What do you buy for the man who has everything? Anything, of course. Because by the time you’ve actually decided on that perfect gift, Christmas will be long over and it will be time to welcome 2016. So instead of doing all that (and wasting that perfect opportunity to score maximum brownie points with the man in your life), just pick from this 10-item gift guide I’ve assembled that’s perfect for most any man, especially me. So if anyone out there is also looking to buy me something this X’mas, just look up. Or read on.
You want something else, more options to choose from, especially when it comes to bags.
Let’s start with backpacks, which is apparently the in-thing now. Coach (check out their Rucksack that’s priced at just SGD1190) and Saint Laurent has decent ones for men, as does Louis Vuitton, and if there’s one I have to put money on, it would be the Christopher PM in Monogram Macassar Canvas.
Another brand I’m very big on would be Loewe; check out both the Yago Backpack, which is not really a backpack but more a sling bag (or that’s how I use it anyway) and the new Puzzle Crossbody (yes, there’s a new and improved version for the boys in stores now), so go have a look.
You want something supple and roomy? Check out Celine’s Oversized Twisted Cabas. And trust me when I say this, I think the boys will definitely pull this one off much better (sorry ladies!). Anything Goyard is safe, and the Saint Louis GM might be the answer. Not as common on men here as compared to the lads I’ve seen toting it in Hong Kong or Tokyo, they also come in enough colours to please most anyone.
Ok, I’ve digressed enough, back to the post at hand. Everything shown here is either available in Singapore (see prices in SGD) or via Mr Porter online. And if anyone else has any X’mas gift related queries for men, please leave a comment and I’ll reply as best I can. #happyshopping
Clockwise from top left: Hermès Bastia, SGD360, Loewe Suede Sneakers, SGD850, Tom Dixon Charcoal Scent Diffuser – Water, GBP85, Aesop Resurrection Aromatique Hand Balm, GBP19, Prada Vlad Trick, SGD450, Bulgari B.zero1, SGD1800, Maison Francis Kurkdjian The Fragrance Wardrobe Discovery Collection For Him via Escentials Paragon, SGD235, Saint Laurent Palm Tree Badge, GBP195, Thom Browne Pebble-Grain Leather Pouch, GBP590, Montblanc M (Marc Newson) Rollerball, SGD570