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Give Like A Gentleman - Holiday Gift Guide

Give Like A Gentleman - Holiday Gift Guide

Okay guys, so we know you don't love shopping and are prone to leaving Christmas shopping until the last minute. So to help you save time and still get kick ass gifts for everyone on your list, we've put together a list of our favourite local businesses, because when you shop local, you support your community! And the best part, you can shop online, but get your orders in soon, to ensure that your items get delivered in time for Christmas. 

For the Cocktail aficionado, Sips Cocktail Emporium has a everything, but the booze, to help you find great gifts and socking suffers that will compliment any bar-cart. Visit their shop at 339 E Broadway in Vancouver or shop online.

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Scrappy's Classic Flavours Gift Pack

For a great hostess gift, or for the person you just don't know what to get. You can never go wrong with a beautifully scented soy candle from the Vancouver Candle Co.
All of their scents are inspired by and named after popular Vancouver communities. And for you East Coasters, they just launched a Toronto inspired collection. Purchase on-line, or visit their site for a list of local Stockists

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Give a gift that keeps on giving. The gift of mindfulness and presence, with a Moment Meditation pass. Purchase a personalized gift certificate online, or visit their studio located in Gastown at 310- 207 West Hastings Street. 

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Good skincare is a necessity for everyone, not just Women, that is why our friends at Di Morelli Skincare are on this list, not only are they a local skincare company, but their products have been developed by Dr. R.W. Morell, renowned skincare Physician.

Their Holiday gift packs make for a great stocking stuffer. 

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For the sock lover, check out our favourite local sock and accessories company, Wolf Clothing Co. Shop online and use promo code: Wolf to receive 15% off your order.

Not only do they have great products, but they also have big hearts. Thank you to Wolf Clothing Co. for donating a 100 pairs of socks on our behalf, to our friends at Mission Possible in the Downtown Eastside.

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The Best Self Co. SELF Journal is by far one of the best gifts I've ever received and the reason it's on this list.

The SELF Journal helps organize and align your tactical day-to-day tasks with your larger life goals. And I guarantee whom ever you get this planner/journal for, they will love it and love you even more for it!

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Last, but certainly not least, donations to local charities in the name of the person you're gifting, is such a beautiful way to give and give back at such a difficult time of year for so many. 

A couple of charities that are near and dear to us, are the following:

 

We wish you and yours all the best for the holidays and for a prosperous 2017!

H&Co.'s First Gentlemen's Evening

H&Co.'s First Gentlemen's Evening

On 11.16.16 just over a hundred dapper Vancouver men, attended Haberdasher & Co.'s first Gentlemen's Evening, and they all showed up dressed like gentlemen. It was extraordinary! Some were friends and clients and some we hadn't met before, but had the pleasure of meeting.   

Jacob Sweetapple of Albsolut Elyx welcomed guests with Absolut Elyx cocktails and martinis. While Keith Trusler of The Glenlivet poured up a generous selection of Scotches.

Our friends Lachlan & Emily Photography and Mitch Platt from the Quick Cobbler provided the gentlemen Headshots and Shoe Shines, by donation with all proceeds going to Mission Possible. We also sold raffle tickets for a free Suit from Haberdasher & Co. 

Thanks to the generosity of everyone in attendance, we were able to raise just over $1100 for Mission Possible! 

Thanks to our friends at Di Morelli for all the generous skincare samples they provided to our guests at the event. And have also provided for our in-store clients...ask us how you can get yours!

The amazing Gentlemen at Wolf Clothing Co. setup shop and sold their socks and accessories. For every pair of socks sold between Nov 16th and Christmas, they are donating a pair to our friends at Mission Possible! That is amazing fellows, thank you!  Please consider supporting them when your purchasing socks for yourself or as a gift this holiday season.

GentStone also setup shop with their beautiful handmade gentlemen's bracelets helped our guests find the perfect one for their style. Thank you for your beautiful gentlemen accessories!

And of course our dear friends at Goorin Bros. were there, helping the gents find the perfect hat and fit, because every fellow needs a nice hat. 

And last but certainly not least, the talented and dapper Prevail, entertained the crowd with his spoken word poem of Pandora's Box.

Congratulations to our Raffle & Door Prize Winners

Erich Saide, who won a bottle of Aberlour Scotch, provided by Brand Ambassador Keith Trusler.

Nano Clow for Winning the Absolut Elyx gift basket, provided by Brand Ambassador Jacob Sweetapple 

A big congratulations to the Grand Prize Winner, Aman from Stiffy's & Co. for Winning a suit provided by Haberdasher & Co.! We look forward to suiting you up!

 A heartfelt thank you to everyone who helped promote and organize the event and an even bigger thank you to everyone who attended! We can't wait to do it again!

Visit our Facebook page to view the entire album of photos from the event. 

Thank you to the following people for their generous contributions to the evening. 

