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Gifts for Him: San Diego Real Estate Mogul James Shelby Shares His Men's Fashion Must-Haves Just In Time for Holiday Shopping

Claire Harper | November 4, 2020 | Lifestyle


Since 2012, Temecula-based James Shelby (@james_shelby) has been a real estate powerhouse in town. But the brains behind Shelby Sold Real Estate Team knows more than what’s trending in the market right now—he also knows a thing or two about dressing to impress. “I’m fascinated with all types of fashion culture—from street style to hip-hop to punk,” he shares. Here, the family man and sports fanatic spills a few of his fall fashion must-haves for San Diego’s most savvy gents.

“My attaché case by CCCXXXIII is my go-to for big business appointments and speaking engagements.”


“These Orion house shoes by Thomas & Vine are comfortable, easy to slip on and keep your feet warm. Nothing is better for fall Sundays around your house when you’re watching football and relaxing.”


“There is something to be said for a hat that shows some wear and tear. Geronimo handcrafted the beaded band, as well as blessed it with sage smoke, making it a very unique and special piece.”


“This thick Schott NYC Melton peacoat is a classic. It’s perfectly designed for colder weather—a simple, heavy, thick jacket that resembles an antique navy officer’s coat.”


“Just because it’s fall doesn’t mean the sun disappears. At least that’s the way it feels here in California. I love to rock my Raen sunglasses. I have the Gilman model, and they’re sold right here in Oceanside!”


Photography by: Portrait photo by Robert Gauthier; shoe and hat photos courtesy of Shelby; attaché case photo by Robert Gauthier; all others courtesy of brands