Every man is different, and some can be exceptionally hard to buy for. As always, we recommend going with quality over quantity and for something to be enjoyed rather than just used. This year, buy the man in your life something that is going live long in the memory. These luxury gifts for him offer a wide selection of high-quality items that will make this holiday season extra special.
Montblanc x Public School, NY Duffle
A high-quality duffel with an eco edge / ©Montblanc
Following the zeitgeist, Montblanc launched its first eco-friendly collection earlier this year with the help of New York lifestyle brand Public School. The collection of bags and accessories are all made with regenerated fabric and environmentally conscious materials. We love the Duffle, a perfect companion when business trips and long weekends return in earnest. The lining is made with an innovative new nylon called Econyl, which is made from waste fishing nets, old carpet and scrap fabrics that would otherwise go to waste. The straps are made with recycled polyester rather than virgin, which not only reduces the environmental impact, but the energy required to produce it by 32%. Owning a piece of the collection is not just a fashion statement, it’s a moral one as well.
Mark Cross, Upcycled Leather Card Case
The upcycled saffiano leather has a tiny impact on the environment / ©Mark Cross
First founded in 1845 in Boston, Mark Cross has been producing fine leather goods for almost the best part of two centuries. But despite its age, it is very much a modern-minded brand. Owner of a coveted Positive Luxury Butterfly Mark, Mark Cross has kept artisanal practices alive by championing traditional techniques. It also reduces its footprint across its operations, including with the Upcycled Card Case. This compact cardholder is the perfect accessory for our increasingly cashless society and, made with upcycled saffiano leather, has a tiny impact on the environment as well. The case features red calfskin lining as well as a palladium foil stamp logo.
Bomber Skis, Heritage Style 78
The Bomber Heritage Style 78 mixes iconic style with state-of-the-art technology / ©Bomber Skis
It may have been a while since you last hit the slopes. Ski seasons have proved vulnerable in the era of Covid-19, but if regulations allow, demand for chalets and ski passes has never been higher. If you’re looking to get back to Aspen, Jackson Hole or Park City this winter, ratchet up the excitement one more notch with a fresh pair of skis. The Bomber Heritage Style 78 mixes iconic style with state-of-the-art technology. Engineered in teak wood and carbon fiber, these skis offer high stiffness and low weight for optimum performance. The skis also come with an embedded NFC chip that contains vital tuning information.
Zegna, #UseTheExisting Triple Stitch Sneaker
The iconic Zegna Triple Stitch sneaker / ©Zegna
The iconic sneaker got its own eco-edge earlier this year when Zegna launch its new #UseTheExisting campaign. As the name suggests, Zegna committed to using upcycled materials and innovative production processes to reduce its environmental impact. This comes together in its latest adaptation of the Triple Stitch Sneaker, which is made with fibers, threads and fabrics recovered from the production process. The lining and sole are made from partially recycled cotton and rubber, and this is only the start. Zegna’s ultimate goal is to eventually become a zero-waste company. The #UseTheExisting edition is available in either grey or dark blue.
Burberry, Kensington Heritage Trench Coat
The Heritage Trench Coat is a classic design that will never go out of style / ©Burberry
Burberry has come a long way since it was embroiled in controversy for reportedly burning excess clothes. Today, it is crafting a more sustainable image by working directly with the secondary market and committing to becoming carbon neutral by 2022. Also a member of the G7 Fashion Pact, the British brand is back in the good books. Its Heritage Trench Coat is a classic design that will never go out of style and as such is built to last. Available in mid- or long-length, wearers can add a flash of color to their look by popping the collar to reveal the iconic check pattern.
Saunders & Long, Q Fragrance
The sophisticated fragrance is wonderfully masculine with hints of peated whisky / ©Saunders & Long
We first profiled the founders of Saunders & Long a week before their launch and it’s great to see that two years later they continue to evolve and adapt. The people behind it are true experts in their field from the high-end hairdresser who has worked with products for decades to the innovative scientists bringing his ideas to life. Q Fragrance is another example of their disruptive attitude. The sophisticated fragrance is wonderfully masculine with hints of peated whisky and unlit Cuban cigar. Best of all, the fragrance comes with an innovative refillable Havana Travel Atomizer, making it easier than ever to take your favorite fragrance with you wherever you go.
