Our 2022 ‘Stylish Man’ Gift Guide for Christmas is for those who look for quality, luxury, and value in their day-to-day sartorial lives. You care less about the price tag and more about the construction, blend-in materials, and fit. More about the ingredients that maketh the scent, the movement that maketh the watch, and the leather that maketh the sneaker. If you agree with all of the above then it’s about time you check out our style gift guide.
CIGA Design Blue Planet
In partnership with CIGA Design
CIGA Design’s Blue Planet Watch Earth Day Special Edition was created in collaboration with The Earth Day Organization and there’s nothing quite like it. Winner of the coveted GPHG Challenge Watch Prize in 2021, this unique stunner is even more innovative and eco-conscious than it first appears. Where does one even begin? With the construction perhaps, which employs recycled titanium for the environmentally-friendly case. Then we have the singular Earth-like display, complete with intricate details and topographic engravings. More than a striking visual, it’s a constant reminder of our planet’s sensational beauty.
Continuing with the planetary theme, CIGA Design’s award-winning piece employs Asynchronous Follow-up Technology. On typical movements, the hour hand rotates 30-degrees and the minute hand rotates 360-degrees, but this one delivers the feeling of time itself running through with the Earth’s rotation. Migrating along the dial face is a solitary navigation marker, which points to a static hour ring and dynamic minute ring to indicate the time.
These are but a few of the many signature design choices waiting in store for potential wearers. The acclaimed watch comes presented in a special edition gift box and you know where to take it from here. – USD$1,398 and AUD$2,080
Users can enjoy a 20% discount from now to December 18th for the holiday season sales on CIGA Design’s official store. 10% discount code MOM10 is available after December 18th.
David Beckham Amber Breeze
In Partnership with David Beckham Fragrances
Few people are as well travelled as a certain Mr David Beckham. And fewer still share such a keen eye – or perhaps that should be nose – for style. It’s this unique wealth of experience that’s enabled the possessor of one of history’s most accurate right feet to combine ingredients from all over the globe in the creation of Christmas 2022’s must-have men’s fragrance: Amber Breeze. Featuring rosemary and sage intertwined with patchouli, vetiver and tonka bean notes, this is a long-lasting fragrance that you’ll want to wear long after the Christmas leftovers are all gone. – AU $34.99
Fender X Wrangler Collection
In partnership with Fender
Few things are as intrinsically linked as denim and rock ‘n’ roll. It makes sense, then, for two iconic brands – one from each of those categories – to come together in celebration of both. And so it is with the Fender X Wrangler Collection, a new clothing range that captures the immortal spirit of rock music and the daring denim fits worn by its heroic standard bearers. – AU $45
Blundstone #1900 Men’s Dress Ankle Boots
In partnership with Blundstone
Formal meets functional with the #1900 chestnut brown ankle boot from long-running Tasmanian footwear label Blundstone. This handsome classic combines chestnut leather uppers with sleek almond toes and soft underfoot comfort, thereby ticking every conceivable box. The perfect shoe for wedding season, it looks no less exceptional when you’re strolling through city streets or hitting up the hottest clubs and restaurants.
Brilliantly stylish at first sight, the #1900 is more technically proficient than it appears. From the premium water-resistant leather to the durable TPU outsole, this boot can handle pretty much all the action you can throw its way. Bring in the removable comfort footbed and contoured design and you get customised wearability along with no shortage of ergonomic support. This is the latest evolution of Blundstone’s Dress Series and it’s crafted with the modern lifestyle in mind. It doesn’t just get you where you’re going, it turns heads when you arrive. – AU $280
Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless 3
In partnership with Sennheiser
Sennheiser’s MOMENTUM True Wireless 3 are everything one can ask for in modern earbuds. Setting new benchmarks of sound quality and Adaptive Noise Cancellation (which automatically adjusts to your environment), they’re also conspicuously sleek and exceptionally comfortable. Behold their ultra-premium performance, brought to life by way of advanced design, top-shelf materials, precise workmanship, and cutting-edge technology. In other words: they’re Sennheisers!
