The Luxe List

Style Finds That Guys Will Geek Out Over

Compiled by Merilee Kern

Even as the cold days are drawing near, it’s never too late to contemplate what gifts you would like to give your man at Christmas. As the end of the year draws closer, a new season and a brand-new year are waiting just around the corner, and they are filled with opportunities for him to be rejuvenated and looking his best.

Here are a few fab finds that can give your guy more panache throughout the rest of this year and possibly into next spring.

The Twill Shirt and Wool Neck Warmer from Stormy Kromer

Keep your special someone warm and in style this season with quality apparel and accessories from Stormy Kromer. For those times when a flannel shirt simply won’t cut it, guys can ‘class up’ their look with the company’s new men’s brushed cotton twill shirt.

The lighter weight and softer fabric promise true comfort and warmth while the rich colours of khaki, redwood and Eclipse Navy are sure to turn heads. This shirt is a hundred percent twill cotton with two button through flap chest pockets and a front chest yoke.

Wool Crew Neck T-Shirt from Unbound Merino

The wool crew neck T-shirt from Unbound Merino will surely become the new ‘go to’ shirt for him, which you would have had the pleasure of gifting. This hundred percent Merino wool garment is designed to help you pack less and experience more.

Unbound Merino clothing lets you wash less, wear longer and simplify your life. The fabric on this particular crew neck T-shirt is also antibacterial to help protect and allow you to wear it with ease. It is wrinkle, odour and sweat resistant, and can last several days without needing a wash while still maintaining its freshness and shape.

The T-shirt won’t smell even after weeks of wear – unlike other synthetic fabrics and cotton. Every Merino wool fibre has a waxy coating called lanolin, which helps wick moisture away from your body and acts as a safeguard against odour causing bacteria. This is what allows the company’s Merino wool to stay breathable and dry – while smelling and feeling fresh – no matter what you put it through.

Its temperature regulating properties and fast drying abilities help keep you fresh, and looking your best for any occasion. Unbound Merino’s best-selling Merino wool crew neck T-shirt is simple yet stylish, casual and versatile with no flashy logos. Understated yet luxurious, it can be worn for a hike in the sun, used as an undershirt or dressed up for a nice dinner out.

xSuit 3.0 Men’s Suit

Nothing quite marks a return to normalcy like a return to the office; and although the days of taking ‘pants-less’ Zoom calls may be behind us, comfort in business wear has become a new norm.

The new xSuit 3.0 stylishly answers this call with a design that promises to ‘put your pyjamas to shame.’ It is designed to deliver comfort and style without compromise. Quite notably, it is stain, liquid and odour proof, and made from a proprietary infinite flex fabric that’s lightweight and breathable.

This environmentally-friendly suit is machine washable at home and no dry cleaning is needed – a rare feature for high end suits. Even those working from home will enjoy the xSuit 3.0 since it is as comfortable as athleisure wear.

The xSuit founder and designer likes to say that “it’s the only suit you’ll ever need” because it can be worn for weeks of business travel since its odour, stain and wrinkle-resistant qualities will keep it clean and fresh.

It’s perfect for that budding or seasoned executive in your life as the xSuit is sure to please especially when the recipient realises that endless trips to the dry cleaner are no longer required to stay looking crisp and corporate.

Lightweight Leeward Dress Shirt from Mizzen and Main

Who doesn’t love a well-dressed man? Give that special guy in your life a wardrobe upgrade that everyone will appreciate.

The lightweight Leeward dress shirt from Mizzen and Main is a fabulous gift for style minded men. Lightweight and crisp, the Leeward design combines traditional style with modern tailoring while packing it with performance and stretch, to keep the wearer cool and comfortable.

Made of 88 percent polyester and 12 percent spandex, this ultrasoft lightweight fabric is both pilling and wrinkle-resistant with four way stretch that will keep him looking and feeling good all day. This unique style provides a sharp look without compromising on comfort and its superior quick-drying properties will keep him feeling fresh all day.

The lightweight shirt also features back darts, long sleeves, a hidden button-down collar and a curved hem that’s the perfect fit for any look or occasion. It’s available in four designs and colours for versatility and utility, and is easy to care for.

No ironing or dry cleaning is required – and as such, it’s sure to be travel ready at any time. With shirts, styles and lengths for everyone, there’s one that he’s sure to love.

Men’s Rockford Mid Waterproof Leather Hiking Boot from Northside USA

The Men’s Rockford mid waterproof leather hiking boot from Northside USA is the perfect gift on Father’s Day. It’s ideal for all of dad’s adventures and a wide variety of tasks! The boot has a water-resistant and rugged distressed leather upper construction using ankle high embossed leather that features a waterproof seam, and makes it a versatile and well-made boot.

It also features a moisture wicking lining to keep your feet dry and a gusseted tongue to keep out debris. The boot is designed with a contoured, cushioned insole that will naturally shape and mould to the foot for lasting, all day comfort.

A speed lacing system allows for easy and secure adjustments for maximum wear, as well as comfort. This boot’s durable dual density direct injected PU outsole provides traction and shock absorption too.

Northside USA offers its customers a wide range of well constructed and ‘on trend’ footwear including cosy slippers, water shoes and sandals, hiking footwear and winter boots.

DNA T210 Men’s Sneakers from MLO

Give him comfortable and stylish footwear this season with the DNA T210 sneakers from MLO. The DNA is one of many signature designs inspired by art and freedom to represent one’s own expression of creativity. And the T210 design features a black and white colour scheme with artistic patterns.

These shoes will bring comfort and style to his sneaker game along with a fair share of attention. They offer breathable and form-fitting mesh upper fabric with high quality textile inner lining. The ultralightweight ECOLITE inner sole and premium compression moulded ‘phylon’ outer sole will keep him comfortable all day long.

He can wear these shoes casually or for a variety of sporting activities such as basketball, tennis, running and working out. And he’ll appreciate their uniqueness and comfort for anything the day might bring.

MLO is a great footwear and street wear brand that offers high fashion shoes with accessible prices for luxury looks. Since every pair is hand-crafted and hand painted, he can enjoy having a one of a kind pair of kicks! They are sure to start a conversation wherever he goes due to their bold style and expert craftsmanship that goes into each pair, making DNA the full package.

Tom Ford Fragrance Gift  Set from MicroPerfumes

With Christmas quickly approaching, many are searching for the perfect gift for their loved one. This year, shake up the tried and true gift of a bottle of designer fragrance by giving your significant other (or yourself) the chance to try on multiple fragrances.

MicroPerfumes seeks to revolutionise the fragrance industry by providing a way to experiment with different luxury perfumes and colognes, and then purchase a full-size bottle directly at a fraction of the cost. With hundred percent authentic and high quality brands, and designer fragrances, you never have to worry about receiving an inferior product from MicroPerfumes.

I tested out the MicroPerfumes Tom Ford Perfume Gift Set, which is well suited for the scent loving man in your life. It includes three of Tom Ford’s best-selling men’s fragrances in one convenient gift box set: Tom Ford Oud Wood, Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille and Tom Ford Tuscan Leather.

The Oud Wood is a pioneering composition of exotic woods and spices. It’s a timeless classic, which is perfect for entry into the Oud world. Tom Ford’s Tobacco Vanille is a reinvention of the classic tobacco fragrances that adds a creamy tonka bean, vanilla, dry fruit, cocoa and sweet wood sap for a modern and opulent expression of power and confidence.

Finally, the Tom Ford Tuscan Leather is a true leather scent through and through with an added softer side. Its fruity, herbal and sheer floral sweetness provided by night blooming jasmine breaks its toughness like a leather jacket that gets softer the more you wear it.

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