In the realm of holiday gifting for the fashion-savvy gentleman, several brands stand out, offering a blend of style, innovation, and sustainability. Guys want to be comfortable but they dont want to dress sloppy or have a diminished appearance. The winter season is prime for things like anti-aging skincare, as much as staying warm.
Maybe you’re noticing the man in your life start to age, or their winter gear is starting to lose its luster, for how little they wear those items. It’s a critical move to purchase a fashionable item for a guy, but for the savvy man, it’s a compliment and upgrade.
Selecting items for fashion-savvy guys should emphasize comfort while upgrading their everyday appearance. This curated guide recognizes the importance of maintaining a fashionable and polished aesthetic for men, making it a thoughtful and complementary gift choice for the modern and savvy man.
Cider: Knit Polo Zipper Pocket Cardigan – $46.00
Los Angeles-based Gen Z fashion brand Cider made a notable debut in New York City with the launch of the Cider NYC Pop-Up at 33 Howard Street in SoHo. This knit is an oversized fit and features a collar neckline. Composed of a material blend of 28% nylon, 52% acrylic, and 20% viscose, offering a high level of stretch and durability for daily wear. Recognized for its social-first approach to fashion, Cider has swiftly gained popularity, attaining unicorn status within its first year while serving unisex fashion styles.
VEERT – The Ball Cross Key Chain / Wallet Chain – Silver – $395.00
VEERT, the NYC-based luxury house, unveils its Collection 7, featuring a curated selection of necklaces, key chains, and wallet chains that embody the brand’s androgynous and boundary-pushing identity. Emphasizing a commitment to a sustainable lifestyle, VEERT’s CEO and creative director, Julia Lang, highlights the brand’s eco-conscious ethos, stating that green living is integral to VEERT’s philosophy.
Collection 7, available from December 11, 2023, on itsVEERT.com, showcases pieces with subtle green elements, reflecting the brand’s dedication to sustainability. The range, priced between $360 and $490, continues VEERT’s trajectory as a sought-after luxury brand. Co-founded in 2020 by Julia Lang and Leontinus Arnolds, VEERT offers genderless demi and fine jewelry, along with Ready-To-Wear menswear crafted in Italy, with an option for 18K solid gold pieces.
Casablanca – Pyramide D’Oranges Jumper – $713
The Pyramide D’Oranges Intarsia Jumper, made from knitted cotton fabric, showcases the house’s iconic orange pyramid artwork, complete with ribbed collar, cuffs, hem, and a Casablanca branded label, available in black and recommended for specialized dry cleaning, with a true-to-size fit. Casablanca, the Parisian fashion powerhouse, celebrated the profound influence of African fashion and tradition during the 2023 Paris Fashion Week SS24 shows.
The collection, titled ‘Day of Victory,’ featured warm and vibrant hues, showcased melanated models, and incorporated Afrobeats music, highlighting the impact of Africa on the modern artistic world. The theme continued into a star-studded afterparty led by Nigerian Producer and DJ Sarz, known for his iconic afro-fusion style. Sarz, beyond his musical contributions, has been pivotal in elevating the African cultural diaspora, particularly in visual arts, fashion, and streetwear, as evidenced in the Casablanca show.
MIND GAMES GAMBIT – $375 [100ml]
The MIND GAMES Gambit is a modern and daring fragrance designed for confident individuals, featuring a vivid energy and distinctive notes of spice with hints of fruity sweetness, enveloped in a soothing warmth. The scent includes top notes of petitgrain, lavender, and clove, middle notes of cardamom, geranium Madagascar, mimosa abs, and a dry-down of patchouli, sandalwood drêches, and the ambrostar mineral, creating a woody leathery aroma. It is 100% traceable, ECOCERT-certified organic, and part of a sustainable reforestation program, utilizing 100% upcycled components from the sidestream of sandalwood distillation.
PURPLE – Nylon Puffer Vest – $598
This regular-fit zip-up puffer vest from Purple Brand is crafted from a green nylon shell, featuring a high neck with snaps, side pockets, and an insulating hood adorned with Purple Brand logo block lettering. Designed for comfort and warmth, it includes a woven nylon construction with a waterproof membrane, duck-down feather fill, a left chest silicone patch, a screenprint on the hood, and a detachable snap-off hood for added versatility.
