Timbuk2 Classic 2014 Messenger Bag
The Art of Crep Protection Spray
IWC Men’s Swiss Quartz Stainless Steel Watch
When you think of getting a gift for your brother, best friend or husband, you take a step back and analyze what they like. That’s when you realize two things: you don’t know what they want, and you kind of suck at picking out gifts. Gear Hungry to the rescue – these are stylish and flattering, multifunctional gifts that are designed to excite, and refuse to disappoint. We’re willing to take a hefty bet that more than half of this list of stylish gifts for men will fit the bill for the men in your life.
Stylish Gifts For Men
Messenger bags are never a dull gift. From function to flair, with style at the helm, this classic style fold-over flap messenger bag features a 100% polyethylene construction for maximum durability and is crafted in the United States. The double loop cam buckle allows for easy adjustments, cutting down on unnecessary material to remain as lightweight as it can be. From the TPU liner (excellent for weatherproofing) right on down to the lifetime warranty and Cordura nylon construction and cotton blend, Timbuk2 Classic 2014 Messenger Bag fits the bill for a stylish gift for men, whatever he needs it to.
If he doesn’t own a weekender bag, then he’s putting too much effort into packing for trips. This luxurious leather bag fits up to two suits and contains three zippered exterior pockets for quick-access items (passport, cash, etc.). Fitted for nearly all domestic and international carry limit, Hook & Albert’s Leather Garment Weekender also features a sliding shoulder strap for easy, comfortable carry, as well as the ability to fold down to under 3” in height when empty. Pebbled leather, custom metal hardware, and the perfect style gift for your guy – need we say more?
Vertical-aligned backpacks are slimming and form-fitting (and also cut down on unnecessary shoulder strain and fatigue), and nobody does it better than Aer. Featuring a 1680D ballistic nylon exterior (and eco-friendly dye), Duffel Pack 2 comes with a 15.6” dedicated and padded laptop storage sleeve, while also housing a shoe compartment fit to store up to one men’s size 13 pair of shoes. Durable features, such as the YKK Japanese zippers and dura flex plastic hardware make this duffel bag a smart buy and functional beyond compare. A great addition to our stylish gifts for the men gift guide.
The travelling backpack of a refined gentleman, Topo Designs’ Klettersack offers a zippered top pocket, side pockets to pack small gear (phones, EDC), as well as a water bottle sleeve. In today’s day and age, you’re not going to travel anywhere without your laptop – this comes with a dedicated storage sleeve just for that. Heavy-duty plastic hardware dots the many access points of this pack, while an inner drawstring closure puts you in control of the goods. The natural leather lash tabs, and the fact that this just looks boss as can be on any man, puts it right along the top of our stylish gifts for men list.
Luxurious travel means coming along with luxurious luggage. Ted Baker London threw their sweat and blood into designing their 16” Trolley Packing Case with the best features they could muster. From the TSA-approved locking mechanism to the two-way zipper closure and media pocket under the external flap, you get a serious set of high-quality functional components, while retaining that gentlemanly look about your travel. Polyester and polyurethane along the trim reduce tear possibility (you know how baggage handling is a hassle) while keeping everything nice and tight inside of this unique trolley.
Ted Baker clothes some of the most influential businessmen and women, giving them the style and confidence they need to close deals, and open doors. Their signature Chelsea boot brings a posh and dapper look to any man while providing superior comfort and durability. Made of leather and textile materials, Camroon Chelsea Boot comes with a 1” heel to put a little more power in his stance and retain that perfect posture. From the boardroom to the dinner table, he’ll look like a boss all day long, and it’s all thanks to you.
As the creators say, “All-weather tough, all-American style,” goes a long way in this design. Add a short boost of height while slipping into some of the most comfort imaginable. The Natural Trench Boots are crafted from fine horween chromexcel leather, sporting oiled leather waterlock soles for superior waterproofing, and an all calfskin leather vamp lining for maximum durability. The Natural Trench are the boots you purchase to last for decades, and they’re handcrafted right here in the United States. For more great products like this, check out our guide to the best work boots.
Footwear is a form of expression, and there’s no better way to go about it than blending vintage design with modern materials. Crafted for over 110 years in New England, New Balance uses a streamlined version of their classic running shoes, while adding a few features. From the Vibram sole (for a work boot-like traction), right on down to the super durable pig suede upper portion, with 1978 Model by New Balance you’re slipping into luxurious comfort, all wrapped up in a lightweight design that leaves you feeling footloose.
You can never go wrong with Adidas. Made of synthetic material and sporting a no-slip rubber sole, this stylish black-and-white Original GTX Sneaker comes ready to contour to just about any style, complimenting your guy from tip to heel. They include Boost, their most comfortable cushioning system ever produced, and overall breathable comfort, no matter where you are. On top of that, they also come pre-waterproofed, so you won’t need to put additional protective measures in place for these walking shoes.
