In this holiday gift guide for men, I will be featuring on-trend men’s accessories selected by myself and my fashion editor Pasquale Suriano. Our aim is to make your shopping as streamlined as possible while shopping. More to my point, the selections featured below are what men need and want to roll into the new year.
As a luxury fashion journalist allow me to be blunt; I don’t fancy gimmicky gifts as they tend to stray from the spirit of Christmas and the Holidays— where people take time in choosing heartfelt gifts for family and loved ones. Nothing expresses feelings more than a meaningful gift.
Needless to say, there is change in the air. And overall, men have changed their style in ways that align with modern times. In short, fashion and related industries are shifting what was considered the norm, to fresh new territory. In fact, older items that were once popular, are no longer as prevalent with consumers. Simply stated, they are not at the top of the accessories trending today.
Nowadays, people seemingly look and feel different. The fashion business understands these changes. Take Eastpak—the backpack leader transforms three classic shapes into Marvel masterpieces. The Padded Pak’r backpack reflects the style and superpowers of each characters for the comic lover in your life. And with office homes in mind, this season Drew and Jonathan Home offers a sophisticated comforter set from the Scott Brothers’ exclusive Macy’s collection to get the job done in the comfort of your own home.
And for the guys aiming for striking style, WEAR BRIMS—features The Liv Woodz Brim — luxury embodied in a hat. This vibrant instinct blue, 100% wool felt brim was designed with the idea of celebrating the journey of life, and valuing relationships that mean something to us. This hat is a must have for men this fall/winter.$250. And since I recently lost my wallet, I decided it was time to buy a new one with a chain. I went all out and purchased one from the Milwaukee Boot Company. The brand developed a cool MBC’s Russel trucker wallet. Clip it to your belt loop and walk confidently knowing that all of the important stuff is safe $49
In a word, designers and brands alike, have been diligently working all year to develop fresh new arrivals that will peak his curiosity and show him how much you care.
Allbirds—A cute beanie with a unique stitching detail is cute and adds a nice touch to a staple winter style. The beanie highlights Allbirds Merino Wool material which is incredibly soft while keeping you warm which is perfect for winter..$38
BÉIS—The Sport Pack in beige is the perfect small bag to keep your essentials close no matter where you go or what you’re doing. Whether you’re going for a hike, running errands or simply going for a walk, this hands-free bag is ideal for anyone on the go. Available in beige and black, the super chic pack fits snug to the body, is super lightweight and has extra d-rings to hook on extras. $48
Drew and Jonathan Home:
Drew and Jonathan Home—Relax and recharge with the help of this sophisticated comforter set from the Scott Brothers’ exclusive Macy’s collection. Featuring a 100% cotton exterior with plush and luxurious fill, this beautiful set will effortlessly transform your bed into a cozy oasis. This set includes one comforter and two matching pillow shams in Full/Queen and King sizes that are decked out in an elegant argyle-inspired pattern that is completely modernized for a sleek look in any bedroom. Pair with Drew & Jonathan Home’s 100% cotton percale sheets and add a coordinating quilt set for a complete look. Original: $268.00 Sale: $135.99
Eastpak—Eastpak transforms three classic shapes into Marvel masterpieces, paying homage to the Eternals characters. The iconic Padded Pak’r backpack is featured in ten colorways, reflecting the style and superpowers of each character. These iconic styles we all know and love from Eastpak are seen in unique designs are the perfect gift this season for the comic lover in your life. $55
Fleur’d Pins – Bubbly and celebrations naturally go together which makes the Champagne Leather Ella Rose lapel flower by Fleur’d Pins the perfect gift for those on your Holiday list; and one that they will wear proudly. The tradition of the boutonniere has been elevated, modernized and defined as more aspirational with Fleur’d Pins breaking onto the fashion scene in 2015. Sophisticatedly handcrafted in New York City from the most premium fabrics, leathers to exotic skins, by photographer Andrew Werner, Fleur’d Pins are the accessory which provide individuality while maintaining uniformity for the wearer’s own style legacy. Given their aesthetic evokes a feeling of bespoke luxury and elegance, they will certainly leave a lasting impression and can be worn again and again. $125 | www.FleurdPins.com
