RCS Gift Guide Five: Bring Me My Shotgun

Bring me my shotgun.  Today we focus on gifts for the outdoor enthusiast.  Whether he’s a crack shot or couldn’t hit the side of a barn, an expert angler or full of fish stories, or a guy that just likes the outdoor look, we’ve got what you need to make his Christmas list look very Cub Scout.  Here we go:

From top left:

1. Filson Vintage Flannel Work Shirt:  Filson has come out swinging over the past year…adding a bunch of new stuff, as well as new fits.  Their work shirts have a trimmer fit that remains bulletproof, but with better wearability, rather than only being weekend-friendly.
2. Glock 19 Gen 4 Pistol:  All the rage this season; the perfect compliment to that new black alligator belt.  Carry permit sold separately.
3. Randolph X Ball and Buck Hunter’s Sunglasses:  There’s something about the tan-lens look. Yes, it kills all the glare, but it also pays homage to another acid-induced Hunter.
4. Sid Mashburn Fox Club Tie:  The perfect gift for the hunter that likes to bring his work to the office.  Pair this with a navy blazer or with a medium grey suit and they’ll know you mean business.
5. Pesca Muerta Hat:  Absolutely incredible.  If I have to give you any sort of reason to buy this hat, then we need to speak offline.
6. Orvis Mirage Fly Reel:  Quit staring at #7 and get some heavy duty hardware to go catch one.  Get the gold, baby.
7. Smathers & Branson Bonefish Belt:  A waist-high reminder of what you are working for.  That fly fishing trip just needs to be scheduled…go get some ghosts.
8. ‘How To Stay Alive in the Woods’:  The perfect book to forget when you decide to go camping.  Pre-read before the trip.
9. Beretta Wind Barrier Short Zip Sweater:  The adult version of your Patagonia Snap-T.
10. JR Shirt from Criquet:  Throw some Texas-sized badass-ery into the mix.  Criquet killed it with their JR shirt, a cross between a shirt-jacket and a heavy flannel.  Great for the field…if you can get it back from your wife.
11. Ball and Buck Wingone Thrower:  Sure, you can shoot.  But can you throw?  Practice makes perfect…just avoid tennis elbow.
12. Orvis Trout Series Wooden Net:  He won’t forget this one on his way to the river.
13. Edgevale Cast Iron Pants:  They take a licking and keep on ticking.  They have a much better fit that those other heavy canvas pants that tend to wear like a grill cover.
14. Ledbury Moleskin 5-pocket Pants:  A dressed up version of work pants.  The moleskin will keep you warm, just tuck your pants in to your boots…they take a while to dry out.
15. Beretta 486 Shotgun:  For when you need to change out the mantle-piece.
16. LL Bean Maine Guide Four Piece Waxed Canvas Rod Case:  Good luggage isn’t only for you.  Your rod and reels need a ride.  Give them a good one.
17. Hand Warmers:  Yes, I’m sure the fish will bite in 39 degree weather.  It’ll help to know you can feel your hands.  Or your feet.
18. Orvis Sandanona Boots:  Kicks that fit in just about any sort of outdoor, hunting, orange-wearing situation.  Wear them in the field, on the range, or at a Tennessee game (they all come straight from the deer stand anyway).
19. Peach State Pride Topo Trucker Hat:  It’s like wearing the mug shot of who you are hunting.  Very ‘Island of Dr. Moreau’.
20. Indera Union Suit from Tractor Supply:  In a world of technical long underwear, stand out.  The only thing that’s missing are footies…but then who would take you seriously?



  1. DCW
    12/05/2016 / 3:51 PM

    Another great list, I just love these and read through all of them. Thanks for the great content.

  2. Landy
    12/05/2016 / 7:04 PM

    Have to say my list looks pretty similar. Really like those offerings from Filson and Criquet

  3. Drew
    12/06/2016 / 1:48 PM

    You can get the same fox tie — made by Atkinsons — at J. Press for $60 right now.

  4. MP
    12/07/2016 / 9:15 AM

    Filson’s owners (Bedrock a PE group-which also owns Shinola) has done a good job to not sell out the brand for a quick cash grad, let’s hope they continue on that path which is a tough line to hold.

  5. Tyler
    02/17/2017 / 11:06 AM

    I received #9 as a Christmas gift from my parents. It instantly became my favorite sweater. I have tried to find as many occasions to wear it as possible. Work, church, soccer games, shooting clays, and duck hunts are some of the places mine has been worn since Christmas. I found that if you wear #1 under #9 it is virtually impossible to get cold.

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