We interrupt our regularly scheduled Five Plus One-ing to bring you our series of seasonal Gift Guides to get you through the Holidays. Whether it’s thrifty, indulgent, or last minute, we’ve got you covered.
Our first iteration here helps you kick off a blue Christmas as we wade through the sea of indigo to find the perfect gift. Help get your friends and family crocking this season and spread that blue cheer all over their furniture.
Anonymous ism: Indigo Rib Crew Sock
Anonymous ism is probably the hottest name in the sock game at the moment, and with good reason. Their socks are usually on the lighter side and made of cotton, making them an excellent choice for year-round wear. This specific model comes in three different indigo-dyed hues: a dark indigo, and medium indigo, and a light indigo.
All are available for $32 at Unionmade.
Naked and Famous: Slim Guy in Left Hand Twill
Whether you’re buying for an experienced denimhead or trying to bring another person into the world of raw denim, Naked and Famous has your back. Their Slim Guy in Left Hand Twill is about as classic as they come: a straight fitting pair of denim with a regular rise and dark indigo color. They feature a left handed denim, which is woven in the opposite direction of most denims. The result is a fabric that is both soft, easy to break in, susceptible to vertical fading, AND it’s on sale!
Available for $105 from Naked and Famous.
In Bed: Indigo Dyed Pillowcases
Do you have a friend or loved one who wears their jeans to bed just to keep the fades going? Well not anymore. This year get them what they have always dreamed of, Indigo Dyed Pillowcases for those sought after dream fades. Will they wake up with indigo on their faces? Probably, but you will never know unless you give them a try.
Available for $70 from Need Supply.
The Hill-Side: Early Trainer in Indigo Sashiko Selvedge
Despite the fact that almost every denimhead has thought about owning indigo dyed shoes, very few ever do. But you can change all that this Holiday season. The Hill-Side’s Early Trainer in Indigo Sashiko Selvedge is one of the most impressive pair of indigo shoes on the market. It is made in Japan out of a traditional Sashiko fabric, the texture of which will surely lends itself to some very unique fades.
Available for $131 from The Hill-Side.
Momotaro: Loopwheel Cardigan in Natural Indigo
For your friend that loves indigo but owns too many pairs of jeans, why not gift one of Momotaro’s new Loopwheel Cardigan in Natural Indigo? Not only will the indigo dye fulfill their fading goals, but it is also a perfect entry into the world of loopwheel clothing. Loopwheel fabric is known for being both soft and dense due to it being knit on an age old circular machine, which doesn’t put any unnecessary tension on the thread. Get them started off right!
Available for $245 from Blue Owl.
Apolis: Indigo Flannel Button Down
Apolis has created some iconic pieces, such as the Indigo Dyed Chore Coat. But this year we’re suggesting something else, their Indigo Flannel Button Down. Made from a 5oz. Japanese fabric with river shell buttons, this warm flannel will certainly be a good addition to anyone’s wardrobe.
Available for $118 from Apolis.
Bleu de Paname: Shetland Blazer in Indigo
Bleu de Paname does not get nearly the attention it deserves, and their latest Shetland Blazer in Indigo should get even more praise. Constructed in France from 100% wool, this jacket is certainly just as functional as it is stylish. Although a bit more casual than blazers usually are, this jacket is still quite easy to slip into anyone’s jacket rotation.
Available for $325 from End Clothing.
Fullcount: Indigo Dyed Beanie
There are two things you can never have enough of: beanies and indigo clothing. Whoever designed Fullcount’s Indigo Dyed Beanie knew this, and that’s why we get to walk through this world getting sick head fades. Toss it to one of your outdoorsy friends and take them on a hike, or gift it to a special someone and go ice-skating. Just because you’re giving someone a material thing doesn’t mean that has to be the real gift.
Available for $75 from Okayama Denim.
Indigo Dye Kit
What better way to introduce indigo than by doing it yourself? Indigo-dyeing is a fun (and dirty) way to spend an afternoon. This is the same kit we used during my backyard experiment a couple years back. It has everything you need except the bucket and has enough pigment to dye a whole closet.
Available for $15 at Amazon.
Stay tuned as the gifting guides continue throughout this holiday season!