The gifts men appreciate most are the ones we can get maximum mileage out of, day in and day out. Case in point: Polo Ralph Lauren’s refined and highly functional finishing touches. Inspired by vintage men’s sporting holdalls, the handcrafted bags seen here are made from burnished saddle leather and durable twill, trimmed with leather and antique brass hardware. For the rugged yet refined dad, husband, boyfriend, brother or son who’s gone above and beyond in the niceness department this year, there’s really no other choice.
[Above: Polo Ralph Lauren Canvas Messenger Bag. Shop Now.]
While you’re at it, go ahead and pre-pack his bag with some of our favorite Polo Ralph Lauren cold-weather staples. From football stands to frosty commutes, these will serve him well at work and on the weekend—just like the bags above.
Excited to hit the slopes this ski and snowboard season? Look no further: From jackets and hats to gloves and boots, our new Snow Shop has everything you need—including mind-blowing winter inspiration via the world’s preeminent outdoor brands. Check out Scot Schmidt—godfather of extreme skiing, and the sport’s first-ever endorsed athlete after The North Face got a hold of him in 1983—in the video above, as well as the vintage ski pics below.
L: Photo by Gary Brettnacher, 1993 | R: Photo by Scott Markewitz, 1990
Photo by Hank de Vre, 1985
Schmidt (L) with fellow freestyle skier Glen Plake (sans-mohawk)
in a still from Greg Stump’s 1988 ski film The Blizzard of AAHHH’s.