Jacob Sweetapple, Absolut Elyx Brand Ambassador - Thank you for making this happen!
Ketih Trusler, The Glenlivet Brand Ambassador - For your generous pours. 
Nadine McDowell from Level Concepts - For keeping me organized. 
Trevor Kallies from the Donnelly Group - For your magnificently manly space. 
Prevail - For your spoken word of Pandora's Box.  
Brady Dahmer from Central Branch - For all your help with the graphics and H&Co. branding.
Kris Alexander from Mission Possible - For all your work with MP.
Eyoalha Photography - For capturing the evening so beautifully.
Mitch from the Quick Cobbler  - For all the shoes you shined! 
Lachlan & Emily Photography - For the amazing head shots you took at the event.
DiMorelli - For all the skin care samples you provided.
Wolf Clothing Co. - For you generous sock contribution to Mission Possible.
GentStone -  For your beautiful Gentlemen accessories.
Val & Nano from the Vancouver Style Guys - For helping promote the event. 
Christine Baracos & Maureen Elliott - For being amazing friends and representing H&Co.
Reghan Blake & Alexandra Thompson - For all the raffle tickets you sold! You ROCK!

With gratitude,

Bobbie Long

 

Gentlemen's Evening 11.16.16

Gentlemen's Evening 11.16.16

Haberdasher & Co is thrilled to be partnered with Absolut Elyx & The Glenlivet to bring you an exclusive evening of Gentlemanly libations, food, fashion and revelry. 

 
In the early Spring I attended a networking event at the Donnelly Hospitality Suite (above Blackbird),  and the moment I stepped into the room, I knew that I needed to host a Gentlemen's event in this magnificently manly space. Now six months later and a huge thanks to our friends at Absolut Elyx & The Glenlivet, we're doing it! 
It's been my goal to make the evening fun, interactive, informative, collaborative, as well as an opportunity to give back. So we've teamed up with a couple of our favourite Gentlemanly Spirit brands and a few of our favourite local businesses that also cater to men and created a unique Gentlemen's Evening for you to enjoy.
Here's what you can expect! 
The dapper, Jacob Sweetapple, Absolut Elyx Brand Ambassdor & Ketih Trusler, The Gelnlivet Brand Ambassador will be pouring up tasty libations. As well as providing some amazing door prizes. So don't forget your business cards!
Blackbird will be providing snacks through out the evening.
Haberdasher & Co. will be doing a Holiday Fashion preview to give ideas on what to wear to those upcoming Christmas Parties. We'll also have a collection of in-stock suits and sport coats for you to try on and purchase for up to 40% off!
And be sure to purchase raffle tickets for a chance to WIN a Suit, valued at $800!
 
Giving back to our community raises all of us.
When I moved to Vancouver 12 years ago, I was in a major transition in my life and it was a struggle, but I have been lucky enough to have created a beautiful life for myself since. 
Majority of the time that I've lived here, I lived in an area that requires me to take a bus through the lower east side, to get to work. Twice a day, everyday, I would go through my worst nightmare and couldn't help but think that at any moment, that could be me.
Instead of dwelling on that possibility, I've used it as a catalyst to work hard and push myself through whatever demons or challenges I was working through, so that I could be in a position to help people struggling in the DTES. 
A couple of years ago, a friend of mine introduced me to an extraordinary organization, called Mission Possible. After meeting the incredible people that run it, I realized that they are doing the work that is making a difference in this community. So I have made it my personal mandate to help them in anyway I can. This is their Mission Statement.

People ~ Purpose ~ Paycheque

Mission Possible is a Christian humanitarian agency that transforms lives by helping those challenged by homelessness and poverty achieve a renewed sense of dignity and purpose through meaningful work. 

How can you help? At the event, we are providing you an opportunity to get your shoes shined, your hair cut cleaned up and your head shots updated, all by donation! What?! That's amazing!!

100% of the money raised will be donated to Mission Possible.

 So, we invite you to take advantage of all these great services that are being donated, and be as generous as you can! 
Shoe shines provided by talented Cobbler, Mitch Platt from the Quick Cobbler
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Clean up cuts provided by
and the best value of the night! 
Head Shots by the dynamic team of  Lachlan & Emily Photography

The Gentlemen's Marketplace

Our good friends at Goorin Bros. are the best Milliners in the world, and will have a wide selection of hats to help you find the perfect one. Every Gentleman needs a good hat! 
Wolf Clothing Co. is a local accessories company and will have a collection of their unique socks for you to stock up on. For every pair sold at the event, they will donate a pair to our friends at Mission Possible.
GentStone is a luxury jewellery brand based in Vancouver. Their products are carefully handcrafted and assembled with enduring calibre for the modern man's attire. These also make for great gift ideas! 
Di Morelli Skincare is a local business created by Vancouver physician Dr. R. W. Morrel, he's created a medical grade skin care line with active ingredients and proven results. His team will be providing samples and information on their products. 
We invite you to join us - Please RSVP  by Tuesday, November 15th to get your name on the Guest List!
 
Hope to see you there!
Bobbie