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    Smith Audible sunglasses

    If it's classic aviators they want, then it's the Audibles they should get. The frames are classic in a good way. But you get these for the optics: the Audibles ($269) feature Smith's new ChromaPop lenses, which, thanks to a new polarization technology, make the world appear richer and more vivid.

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    Best Made Co. Wool Lumberlander scarf

    A merino-wool scarf from a big-box store is an OK gift. But a handsome one with a great backstory, like the Lumberlander ($84), is a great gift. It's handmade by the 147-year-old Faribault Woolen Mill Company in Minnesota.

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    Red Wing Heritage 875 boots

    Why settle for copycats designed to look like the originals when you can give them the real deal? The 875 boots ($250) are built to the same specs as Red Wing's iconic originals, made from heavyweight leather, and triple-stitched for durability.

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    Tsovet JPT-N42 watch

    Losing track of time can leave you stranded at the departure gate. And reaching into your pocket to constantly check the time can be annoying, inconvenient, or both. Tsovet's JPT-NT42 watch ($225) is elegantly designed—and water-resistant up to 200 meters.

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    Stormy Kromer Original cap

    Salty old dudes on the Upper Peninsula have known about Stormy Kromer for years. Now hipsters are catching on. Whether for fashion or function, the Original wool cap ($40), with its cotton liner, hand-stitched wool panels, and iconic flaps for ear coverage, will get the job done.