Crep, not crepes (we wanted crepes too). This shoe protector spray comes in a 5oz can, and very simply protects your shoes from stains, weather, and the environmental concerns that threaten the cleanliness and integrity of your kicks at all hours of the day. Getting stuck in the rain with a five-minute walk to the train station is a big problem; not all stylish sneakers are meant to prevent water from coming in, but with The Art of Crep Protection Spray, you’ll turn flimsy into fortified, and an irate reaction into ironclad protection.
Summer’s always just around the corner, but we end up opting for a pair of sandals from the department store when we forgot to have the appropriate attire. Apollo Moc 2.0 sneakers are the perfect bridge between staying stylish and wearing appropriate items for the season. Made of soft polyester for breathability, this shock-absorbing sneaker features microfiber laces and PETA-approved vegan construction methods. Lightweight sneakers always come with one problem: your feet slip around inside of them. That’s not cool, which is why the Apollo Moc broke the stereotype. A textured rubber insole ensures stability, and when walking on abrasive surfaces like concrete.
If you’ve never heard of a clip card wallet, you’re seriously missing out. This is the quintessential item for the minimalist carrying a few cards (important ones, like credit and ID), but prefers to use cash wherever he can. Thin leather and enough room for three cards on one side, sturdy money clip on the other – and made of sweet, luxurious calfskin leather. BOSS produces some of the finest guy-friendly gadgets and essentials on the planet, and we’re happy to report that their Leather Clip Card Wallet does its job, and looks excellent doing it.
If he’s carrying cards instead of cash, there’s a potential issue for identity and information theft. It happens all over the place, every single day, but you’re about to shield him from it. RFID-blocking and built to last, the D02 Dapper tactical wallet comes with top-grain leather where it counts and holds up to a dozen cards. Beyond that, you get a specific cash strap, and nickel-plated aluminum chassis for a sturdy, yet lightweight construction. Protection from information theft (plus looking like a total boss while doing it), meets our two-tier criteria for gift-giving: function, and flair… but you knew that already. We guarantee he’s going to flip for this wallet.
Montblanc creates some of the finest pens in the world, but they don’t leave their expertise in one area. Genuine leather has no rival – it simply commands a gentlemanly air about it, and Meisterstuck refuses to compromise on masculine features. Black calfskin leather and stitching mean no fancy gimmicks or additional issues that could go wrong. This classic, bi-fold wallet allows your man quick access to cash and cards (which is stores plenty of), while ensuring that every part of his ensemble is dripping with class. For more great wallets, make sure you also check out metal wallets review.
Ever wanted peace and quiet, but just couldn’t seem to find any? The makers at Bose has the same issue. This pair of noise cancelling headphones comes in jet black, with cushioned, faux leather-covered foam padding to encapsulate your ears and block out all incoming sound. QuietComfort Series II connect via Bluetooth and come with up to twenty hours of use before having to give them another charge. If your guy has always complained about not being able to sleep on his many flights, you just bought him something absolutely invaluable – peace of mind, and peace and quiet. If you like the brand, check out our list of top Bose speakers.
If you thought the title gave it all away, you’d be mistaken. Gazing into the face of IWC Men’s Swiss Quartz Stainless Steel Watch brings you somewhere else – perhaps it’s the satin-finished subdials, or the micro-precise craftsmanship of every single marking and hand, or the brushed stainless steel case. Either way, it’s a goldmine of self-confidence and the embodiment of flair when worn on your guy’s wrist. Featuring a chronograph and sapphire crystal dial window, along with a 31 jewel power reserve for 44 hours of use, luxury resides in this Portuguese-made IWC watch. The only question is, is it going to live on his wrist, as well?
Some of the most high-quality watches on Earth are Citizen watches, and they are trying to keep their costs as low as possible for every budget. Their Eco-Drive line has been their most successful, and as owners ourselves, we can attest why. From the stainless steel case to the durable, anti-scratch mineral dial window and Japanese quartz movement, everything about this field watch screams quality. Resting on an olive green canvas band, Eco-Drive Stainless Steel Watch features a day and date display, along with bold markings to complement his bold nature.
One of the only two companies to ever craft a Swiss Army Knife, Victorinox takes their expertise to other platforms. Out of every outlet, we have to say that their watch collection is by far our favorite. Their flagship model is still being manufactured today, albeit with a few upgrades. Victorinox Swiss Army Men’s Watch comes with a scratch-resistant, triple-coated anti-reflective sapphire crystal dial window (that’s a mouthful, isn’t it?), as well as a three-year warranty. Swiss quartz movement rests along with a black leather, white-stitched band, and features luminescent hands, 330 feet of water resistance, and the beautiful little details that make this watch multi-functional.
If your gent has a self-movement watch, he’s probably rocking a 48-72 hour power bank supply. He needs to keep it wound-up and doesn’t want to recalibrate it twice a week. The ultimate solution is the ultimate single case watch winder. WOLF offers a pre-programmed 900 turn-per-day setting, allowing you to either flip it into clockwise, counter-clockwise, or bidirectional. From the swagger it’ll display on his shelf, to the two-year warranty and durable hardware, you’re looking at his next gift.
