Aspen Groom’s Gifts :: Aspen Outfitting Company
Tucked away in an obscure corner of the St. Regis Hotel in Aspen, Colorado, Aspen Outfitting Company, is a wonderful little shop to stumble upon. While the space may be tiny, the offerings are of great variety and each item full of intrigue. The shop looks like a preserved men’s library from a historical home, showing off both masculine and feminine gifts.
They carry everything from rare shotguns to Smathers & Branson flasks, rustic canteens, handmade leather goods, western jewelry, cigars, and of course, fly fishing apparel.
One of my absolute favorite items in the shop, and the main reason for featuring Aspen Outfitting Company on the Bubbles & Bowties blog, are the Brackish Bowties. Handcrafted in Charleston, SC, these gorgeous, unique, feather bowties grew trendy after founder, Ben Ross, made and gave them to his groomsmen as wedding gifts. Each bowtie’s feathers are hand-picked, ensuring no two are the same…and they are AWESOME!! The feathers come from peacocks, guineas, pheasants, partridges, quail, turkey, and many other fowl. These bowties make the perfect groomsmen gift, or maybe they’re the perfect accessory for your groom on your special day.
I cannot think of a more fabulous men’s accessory for your Aspen wedding. They are so chic, original, and timeless. They embody what many people think of when they picture an outdoor Aspen wedding in the scenic Colorado Rocky Mountains.
There are many other items in the store perfect for thank you’s to your wedding hosts or party members. Aspen Outfitting also proudly displays a large case full of Alligator leather goods by H.L. James who’s attention to detail within their line is exquisite. Each collection is limited and numbered, and the pieces come with a lifetime guarantee. Aspen Outfitting carries everything from backpacks and travel accessories, to iPad cases and wallets. The rich color and texture screams exclusive and expensive, without the uber hefty price tag!
Ladies, you have not been forgotten here, either. The store features handmade leather clutches, wristlets and smaller bags, as well as unique belt buckles made from antique items and beautiful leather wrap-around bracelets, all hand-made near Aspen.
Make sure you stop into this special, off-the-beaten-path shop inside the St. Regis during your time in Aspen; you won’t regret it.