Jos. A. Bank:
Jos. A. Bank– This beautiful oversized plaid pattern scarf from Jos. A. Bank will bundle you up for those frigid days ahead. In a luxurious soft cashmere and at only $59.50, you’d be hard pressed to find a better value. $59.50
LESSLESS—For this Fall/Winter season, LESSLESS puts all stakes on the robe coat in sublime navy cashmere. Having all the comfort of a loungewear piece, it’s conceived to be worn also outside the house: ‘from bedroom to boardroom’ as the brand’s designer Alya Gonta puts it. Consciously produced in Italian cashmere with 50% of recycled fibers, this coat is an ultimate everyday coverup for urban hedonists. It can be styled either with a pant and a turtleneck or even with a tailored suit as a luxurious and comfortable light coat. $1,750
Mackage—ERNEST is a mixed media driving glove crafted from supple leather and contrast shell boasting a tonal check pattern. Designed with a padded palm for extra grip, the entire underside is touchscreen capable for easy handling. Water resistant and repellant, it is fully lined in a soft insulating cashmere blend for the most comfortable fit. Our signature M leather patch defines the topside. A confident cold-weather statement with modern function. $160
Milwaukee Boot Company:
Milwaukee Boot Company—MBC’s Russel trucker wallet is an old-school staple for all of that hard-earned cash you keep around. Available in black or tan, it’s perfect for the fall and winter seasons. Clip it to your belt loop and walk confidently knowing that all of the important stuff is safe, sound and secure. $49
1989 STUDIO-With a heavy influence from the late 90’s skate and hip-hop culture. Born with the intent to restore experiential and raw aspects to the industry, while showcasing core values of inclusivity. 1989 Studio’s collections are a juxtaposed discovery of fine italian crafted offerings with high-quality production at an approachable price. $260
Solo New York:
Solo New York—The full-grain leather – available in Black and Espresso – works perfect in both professional and casual situations. The Reade features a padded 15.6″ laptop pocket, quick access pocket, front zip-down organizer section, carry handle, and padded back and shoulder straps for added comfort. $176.99
Stance—Socks & Apparel company Stance offers socks in a variety of styles and colorways that are perfect for every man for the Fall and Winter seasons. Each style is expertly crafted with premium materials in unexpected colorways that are essential for everyday occasions. With engineered arch support, targeted cushioning and seamless toe closure, these socks will have you feeling comfy all season long. $9.99
Stuart & Lau:
Stuart & Lau—With a water resistant coating, a handsome shape, and 50L of space for whatever needs to be taken on the trip, the Tabitomo is the ideal option for stylish men on the go. Available in two colors, Olive and Black. $435
The Mark—The Mark’s take on the wardrobe staple. The perfect everyday accessories in navy blue, with the iconic insignia of New York City and The Mark Hotel. It’s the who’s who of Merch-worthy baseball caps. $20
Waiakea—From weekend warriors to professional athletes, Waiākea is helping to optimize performance and recovery. Waiākea comes in a variety of sizes and bottle types, making it convenient to grab and go with you anywhere your next workout or adventure takes you. This aluminum refillable water is a must have for Men this fall/winter weather you’re at home or on the road, celebrating with loved ones or enjoying some time alone, this essential water bottle keeps you hydrated and performing at your best. Each bottle can be refilled 100+ times, and with each refill, you save the equivalent carbon emissions of driving 2 miles. 75% of all aluminum ever produced still exists today and the material takes only 60 days to go from the recycling bin to store shelves, saving 85% of the energy it would require to make new aluminum. By gifting this reusable water bottle, you’re not only giving a great gift, but helping the environment and those in need of access to clean healthy water. Waiākea is constantly thinking of ways in which the company can both continue to give back to people and the planet through their products, their programs, and their partners. $45
WEAR BRIMS—The Liv Woodz Brim is luxury embodied in a hat. This vibrant instinct blue, 100% wool felt brim was designed with the idea of celebrating the journey of life, and valuing relationships that mean something to us. Our brand is built on the foundation of Family, Faith, and Confidence, and the Liv Woods Brim truly marries those core pillars. This hat is not only amazingly beautiful, but it represents so much more than a fedora. It represents a way of life. This hat is a must have for men this fall/winter.$250