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Holiday Gift Guide – Jim Ockert, Owner, Khaki’s of Carmel

 For over 20 years Khaki’s of Carmel continues to be one of the country’s leading specialty menswear retailers. Offering a tremendous variety of luxury products at different price points I took the opportunity to ask owner Jim Ockert for a few of his suggestions for Holiday gifts.

Made –To–Order Cashmere Sweaters–Handmade in Italy from heavy and luxurious 4-ply cashmere especially for Khaki’s of Carmel.  These are available in any fit, length and body style including cardigans, vests, zip front, button front, ¼ zip including any combination of over 40 colors as well as different exterior, interior, collar and trim colors. Shown are several button neck sweaters that are currently in stock. Call the store for pricing.

Donegal Wool Pants – “The ideal pant instead of flannel or khaki”, says Jim. “These are perfect with a sweater, leather jacket or vest. I love them with suede”. They are the J Lawrence brand, made in USA with full interior details. They come in a blue/grey and brown, lined, trim fit. Price $295 and are currently 20% off.

Cashmere Blend Socks- “With 100% cashmere you have to be careful in the wash so we prefer cashmere blends for easy care and durability. I especially like these cool colors and patterns. Why be boring when you can have fun?” Cashmere blend socks from Marcoliani and St. Croix  $29-$39.

Belts- “Kleinberg is the single best American resource for quality belts. Shown here is a burnished antique brown calf, black grain and a natural tan bridle leather all starting at around $150. We also offer their sharkskin, buffalo, snake, lizard, crocodile and other exotic skins in mutiple colors and textures.

Shirt, Tie, Pant – “Reflecting a more fashion forward fit and look we have our US made cotton flannel shirt ($225) cut in a shorter, trimmer fit with a higher arm hole paired with a 100% wool grey flannel, US made pant ($325) in a contemporary trim, but not skinny fit. Both are designed by us under the J Lawrence label and topped off with a tie by DiBi ($75).

Saphir – “This is the perfect product for our fine English and Italian shoes. There isn’t a better product made to maintain their look and color. And their suede cleaners are the very best.” Saphir products start at $18

Ties- “Our own ties are brand new. We located a source of fine fabric custom printed with our own colors and patterns. They are handmade for us in Italy and offer rich and distinctive colors.” $125

Khaki’s of Carmel is located on the corner of Junipero and Ocean Ave. Carmel, CA 93923. (831)-625-8106

-Gus Walbolt

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