Wall Street Stylist Holiday Gift Guide
For the Dapper Gentleman:
The Dark Knot is one of my favorite luxury tie brands. The Dark Knot offers contemporary hand-stitched woven and printed silk neckties of the highest quality. Not only are these ties of superior quality, but they feature the most luxurious packaging one can find, making them the perfect gift. They are packaged in an elegant gift box, and each feature a card with shirt and suit suggestions based on the specific tie. Also, at this level of luxury, these are the most affordably priced ties that you will find on the market, making them a clear winner in my book. Although there is a vast selection of stripes, prints, and solids in the collection, I have chosen 9 of my favorite Dark Knot ties below.
Zip Collar Sweaters
Established in Rome in 1945, Brioni is synonymous with sophisticated Italian craftsmanship and this cashmere sweater is a fine example. In a classic fit and ageless navy hue, this piece is ideal for understated luxury on leisurely days.
Slide this Canali sweater on for discreet, stylish luxury when temperatures dip. Crafted in Italy from a wool and cashmere-blend, this soft piece is lightweight yet warming and features an adjustable zipped collar for extra protection should you need it. The classic blue tone will work with everything in your wardrobe.
Burberry Brit provides the solution to maintaining your sophisticated demeanour on leisurely days with this black ribbed-knit sweater. Crafted from a plush and lightweight cashmere and cotton-blend, it emanates quality. This is the perfect travel sweater.
Rich, jewel tones are perfect for the festive season, so invest in this handsome deep teal Paul Smith sweater. The V-neck has a subtle navy trim for a stylish finish.
John Smedley‘s classic knitwear is crafted by skilled artisans in the label’s factory in Derbyshire, England. The lightweight softness of this black fine-knit cashmere sweater makes it the perfect piece to layer over a cotton shirt and tailored trousers
This fine-knit wool cardigan is yet another classic man essential. This sweater can be dressed up or down, and will be sure to never go out of style.
Update your wardrobe essentials with Marc by Marc Jacobs‘ navy cardigan. Luxuriously knitted from silk, cotton and cashmere, this understated piece features contrasting black trims, sleek buttons and a comfortable fit.
From the chunky knit and the thick cables to the shawl collar and long, turned-up cuffs, everything about this Faconnable cardigan is built to wrap you up in luxury. And that’s not to mention the soft wool and cashmere-blend yarn and the fine Italian construction that ensure the highest comfort.
Quilted layers are a must have this year, and these are two of my favorites.
Belstaff is known for edgy, stylish, motorcycle inspired fashion, and this vest makes no exception. I love the zippered pockets, the mock neck, and the quilted shoulder seaming that is reminiscent of a motorcycle jacket.
In one of the hottest colors of the season, this wine colored vest from Ted Baker will not only provide warmth, but also add style. This is a beautifully fitted vest (which is essential when layering).
A quilted jacket will see you through every season, and this Belstaff version is a great choice for crafting well-considered looks. The navy piece has been cut for a slim fit and features detailing over the shoulders and arms for dashing, masculine style
No wardrobe’s complete without a classic quilted jacket for when the nights draw in. In true Ted style GARYEN features debonair details including a contrast herringbone zip and buckle collar.
Seamlessly marrying function and form, these Church’s leather Chelsea boots are an elegantly dependable style you’ll turn to again and again. Expertly crafted in Northampton, England, this handsome pair will look just as smart dressed up with a slim-fitting suit as they will teamed with a good pair of jeans.
A handsomely brogued cap toe begins a hearty Chelsea boot featuring patent leather accents that contrast the well-grained vamp. A side-zip closure and elastic goring offer easy on-and-off. These boots are perfect for the confident guy that knows how to take style risks and likes to be noticed.
Sleek lines and a handsome sheen define a versatile boot touched up with tasteful brand hardware. These boots are a man essential, and the silver buckle details adds just enough detailing to take them from classic to a little edgy.
Phineas Cole shoes adroitly combine old world craftsmanship with a distinctly modern—and thoroughly elegant—aesthetic. These shoes can easily be dressed up with a suit, or down with casual pants or jeans, defining them as a super versatile infusion of style (check out those lilac colored laces!)
Every man needs a pair of nice leather gloves. Both of these pairs are not only made from fine leather, but also feature beautiful cashmere linings, the ultimate in luxury.
This is a beautiful pair of gloves encompassing a classic, luxurious style. These are a mens staple, which will never go out of fashion.
For men with a little more of an edge, this pair of gloves features just enough of a stylish edge with the silver zipper and navy blue suede thumb.
This is the MUST HAVE mens belt of the year (yes, that is a big statement to make). Every man on Wall Street owns this belt, as well as every stylish, dapper man in NYC.
This is my favorite mens reversible dress belt. With one belt you get a beautiful black AND brown belt, making it a must have, and a perfect gift for a man that travels.
Every dapper man knows that brass or silver collar stays are an integral part of a nice crisp, polished looking dress shirt. Collar stays are a man essential, so what better gift than a personalized set of collar stays with your own engraved messages on each pair.
