Not to stress you out, but Christmas is T-minus 2 weeks away. The countdown to over-indulgence, food comas and family reunions is upon us but not before the dreaded rush for last minute gifts is over. Whether you’re buying for a loved one, secret santa or yourself (’tis the season to treat yourself) we’ve rounded up ICON’s season experts to weigh in on their must-have pieces this holiday season.

From summer looks, year-round accessories and kit essentials, side step the soap and sock packs for items worthy of a damaged bank account balance – you’ve been warned. And without further ado, keep scrolling for the ultimate wish list inspiration and gift guide.

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Marne Schwartz | Editor

A high-end fragrance is a right of passage for the modern man so why not do it with a Kilian cologne. And to ensure you’re the best-dressed throughout the party season and into the new year, JW Anderson have you sorted with forward-thinking design.

Dark Lord by Kilian – ‘Ex Tenebris Lux’ Cologne 50ml / $295 USD SHOP NOW
JW Anderson Black and White Heart Stripe Shirt / $525 USD SHOP NOW

Dané Stojanovic | Creative Director

Everyone loves a gadget and when it comes to photography, Dané knows his stuff. On his wish list? The Rylo 360 Camera. “A really portable 360 camera that can operate from a phone. You can document your own travels with a super interactive, more immersive feel.” And to elevate your homewares collection, Louis Vuitton are producing the ultimate coffee table book. “A beautiful collection that’s updated annually, I would recommend all from this year’s collection (Bali, Geneva, Silk Road, Cretto di Burri & Iran).”


Louis Vuitton Fashion Eye Iran / $73 AUD SHOP NOW
Rylo Camera / $499 USD SHOP NOW

Patrick Zaczkwiewicz | Stylist & Office Manager

With the warm weather finally beating down over the Southern Hemisphere it’s time to curate a summer kit. Resident stylist Patrick is opting for the epic jacquard Fendi Logo Shorts, “for those summer days where I need to make a statement”, paired with tonal linen. “Jac + Jack is one of my favourite Australian labels, their colour palette each season is exceptional…”


FF Fendi Logo Shorts / $890 AUD SHOP NOW
Jac + Jack Alex Shirt in Bronze / $220 AUD SHOP NOW

Roberto Malice | Street Editor

No wish list is complete without at least one pair of sneakers – and as expected Malice has his eyes on not one, but two. Get amongst the greatest silhouettes of the season and keep the chunky trend alive throughout 2019. “They are a mix of my two all-time favourite sneakers so it’s a dream coming true…”


Vetements Black Reebok Edition Sock Pump High-Top Sneakers / $1080 AUD SHOP NOW
Nike Air VaporMax Plus Men’s Sneakers / $280 AUD

Jono Castano Acero | Fitness Expert

There is nothing like equipping yourself for a productive year ahead and it seems that ICON’s fitness expert Jono, has the right idea. Arming himself with the best, a Breitling Chronograph – “because you can never have enough time” – and a Gucci carry all, because you “can’t go past a luxe nice gym bag”.


Breitling Navitimer 8 B01 Chronograph 43 – Steel/Black / POA SHOP NOW
Gucci Technical Canvas Duffle / $1,405 AUD SHOP NOW

William Phung | Menswear Expert

And if you want to build the perfect Autumn/Winter kit for years to come, take it from The Hounds Blog writer and ICON’s menswear expert, Will. “What I love about Song for the Mute’s FW/18 collection is how it takes familiar designs and injects them with intrigue … Even Kinor’s clothes are so distinctive because they feel like fully formed visions – and this coat is no exception.”

Evan Kinori Covered Placket Coat / $925 USD SHOP NOW
Song for the Mute Ribbed Coach Bomber / $1,495 AUD SHOP NOW