Nike Flyfree – Mirrored Sunglasses – $239
Nike Flyfree Mirrored Sunglasses represent an elite unisex performance eyewear line designed for active individuals. Engineered to meet the demands of dynamic lifestyles, these sunglasses are ideal for various activities, including trips to the slopes. The eyewear features interchangeable lenses that securely latch into the frame, allowing users to adapt effortlessly to different environments. Customizable temple tips and nose pads provide a comfortable fit, with added silicone for traction. Ventilated channels at the temples, hinges, and top bar help prevent fogging when conditions heat up.
PSUDO – Men’s Racer – $138
Psudo, a revolutionary sustainable printed sneaker brand, has established its own factory in California, ensuring transparency, quality, and sustainability in its manufacturing process. The Made in the USA brand utilizes REPREVE yarn made from recycled water bottles and employs 3D sublimation printing to create distinctive prints and patterns for its slip-on sustainable sneakers. Psudo, founded by footwear industry veteran Michael Rich, addresses the unethical practices in the footwear and sneaker industry, with the current factory providing employment to 15 people and plans for further job creation.
RUDSAK – BOND MEN’S QUILTED DOWN BOMBER WITH LEATHER – $899.99
The BOND by RUDSAK is a quilted down bomber designed for men, featuring a combination of smart-stretch fabric and luxe leather sleeves. Insulated with premium RDS-certified down filler, the jacket is equipped to handle winter with style. It includes a removable inner dickie for adjusting to changing weather conditions, a recycled nylon lining, and removable raccoon fur trim stored in an accompanying pouch. The inner backpack straps facilitate easy carrying.
The BOND exemplifies winter wear sturdiness, made from 92% Polyester and 8% Elastane as the main material. Leather details, and a high-loft 90/10 blend of RDS-certified goose down and feather fill, the jacket boasts 800+ Fill Power. Cuffs/Ribs are made of 70% Acrylic, 17% Wool, 12% Polyester, and 1% Elastane. Care instructions recommend dry cleaning by a professional leather specialist.
Free from parabens, dyes, and harmful additives, Beauty Box focuses on balanced and pure formulations suitable for all skin types. SKIN REVOLUTION’s serum trio, including HYDRATE, GLOW, and FIRM, offers a comprehensive and reasonably priced solution for a complete skincare routine, addressing hydration, environmental damage, and skin integrity with a blend of key ingredients.
“Our male clients aren’t afraid to invest in their appearance, they look for products that offer tangible results and while keeping a low maintenance regimen, the number one choice seems to be Cosmedica Skincare Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serum,” says Regina Tseikhin, Founder and CEO. Tseikhin, a Russian-born entrepreneur with a background in medicine, transitioned to entrepreneurship, combining medical expertise with a passion for dermatology. The Beauty Box, established in 2005 in West Hollywood, CA, gained acclaim for its curated selection of luxury brands.
Rewind It 10 from Fat Joe – Hair Color $14.99
Legendary rapper Fat Joe is launching a grooming/hair color brand, Rewind It 10, in collaboration with Carolyn Aronson, founder of It’s a 10 Haircare. This venture, which has just launched this December 2023, taps into the growing trend of celebrities exploring the grooming industry. The brand boasts an impressive lineup of A-list ambassadors and spokespeople, including DJ Khaled, Travis Kelce, Tank, and Tyson Beckford.
Silver Mirror Facial Bar – Anti-Fighting Facial – $155
As a bonus to the list, Silver Mirror facials, offered in New York City, Miami, and Washington D.C., are tailored to comprehensively address acne concerns by targeting every layer of the dermis. The treatment includes a double-cleanse, double exfoliation, and extractions to cleanse pores while utilizing high-frequency and blue LED technologies to combat acne-causing bacteria. A post-treatment phase incorporates a nourishing blend of vitamins and oxygen to sustain skin clarity. This facial is well-suited for individuals dealing with acne-prone skin, excessive oiliness, and texture issues.
“Men’s wellness and self-care go beyond mere routines; they are pivotal in enhancing one’s overall appearance. Building a skincare regimen is a simple yet personalized journey, rooted in understanding one’s unique skin type and needs. Consulting a licensed esthetician is essential, focusing on specific ingredients rather than generic products, to truly elevate skin health,” the skincare company co-founder and CEO, Matt Maroone says.
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