Staff Gift Guide: Jeff Mao


Get to know: Jeff Mao

1. So, what’s your hometown like?

Cupertino? It’s my hometown so I love hate it. The food options are phenomenal but aside from eating, there’s not much else to do. It’s basically the epitome of suburbia. Great place to start a family if you’re worried about things like crime and fun.

2. What are some of your inspirations (fashion, music, life, etc…? )

My family and friends inspire me. I look up to my family and all of their accomplishments but also can’t forget the people around me 24/7 that shape my life. Everything they do influences my interests, who I am, what I listen to. If not for them, I’m not sure where I’d be.

3. When you are not working, what are you up to?

Aside from dabbling in fashion, I love soccer. Anyone who knows me knows I’d happily pick up and move to the UK to watch soccer all day if it were that easy.

4. What’s in your everyday carry?

Changes every day – I wish I carried something cool everyday like a fancy knife or whatever, but I like to keep it minimal as possible. I actually hate having full pockets (Don’t we all?).

5. What kind of products are you buying for yourself? And why? (From Welcome Stranger)

Everything! Mostly the smaller stuff like socks. I love stocking up on things I already have too much of. Our house line outerwear is killer. My favorite piece from our line is probably the military jacket; I wear that thing like 8 out of the 7 days of the week.

6. Any gifts ideas? And for whom? (From Welcome Stranger)

I always say this but if you can’t figure out what to get for someone, get a bunch of little things. Care package! Socks, wallets, belts, whatever item people overlook but actually need everyday. At least make it functional if you’re bad at presents ha.


Staff Member Jeff Mao’s Holiday Picks

Mao Gift Guide

12oz Mug MYRTH CERAMICS $35 | Bev Pouch ALITE DESIGNS $15 | Five Sock NECESSARY ANYWHERE  $15 | Shakers REED WILSON $40 | Texturizing Surf Spray BYRD $16 | The Classic Watch THE HORSE WATCH $165 | Leather Belt BROTHERS LEATHER SUPPLY $90 | 4″ Liner Lock Knife SANTA FE STONEWORKS $120 | Binchotan Charcoal Toothbrush MORIHATA $8 | MASON SHAKER $29


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