McLaren, GT Golf Bag
The McLaren golf bag lives up to the company’s reputation / ©McLaren
As the lightest and quickest accelerating car in its class, the McLaren GT is the pinnacle of performance engineering. McLaren put a similar level of attention into the design of its golf bag and used high-quality materials that also feature in the GT interiors. The bag can accommodate a full set of clubs and provide storage for all your golfing essentials. Best of all, its shape and size maximize the limited space available in the McLaren GT trunk. The perfect gift for car owners or enthusiasts.
William Henry, Kingman Cigar Cutter
Made to order and handcrafted, no two of these special cutters are the same / ©William Henry
Famed for its exemplary pocket knives carved from the finest materials, today William Henry offers a variety of accessories, all made to world-leading standards. Its range of cigar cutters exudes exclusivity, none more so than the Kingman. The hand-forged Damascus blade can cut up to a 52 gauge cigar. The cutter is made with exotic materials like zinc matrix turquoise and Kashmir blue topaz, both of which presumably give it its exotic blue color. Made to order and handcrafted, no two are the same.
The Rolls-Royce Cellarette / ©Rolls-Royce
The Rolls-Royce Connoisseur’s Collection brings the company’s incredibly high standards to the world of accessories with spectacular results. The latest edition was the Cellarette, a whisky and cigar chest that epitomizes Rolls-Royce’s obsession with luxury and precision. Fitting neatly into the rear of any of its models, the Cellarette is designed to take the Rolls-Royce experience with you to your next soiree. Designed to adapt to fit a number of bottle sizes, owners can take their favorite Scotch with them regardless of the decanter. Once activated, the chest will slowly reveal an array of beautiful accessories including two lowball glasses with the ‘RR’ monogram. A Spanish Cedarwood section stores cigars at a customizable humidity level, a measure that is precisely monitored by a hygrometer.
Anel, ARC 2.0
ARC 2.0 combines practicality with high fashion / ©Anel
Helping to keep dying arts alive, every Anel shoe is meticulously designed using only the highest quality calfskin. The leathers are hand-dyed, hand-cut and hand-stitched by master artisans in Italy. Its ARC 2.0 collection combines practicality with high fashion, offering a flexible and unstructured design that can be worn throughout the day. They use the softest leather inside to ensure ultimate comfort. Each shoe features a hand-painted Anel logo for a final personal touch. Best of all, the style is available in multiple colorways, so you’re bound to find the perfect match.
Stefano Ricci, Quilted Blouson
The quilted blouson by Stefano Ricci / ©Stefano Ricci
Staying with traditional Italian craftsmanship, Stefano Ricci continues to keep traditional techniques alive and kicking from its artisanal workshop in Florence. This suede quilted blouson is a perfect example of its attention to detail. The exterior displays Stefano Ricci’s trusted octagon pattern on the front and inside you’ll find the famed eagle’s head and SR logo embroidered on the lining. It’s about as understated as it gets at Stefano Ricci, but discerning friends will instantly recognize the subtle signs of high-quality craftsmanship.
Panerai, Submersible S Brabus Black Ops
High watchmaking combines with German engineering / ©Panerai
Another luxury Italian brand, we love Panerai for its attempts to make haute horology more friendly to the environment. It’s not an easy task, but one they are striving to achieve. The watchmaker joined forces with German luxury engineering brand Brabus to take its products to the next level. Available in a limited run of just 100 pieces, the timepiece took three years to develop. The partnership resulted in innovative features such as a polarized date display, allowing a view of the date indication only through the opening at 3 o’clock. It also features a unidirectional rotating bezel for immersion time, GMT function, and three-day power reserve.
Baccarat, Harmonie Whiskey Decanter Square
If you have already taken a look at our Wine & Spirits Gift Guide, you have already found a selection of fine and rare whiskeys that would make the perfect present. And if you are going to spend big on an aged bourbon or single malt, then it is a good idea to get a fitting home for it. This decanter from Baccarat has been designed to house the finest whiskeys in the world. Made with clear crystal with delicately engraved lines, the Harmonie square decanter amplifies that iconic golden color.
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