Thanks to aptX Adaptative codec, these classy buds render impeccable sonic detail. Additional features include the new high-resolution sound mode, recently added multi-point connection feature, and three built-in mics for crystal clear voice pick-up when you’re on calls. Rated with IPX4 splash-resistant and different-sized silicone fins and ear tips for a personalised fit, the MOMENTUM True Wireless 3 offer up to 28 hours of playtime when you charge in the premium sharing case. Naturally, they make for a perfect gift. – AU $399.99
Nike Dunk Low By You
The Nike Dunk Low is the most popular shoe on the planet right now, selling out days after release with rare and sought-after models fetching hundreds on the secondary market. Surprisingly, few people know that you can customise and create your own Nike Dunk Low through the brand’s ‘By You’ sneaker customisation system that allows you to personalise your own pair of shoes to match your favourite colours and materials. Pick up a pair of these for yourself or customise a pair for a loved one this Christmas – from $170 AUD.
Polo Ralph Lauren Pink Pony Collection
Our editor-in-chief, Nick Hall, covered the release of the Polo Ralph Lauren Pink Pony Collection at release back in October and the sentiment behind the collection rings true to this very moment. A fantastic collection with a range of new polos, oxfords and sweatshirts emblazoned with a delicate pink emblem. Why? Because the brand is taking a powerful stance in support of Breast Cancer.
Polo Ralph Lauren will donate 100% of the purchase price from the sale of the new Pink Pony Oxford Shirt and Pink Pony Fleece Hoodie and 25% of the purchase price from the Ralph Lauren Pink Pony collection to Cancer Australia – from $119 AUD.
Levi’s 501 Original
The Levi’s 501 Original Jeans are a style staple and icon. When you close your eyes and think of “jeans” these are the ones that come to mind, and for good reason, they’ve been around since 1873 and were invented by the man himself Levi Strauss. With a quality construction that’s made from 14.39-ounce denim, there’s a reason these have a cult following amongst fashion conscience men. They’re classic, they look good, and they’ll last you a decade or more! Grab a pair for yourself or a loved one this Christmas – from $129.95 AUD.
IWC Pilot’s Watch Chronograph 41
Movement: Automatic self-winding, IWC-manufactured 69385 Calibre movement.
Power reserve: 46 hours
Water resistance: 10 bar
When it comes to the best watches around the $10,000 mark, few are as talked about as the IWC Pilot’s Watch. Famous for its appearance in the 1986 (and 2022) Top Gun film, the watch was found on the wrist of Tom Cruise’s ‘Maverick’ character throughout and left a long-lasting impression on watch lovers till today. The IWC Pilot’s Watch Chronograph 41 features an in-house automatic self-winding, IWC-manufactured 69385 Calibre movement with up to 46 hours of power reserve – from $12,400 AUD.
R.M. Williams Comfort Craftsmen Boot
You already knew these would find their way onto our stylish man gift guide this Christmas in one way or another. At some point in your life, you WILL own a pair whether you like it or not and the only thing better than owning a pair yourself is gifting them to a family member or loved one that’s yet to experience the versatility of this national treasure. When it comes to ‘quality’ the R.M. Williams Comfort Craftsmen Boot is up there with the best anywhere, most notably, the use of yearling leather for supreme pliability, a good year welted sole that can be repaired for life, and chisel square toe that’s stylish yet suitable for all occasions – from $649 AUD.
A certified member of our ever-popular list of the best luxury fragrances and colognes for men, Aventus by Creed deserves its spot in the vanity cupboard of any self-respecting gentleman for its feromones alone. While we’d consider this one a ‘niche fragrance’ due to its limited distribution, price, scent, packaging, and ingredients, it’s the perfect scent to impress those who have it all – from $349 AUD.
Lacoste Men’s L.12.12 Classic Polo Shirt
We’ve covered the classic L.12.12 Lacoste polo shirt on more than a handful of occasions and for good reason, this is one of the best simple polo shirts money can buy. As such, it’s a no-brainer gift for a loved one this Christmas and offers quality and class in a simple-to-wear and pair aesthetic. Made from 100% cotton it’s comfortable and features a classic fit to suit all body types – from $120 AUD.
Westhill Gold Origin Signet Ring
The only men’s accessory to rival a watch is a signet ring, and thankfully, they’re far more affordable. If you’re shopping for yourself or a close loved one this Christmas, check out this classic Gold Origin Signet Ring from Westhill. Made in Australia from solid gold and measuring 7 x 11mm across the face it’s a great size for most males and can be custom engraved with initials – from $990 AUD.
