $330
OK, so maybe this is more suited to your dad or your brother — hey, they’re guys, too! This number is 70 percent wool, 30 percent silk and 100 percent classic elegance. $85
A Pair of Cufflinks
Nothing says “I get you and your wacky sense of humour” quite like a pair of novelty cufflinks. He may not wear them every day, but when he does fasten these stainless steel links to his formal French cuffed shirt, he’ll feel like his personality is still shining through. $50
Loding is located at First Canadian Place 100 King Street West on the concourse level, 416-364-0133, and 133 Avenue Road, 416-962-0133.