Aleks Cvetkovic picks his gifts for the modern gentleman
Aleks Cvetkovic picks his gifts for the modern gentleman
Begg x Co Nuance Ombre cashmere scarf

Begg x Co Nuance Ombre cashmere scarf, £740
Begg x Co’s cashmere scarves are beautiful, handmade in Scotland in the same way that they have been for generations. Buy for your partner and steal at every available opportunity.

Purdey Grosvenor zip-up sweater

Purdey Grosvenor zip-up sweater, £1,295
This sleek knitted blouson by Purdey isn’t what you’d expect from a traditional gunsmith. The suede panelling and knitted sleeves are both practical and comfortable to wear – a great piece for frequent travellers.

Noah corduroy sport coat

Noah corduroy sport coat, £670
This double-breasted jacket is part of Noah’s new “DIY Suiting” offering, designed to be dressed down. The soft construction and oversized silhouette make for a louche, relaxed look. It’s more American Gigolo than geography teacher.

The Men’s Fashion Book

The Men’s Fashion Book, £59.95
Is this the chicest coffee-table book ever printed? Quite possibly. It also avoids a pitfall made by many men’s style books, in that it covers contemporary fashion alongside the old black-and-white greats.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute watch

Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute watch, £7,200
The Reverso is as handsome today as it was back in 1931, when it was originally launched. With the emerald sunray dial and strap, this one is chic yet surprisingly sporty. A good-looking all-rounder in my book.

Brunello Cucinelli corduroy trousers

Brunello Cucinelli corduroy trousers, £490
Cream cords are a fresh take on a traditional style. Cucinelli’s are stunning and combine a flattering silhouette with the thickest, plushest corduroy you could wish for. Don’t be precious with them – the more you live in them, the better they’ll look.

Rocky Mountain down vest

Rocky Mountain down vest, €530
Rocky Mountain Featherbed is an obscure Japanese label, based on a defunct 1960s Wyoming brand of the same name. Today, it makes lots of quirky western-wear with superb attention to detail. The gilets are seriously cosy and satisfyingly well made.

Zegna Vicuña Pure overshirt

Zegna Vicuña Pure overshirt, £1,575
The very idea of a cashmere overshirt has me weak at the knees. Wear over a chunky rollneck and smart trousers for an overtly luxurious look.

Buly Crème Pogonotomienne

Buly Crème Pogonotomienne, €29
Buly’s shaving cream is a staple of mine. With notes of almond and burnt hinoki wood, it’s surprisingly complex and quite unlike any other shaving creams I’ve tried.

Gucci herringbone wool coat

Gucci herringbone wool coat, £2,600
Gucci’s ’70s-inspired tailoring seldom fails to impress. A timeless double-breasted number like this will layer comfortably over everything from a sharp suit to sweats.

Anderson & Sheppard winter gloves

Anderson & Sheppard winter gloves, £215
Anderson & Sheppard’s Mayfair haberdashery remains one of my all-time favourite shops, and a great spot for thoughtful gifts. These shearling gloves, unsurprisingly, are all-time favourites of mine too.

Crockett & Jones grizedale boots

Crockett & Jones grizedale boots, £450
Crockett & Jones’s new Grizedales feature lots of geeky shoemaking features: chunky rubber commando soles, rough-out suede uppers, a half-bellows tongue and a water-resistant storm-welt construction. They would make superb city-to-country trampers.

Connolly cashmere and silk T-shirt

Connolly cashmere and silk T-shirt, £395
Connolly’s knitted T-shirts are made from an indulgent blend of cashmere and silk. You’ll never find another quite like this.

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