This elegant D R Harris shaving set comprises a razor that fits a Mach 3 blade, a badger hair brush and chrome stand and bowl. Storing the brush upside down on the stand helps ensure it dries out properly after each use, prolonging its life, while the bowl can be used to work your soap into the perfect lather. Presented in a classic green box with the brand’s logo embossed in gold on the top, this makes a stylish gift for the gentleman who prefers the finer things in life.
Your shaving system becomes a prized part of the morning ritual instead of a chore with The 4 Elements of the Perfect Shave™. With unique blends of botanical ingredients and 100 percent pure essential oils, these shave-perfecting formulas are ideal for men with sensitive and normal-to-dry skin, ingrown hair, razor burn, or tough beards. They are free of alcohol, synthetic dyes, synthetic fragrance, and other ingredients that can be harmful when absorbed into the skin.
A custom, hand-crafted razor and brush as well as two complimentary skincare products for the ultimate comfortable shave. Jack Black produces beautiful luxury products that are not only amazing for your skin, but also cruelty-free, which makes it a winner in my book!
Regardless of all of the ever changing trends in mens cologne, this continues to be my favorite. Givenchy Play is sexy and masculine, while remaining light and not overpowering. Every season I search for a new favorite mens fragrance, and every season, I continue to declare this the winner.
This Bond Street outwood and rum scented candle is pretty amazing……………and masculine. This scent is my favorite from this collection. This is a perfect gift for the Bachelor in your life (yes, even bachelors appreciate candles and ambient lighting). Plus, anybody appreciates a nicely scented home……………and some romance.
THE BUSINESS TRAVELER
The Elton John Foundation is one of the largest private funding institutions for AIDS in the world, and this season the charity have collaborated with five leading brands to create a capsule collection based around the concept of luxury travel. This cashmere and wool-blend eye-mask and blanket set has been created by New York brand Armand Diradourian, known for its sumptuous knitted designs. This pair is just the thing for getting you through long haul flights in comfort and style.
Packing cubes are absolutely for every business traveler. These cubes allow you to organize and consolidate each category of your clothing and accessories, allowing for maximum space in your luggage.
An elegant way to carry and protect your passport. This case from the Monaco collection is made from textured full-grain leather and features a calfskin interior and European turned-edge construction. Comes in a beautiful gift box. This is perfect for the international business man that prefers to travel in style.
This versatile leather travel kit is designed to hang from virtually any fixture and sit on flat surfaces. It features an easy-access U-zip opening to the main compartment and two exterior side zip pockets. The interior has open, zip and mesh pockets as well as small elastic loops. Anti-bacterial lining. Made from Tumi’s full-grain napa leather.
Carry 1-2 garments with you on board in this convenient, compact design. Features include: curtain with zip pockets, exterior U-zip pocket, ticket pocket and removable shoulder strap. This is perfect (an also an essential) for the business traveler that goes right from airport to meeting.
Expandable, accessible and effortless: this Tegra-Lite® Max case is the most durable and fully functional hardside case made today. It is expandable and features a spacious, accessible front pocket, plus it moves effortlessly in every direction on our double turning wheels. Tegra-Lite® is constructed from Tegris®, a revolutionary polypropylene thermoplastic composite material created by Milliken® for use in lifesaving armor, Nascar race cars and protective gear for NFL players. Tumi has received the worldwide, exclusive rights to use the Tegris material within the travel industry. This compact wheeled carry-on design is for those who travel domestically and internationally. It expands 2” for extra capacity when you need it and has two packing compartments. There is a hanger bracket for suits and longer garments. Interior pockets for accessories.
Alpha 2 is made from Tumi’s patented, ultra-durable FXT® ballistic nylon. Sophisticated adventure style that travels anywhere. Whether you are headed to the slopes, a rail tour of Europe or a long snorkeling vacation for two, just load up this large, easy-access duffel and wheel it away. It offers a separate, structured bottom section for shoes or gear with a curtain that unzips to create one large packing cavity when desired. Exterior pockets for accessories.
THE “COOL” TECH GUY
You know the one. The guy that can’t stand the sartorial style of a traditional suit and tie, but works in an office environment and likes to infuse his style into everything. Usually this guy works in IT, some sort of Tech, or perhaps Advertising. The office environment is business casual, but he likes to up everybody else’s fashion game with stylish trends and innovative pops of color. This guy might wear casual pants, a tailored button down shirt with rolled up sleeves (so he can of course show off his accessories), and the coolest pair of chukka boots in the office. Once in a while he might even wear a sport coat just so he can have the opportunity to show off his cool new pocket square or lapel pin. Here are just a few gifts that might make this guy smile.
Warby Parker Gift Card
Warby Parker was conceived as an alternative to the overpriced and bland eyewear available today. The Warby Parker aesthetic is vintage-inspired, with a fashion forward twist – and every pair is custom fit with anti-reflective, polycarbonate prescription lenses. Even at $95, there are almost a billion people without access to glasses, so for every pair sold, Warby Parker provides one to someone in need. For all of these reasons, Warby Parker is by far the most popular eyewear brand among fashionable yet socially and culturally conscious men, making a Warby Parker gift gard a very stylish, practical, and thoughtful gift.