Tudor Pelagos 39
Case diameter: 39 mm grade 2 titanium case with satin finish
Movement: Automatic self-winding, Tudor-manufactured MT5400 Calibre movement.
Power reserve: 70 hours
Water resistance: 200 m
Another watch that really caught our eye this year was the latest Pelagos release from our friends at Tudor. A slimmed-down piece, our watch writer Lee Smith says this is the sweet spot in the range and we’re sure that anyone who receives a piece for Christmas would have to agree. Outside of the mechanical, the signature snowflake hands and recognisable vintage look would have to be our favourite aspect when it comes to this particular reference but we also love the that we’ve come to expect from the Pelagos – from $ AUD.
The Performance Package 4.0 by Manscaped
Send a message this Christmas with the Performance Package 4.0 by Manscaped. The kit includes everything you or someone hairier needs this holiday season with The Lawn Mower 4.0 electric trimmer, Weed Whacker Ear & nose hair trimmer, Crop Preserver Anti-chafing ball deodorant, Crop Reviver Ball spray toner, Magic Mat Disposable shaving mats – from $199.99 AUD.
The Macallan M, 2022 Release
While some whiskies are rare, others are irreplaceable. Enter the Macallan M, 2022 release, among the darkest of The Macallan outturns, this dram shines a light on a rare selection of irreplaceable casks with contact against sherry oak that’s resulted in a deeper single malt. Our founder Scott Purcell had a chance to try the release a few months back and was more than satisfied with the liquorice and tea leaves on the palate that combines with smooth crème and chocolate orange. The dried fruit finish is simply sublime – from $6,750 USD.
Stadium Goods x Döttling Sneaker Safe
Those who have more money than sense come this way, those who hate the idea of a $26,000 sneaker safe turn away because we’re introducing the Stadium Goods x Döttling Sneaker Safe. Exclusive to Farfetch, each and every safe is made to order in a variety of finishes, including Calf Leather ($26K), Faux Ostrich ($28K), Faux Alligator ($28K), and Cowhide ($29.5K). What else does it do to warrant the exorbitant price tag? Not much. The safe includes a rechargeable fingerprint lock for safety, an optional sound alarm that activates when the safe is moved, and interior LED lighting to enhance visibility – from $26,000 USD.
Zegna Grey Melange OASI Cashmere Crewneck
We covered the story of Zegna Oasi earlier this year and the collection that’s arisen from the depths of the conservation park has become a highlight of the fashion calendar this year. We highlighted three pieces from that collection in our article right here, however, our absolute favourite would have to be the Oasi Cashmere Crewneck. You haven’t experienced a crewneck like this before, with 100% cashmere construction that’s both sustainable and luxurious it’s the perfect Christmas gift for ballers – from $2,185 AUD.
One of the best additions we’ve made to the Man of Many office this year is the Samsung AirDresser. Maybe the most used piece of equipment in the office the AirDresser will steam clean your clothes (including suits and jackets) ready for whatever event you may have on after work. Recently upgraded, the Bespoke AirDresser neutralises up to 99% of unwanted odours, reducing germs and smoothing out wrinkles in the process. Leave the door open and you can take advantage of the system’s Dehumidification function – from $2779 AUD.
Golden Goose Ball Star Leather Sneakers
While we thought distressed sneakers were just another fashion trend, it’s been more than half a decade since Golden Goose hit the scene and their lineup of distressed-look sneakers is only getting stronger. Enter their latest offering, the Ball Star leather sneakers that feature all the hallmarks of another fan favourite. We love the soft leather construction on the upper alongside the leather lining and insole that are designed for ultimate comfort and style. Made in Italy, these are the pure definition of quality footwear – from $660 AUD.
Frescobol Carioca Murilo Knit
Knitted polo shirts are still this Summer’s top fashion trend on our forecast. Frescobol Carioca’s Murilo Knit has all the makings of a summer smash hit with 85% Cotton and 15% Wool blend alongside quality construction that includes a half-placket fastening and chest pocket to add sophistication- from $440 AUD.