Whatever look he’s going for, it can be enhanced by the right pair of sunglasses. Tom Ford brings us Snowdon Sunglasses in Black, a full-frame set crafted of non-polarized 50mm lenses, and a durable plastic case. You get a hard case and cleaning cloth, so no matter where you’re at, he can keep his shades looking their best. Tom Ford is one of Hollywood’s top brands, and the trendsetter that constantly has men looking in the mirror and saying, “Am I Joe McAverage, or am I James Bond?”
Ray-Ban sunglasses are the first choice of golfers, hikers, and summer suit wearers. It gives a slightly more approachable appearance than normal sunglasses while packing all the same durability. Ray Ban Classic Clubmaster comes made out of 100% acetate, sporting a heady rim atop the lenses and a thin, nearly invisible rim along the bottom. Their two sizes (49mm and 51mm) will fit just about any man, making it the perfect gift. He wants his style complimented – give him that luxury, by giving him this luxury.
It doesn’t get more refined and defined as Gucci. One of the prime leaders in the most form-fitting, attractive sunglasses on the planet, they brought every ounce of their effort to the table with 008 Black-and-Grey Sunglasses. Crafted of ultra-lightweight titanium and stainless steel, these impact-resistant lens sunglasses contour to numerous hairstyles and face types, and give a classic, brooding mystique to any man. For more options, check out our list of Gucci sunglasses for men.
Montblanc is the brand your grandfather has, the one that sat high up on a shelf on display that he only took down for special occasions. Montblanc crafts some of the finest pens in the world, making them out of the most durable materials, ensuring they write like nothing else you’ve ever held before. Montblanc’s Meisterstuck Diamond Chopin Rollerball Pen comes with three platinum-plated rings, emblazoned with the Montblanc logo, as well as a platinum-plated clip with individual serial number (to track authenticity). He’ll never own anything quite so luxurious, unless you’re the one to get it for him. For more great products like this, head over to our guide on the best fountain pens.
Have a ten-pack of Bic pens laying around? Of course, you do, but you don’t sign a contract or write down important information with them. Your guy needs to make an appearance, and everything has to be on-point, which is precisely why Porsche Design Shaker Ballpoint Pen was crafted. With a rubber and chrome exterior case, this pen has an excellent weight to it and will further his excellent first impression when he pulls this out of his suit jacket pocket. Smooth writing, and a smooth transition into his good graces.
Every man wants to feel groomed at all times, and Philips Norelco Multigroom Series allows him to double his electric razor as a beard trimmer. Interchangeable heads include a precision styling point, for specific and fine lines, and a nose hair trimmer that doesn’t catch or tug on the hair. Best of all, you’re looking at under twenty bucks for a cordless, one-hour operation electric mini razor that gets the job done. From sideburns to sculpting the perfect goatee, he’ll finally have the precision tool he’s always wanted, and you’ll have grabbed the perfect gift. Win-win.
Safety razors give you that close shave you’ve been looking for all your life. Stop wasting time with disposable packs of crummy razors that leave you burned and uneven. Your guy wants to look his best, so it’s time to give him his best razor. We recommend pairing this with a killer shaving bowl and shaving gel and getting a triple-threat combination to really blow him away. WEISHI Nostalgic Long Handle Butterfly Safety Razor makes it easy to clean and replace your blades, while the precision and even weight distribution make this the most functional razor he’ll ever own.
Okay, okay, you got us – we couldn’t just pick a single safety razor. Edwin Jagger is essentially the Mick Jagger of the safety razor world. Crafted in Sheffield, England, you get an authentic world-renown razor that not only meets functional requirements but looks damn good. You get a nifty pack of five blades, keeping your guy in supply for awhile. From the chrome-plated collar to the perfect weight, everything about this safety razor screams luxury. The best part? You’re not stuck buying brand-specific refills for the razors – this is compatible with any double-edged razor, making it convenient and inexpensive to refill in the future. Now that’s thoughtful.
Your dude likes to stay fresh and look his best no matter where he’s at. Out of town for a wedding or a board meeting, or anything in between, the right gentleman comes prepared for every personal grooming need that pops up. A Dopp kit, also known as a toiletry bag, gives you perfect storage capabilities for just about everything you can think of. Confidence relies on always being ready, and with Vetelli Dopp Kit for Men with brass YKK zippers, he’ll be ready for anything – in style.
Who doesn’t need a flask? Whether it’s a camping trip, a day out to the golf course, or a family reunion that you really know he’s not in the mood for, he’ll appreciate this high-quality, navy blue-colored stainless steel flask. Stanley makes some of the best tools, (and oddly enough, they repair most of the automatic doors in America), and they don’t stop at screwdrivers. As one of the most reliable, leakproof flasks on the market, Adventure Stainless Steel Flask is certain to not only look excellent on display but serve its purpose when the time comes.
Here on Gear Hungry, we’ve got a soft spot for Spyderco knives. I mean, if anyone were to get one of these for any of us, we’d be pretty ecstatic. One of the best down-to-Earth companies with the most reliable products, and impeccable customer service, Spyderco offers a serious bang for your buck (which isn’t as much as you’d think based on the quality). From the beautiful black-and-gray steel, right on down to the spider logo on the blade itself, everything about Tenacious Plain Edge Folding Knife screams function and flair.