From the office to the man cave, the groom’s crew will love these modern, functional gifts.
1. Walk on the Wild Side
For the quintessential Oregon groom, nothing fits like Portland’s own Danner boots. All spiffed up for a walk down the aisle, its leather “Jack II” features brogue details and comes in both black and the more unexpected dark coffee. $220, from Danner. Cotton-blend crew socks by Richer Poorer, $12, from PedX.
2. Space Case
Straight from the cobbled streets of Italy, Bottega Delle Pelli’s lace-up Oxfords include a slightly spacy blue ombre effect on the toe that’s perfect for the groom who wants to do things a little differently. $224, from Halo, located in Portland’s Pearl District. Stance “Fuzz” merino wool socks, $17, from Animal Traffic.
3. Fit for Life
Handmade in California, Cydwoq’s “Progress” lace-ups are designed to last a lifetime, and the vegetable-dyed leather will only look better with age. Kind of like a good marriage. $312, from PedX in the Historic Mississippi neighborhood of Portland. Antipast wool-blend socks, $31, from Halo.
4. Bring On the Bling
The ultimate in hand-crafted Italian elegance, Officine Creative’s “Anatomia” black wingtip monk strap Oxfords proudly show the tool marks from its maker on the soles of every pair. $637, from Halo. Antipast socks with metallic thread decoration, $31, from Halo.