Holiday Selections From Best Made Co.

Holiday Selections From Best Made Co.


We thought it was time to check back in with one of our favorite purveyors of manly goods, the Best Made Co. Since covering their axes a year back, founder Peter Buchanan-Smith has continued to source, manufacturer and design striking and unique goods of substance.

For this winter, four items in particular caught our eye:

Stay warm while cutting that Frasier fir with the Red Cap of Courage. A 3 1/2 oz. knit cashmere with embroidered badge that’s one size fits all; it’s classic and warm.

Perfect as a fireside companion, the Famous Red Wool Blanket was designed by Best Made. This 90 x 90 (queen size) blanket is 82% domestic wool, 18% cotton and was woven on a wide Jacquard Monobloc loom at the famous Pendleton Woolen Mills in Oregon.

The “Stay Sharp” Horn Whiskey Tumbler Set (of two) are made of polished – and ethically sourced – Ankole cattle horn by a 170 year old horn works company in England. A fitting complement to that single malt on Christmas Eve.

For those holiday pancake feasts with the extended family, Best Made’s “Big Jug” of Organic Maple Syrup is pure U.S. Grade A medium Amber and made by the North Family, a small, 60-year-old, New Hampshire-based, family-owned business that produces their syrup using renewable energy, biodiesel and sustainably-harvested firewood.

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