These days, the modern gentleman values a quality pair of shoes as much as the ladies do with men’s fashion becoming much more accessible. Websites, magazines, blogs and YouTube videos are all instantly available at your fingertips and more and more are dedicated to men’s fashion, offering classic style rules, tips and advice. This has created some of the most influential men in style, reinstating a love for clothes and accessories. Starting with the shoes, every man should own the essential loafers, Oxfords, Derby’s, brogues and monk shoes to ensure that every outfit is perfectly completed down to the very last detail. The perfect pair of leather shoes could be the perfect Christmas gift for him this holiday season and the next item on the list should be the belt to coordinate.
Quality Leather Accessories
As a rule of thumb, one should always try to match the colour of their belt with the colour of their shoes. Another rule, so we hear, is that one can never have too many shoes, just as long as each of the core shapes are there, an array of colours can then be styled. To compliment his footwear, the gentleman in question will need an expertly crafted leather belt to match. The main difference in leather belts is the quality which should be the focus during your search for the perfect accessory. Quality leather warms and softens as it ages, moulding to your body shape and storing a patina of memories in its matured surface. Fine leather should be butter-soft, thick, supple and smooth, just like that of a pampeano polo belt. The detail should be in the hand-craftsmanship for a classic piece that has been expertly made to last a lifetime. pampeano offers every colour and style to suit every gentleman and every outfit. Each South American belt from pampeano is steeped with tradition, has a story of its own, and was intricately hand crafted by an expert artisan in a process which takes four to five hours to complete. With each arriving in its own presentation box, a pampeano polo belt is the perfect gift for every gentleman in your life.
Whether your man loves to entertain, or enjoys the quieter nights in, a rich bottle of Argentine Malbec is perfect as the evenings cool and the nights grow longer.
In keeping with the finer things in life, Argentinian Malbec is known to be the best in the world, made to be paired with Argentina’s famous grass fed beef. For a cosy Christmas by the fire, pampeano recommends a full bodied bottle of Mendel, Finca Remota 2012 which is ready to decant now for a festive drink, full of dark plum flavours, or a bottle of Cheval des Andes from Mendoza 2011 which is the perfect present to be cherished and stored in the cellar for at least another year.
It is difficult to find a better start to the day, than with a rich and fragrant cup of coffee. With interest in coffee at an all-time high, and endless flavours readily available, the modern man can now enjoy high quality coffee in his own home, without the need for a coffee house of barista. An abundance of passionate independent roasters, combined with knowledgeable suppliers means that gourmet coffee subscriptions are a great gift that he can be enjoyed all year round. There are great options from the likes of Pact Coffee and Artisan Roast, but our editor’s pick is Cafedirect Handpicked.
A Classic Timepiece
An essential accessory for every man is a quality timepiece. There is a piece to suit every individual, whether he prefers an understated and classic face with a simple leather strap, or a modern version brimming with technology and intricate metal work. It is always best that a man owns a dress watch and an everyday watch, so if this is not the case for the man you are buying for, then here is an excellent idea for a gift and a gap in his accessory collection. Keeping a dress watch perfectly presented in its own case until it is time for a more formal occasion makes the process of getting ready that bit more special. pampeano's editor’s pick is this leather strapped Tag Heuer watch which is a stand out piece from their luxury range.
British holiday season is hardly famous for its dazzling weather, but if you are escaping the winter weather for Christmas, or simply looking forward to the sun baked plains of South America, a new pair of sunglasses is always warmly received. A perfect pick me up to unwrap on a cold Christmas morning, reminiscent of warmer times, men’s modern fashion has welcomed many new innovative shapes and styles of eyewear.
An array of impressive designs is instantly available online with convenient guides on how to correctly compliment frames and face shapes. pampeano recommends a pair of Bottega Veneta D-frames or Tom Ford aviators as fail safe options that are gentleman approved and the very top level of men’s style. These will work perfectly with the aforementioned luxury leather pampeano polo belt and classic leather footwear for a refined and classic look.
As well as wanting to look the part, the modern gentleman also wants to smell fantastic from day to day and on special occasions. Every man has their own signature scent, which is the perfect masculine finish to their outfit.
From Hermes and Creed to Tom Ford and Acqua Di Parma, a man loves to find new and pleasing fragrances that they can discover and wear to complete their carefully curated look. If you would prefer not to risk buying an unfamiliar bottle of cologne, purchase the same one that they already use, as there is nothing worse than being caught short, and running out before an important event.
Luxury Leather Storage
If you’re buying a gift for a style conscious man, he may already have an impressive collection of watches and accessories with a very particular taste which can be difficult to buy for. A clever alternative would be to opt for something for the home. A luxurious leather jewellery box or cufflink case from pampeano could be the perfect stylish solution to store his precious keepsakes. pampeano also offers a personalisation service, so why not have his initials hand pressed into the smooth leather lid for a truly special gift that will be remembered and cherished for a lifetime.
A Quality Oxford Shirt
A good Oxford shirt can be worn dressed up or down, and will be an asset to any man’s wardrobe as the ultimate style staple. This blue number by Thom Browne is as classic as they come. Note the little touch of individuality in the form of the label's signature tricolour grosgrain trims at the placket, that makes this shirt a really special piece. Complete a gift set with the inclusion of a white Oxford shirt, and the man in your life will be well equipped and perfectly styled for every occasion.