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
Allurez—This handcrafted Swiss watch is a timeless classic that is an essential in any man’s wardrobe. The luxury piece can be worn for both formal and casual occasions and is made from premium-quality materials, such as stainless steel. $883
Amazfit—Amazfit is the brand that encourages users to live their passions with infinite possibilities. As a fashion-conscious technology accessory company, Amazfit also creates products that encourage customers to lead a healthy and active lifestyle. $229.99
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
CASHE– Cultivated through an ancient biannual combing and spinning technique by the inhabitants of the great Himalayan mountain range, CASHE cashmere is simply unmatched, illuminating the greatest natural properties of the world. The art and craft of producing such cashmere has lived on for generations – a vogue that has fascinated kings and queens, royals and cultures across the globe. $75
Dolce & Gabbana:
Dolce & Gabbana-Case, Material:316L black PVD steel and 18 Kt white gold= Size: 44 mm diameter Glass: convex “sapphire” glass• Crown: 18 Kt white gold• Water resistance: 3BAR/3ATM Dial• Color: double layer black • Markers: rhodium-plated and luminescent Movement • Self-winding mechanical movement with 42 hours power reserve • Calibre: ETA Valjoux 7750 Swiss Made • COSC Certificate (Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres) • Size: diameter 30 mm, h 7.9 mm • Frequency of the escapement: 28.800 vibrations per hour (4Hz) • Number of rubies: 25. $15,000
DOXA—DOXA’s SUB 200 WhitePearl 3-hand diver’s watch has a case made of the highest-quality 316L stainless steel. The 42 mm diameter SUB 200 style watch is topped by a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal and anti-reflective coating. Additionally, the watch which was first unveiled at Baselworld in 2019 includes the distinctive curvature of the domed plexiglass used back in the day and is waterproof to a depth of 200 meters. $950
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
Fossil – The Gen 6 smartwatch is the first smartwatch powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 4100+ platform. As such, wearers have been awarded faster application load times, highly responsive user experiences and more efficient power consumption. To boot, the battery charging speed is two times faster than industry-leading smartwatches. Beyond its technological features, the collection offers additional fashion-forward, sleek bands to fit any style. $299
Gucci-Featuring an eye-catching rotating bezel in signature Gucci green and red, this watch is crafted using a lugged case in stainless steel and finished with a flat sapphire crystal lens. 1,390
Hermes—This piece is a timeless yet modern staple for every man (for himself or a gift!). $5,500
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
Maurice Lacroix—Maurice Lacroix reveals a new chapter in the history of AIKON. Inspired by the urban and dynamic design of Maurice Lacroix’s flagship collection, the AIKON Master Grand Date reveals a new movement and design. With its openworked, off-centre automatic calibre featuring a large date and open balance wheel, this voluminous watchmaking creation opens up new perspectives. Embodying the excellency of Maurice Lacroix’s watchmaking expertise, the AIKON Master Grand Date pushes the limits of complications, aesthetic balance and high watchmaking even further. The AIKON Master Grand Date represents a breakthrough in watchmaking. The 45 mm steel case perfectly fuses the spirit of mechanical watchmaking of the Masterpiece collection and the iconic AIKON style. The dynamic lines, the case/bracelet integration, the bezel’s arms and the polished, matte AIKON steel case welcome the ML331 calibre, a newcomer in Maurice Lacroix’ s collection of manufacture movements. It offers a clear view of its balance wheel, visible through a large skeleton opening, and features a large date display with double window. $8,150
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
Nixon—When it was first introduced, Nixon’s 51-30 set the standard for bold, oversized, functional chronograph watches. Named after the face size (51mm) and water-resistant rating (30 ATM) is more than just a pretty face with subdials. It’s the ultimate statement piece, but its pro-level chronograph and waterman functionality makes it so much more than a pretty face. Among other features, it has the pushers (what start/stop the chronographs, let you adjust the time, etc.), on the left side, they don’t hit your wrist while being active. (assuming it’s worn on their left wrist). For the first time ever, this watch is now available in the Nixon Custom Shop online, which lets you fully customize the watch, from the face, to the bands, to its hands. $550
SENTALER MEN-The new SENTALER MEN Bouclé Alpaca Bucket Hat is crafted from luxuriously plush-feel Bouclé Alpaca fabric with a tone-on-tone SENTALER embroidery at the front for an understated fashion statement. Inspired by the 1990’s casual silhouette, designer Bojana Sentaler has reinvented this iconic item with a shorter brim meant to be worn low on the forehead to insulate the head and provide supreme warmth to the wearer. Style it with your SENTALER MEN coat for a head-to-toe matching look, or on its own for elevated luxury appeal. $295
Solios The Solios Solar perfectly combines aesthetic, green technology, and durable materials. The 8mm thin silver-colored 316L stainless steel case is topped by a Black dial with a minimalist style and offers a water-resistance up to 30 meters. The hardened mineral glass is covered with a robust sapphire crystal to limit scratches. At the heart, a solar cell allows the watch to recharge by itself and offers a 6-month energy reserve. In addition to promoting slow fashion with style, you’ll never have to change your battery. The Silver mesh metal strap offers a thick and eco-friendly coloring. The magnet attachment allows the bracelet to perfectly fit any type of wrist. Solios also commits to restoring one acre of rainforest for every watch sold. That’s what we call a small accessory that comes with a big impact. $275
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
Todd Snyder— The Timex x Todd Snyder Q Blackout is a classic style that can be dressed up or dressed down. The watch keeps many of the iconic features of Timex’s original Q series – a rotating bezel, functional battery hatch, day-date feature, Luminant hands, domed acrylic crystal – then adds a minimalist, monochromatic twist with the black dial and a stainless steel band. $189
Tom Ford– The N.003 features elements that portray both structure and elegance. The style is a progression of the simplicity from the N.001, translated into a sport-inspired aesthetic. In contrast to the sophisticated case design, N.003’s dial is void of any numerals or indexing; with pure surfacing that puts the focus back onto the case and allows the elegant yet minimal face to speak volumes. $2,000
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 for 12 pack.
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
Weiss Watch Company:
Weiss Watch Company=Attention to detail and quality materials make Weiss’s 42mm Standard Issue Field Watch a fall & winter must have for men. The watch is hand-made, and the straps are even hand-stitched by a Swiss-trained and certified master watchmaker. Available in a myriad of colors, the timeless design of the watch can be excellently paired with the numerous outfits colder months bring. With proper care, this watch can last generations. Aesthetically, the watch looks classic and refined. $1,450
Zodiac– The Super Sea Wolf 53 Watch is a must-have for men for this Fall/Winter season! Sleek and dark in design, this watch is a modern reimagination of the classic Super Sea Wolf Watch and is perfect to keep you on time for this season’s festivities while looking stylish. $1,095