Metro Man Holiday Roundup from Head to Foot

For the gents, explorers, skateboarders, and urban adventurers in your life, here are some gift ideas:

Xtra Tuf Winter Boots – For Snow, Sleet, Rain + Ice
It’s that time of year again when we have to wade through everything that winter will throw at us, be it hail, sleet, piles of downy or mud-splattered snow, rain, wind, and sheets of ice on city streets. Xtra Tuf provides commercial-grade and explorer-grade footwear that stands up to everything and anything the elements can throw at us as we sally forth into harsher climes.

Xtra Tuf has footwear for men, women, and kids in rubber and leather. The Insulated Legacy Lace Boot for every family member has been an iconic winter style for decades for good reason: it provides treading, warmth, and protection. If someone you know needs a better boot for years to come, choose your favorites at

One Golden Thread – Sacred Earthwear
Acknowledging and celebrating that we are all connected with one golden thread, this brand proves it by creating clothing that humans can love with their “Lovestyle Movement.” Their clothing is sacred-made with a blend of TENCEL (regenerative Beech trees) and imparts supreme softness with the top 1% of ethical cotton. When you support One Golden Thread, you’re replenishing nature by planting a tree. Committed to delivering cozy this season, every guy on your list will appreciate an array of clothing from tops to bottoms and beyond that’s as soft as a cloud and warm. Shop everything at


DGK – Bruce Lee Hoodies + Everything Else for Skateboarder Style
The DGK brand site has everything that those who embrace the skateboarder aesthetic need and would love, including themed hoodies that incorporate Kool-Aid, Bruce Lee, Double Dragon, Our Lady of Guadalupe, Trippin’, Tie Dye, White Castle, Botanical, and much more. Pick up some cargo pants too, along with other offerings that encompass graphic windbreakers and bomber jackets, caps, shorts, backpacks, and distinctive ski masks for winter. Their hoodies are warm and well made, and perfect for layering under winter coats or over T-shirts. Shop it all HERE.

Arvin Goods – Socks and Creative Collabs
Arvin Goods is a Seattle-based apparel accessories company with a core dedication to value and preserving our shared future. Founded in 2019, this brand leads the impact reduction trend by creating excellent low-impact clothing basics that never compromise on performance, comfort, quality or ethics. Yaay! – support this brand this season. Arvin Goods offers clean basics that are soft and well-fitting. Most of their offerings are centered on superb socks and collaborations (Carrots, Wilco, Blotto and Samberghini) but we also love the fruit of the Blotto collab for Holiday ’22.

Arvin Goods x Blotto = Art Hoodie
Created with 100% organic cotton, the mid-weight Terry Hoodie is a limited edition graphic from the artist Blotto himself. The arms are covered with his unique camera settings and finished with a select set of Arvin flags that were designed during Blotto’s design process.

Blotto Tee
Blotto uses Arvin Goods’ organic cotton to make something special – a soft T-shirt with gorgeous graphics; Dean took the Arvin flag and painted 100+ versions in his unique style for two limited edition Tees. You can also find Blotto socks for stocking stuffers.

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James Oro Sunglasses – Unisex Cutting Edge Style
James Oro fuses classic styles with modern twists, details, and tinting, and the result is stunning whether you’re poolside, skiing, floating on a yacht in the ocean, or shopping a flea market on a sunny day. Anyone who wears sunglasses will appreciate his wide range of styles and frames this season, so wrap them up for sunny skies in 2023. Peruse the entire line and choose your favorites at