You’re looking for a gift. You could say it has to be a great gift, because it’s something that your menfolk, be it your boyfriend, your brother, your father, your husband will have to appreciate and love, and also actually use. Something that’s also discreet, well-made and of course, decently-priced. A tall order, no?
Well, yes and no. Of course you’ll find the pricey, fashion-led ones that won’t last beyond a season given how trends go, and most of the time you’re just paying extra because of the brand associated with it, because that’s just how things are these days.
And then there’s the new Montblanc’s Meisterstück Selection Sfumato collection, a line of bags, cardholders and wallets that easily fulfil many of the criteria we are looking for as far as keywords ‘great gift’ are concerned. For one, it’s well-made, the full-grain lambskin is given the ‘sfumato’ treatment, a painting technique pioneered by Leonardo Da Vinci that means all the leather goods are given this delicate gradation (think ombré) that’s honestly quite stunning to look at. Available in 3 classic hues, Brown, Flannel and Navy, prices start from just SGD265 for a 6-card card case, affordable if you ask me.
Anchored with Montblanc’s star emblem (which is so tiny you’ll miss it if you blink), you’ll also find a business card holder, a compact wallet, a long wallet and a passport case (all of which are already available in Singapore) which I might safely add will be SLGs that your boyfriend/brother/father/husband will actually use, along with 3 bags: two briefcases and a tote.
Which brings us to their Document Case with a single front pocket, which frankly, is as handsome as it gets when it comes to briefcases for work that don’t look like they belong to your grandfather. Priced at SGD2635, the 37 cm by 28 cm workhorse comes with a compartment for your laptop, another one for general use as well a zip pocket for those things you need to keep secure. And then there are not 1, not 2 but a trio of pockets just for your pens, well, because this looker is from Montblanc, after all.
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