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The Best of Black Friday Deals 2017

By: Orvis Staff

Whether you feel confident about the list you’ve made and checked twice or find yourself in a blind panic when you realize how little time remains to finish your holiday shopping, we’re here to help with an impressive array of gift ideas. Browse exceptional Black Friday deals that will make fast work of finding perfect holiday gifts for every friend and loved one on your list.


What Are Moleskin Pants?

By: Amber Roberts

Moleskin, not to be confused with the Italian paper and journal manufacturer ‘Moleskine,’ is a durable, densely woven material made of pure cotton. Similar to corduroy and velvet, a high-quality yarn is tightly woven to create the hardy textile. While corduroy is trimmed to create ribs, moleskin is sheared close over the whole of one side for a suede-like feel. The rich nap of the soft-brushed fabric hints at luxury, though the tough material began as rugged working wear.


Fleece vs. Wool: Which offers the Best Protection from the Elements?

By: Jill Jones

As you’re pondering an extra layer in preparation for heading out on your latest cool weather adventure, you may wonder which kind of sweater or sweatshirt you should choose: fleece or wool? Which is going to be most comfortable while providing the best protection from the elements? The answer depends on what the weather’s like and what you’re planning on doing. Is it windy and/or likely to rain or snow? What is you anticipated activity level? For example, are you going shopping, or going on a long hike with the dog? These considerations—as discussed below—will inform your decision: fleece or wool?


Bow Ties with Feathered Flair: the Brackish Story

Written by: Deb German

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Wear colorful feathers under your chin, and people will talk. Gossip can be a good thing. It’s what put Brackish Original Feather Bow Ties on the men’s couture map and helped nurture along the company from its quiet beginnings to a full-blown, full-time operation for founding partners Ben Ross and Jeff Plotner…


5 Gift Ideas for Your Dog This Christmas

Written by: Tom Remp

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Our dogs deserve to be spoiled sometimes, especially during the holidays, and what better time to give them some extra treats and attention than Christmas? This year, go the distance and give your pooch a deluxe dog stocking filled to the brim with treats and toys.

To help you, we’ve put together a list of our favorite stocking stuffer ideas, especially tailored with your dog in mind. These charming and practical items will make great stocking presents, and provide your pet with the care and attention he or she needs throughout the year. From special treats to cozy rain jackets, quality grooming products to first aid kits, and durable safety collars to fun Christmas toys, we have a wide range of quality items that will make every canine happy this winter…


Top 10 Men’s Stocking Stuffers for 2015

Written by Tom Remp

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One of the greatest things about a Christmas stocking is that there’s no age limit. However old you are, nothing will get you into the holiday spirit quicker than waking up to a stocking filled with special presents. At Orvis, we’re passionate about making sure Christmas stockings aren’t just for kids. Stuffed full of grown-up luxuries, our gifts section contains plenty of potential stocking fillers, perfect for each member of the family.

With our fantastic gift ideas for men, you’ll be able to give the man in your life the perfect surprise this winter. From a fine leather belt or cigar case, to a suave copper hip flask, these handsome and practical presents are ideal for anyone with a love of timeless tradition and the outdoors. Tastefully understated, a grown-up stocking is a fun and unique way to give Christmas morning some added flair and excitement, and a great means to make sure smaller luxury items are given the attention they deserve…