The ‘Home for the Holidays’ Survival Kit

1. Fuji X100: Home for the Holidays = unlimited picture moments.  A good camera is a necessity.
2.  Vintage Flannel Shirt from J. Crew in Redmond Plaid: Comfort is the name of the game.  Good enough for lounging or when the boys (or girl) from High School call and want to grab a beer.
3. Mrs. Fields Cookie Tin: Always show up with something good when visiting – especially if they are putting you up.
4. Playing Cards: For that game of spades with the cousins, or the game of solitaire when everyone is napping. 
5. Patagonia Down Sweater: Easy on/easy off – and will keep you warm on that trip to the grocery store pick up the forgotten cranberry sauce. 
6. Filson Duffle: Get the ‘medium’ size – you aren’t staying that long…
7.  ‘Steve Jobs’ by Walter Isaacson: This is a must-read.  The great visionary.
8. Levis 501s: Again – comfort is key.  You can never go wrong with these.
9. Quoddy Chukka Boots: Be this cool.
10. Buffalo Trace Bourbon: No explanation needed. 



  1. 12/20/2011 / 8:36 AM

    I have been lusting over that Fuji X100! All the “cool” pro’s are using it as their go to point and shoot, so you’ve nailed it with a good rec.

  2. 12/20/2011 / 8:46 AM

    I have that exact Patagonia jacket on my Christmas list… Really hoping I get it.

  3. Seth
    12/20/2011 / 8:55 AM

    You can never go wrong with some good bourbon to get through the holiday season

  4. 12/20/2011 / 9:17 AM

    There’s just somethin’ about Levis. Should be in every man’s wardrobe.

  5. 12/20/2011 / 11:46 AM

    I need you camera friendly folks to help me pick out a better camera than my iPhone. I think it’s time to step up my photo game on tttt. Great kit, Jay.

  6. 12/20/2011 / 1:26 PM

    There isn’t much I’d rather have than a Filson duffle. Screams heritage, durability and good looks.

  7. Nick G
    12/20/2011 / 11:50 PM

    I love the look of the boots, but dang is there a cheaper alternative that comes in at/under $150???

  8. 12/21/2011 / 8:43 PM

    @Caroline – Yeah, I really dig that camera…one day…
    @Paul – Can’t go wrong with Patagonia
    @Seth – You know it…Cheers
    @Angela – Truth.
    @Cooper – Check your email
    @Rhon – It gets better with age.
    @Nick – Oh yeah…there are plenty of options at lower price points. Check Sebego x Filson, and Bass.

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