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LOOKBOOK

November 7, 2016

By Candace Longfellow

THE HOLIDAY GIFTS HE REALLY WANTS THIS YEAR

Finding the perfect holiday gift is difficult enough, but even harder when the person you’re shopping for is something of a luxury connoisseur. With our latest lookbook, our editors set out to answer the question: what do you buy for the man who has everything? “We focused on true investment pieces in luxe fabrications, highlighting exotic materials, velvet, shearling — a lot of rich textures,” says Men’s Merchandise Manager Mandy Rivas. “Versatility is key for men. They’re more likely to invest in just a few pieces that can go a long way,” she continues. “For this shoot, we selected items that can be worn at least three ways: for the office, at formal events and for the weekend.” Read on for more gifting tips from our men’s editor and click through above to check out all the looks.
Classic items like luxury timepieces have always been menswear mainstays, but what are the new items that men should be investing in now?
Men’s bags are bigger than ever — every guy needs a masculine bag that he can wear from work to the gym to after hours. They’re no longer seen as a feminine accessory. Birkins aren’t just for women anymore. We’ve seen a lot of fashionable men wearing them.
What must-have items do you recommend every man have in his closet?
Louis Vuitton leather goods and Gucci loafers.
What are your tips for selecting a great luxury gift for a man?
When I shop for my husband, I gravitate to a nice wallet or a luxe coat — something that works for him now, but that he can also wear forever. Men are not rotating things in and out of their closet every season based on trends, the way women do, so it’s really important to invest in something that he’s going to wear for years and years.
If you could pick one item to gift from the shoot, what would it be?
I’d love to get my husband the Balenciaga tweed and leather sneakers. They’re hip and cool so he can wear them on date night, but also polished enough to wear to the office. They’re fashion-forward, which he would appreciate, but super versatile.