Blus, Shoes & Gadgets, Too: Our 2010 Holiday Gift Guide For Him. It’s that time of year again, when we wish we had the psychic abilities to know what gifts our friends, family, and significant others could possibly want for the holidays. We’ve set apart a few gift ideas that can’t go wrong in the areas of fashion, technology, entertainment, and gaming that’ll help make your shopping days merry and bright. But of course, keeping a gift receipt is never a bad idea.
2010 Holiday Gift Guide For Him
Justin Timberlake may be quiet on the music-front, but he’s still bringing sexy back in the fashion world thanks to his William Rast line. Along with partner Trace Ayala, the duo created a line of jeans that are simple, stylish, and always perfectly stitched. Along with some basic tees, button-downs, and timeless jackets, the William Rast line offers fool-proof style for the fashion-forward (or backward) guy. The best part? If you’re down to do some last minute shopping, William Rast is unveiling a new line for Target on December 19th, at a price point that’s sure to be right on target for your holiday shopping.
Jump Taboo Deltah 3008 Denizen Sneaker
If your current sneakers are so 2008-and-late, fear not. Black Eyed Peas member Taboo launched his own line of sneakers in collaboration with the Asian-based high-end sneaker company Jump to put your feet into future. Together, Taboo and Jump created a line that doesn’t only work for looks both day and night, but for performing on-stage in front of thousands (Taboo rocked his own line during their sold-out “E.N.D.” World Tour). Available in red, grey, navy, and black, it’s hard to pick just one. But at $74.99, it’s not a bad price to help start a collection. The Jump TD3 Denizen sneakers are available exclusively at FootAction stores and online. Honorable Mention: Converse’s Dr. Seuss Collection. If you want to spread holiday cheer from ear to ear, consider these Converse Dr. Seuss shoes here. Starting at $55, it’s the perfect shoe for the guy who likes to be a little more animated at his feet.
Back to the Future Trilogy: 25th Anniversay Trilogy on Blu-ray. Great Scott! The “Back to the Future” films are finally on Blu-ray after being at the top of wish lists everywhere. The set features all three films with restored and re-mastered picture and sound, plus extensive bonus features including brand new cast reunions and interviews, as well as making-of docs. It retails for $80, but if you do some shopping, the set can be found at less than $15 per movie. Honorable Mentions: “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World,” “Inception” on Blu-ray Two of the best-reviewed, guy-and-girl approved movies of the year, “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World” (Universal) and “Inception” (Warner Bros.), arrive on Blu-ray and DVD just in time for the holidays. At around $25-$30, they both offer all kinds of awesome and they’re something even the most seasoned movie buff hasn’t quite seen before.
Nobody knows why they need it. They just do, okay? The marketing masterminds at Apple made this version of the tablet a must-have for the tech-savvy, putting all kinds of new apps and features at our geeky fingertips. They start at $399 for only 16GB (a laptop this is not), but be sure to add just $35 to pair it with the Tip Tote bag, which offers both style and functionality. Honorable Mention: Samsung Galaxy S One of the highest-rated phones on the market, the Galaxy offers great talk time, a 5.0 megapixel camera, HD recording, a plethora of features and the ability to load a ton of apps.
Xbox Kinect/Playstation Move
The future of gaming is here thanks to the developers over at Playstation and Xbox. What the Wii introduced, the Kinect for Xbox and the Move for Playstation have perfected with the available to play controller-free. The cameras capture your moves in games like “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1” and “Dance Central” for the Kinect, and “Tron: Evolution” and “Little Big Planet 2” for the Move. Honorable Mention: Epic Mickey (Wii).Disneyland goes dark in this new Wii-exclusive game, which features the titular hero entering a cartoon wasteland of forgotten characters and abandoned attractions in order to fight forces of evil.
Retail giant Target has targeted Justin Timberlake’s William Rast. The Los Angeles-based clothing founded by the Grammy Award-winning actor and pal Trace Ayala will be launching an affordable limited-edition collection especially for Target. The designer collection of apparel will be made available for both men and women. It will feature premium denim, outerwear and sportswear. The collection will launch in December at most Target stores nationwide and online at the retailer’s website Target.com. Target spokeswoman Katie Heinze told our source, “Our guests have varied tastes and this collection provides the perfect mix of rocker attitude and laid-back appeal for men and women everywhere at affordable prices.” But William Rast won’t stay long in Target. The range will only be available from December 19 to January 22, 2011
Justin Timberlake Unveils Latest William Rast Collection At New York Fashion Week. Justin Timberlake and childhood pal and creative director Trace Ayala revealed the latest William Rast collection at New York Fashion Week. This time, Timberlake brought sexy in the form of military-inspired and modern twists on classic American looks. The duo didn’t go for groundbreaking in their pieces, which included denim and bomber jackets, cargo pants, and classic coats. But the collection, which they called an ode to “New America” complete with Hendrix’s version of “Star Spangled Banner” played by the house band, showcased a real flare for styling. The Midwest-inspired collection of ready-to-wear looks even featured fur tails as accents.
The most impressive looks came in the form of leather, which was used frequently in the new collection. A black leather bustier was a highlight and looked ready for Fergie to rock on stage or on a red carpet. A women’s gray leather jacket with black sleeves was one of the more interesting designs as well.
For men, jackets and coats dominated, but the duo somehow managed to work in the puffy shirt in both black and white, which might not be so offensive when covered by the jackets in the collections, but are otherwise better suited to pirates and medieval vampires.
Among the A-listers who looked on at the New York Fashion Week show were Timberlake’s girlfriend Jessica Biel, Vogue editor Anna Wintour, and Gerard Butler.