Holiday Gift Guide: Chic Choices for Men

Gift hunting for men can be a daunting task. So to ease this overwhelming process, we’re offering holiday recommendations based on categorical male types and interests. Right here, you’ll find tailor-made and unexpected suggestions alike, which will suit every aesthetic and functional leaning.

For the outdoorsy type, Barbour’s waxed cotton jacket has the versatility to protect against the elements in the country or look urban slick in the city. Lanvin’s leather motorcycle jacket, meanwhile, will ensure that the lucky recipient remains the undisputed style arbiter among his group of friends.

For the academic-inclined, college-aged man in your life, pick up this Dries Van Noten striped scarf made with cotton and silk, or a dapper pair of Illesteva Frieda glasses, which are handmade in Italy and lend a mature intellectual air. Athletes, on the other hand, don’t usually like to stray from power brands such as Nike, but you can always inject his gym-going gear with a dose of added style thanks to this pair of New Power Studio corduroy and velvet paneled track pants and a flashy new set of Pierre Hardy’s leather and suede sneakers.

For environmentally conscious chaps, there’s Ursa Major shave cream for an ideal shaving experience that’s both effectively close to the skin and effectively natural—98.7% of it to be exact. Alternately, the unique collaboration between Freitag and Corso Como has yielded this silver bag made of a truck tarpaulin, which is a testament to the multi-layered appeal of recycling.

A technofile will no doubt love an iPad—truly the digital must-have of the year—but if he already has one, pick up a stunningly handcrafted, moleskin-inspired Dodo case for more stylish storage. Sophisticated erudite fellows will enjoy a The Economist, while a globetrotter will appreciate this Bottega Veneta travel organizer.

The social nightowl will revel in Ann Demeulemeester’s black leather trousers and DSquared’s astrakhan coat, while a more serious type would appreciate the simplicity of this A.P.C button-down and a leather Valextra Briefcase.

Surprise the creative, artstic man in your life with a modern font from Lineto that he can use to re-energize his graphic work, or just keep him cozy and vibrant with Henrik Vibskov’s colorful cardigan and Happy Socks’ cheerful foot gloves.

For an ’80s-loving chap, there’s New Order’s 1981 debut album, Movement, which will simultaneously evoke nostalgia and an instantly hip status. And help your literati friends realize that a love of books can also be a fashionable predilection with the help of these sweatshirts featuring prints of the the best stories.

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